Taiwan’s Chou eyes Olympic badminton gold, even without a coach
19 June 2021 | 4:29 pm
It's an unorthodox approach, but Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen is hoping his decision to go without a coach will help him win badminton gold at the Tokyo Olympics.
Staff at the museum in Manching, a town in Bavaria, discovered a broken display case. Authorities said a daring heist occurred in the early hours Tuesday.
Taiwan's parliament has the highest ratio of female to male lawmakers in Asia. Upcoming local elections are set to continue this trend, but many female politicians still have to contend with sexism and harassment.
After decades of threats from mainland China, tensions over Taiwan are arguably higher than at any time since 1949. As Chinese President Xi Jinping considers the use of force to invade the island and steps up military preparations, the threat of war hangs over 23 million Taiwanese citizens.
President Tsai Ing-wen has resigned as head of the ruling party after its members lost a number of seats in Saturday's local elections. Beijing said the results show the Taiwanese people want peace.
A bipartisan delegation is setting off for a five-day visit to Taiwan. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has said he will not attend and reaffirmed Australian support for the "status quo" on Taiwan.
Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy told IOC chief Thomas Bach that Kyiv wanted Russia's "complete isolation." The US has backed exploring the possibility of Russian and Belarusian athletes competing under a neutral banner.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said she wants to see progress on a stalled bilateral investment agreement with the European Union. She said the two partners should have a "resilient democratic alliance."
Beijing dispatched the aircraft into Taiwan's air defense identification zone in what it called a response to "provocations" and "collusion" between the US and Taiwan.
Citing the threat from an increasingly hostile China, Taiwan said conscripts would serve longer in the military. President Tsai Ing-wen said her country had to meet the "fast and ever-changing situation."
US-China strategic competition, a potential visit by the possible US House speaker, and increased military activity are likely to impact dynamics in the region.
The systems, worth $180 million, "serve US national, economic and security interests," the Pentagon said. The sale comes after China conducted one of its largest incursions into Taiwan-controlled airspace to date.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has offered China help to deal with the recent rise in coronavirus infections. Her offer comes despite persistent intrusions by Chinese warplanes in Taiwan's air defense identification zone.
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