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  • China To U.S.: ‘Correct The Mistake’ Of Passing Taiwan Travel Act Or Face ‘Military Pressure’

    03/20/2018 6:33:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/19/18 | Frances Martel
    The Chinese government warned this weekend that it will use “military pressure” against the United States if it does not “correct its mistake” of passing the Taiwan Travel Act, a law that encourages Taiwanese government officials to visit America and vice versa. China considers Taiwan a secessionist province with no legitimate federal government. The United States operates under the “One China” policy as interpreted in the Taiwan Relations Act, which recognizes the existence of only one nation called “China” but also maintains friendly relations with the sovereign government of Taiwan. While China has incessantly objected to any ties between Taipei...
  • The United States Could Offer Taiwan Leased F-15C Eagles According To Report

    03/19/2018 8:15:26 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Drive ^ | MARCH 19, 2018 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    It's no secret that Taiwan wants the F-35, and especially the F-35B with its ability to operate from dispersed locales that normal fixed-wing fighters cannot. During the Obama administration, even allowing Taiwan to purchase late-block F-16s was deemed unacceptable under a highly controversial policy. Instead the country had to upgrade its old F-16As to a similar configuration. Although the Trump administration is rewriting the book when it comes to Taiwan-U.S. relations, F-35s are still seemingly off the table, but leased second-hand F-15C Eagles may not be. It has been abundantly clear from early on that despite trying to woo the...
  • China warns Donald Trump against Taiwan military ties

    03/18/2018 9:36:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03.18.2018 | shs/jlw (AFP, Reuters)
    US President Donald Trump’s “Taiwan Travel Act” continues to draw ire from Chinese authorities. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Saturday the bill “severely violates” the “one China” principle and sends “very wrong signals to the ‘pro-independence’ separatist forces in Taiwan.” “China is strongly opposed to [the bill],” Lu said in a statement. “We urge the US side to correct its mistake, stop pursuing any official ties with Taiwan or improving its current relations with Taiwan in any substantive way,” he added. In a separate statement, Chinese defense ministry spokesman Wu Qian said the act “interferes in China’s internal...
  • Taiwan's IDF fighters to serve in 'Wild Weasel' role

    03/13/2018 7:53:37 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 2018/03/12 | Keoni Everington
    TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Air Force on Friday (March 9) announced new upgrades are in the works for its Indigenous Defense Fighters (IDF, 經國號), including the addition of radar-seeking missiles to enable them to play a role as "Wild Weasels" to destroy enemy anti-aircraft defenses. In a video released on Friday, Taiwan's Air Force announced that it will upgrade all of its IDF A and B models in its Third Wing to IDF C and D models, which will enhance aircraft management as well as strengthen air defense and anti-aircraft warfare capabilities to improve overall operational efficiency of the...
  • Is America Preparing for a Nuclear War with China? (Bill Gertz, March 5, 2018)

    03/05/2018 11:28:45 PM PST · by cba123 · 12 replies
    The National Interest ^ | March 5, 2018 | Bill Gertz
    Is America Preparing for a Nuclear War with China? Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin unveiled several new nuclear weapons last week in a replay of the Cold War. China, meanwhile, is continuing a similar buildup of high-technology strategic nuclear forces that remains largely hidden from view. Chinese secrecy about its nuclear forces and their use was a major theme of the Pentagon’s recently completed Nuclear Posture Review that outlined a new “tailored deterrence” policy for China. The new plan is aimed at persuading Chinese leaders to avoid military miscalculations – like provocative actions in the South China Sea, or hostile activities...
  • In Australia, Staying Loyal to Taiwan Can Mean Losing a Job

    03/04/2018 2:38:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 18, 2018 | DAMIEN CAVE and XIUZHONG XUFEB
    During her second week waitressing at a barbecue restaurant in Sydney, a customer asked Yating Yang if she was Chinese. “No, I’m Taiwanese,” she said. Her boss, who was from mainland China, never gave her another shift. Man-Tzu Tuan said her loyalty test came even sooner: on her first day at a hot pot restaurant in a comfortable Sydney suburb. “Is Taiwan part of China?” her manager asked in Mandarin over a walkie talkie. “No, definitely not,” she said. A half-hour later, she was fired. China’s assertiveness has already set off alarms in Australia, with officials warning that Beijing has...
  • Crouching Tiger Episode 4: The Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier of Taiwan

    03/04/2018 5:30:30 AM PST · by cba123 · 12 replies
    Published on Jun 21, 2016 This video is part of the Crouching Tiger documentary film series by Peter Navarro. In Episode Four, we assess Taiwan as a trigger for a possible war between America and China and examine the importance of Taiwan from the perspective of the national security of the US and its allies in Asia, particularly Japan.
  • Air Force to upgrade capabilities according to needs, threats (Taiwan considering F-15, F-18?)

