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  • Katy Perry Banned From China as Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Continues to Crumble

    11/16/2017 8:34:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 16, 2017 | Emily Smith and Oli Coleman
    SNIP While she was initially informed that she’d be able to gain access, the decision was apparently reversed after the government caught wind of a controversial incident from 2015, in which Perry donned a bright, glittery dress with sunflowers on it during a performance in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Her outfit wound up causing widespread outrage because the sunflower had been adopted the year before by anti-China protesters. To drive her point home, Perry also waved a Taiwanese flag during the concert in show of support for the country, which has been butting heads with China for years over...
  • Cost of Taiwan’s ageing Mirage jets in spotlight again as fighter goes missing

    11/09/2017 7:41:27 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 08 November 2017 | Minnie Chan
    The suspected crash of yet another of Taiwan’s French fighter jets has again focused attention on the rising maintenance costs of the ageing aircraft and Taipei’s shrinking defence budget. Taiwan’s air force grounded all of its Mirage jets after a single-seat Mirage 2000 disappeared from the radar 34 minutes after take-off on Tuesday night from a base in Hsinchu across the Taiwan Strait from Fujian province during a routine training exercise, air force deputy commander Lieutenant General Chang Che-ping said on Wednesday. “The military will continue searching day and night until the pilot is safely rescued. There is no so-called...
  • Once Formidable, Taiwan’s Military Now Overshadowed by China’s

    11/05/2017 9:38:56 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | NOV. 4, 2017 | STEVEN LEE MYERS and CHRIS HORTON
    ZUOYING NAVAL BASE, Taiwan — The Hai Pao, one of Taiwan’s four navy submarines, began its service as the Tusk, an American vessel launched in August 1945 at the end of World War II. Its sister submarine, the Hai Shih, is a year older. Neither can fire torpedoes today, though they can still lay mines. The submarines, said Feng Shih-kuan, Taiwan’s minister of national defense, “belong in a museum.” The Hai Pao — with its paint-encrusted pipes, antiquated engines and a brass dial with a needle to measure speed in knots — will instead remain in service past its 80th...
  • DUNAMIS POWER[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/18/2017 7:20:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | bible, Holy Spirit
    Dunamis Power is yours my children just speak what you need or declare what it is My Spirit is to manifest before you and it shall be for as you have overcome the world it now sits at your feet as it does for me for we are one and I walk hand in hand with you as you do my will alone . Let My Spirit of Holiness lead your days now for the body and Bride of Christ are coming together now in a redeeming way in that all that is being done now in this hour is...
  • US officials check ROC ship with eye on N Korea: report

    10/15/2017 9:02:05 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Taipei Times ^ | Oct 16, 2017 | William Hetherington
    US military officials allegedly recently inspected the Republic of China Navy’s fast combat support ship Panshi to evaluate its capacity for battlefield medical support in the event of combat with North Korea, local media reported yesterday. Ministry of National Defense spokesman Major General Chen Chung-chi (陳中吉) refused to comment on a report by the Chinese-language Apple Daily when asked for details. The newspaper said a small contingent of US military officials boarded the Panshi to inspect its facilities and make inquiries regarding its capacity for surgical operations. The report cited a military source as saying that if the US were...
  • China's Secret Military Plan: Invade Taiwan by 2020 (that is just, two years from now)

    10/03/2017 5:33:48 PM PDT · by cba123 · 20 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 3, 2017 5:00 am | Bill Gertz
    China has drawn up secret military plans to take over the island of Taiwan by 2020, an action that would likely lead to a larger U.S.-China conventional or nuclear war, according to newly-disclosed internal Chinese military documents. (please see full article at link)
  • INTIMACY THE SUBSTANCE AND KEY TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD[charismatic caucus]

    09/28/2017 8:03:23 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    INTIMACY THE SUBSTANCE AND KEY TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD Here are The Keys to The Kingdom ,Seek me first in all you do ! Not just the big things but in every matter of the heart . Now if you do this , the other keys will reveal themselves to you . SUBSTANCE DESCRIBES THE UNDERSTANDING AND VISION of My Spirit for I AM in and through all creation , the very "Matter" of Eternity and it is when you step into agreement and oneness with Me alone that Heaven and Earth join AS ONE within you and we...
  • Exercise Starlight, Singapore’s military programme with Taiwan, is ending soon, claims China’s ...

