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  • Tuesday, August 16th 2022 - 09:55 UTC

    Uruguayan FM stresses “One China” principle

    “Since 1988 there are no two opinions,” Bustillo insisted

    Uruguay's Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo said in an interview published over the weekend that his country adhered to the one-China principle whereby Taiwan would be a rogue province yet to rejoin the mainland politically.

  • Tuesday, August 16th 2022 - 07:54 UTC

    China stages major military deployment around Taiwan

    “Using Taiwan to contain China” is doomed to failure, Chinese officials warned

    China resumed military maneuvers around the island of Taiwan following the presence in Taipei of yet another delegation of US lawmakers. After the visit by a group led lead by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier this month, the new team was headed by Senator Ed Markey from Massachusetts.

  • Monday, August 15th 2022 - 08:22 UTC

    More US lawmakers land in Taiwan - what will China do?

    Senator Ed Markey's delegation is to meet with local officials to discuss security matters among other topics

    Five US lawmakers landed in Taipei Sunday in yet another trip by Parliamentarians from that country after a recent visit headed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi heated tensions with Beijing, which regard the island as a Chinese rogue province.

  • Tuesday, October 1st 2019 - 09:49 UTC

    Xi's message to Hong Kong: Beijing will uphold “one country, two systems”

    China is preparing for a highly-choreographed anniversary celebration on Oct 1, including a huge military parade and anniversary gala

    Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed on Monday to uphold the “one country, two systems” principle in Hong Kong, after months of protests in the semi-autonomous city.

  • Thursday, May 3rd 2018 - 08:29 UTC

    Dominican Republic drops Taiwan and establishes relations with Beijing

    The Dominican Republic said it believed its switch to ties with China would be “extraordinarily positive for the future of our country”, in an official statement

    The Dominican Republic and China announced on Tuesday they were establishing diplomatic relations as the Caribbean country became the latest nation to dump Taiwan, leaving it with just 19 diplomatic allies around the globe. Taipei said it was “deeply upset” at the decision, which it blamed on “dollar diplomacy”. The move deepens the island's international isolation while its giant neighbor flexes its economic and political might on the global stage.

  • Saturday, February 11th 2017 - 08:20 UTC

    Trump pledges to honor the “One China” following a phone call with President Xi

    The telephone conversation with president Xi on Thursday night was the first between the two since Mr Trump took office on 20 January

    US President Donald Trump has climbed down on past threats and agreed to honour the so-called “One China” policy. He backed the long-standing agreement during a call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the White House said. The One China policy states that there is only one Chinese government.

  • Thursday, November 5th 2015 - 07:30 UTC

    Beijing and Taiwan leaders to meet for the first time in 66 years, in Singapore

    A spokesman for Ma said no private agreements will be signed during the talks with Xi, and stressed the aim was to solidify relations between the two sides

    Just weeks before Taiwan holds general and presidential elections, Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou announced he will hold face-to-face talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Singapore. The meeting Saturday will be the first between Taiwanese and Chinese leaders since 1949 and authorities in China are predicting it will be a “major historic milestone” in the development of cross-strait relations.