    02/12/2018 10:08:34 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    FOCUS TAIWAN ^ | 2018/02/13 | Lu Hsin-hui and Kuan-lin Liu
    Taipei, Feb. 13 (CNA) Taiwan's Air Force sidestepped speculation Tuesday that it is looking to purchase F-15 or F-18 fighter aircraft from the U.S., saying only that plans to bolster defense capabilities will depend on present combat needs and perceived future threats. On Sunday, Taiwanese news website Up Media reported that the Air Force is planning to purchase the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle and the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet to strengthen its defense capabilities and counter China's Russia-made Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircraft. The report said Taiwan and the U.S. have had preliminary discussions about the purchase, and retired models such...
  • Hero Labrador Sniffs Out Survivor in Taiwan Quake Wreckage

    02/09/2018 10:27:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | FEB 9, 2018,
    A rookie golden labrador on his first ever mission has won praise for helping Taiwanese search and rescue workers find two people trapped in a severely damaged building following a deadly earthquake. Four-year-old Tie Hsiung, whose name translates to "Iron Hero", braved dangerous aftershocks on his first field test to search for survivors after a 6.4-magnitude quake struck the popular eastern tourist city of Hualien on Tuesday, killing 10 people. Thanks to the determined dog, one person trapped for 15 hours was finally located relatively unscathed and pulled from the wreckage of the precariously leaning Marshal Hotel. "The terrain was...
  • China’s Fishing Fleets Are Fighting a Shadowy War to Expand the Country

    02/06/2018 8:57:34 AM PST · by Thistooshallpass9 · 4 replies
    “When our country needs us, we will go without a second thought to defend China’s rights,” said Chen Yuguo in a recent interview with the Washington Post. If Chen were a sailor in China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy, or perhaps an officer of the Chinese Coast Guard, his pledge to use force for his country would not be particularly noteworthy. But Mr. Chen is a fisherman. As captain of a trawler based in the port of Tanmen, Chen is one of China’s 6 million plus fishermen. He pilots one of the country’s 2,600 distant-water fishing ships. And much of this...
  • Taiwan earthquake: Slanted residential complex tilting further into ground

    02/07/2018 6:09:03 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 2018/02/07
    Taiwan earthquake: Slanted residential complex tilting further into ground HUALIEN (AFP) - Four mobile cranes were used to prop up a residential and commerical complex which was left tilting perilously after the magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit Taiwan's coastal city of Hualien. Rescue efforts were suspended on Wednesday afternoon after incessant rainfall caused the building to tilt at an alarming rate of five cm per hour, reported TVBS News. The Yun Men Tsui Ti complex houses an apartment block, a restaurant, shops and a hostel. The quake left the 12-storey building leaning to one side, its lower floors crushed like pancakes....
  • Magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocks eastern Taiwan's Hualien

    02/06/2018 8:47:20 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 2018/02/07 | Keoni Everington
    Magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocks eastern Taiwan's Hualien The strongest quake yet over past 48 hours, registering at magnitude 6.0, rattles eastern Taiwan's Hualien By Keoni Everington,Taiwan News, Staff Writer 2018/02/07 00:06 TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Hualien at 11:50 p.m. tonight (Feb. 7), the strongest quake yet of a period of 48 hours with has seen dozens of temblors in the same area, with many parts of Taiwan seeing dramatic shaking. The epicenter of Tuesday's quake was 18.3 northeast of Hualien County hall at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers, according to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Taiwanese lawmakers seek audience with Pope Francis

    02/01/2018 7:02:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies ^ | February 1, 2018 | unknown
    Taiwanese lawmakers seek audience with Pope Francis Five Taiwanese politicians plan to visit the Vatican, Italy and Greece. They are concerned that the possible recognition of unlawful bishops might lead to a diplomatic crisis. The People's Republic of China and the Vatican differ on many things, especially religious freedom, says Foreign Ministry spokesperson Anna Kao. Taipei (AsiaNews/Agencies) – A small group of Taiwanese parliamentarians is trying to have an audience with Pope Francis, worried about the diplomatic fate of the island nation after the Vatican recently seems to have taken steps towards the possible recognition of some unlawful bishops accepted...