    09/24/2017 8:12:14 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Independent, Singapore ^ | September 25, 2017
    “Exercise Starlight” is coming to en end, according to the Global Times. Citing unnamed Hongkong media, it speculated that the 42-year-old tradition of Singapore soldiers training its soldiers in Taiwan would soon cease, following Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s visit to Beijing. It said: “Though there hasn’t been any official announcement, such military exchanges should have been stopped long ago… “The ‘Starlight programme’ is an unsolved problem between China and Singapore. In 1975, then Taiwan leader Chiang Ching-kuo and then Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew signed the programme. Since then, Singapore has been sending troops almost every year...
  • Chinese Official Says China Might Invade Taiwan If “Peaceful Reunification Takes Too Long”

    09/03/2017 7:48:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies
    SYNGLOBE ^ | SEPTEMBER 3, 2017
    Chinese Official Says China Might Invade Taiwan If “Peaceful Reunification Takes Too Long” In a recent interview Wang Zaixi (王在希), a former vice-chairman of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said that Beijing might resort to the use of force if “peaceful re-unification” between China and Taiwan “takes too long”. Wang’s statements echo the increasingly assertive stance of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) towards the island since Xi Jinping took office in 2012. In the interview Wang Zaixi stated that although the Taiwan question is a complex issue that must be resolved in the long term, there “must...
  • Taiwan stitches together F-35 request

    08/18/2017 11:14:37 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    SHEPHARD ^ | 18th August 2017 | Wendell Minnick
    Taiwan is preparing to draft a request for price and availability for F-35 aircraft to replace its ageing Dassault Mirage-2000 fighters, now numbering 56 from the original 60 procured during the 1990s. Sources at the biennial Taipei Aerospace and Defence Technology Exhibition (TADTE), held from 17-19 August, indicate Taiwan’s President, Tsai Ing-wen, was buoyed by her congratulatory phone call to US President Donald Trump in December which may have given her administration a false sense of hope for continued US arms sales. Proponents of the Lockheed Martin F-35 have even created a military-style patch with the Taiwan flag on it...
  • Outrageous and delicious: This fighter pilot used his F-16 to take some mochi home from Hualien

    08/10/2017 9:46:56 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    The China Post ^ | August 10, 2017
    (Captured from the internet) TAIPEI, Taiwan — The F-16 is one of the world's most recognizable and widely used fighter jets. It has a frameless bubble canopy, an an internal M61 Vulcan cannon and 11 locations for other weapons to be mounted. It is also quite spacious, with two seats. And even when you've got someone in the back, there is still quite a lot of room — so why not take advantage of it? At least that was the logic of one Taiwanese pilot who recently flew to Hualien as part of his training, according to an Apple Daily...
  • Defense ministry suing France over Mirage kickbacks (Taiwan)

    08/10/2017 9:29:19 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Taipei Times ^ | Thu, Aug 10, 2017 | Lo Tien-pin and Jonathan Chin
    The Ministry of National Defense is suing the French government for alleged kickbacks paid to French officials for the purchase of Dassault Mirage 2000 fighters between 1992 and 1997, an official said. The ministry has acquired the services of an elite French legal firm for one year for the suit, costing NT$177 million (US$5.86 million), a senior official who has knowledge of the matter said. The France-based legal firm is to represent Taiwan until July 23 next year, but the ministry is to continue the case if the court of arbitration does not reach a verdict by July next year,...
  • Foxconn gives Trump’s jobs vow a shot in the arm with multibillion dollar investment in Michiga

    08/05/2017 6:44:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | August 6, 2017 | Celia Chen
    Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest contract manufacturer of consumer electronics, said it’s planning a multibillion dollar investment in the US state of Michigan, a week after announcing a US$10 billion plant in Wisconsin, giving a shot in the arm to Donald Trump’s election pledge to lure investments and create jobs for Americans. The new plant will be engaged in the research, development and production of components and vehicles that can drive autonomously, said Terry Gou, founder of the Taiwanese company, on Saturday in Shenzhen. “Automotive development in the US is still more advanced than China,” said Gou, declining to...
  • Chinese social media users fume over Indian magazine’s omission of Tibet and Taiwan from ‘map’

    07/30/2017 11:31:26 AM PDT · by libh8er · 6 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 7.28.2017 | Sarah Zheng
    Chinese social media users were angered by an Indian magazine cover showing a map of China without Tibet or Taiwan, heightening the tension between the regional powers amid a protracted border dispute. By registering you agree to our T&Cs & Privacy Policy The revised map of China on the cover of the July 31 issue of India Today sparked patriotic backlash from China’s online users, many of whom used strong language to denounce both the magazine and India as a whole. But China’s foreign ministry dismissed the controversy. In response to a reporter’s question about the contentious cover, spokesman Lu...
  • Taiwan's Air Force celebrates 25th anniversary of home-grown jets

