China Pushes Its Vision for Taiwan As U.S. Delegation Visits

Beijing has seized on the tensions over Taiwan, further fanned by a meeting between five U.S. lawmakers and the island’s president, to push a far-reaching vision for unification.

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Five U.S. Lawmakers Arrive in Taiwan Amid Tensions With China

The delegation, led by Senator Ed Markey, Democrat of Massachusetts, is visiting less than two weeks after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit set off tensions with China.

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China’s Options for Punishing Taiwan Economically are Limited

The economic bans that China imposed on Taiwan for hosting Speaker Nancy Pelosi were not especially painful. Increasing the pressure could hurt China’s own economy.

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China Vows More Drills, but Taiwan Is Undeterred

China’s drills have hardened Taiwan’s understated approach to navigating a big-power rivalry over its political future.

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In China, Xi Risks Overconfidence That Could Stoke Taiwan Tensions

State propaganda about China’s rise is stoking extreme nationalism. That could blind China to its problems, and could lead to conflict — perhaps over Taiwan.

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China’s Military Drills and Other Tensions With Taiwan, Explained

China’s military announced new exercises near Taiwan, a day after concluding four days of drills that simulated a blockade of the island.

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Out of Prison, Taiwan Activist Urges Resistance to Beijing’s Threats

Li Ming-che and his wife, who met with Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan last week, have sought to inspire others not to be intimidated into silence by Beijing.

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After China’s Military Spectacle, Options Narrow for Winning Over Taiwan

The exercises were designed to deter Taiwan from moving further away from Beijing, but they also indicated how few policy carrots China has.

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Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan Shows the Need for a Clear U.S. Policy on China

Tensions over Taiwan underscore the need for the United States to engage more deeply with China on more than just trade.

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Chinese Military Drills Near Taiwan Continue

The live-fire military drills, which appear to be simulating an attack on the main island, have edged closer than ever before to territory Taiwan considers its own.

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Taiwan’s Generational Divide on China’s Threats

In areas close to the military drills, younger Taiwanese worried about the future, while older residents looked back to a harsher past to find hope.

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I’m Taiwanese and I Want to Thank Nancy Pelosi

Taiwan needs more leaders to stand with us against China.

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China’s Military Drills Continue Off Taiwan

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called for “an immediate halt” to the exercises. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said China “will not isolate Taiwan.”

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Perils of Preaching Nationalism Play Out on Chinese Social Media

Many users mocked the government for not taking military action to stop Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan trip, saying it hadn’t lived up to its tough rhetoric.

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Taiwan: China’s Military Exercises Could Help It Practice an Attack

After Nancy Pelosi’s visit, Taiwan braces for three days of Chinese military drills. Beijing calls them a warning, but they may also help its forces hone their skills.

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As China Plans Drills Circling Taiwan, U.S. Officials Fear a Squeeze Play

Administration officials say they are hoping China’s military exercises last only a few days, but they are discussing their options if the movements expand into something more.

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Welcomed by Taiwan, Pelosi Leaves Rising Tensions With China in Her Wake

In a high-stakes visit to Taiwan, Ms. Pelosi offered assurances of American support. Taiwan now faces the prospect of Chinese military drills that could violate what it says are its territorial waters.

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This Is How the U.S. Will Stand With Taiwan

If we do nothing, then we must be comfortable with effectively ceding Taiwan by letting China continue its unabated bullying campaign.

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Where China Plans to Conduct Military Drills Circling Taiwan

China’s plans to conduct live-fire drills into Taiwan’s territorial seas could mark a new stage of brinkmanship.

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In Visiting Taiwan, Pelosi Capped Three Decades of Challenging China

From her first days in Congress, the future speaker was willing to confront China’s leaders. As she looked toward her legacy, the California Democrat was not about to back down this time.

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The Last Thing We Needed Was Pelosi Backing Down From a Bully

Bullies don’t usually read concessions as anything but signs of weakness.

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Ahead of Pelosi’s Trip, Defiance in Taiwan

Public nonchalance about the tensions over Nancy Pelosi belies a political reality: Many are tired of China’s threats and crave American support.

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Why Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan Is Utterly Reckless

The timing could not be worse. The Ukraine war is not over.

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U.S. Warns China Not to Turn Pelosi’s Expected Trip to Taiwan Into a ‘Crisis’

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a longtime China hawk, has not confirmed that she plans to visit Taiwan, but all indications suggest that she will make a stop on the self-governing island without prior announcement.

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A Pelosi Trip to Taiwan Would Test China’s Appetite for Confrontation

Xi Jinping has long vowed to answer any challenge to China’s claim to Taiwan. But current economic and political forces may make him unlikely to court a crisis.

