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Health Care, Industry

Tourists flock to Taiwan as COVID entry restrictions eased

October 13, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Taiwan lifted all its COVID-19 entry restrictions on Thursday, allowing tourists unfettered access to the self-ruled island after over 2 1/2 years of border controls. Hong Kong and Taiwan, together with mainland China, required most visitors to complete a mandatory […]


Defense, Industry

Taiwan says destroying TSMC in the event of a Chinese invasion is unnecessary

October 12, 2022

Via: TechSpot

Chen Ming-tong, director-general of Taiwan’s National Security Bureau, told lawmakers (via Bloomberg) that TSMC’s reliance on overseas companies and supplies for its operations means the facilities would be useless if China took over Taiwan. “If you understand the ecosystem of […]


Defense, Industry

Biden: US would defend Taiwan against Chinese invasion

September 19, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

China’s government on Monday criticized President Joe Biden’s statement that American forces would defend Taiwan if Beijing tries to invade as a violation of U.S. commitments about the self-ruled island, but gave no indication of possible retaliation. Biden said “yes” […]


Defense, Industry

US sends two warships through Taiwan Strait, in first transit since Pelosi trip

August 28, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Two United States Navy warships have entered the Taiwan Strait in what is the first US naval transit in the waterway since US-China tensions spiked this month over a visit to the island by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The guided-missile […]


Defense, Industry

US to hold trade talks with Taiwan, island drills military

August 18, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The U.S. government will hold trade talks with Taiwan in a sign of support for the island democracy that China claims as its own territory, prompting Beijing to warn Thursday it will take action if necessary to “safeguard its sovereignty.” […]


Defense, Industry

US Congress members meet Taiwan leader amid China anger

August 15, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

China announced more military drills around Taiwan as the self-governing island’s president met with members of a new U.S. congressional delegation on Monday, threatening to renew tensions between Beijing and Washington after a similar recent visit by U.S. House Speaker […]


Federal, Policy

US Senate passes CHIPS Act to boost domestic semiconductor manufacturing as relations with China worsen

July 28, 2022

Via: TechSpot

The Senate yesterday voted 64 – 33 in favor of passing the $280 billion Chips and Science Act, $52 billion of which will go toward subsidies for chip makers. There will also be an investment tax credit for chip plants […]


Defense, Industry

Biden, Xi to hold talks amid new tensions over Taiwan

July 26, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping will speak Thursday, according to a U.S. official, their first conversation in four months coming amid new tension between Washington and Beijing over China’s claims on Taiwan. The planned talks between the two leaders […]


Defense, Industry

China demands end to US-Taiwan military ‘collusion’

July 8, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

China has demanded the U.S. cease military “collusion” with Taiwan during a virtual meeting between the joint chiefs of staff from the two countries whose relationship has grown increasingly fractious. Gen. Li Zuocheng told Gen. Mark Milley on Thursday that […]


Defense, Industry

Biden: US would intervene with military to defend Taiwan

May 23, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden said Monday that the U.S. would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan, saying the burden to protect Taiwan is “even stronger’ after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It was one of the most forceful presidential statements […]


Federal, Policy

Biden launches Indo-Pacific trade deal, warns over inflation

May 23, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden launched a new trade deal with 12 Indo-Pacific nations Monday aimed at strengthening their economies as he warned Americans worried about high inflation that it is “going to be a haul” before they feel relief. The president […]


Federal, Policy

US to deepen relations with Taiwan in face of China tensions

October 29, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

The U.S. wants to deepen its relationship with Taiwan, the self-ruled island that has become a major point of conflict in the strained U.S.-China relationship, and will work to counter Beijing’s “malign” influence, a U.S. diplomat said Friday. In her […]