    07/14/2017 4:15:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    FOCUS TAIWAN ^ | 2017/07/14 | Claudia Liu and Elaine Hou
    Taipei, July 14 (CNA) Taiwan's Air Force celebrated the 25th anniversary of taking its first delivery of locally made IDF fighter jets at an air base in Taichung, and pledged to continue to beef up its capabilities in the face of the military threat from China. Lt. Gen. Hu Kai-hung (胡開宏), deputy commander of the Air Force, said at the ceremony that Taiwan has faced many difficulties in procuring advanced weapons systems from other countries due to the international situation, meaning that Taiwan has also had to develop home-grown defense capabilities. The development, production, delivery and commission of the IDFs...
  • White House mistakenly calls China, not Taiwan, 'the Republic of China'

    07/09/2017 7:10:37 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jul 8, 2017 | Ariella Phillips
    White House mistakenly calls China, not Taiwan, 'the Republic of China' by Ariella Phillips | Jul 8, 2017, 4:06 PM The White House mistakenly called China "the Republic of China" in a press release Saturday. Taiwan is the Republic of China. China is the People's Republic of China. The press release detailed President Trump's remarks to Chinese President Xi Jinping at a bilateral meeting at the G-20 summit. Taiwan has, at different points in history, been held by China and Japan. China does not recognize the sovereignty of Taiwan's government and officially supports the One-China policy in which Taiwan is...
  • Senate Panel Votes to Allow Navy to Call at Taiwanese Ports

    06/29/2017 7:51:33 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 47 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 28, 2017 | Eli Stokols
    Senate Panel Votes to Allow Navy to Call at Taiwanese Ports Proposal in armed services committee’s bill would roll back nearly 40 years of U.S. deference to China under “One China” policy By Eli Stokols June 28, 2017 9:09 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—The Senate Armed Services Committee approved a major change in U.S. policy toward Taiwan as part of an annual defense-policy measure, voting to allow regular stops by U.S. naval vessels in a move that is likely to anger China. In a bipartisan 21-6 vote, the panel approved re-establishing “regular ports of call by the U.S. Navy at Kaohsiung or...
  • Twenty years of Taiwanese Mirage 2000s

    06/25/2017 5:12:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    AirForces Monthly ^ | June 19, 2017
    The Republic of China Air Force’s (ROCAF’s) 499th Tactical Fighter Wing has unveiled four Mirage 2000s (serials 2003, 2017, 2020 and 2055) with identical special liveries to commemorate 20 years of service for the type. A ceremony was held at the wing’s home base at Hsinchu on June 2. This was attended by Defence Minister Feng Shih-kua and General of Air Command Shen Yi-Ming. The latter was part of the first batch of pilots trained on the Mirage 2000. Also present were ROCAF senior officers and past and present Mirage 2000 flight crews. The paint scheme features a stylised dragon...
  • iPhone Manufacturer Wants To Create Tens Of Thousands Of US Jobs (Foxconn)

    06/23/2017 10:03:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KGTV-TV ^ | June 22, 2017 | Casey Mendoza and Grant Suneson
    In a move that will likely make the Trump administration really happy, a major manufacturer is shifting jobs from China to the U.S. Foxconn, the company known for making iPhones and other big-name gadgets, plans to invest $10 billion in a production plant in the U.S — specifically somewhere in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana or Texas. The plant could create up to 50,000 new jobs. President Trump hinted at this deal in June while visiting Wisconsin for his "workforce development" tour. "Just backstage, we were negotiating with a major, major, incredible manufacturer of phones and computers and televisions,"...
  • Taiwan's top court rules in favour of same-sex marriage

    05/24/2017 11:27:08 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/24/17
    Taiwan's top judges have ruled in favour of gay marriage, paving the way for it to become the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex unions. The highest court ruled that current laws preventing members of the same sex from marrying violated their right to equality and were unconstitutional. It gave parliament two years to amend existing laws or pass new ones. Wednesday's landmark decision came as the LGBT community faces increasing persecution in the region. In a press release following the ruling, the court said that "disallowing two persons of the same sex to marry, for the sake of...