• Taiwan's Hong Kong Office to Continue with Single Officer (2021-06-21)
    (CNA, By Emerson Lim) Taiwan's representative office in Hong Kong will continue to operate even though most Taiwanese posted at the office have been forced home due to visa issues, the chief of Taiwan's top agency handling relations with China said Monday. 
  • Chinese Military Turboprop Enters Taiwan’s ADIZ (2021-06-21)
    (Taiwan News, By Eric Chang) A Chinese military aircraft flew into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Sunday morning (June 20), marking the ninth intrusion this month. A single People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine warfare plane entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s ADIZ, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND). 
  • Three Chinese Military Vessels Spotted Off East Coast of Taiwan (2021-06-19)
    (CNA, By Tyson Lu and Teng Pei-ju) Three Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) vessels sailed through the Pacific Ocean off the coast of eastern Taiwan's outlying Green Island on Friday, Taiwan's military personnel said Saturday. 
  • Editors of Hong Kong Newspaper Arrested Under Security Law (2021-06-17)
    (Associated Press, By Zen Soo) Hong Kong police used a sweeping national security law Thursday to arrest five editors and executives of a pro-democracy newspaper on charges of colluding with foreign powers — the first time the legislation has been used against the press in yet another sign of an intensifying crackdown by Chinese authorities in the city long known for its freedoms. 
  • U.S., Japan, Taiwan Host Global Discussions on Trade Secrets Protection (2021-06-17)
    (CNA, By Chung Yu-chen and Emerson Lim) A virtual global workshop on trade secrets protection and digital piracy prevention got off the ground Thursday, hosted by offices representing the United States, Japan and Taiwan. 
  • Taiwan to Send Medical Team to Somaliland (2021-06-17)
    (CNA, By Chung Yu-chen and Teng Pei-ju) Taiwan will dispatch a medical mission to the self-governing African territory of Somaliland, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Wednesday in a statement, without providing a timeline for the mission. The plan is part of a medical cooperation agreement Taiwan and Somaliland inked Wednesday, according to the statement, which was issued after the signing ceremony. 
  • Philippines Again Suspends Scrapping of Troop Pact with U.S. Amid China Dispute (2021-06-14)
    (Reuters, By Idrees Ali and Karen Lema) The Philippines has again suspended a decision to scrap a crucial agreement governing the U.S. troop presence in the country, its foreign minister said on Monday, amid continuing maritime pressure from China. 
  • G7 Communique Underscores Importance of Cross-Strait Peace, Stability (2021-06-13)
    (CNA, By Emerson Lim and Y.F. Low) A communique from the Group of Seven summit in the United Kingdom on Sunday highlighted the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, among a range of other pressing global issues. 
  • Macau Follows Hong Kong with Suspension of Its Taiwan Office (2021-06-16)
    (Reuters, By Yimou Lee and Ben Blanchard) Macau's government said on Wednesday it would suspend operations at its representative office in Taiwan, following in the footsteps of Hong Kong, which made a similar move last month in response to Taipei's support for pro-democracy activists there.
  • Critical Entities Targeted in Alleged China Cyberspying (2021-06-16)
    (Taipei Times/AP News) A cyberespionage campaign blamed on China was more sweeping than previously known, with suspected state-backed hackers exploiting a device meant to boost Internet security to penetrate the computers of critical US entities.
  • Taiwan, US Sign Arms Procurement Deals (2021-06-18)
    (Taipei Times with CNA) Taiwan has signed two procurement contracts with the US, purchasing two weapons systems to boost its defense capabilities, the Ministry of National Defense said yesterday.
  • Seven Chinese Military Planes Enter Taiwan's ADIZ (2021-06-18)
    (CNA, By Matt Yu and Emerson Lim) Seven Chinese military aircraft, including fighter jets, entered Taiwan's southwestern air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Thursday, the fourth consecutive day in which such incidents took place.
  • Canada Bill Aimed at Boosting Ties with Taiwan Passes 1st Reading (2021-06-18)
    (CNA, By Hu Yu-li and Elizabeth Hsu) Proposed legislation aimed at creating a legal framework for efforts to strengthen relations between Canada and Taiwan unanimously passed its first reading in the Canadian House of Commons Thursday.
  • US Sends Taiwan 2.5 Million Vaccine Doses, Tripling Pledge (2021-06-20)
    (Associated Press) The U.S. sent 2.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan on Sunday, tripling an earlier pledge in a donation with both public health and geopolitical meaning.
  • Australia Takes China to WTO over Wine Duties, Says Open to ‘Direct Engagement’ (2021-06-20)
    (Taipei Times) Australia is to take China before the WTO over Beijing’s imposition of crippling tariffs on Australian wine exports, it announced yesterday, in the latest sign of worsening tensions between the two countries.
  • Hong Kong Seeking Closer Integration with Mainland China, Lam Says (2021-06-20)
    (Reuters) Hong Kong's strategy to strengthen the city's global financial hub status is through greater integration with mainland China, now that Beijing has helped restore "stability" in the city, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Sunday.
  • China, Its Military Might Expanding, Accuses NATO of Hypocrisy (2021-06-15)
    (New York Times, By Steven Lee Myers) In a sign of rising tensions, Beijing deployed 28 Chinese fighter jets and other aircraft over waters south of Taiwan hours after a U.S. carrier group sailed into the South China Sea. 
  • Taiwan Wants German Vaccines. China May Be Standing in Its Way (2021-06-16)
    (New York Times, By Raymond Zhong and Christopher F. Schuetze) For months, Taiwan has been unable to purchase doses of the BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, and the island’s leaders blame “Chinese intervention.” China, which regards Taiwan as its own territory, calls this accusation “fabricated out of nothing.” 
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