Taiwan-China relations

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Airlines Apparently Caving to China's 'Orwellian Nonsense'

But major US airlines, including American, Delta, United, have not

(Newser) - International airlines are obeying Beijing's demands to refer to Taiwan as a part of China, despite the White House's call this month to stand firm against "Orwellian nonsense." The AP found 20 carriers, including Air Canada, British Airways, and Lufthansa, now refer to Taiwan as a... More »

China Is Furious About Bill Congress Approved Unanimously

State-run media says Taiwan bill could trigger war

(Newser) - A bill awaiting President Trump's signature has angered China so much that the state-run China Daily warns it could trigger war over the island Beijing still considers a renegade province. The Taiwan Travel Act , which passed the Senate with unanimous consent Thursday and earlier passed the House without opposition,... More »

Taiwanese Missile Travels Third of Way to China, Kills 1

It hit a fishing boat 46 miles away

(Newser) - In an accident that is unlikely to do anything good for China-Taiwan relations, a Taiwanese naval ship docked in the southern city of Kaohsiung mistakenly fired a supersonic missile toward China during a training exercise Friday, killing one. Officials say the missile—built to destroy ships—traveled almost a third... More »

Taiwan, China Presidents Meeting for First Time in 66 Years

Controversial meeting will happen Saturday

(Newser) - Taiwan's president will meet Saturday with his counterpart from once icy political rival China, the Taiwanese side said, a historic first culminating nearly eight years of quickly improved relations despite wariness among many Taiwanese of the mainland government. Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in... More »

China, Taiwan Hold 'Landmark' Talks, 1st Since '49

Agree to open official liaison offices

(Newser) - Today's a big day for China and Taiwan: They held their first talks since 1949, when the People's Republic of China was formed after a civil war. Since then, they've been perpetually frosty; China has continued to consider Taiwan its territory (albeit a renegade one), and has... More »

Taiwan Re-Elects China-Friendly Prez

Ma Ying-jeou promises 'sovereignty,' more economic ties with mainland

(Newser) - Taiwan has re-elected President Ma Ying-jeou, in a move that might make China smile, but not so fast: Ma says he's more interested in building economic ties with the mainland than re-unifying, reports Bloomberg . Ma won a second term in yesterday's elections, beating the pro-independence opposition candidate 51.... More »

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