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Nancy Pelosi Headed to Singapore, Silent on Taiwan

Speculation about a stop in Taiwan, where she would be the highest-ranking U.S. visitor in decades, has jangled nerves in both Beijing and Washington.

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Biden and Xi Conduct Marathon Call During Time of Rising Tensions

White House officials characterized the call, which lasted for two hours and 17 minutes, as a relationship-tending mission.

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Nancy Pelosi’s Trip to Taiwan Is a Dangerous Gamble

She should postpone until the U.S. clarifies its Taiwan policy.

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China’s Domestic Troubles Will Hang Over Biden-Xi Call

Some American officials suspect that what is really driving China’s president to lash out recently is a desire to divert attention from his economic and pandemic problems at home.

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U.S. Officials Grow More Concerned About Potential Action by China on Taiwan

The Biden administration is watching for any moves by China to close off the Taiwan Strait, and they would prefer that Nancy Pelosi cancel her planned trip.

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Money Alone Won’t Buy U.S. Tech Superiority

Semiconductor supremacy isn’t something we can buy. It’s something we must build.

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To Pressure Taiwan, China is Now Targeting its Grouper Exports

Taiwan’s lucrative grouper industry is bracing for heavy losses after China’s recent ban on imports of the fish from the island.

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A Looming Threat

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has civilians in Taiwan taking China’s aggression more seriously.

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As China Rattles Sabers, Taiwan Asks: Are We Ready for War?

Ukraine’s stubborn resistance to invasion, and the help that has poured in as a result, has both inspired Taiwan and made it rethink its own military strategy.

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Coming From Separate Worlds in Taiwan, They Collided at California Church

The 68-year-old suspect in a May mass shooting harbored resentment dating back to his formative years in Taiwan.

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Biden Vows to Defend Taiwan, But China Has The Upper Hand

Biden pledges to defend Taiwan against China but U.S. is outgunned

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U.S. Aims to Constrain China by Shaping Environment Around It, Blinken Says

The U.S. secretary of state gave a glimpse of President Biden’s classified strategy on China, in which officials have concluded they cannot change Beijing’s aggressive behavior.

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U.S. Speeds Up Reshaping of Taiwan’s Defenses to Deter China

The Biden administration is taking lessons from the war in Ukraine to turn Taiwan into a “porcupine” bristling with weapons that would inflict severe pain if attacked.

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Biden’s Words on Taiwan Leave Allies in an Awkward Spot

Ahead of a summit with Australia, India and Japan, an off-the-cuff vow to defend the island militarily against China complicates diplomacy, particularly for Australia.

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Biden’s Tough Words

Gaffe or not, President Biden’s latest remark on Taiwan is consistent with his administration’s new policy.

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Is the U.S. Changing Its Stance on Taiwan?

Lessons learned from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine seem to be responsible, in part, for an apparent shift in American policy toward the island.

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Biden Veers Off Script on Taiwan. It’s Not the First Time.

Offhand remarks that vary from the official talking points have become a feature of the Biden presidency, even as they leave his staff scrambling to spin them away afterward.

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Biden Pledges to Defend Taiwan if It Faces a Chinese Attack

Moving away from a policy of “strategic ambiguity,” the president said he would take a step to protect the island democracy beyond what the U.S. has done for Ukraine.

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Biden Says U.S. Military Would Defend Taiwan if China Invaded

Moving away from a policy of “strategic ambiguity,” the president said he would take a step to protect the island democracy that he has been unwilling to make when it comes to Ukraine.

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Taiwan Pivots From ‘Zero Covid’ as Beijing Doubles Down

The government’s shift reflects a recognition that stringent pandemic measures were stifling economic activity and eroding the island’s international competitiveness.

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Apple’s Zipped Lips on Chips

Government officials say we need more computer chips made in America and soon. Why isn’t Apple stressed?

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Peng Ming-min, Fighter for Democracy in Taiwan, Dies at 98

He endured Japanese imperial rule, a lost limb in World War II, Chinese martial law and decades in exile to become a leading force for Taiwanese self-determination.

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Are China and the United States on a Collision Course to War?

Kevin Rudd’s “The Avoidable War” examines the possibilities of a disaster and the ways China and America can avert it.

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Why Can’t Spy Agencies Predict a Country’s Will to Fight?

U.S. intelligence agencies thought the Afghan military would last longer and predicted Kyiv would fall faster, showing the difficulty of assessing fighting spirit.

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China’s Push to Isolate Taiwan Demands U.S. Action, Report Says

Chinese officials are ramping up a campaign to force United Nations agencies, governments, companies and even schools to say Taiwan is a part of China.

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