    01/13/2018 2:56:46 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Perspiration of blood comes from the mind of a True Heart for The Father's will at all cost to self for Truly as John The Baptist suffered all for Me even as I was with him, in this same manner I am eternally with you in all you do in My name . Advance my children for I have already given you the victory as Gideon and David for you Carry My Kingdom with you for Zion is your home even now onto forever and my angels surround you in the myriads . Your Trust in Me is your Shield...
  • Taiwan Sky Sword II missiles to challenge China’s Sukhoi Su-35 jets

    01/11/2018 7:01:01 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 2018/01/10 | Matthew Strong
    TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan-manufactured Sky Sword II missiles will see their usage and adaptation expanded so they can help Taiwan’s Air Force tackle the threat from China’s Sukhoi Su-35 jets, reports said Wednesday. The Taiwanese weapon was developed in the 1990s as a medium-range air-to-air missile at the National Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST, 中科院). According to a report in the Liberty Times, the sea-to-air version of the Sky Sword II (天劍二) will be distributed to the Taiwan Navy’s Lafayette frigates from 2020 to 2028. In addition, Indigenous Defense Fighter (經國號) jets will see their number...
  • Court Orders Taiwanese Dentist to Pay Mother $1 Million for Raising Him

    01/03/2018 12:41:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Taiwan's top court has ordered a dentist to pay his mother around Tw$22.33 million (S$1 million) as reimbursement for the money she spent raising and educating him. The supreme court Tuesday upheld a previous ruling that the 41-year-old, identified by his family name Chu, should honour a contract he signed with his mother 20 years ago promising to refund her. The plaintiff, surnamed Lo, divorced her husband in 1990 and raised their two sons on her own. Worried that nobody would look after her when she got old, Lo signed the contracts with her sons after they both turned 20,...
  • (2nd LD) S. Korea seizes HK vessel over ship-to-ship oil transfer to N. Korea

    12/29/2017 12:52:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/12/29
    (2nd LD) S. Korea seizes HK vessel over ship-to-ship oil transfer to N. Korea SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Yonhap) -- A Hong Kong-flagged vessel has been seized and inspected by South Korean authorities after secretly transferring oil to a North Korean vessel in international waters in a ship-to-ship transfer prohibited by the United Nations Security Council, government officials said Friday. South Korean customs authorities took and searched the vessel, Lighthouse Winmore, when it entered the country's Yeosu Port on Nov. 24 after transferring 600 tons of refined petroleum to a North Korean vessel on Oct. 19, the officials said. UNSC Resolution...
  • The Bay Area's Latest Trending Drink is Cheese Tea

    12/20/2017 3:19:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Would you try this cheesy drink?Tea and cheese are the latest trending ingredients for San Francisco’s newest Instagram worthy food item. STEAP Tea Bar, in San Francisco’s Chinatown, is now making a popular Asian drink known as cheese tea. “It’s a horrible name, but it’s not cheddar cheese or Velveeta on top of tea, it’s more of a whipped tea top,” said the owner of STEAP Tea Bar, Emil de Francesco, in an interview with SF Gate. The drink is iced black or green tea with a “cheese cream” topping made from mascarpone cheese. Judge: Ending Program to Protect Immigrants...
  • Why China Plans to Invade Taiwan

    12/12/2017 7:22:08 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 11 Dec, 2017 | Ian Easton
    A Chinese diplomat in Washington recently threatened that China would invade Taiwan if the U.S. Navy sent a ship to visit the democratic island, something that Congress has called upon the Pentagon to do in 2018. Is this just empty rhetoric? Or does it reflect Beijing's actual intentions? It's actually a bit of both. According to leaked Chinese military documents (analyzed here), Taiwan stands to lose more from the rise of China as a twenty-first-century superpower than any other country in the world. Indeed, China's emergence as the world’s second largest political, economic and military power threatens the interests of...
  • The Widow's mite a PENCE to you

    12/03/2017 6:04:48 PM PST · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    bible, ^ | bible
    The widows mite a Pence to you, But soon shall rise from where now it is viewed, Humility about to rise, Where wisdom lives and no demise, So watch My choice begin to show, When "others" preach a Trump to grow, Truly this Pence shall be my choice , A man of God that speaks only My voice, Luke 21:1-4Tree of Life Version Teaching in the Temple 21 Then Yeshua looked up and saw the rich dropping their gifts into the treasury box. 2 He also saw a poor widow dropping in two small copper coins. [a] 3 And He...