Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicTaiwan CHina relations

Topic: Taiwan CHina relations

Chinese nationalists ask Beijing how come Pelosi plane to Taiwan wasn’t shot down

Experts say China had to react to Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan visit with military exercise because domestic sentiment demanded leaders match words with action.

India has moved away from ‘One China’ policy. Now it must develop independent ties with Taiwan

A military action or forced annexation attempt by Beijing against Taipei after Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan visit will lead to a Ukraine-like conflict, which will isolate China.

‘This is Taiwan, nobody is panicking’: China military drills talk of island after Pelosi visit

With PRC holding extensive military exercises, face-off may be bigger than 1995-96 Third Taiwan Strait Crisis. But people have lived with China threat for a long time, say observers.

27 Chinese military jets enter Taiwan airspace after Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taipei

As many as six J-11 fighter jets, five J-16 multirole fighters and 16 SU-30 multirole fighters entered the air defence zone today.

Taiwan premier among 3 leaders banned by China as tensions over sovereignty intensify

Premier Su Tseng-chang, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, Legislative Yuan President You Si-kun and their relatives have been banned from entering the mainland, Hong Kong and Macau.

John Oliver’s Taiwan sketch receives backlash from Chinese media over ‘dodged facts’

During the segment, Oliver sought to untangle China-Taiwan relationship and concluded that the island’s fate should be left up solely to the Taiwanese people.

China recalls its envoy to Lithuania over opening de facto Taiwan embassy

The Chinese Foreign Ministry statement called on Lithuania to immediately rectify its wrong decision & measures to undo the damage, and not to move further down the wrong path.

China’s invasion of Taiwan will be a disaster for Asia. India must draw a red line

India’s voice alone is not going to change Xi Jinping’s mind on Taiwan, but it can complicate his calculations.

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Modi govt’s subtle message to China — 2 BJP MPs ‘attend’ Taiwan president’s swearing-in

MPs Meenakshi Lekhi and Rahul Kaswan also sent congratulatory messages to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, a staunch opponent of China’s attempts to ‘reunify’ the country.   

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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