Political status of Taiwan http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29663/all en Taiwan deploys advanced early warning radar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/taiwan-deploys-advanced-early-warning-radar-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taiwan has put into service a US-made billion-dollar early warning radar system capable of giving more than six minutes' warning of a Chinese missile attack, a senior military officer said Sunday.</p> <p>The radar, located on top of a mountain in northern Hsinchu county, started providing surveillance information after a ceremony presided over by chief of the general staff air force General Yen Ming on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/taiwan-deploys-advanced-early-warning-radar-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military science Political status of Taiwan Technology AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:30:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744425 at http://www.globalpost.com China frigate locked radar on Japan navy: minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/china-frigate-locked-radar-japan-navy-minister-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Chinese military frigate locked weapons-targeting radar on a Japanese navy vessel, Tokyo's defence minister said Tuesday, in an apparent upping of the stakes in a bitter territorial row.</p> <p>The move, described by the minister and a Japanese analyst as "dangerous", marks the first time the two nation's navies have locked horns in a dispute that has some commentators warning about a possible armed conflict.</p> <p>"On January 30, something like fire-control radar was directed at a Japan Self-Defense Maritime escort ship in the East China Sea," Itsunori Onodera told reporters in Tokyo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/china-frigate-locked-radar-japan-navy-minister-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business International relations Political status of Taiwan Politics Sovereignty AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:00:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746280 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan summons China envoy over radar-lock denial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/japan-summons-china-envoy-over-radar-lock-denial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan on Friday summoned the Chinese ambassador to Tokyo over Beijing's denial that one of its ships had locked a weapons-targeting radar on a Japanese naval vessel, the foreign ministry said.</p> <p>"Vice foreign minister Chikao Kawai summoned Ambassador Cheng Yonghua and again lodged a stern protest," an official statement said, adding Kawai "told the ambassador that the Chinese explanation is totally unacceptable". </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/japan-summons-china-envoy-over-radar-lock-denial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political status of Taiwan AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:15:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749827 at http://www.globalpost.com Expert on Japan, N.Korea likely to be new China foreign minister-sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/blank-headline-received-8 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Feb 27 (Reuters) - China is likely to appoint an expert on Japan and North Korea as its next foreign minister, three independent sources said, in a measure of Beijing's resolve to tackle thorny ties with two of its closest neighbours.</p> <p>Barring last minute changes, Wang Yi, 59, China's ambassador to Japan from 2004 to 2007, is likely to be appointed foreign minister during the annual full session of parliament next month, the sources said. (Reporting by Benjamin Kang Lim and Ben Blanchard; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)</p> Political status of Taiwan Wang Yi Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:45:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5768277 at http://www.globalpost.com Taiwan develops medium-range missile: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/taiwan-develops-medium-range-missile-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taiwan has developed its first medium-range guided missile that could be used against former rival China, according to a former defence minister in a new book cited by a media report Saturday.</p> <p>Michael Tsai, a politician turned defence minister in the former government of the China-sceptic Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), revealed in his book due to be published on Sunday that the military successfully developed the missile back in 2008, the Liberty Times said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/taiwan-develops-medium-range-missile-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cruise missile Michael Tsai Political status of Taiwan Sovereignty Technology War AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 11:00:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785257 at http://www.globalpost.com Taiwan holds drill in S. China Sea, escalating row with Philippines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130516/taiwan-holds-drill-s-china-sea-escalating-row-philippi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Taiwanese navy war ships and coast guard vessels held a joint exercise Thursday in disputed waters where a Taiwanese fisherman was shot dead last Friday by the Philippine Coast Guard, but President Ma Ying-jeou said Taipei intends to deal with Manila peacefully.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130516/taiwan-holds-drill-s-china-sea-escalating-row-philippi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political geography Political status of Taiwan Sovereignty Kyodo News International Thu, 16 May 2013 08:45:53 +0000 Kyodo News International 5839095 at http://www.globalpost.com US calls on China to 'abide by rules' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130711/us-calls-china-abide-rules <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States called Thursday on China to abide by what it called international rules in areas from cyber-hacking to freedom at sea as the world's two largest economies waded into key disputes.</p> <p>Chinese and US officials were wrapping up an annual two-day meeting designed to address the gamut of issues in their complicated relationship, with both sides looking for at least small ways to expand cooperation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130711/us-calls-china-abide-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Electronic warfare Environment Health Political status of Taiwan Politics Sino-American relations Technology AFP Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:31:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5881873 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan scrambles fighter jets to head off China plane http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130826/japan-scrambles-fighter-jets-head-china-plane A Y-12 propeller plane flew about 100 kilometres (60 miles) from airspace around the Tokyo-controlled Senkakus, which Beijing claims as the Diaoyus, the ministry said.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130826/japan-scrambles-fighter-jets-head-china-plane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political status of Taiwan Politics Sovereignty China Japan AFP Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:49:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5917854 at http://www.globalpost.com Taiwan develops 'smart' munitions against China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/taiwan-develops-smart-munitions-against-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taiwan's air force will be armed with "smart" munitions before the year's end that could be used against any Chinese invasion by striking airfields and harbours on the mainland, media reported Saturday.</p> <p>The new weaponry, developed under a project codenamed "Wan Chien" (Ten Thousands Swords), is scheduled to be carried by dozens of Taiwan's fighter jets.</p> <p>The island nation began developing its own smart weapons after the United States -- Taiwan's main arms supplier -- refused to sell them guided bombs. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/taiwan-develops-smart-munitions-against-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political geography Political status of Taiwan Politics Sovereignty War AFP Sat, 21 Sep 2013 10:05:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5940563 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan, China hold event to mark 35th anniversary of friendship pact http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131022/japan-china-hold-event-mark-35th-anniversary-friendshi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japanese and Chinese experts on Tuesday held a low-key event to mark the 35th anniversary of the signing of the bilateral treaty of peace and friendship, more than two months after its actual date, at a time of continued frosty ties stemming from a dispute over a group of tiny islands.</p> <p> The closed-door symposium in Beijing was attended by people from friendship associations of the two countries, including Uichiro Niwa, who was Japan's ambassador to China between 2010 and 2012.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131022/japan-china-hold-event-mark-35th-anniversary-friendshi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political status of Taiwan Republic of China Sovereignty Kyodo News International Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:46:43 +0000 Kyodo News International 5967341 at http://www.globalpost.com Arrested Chinese reporter 'confesses' on state TV http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131026/arrested-chinese-reporter-confesses-state-tv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Chinese journalist arrested over a series of articles criticising a partly state-owned firm appeared on public television Saturday to apologise, with state media saying he admitted the articles were "unverified and false".</p> <p>Chen Yongzhou's newspaper, the New Express, had previously said it stood by the reports, but was not immediately available to comment on Chen's case, which made headlines around the world after the tabloid ran a rare front-page appeal for his release.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131026/arrested-chinese-reporter-confesses-state-tv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chen Yongzhou Companies listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange Political status of Taiwan Technology Zoomlion AFP Sat, 26 Oct 2013 07:31:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5971433 at http://www.globalpost.com China, Indonesia pressure Australia over spy row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131101/china-indonesia-pressure-australia-over-spy-row <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China and Indonesia demanded explanations from Australia Friday over reports that Canberra's missions were involved in a vast US-led surveillance network, as the row souring US-Europe relations spread in Asia.</p> <p>US Secretary of State John Kerry admitted US spying had sometimes gone too far as a dispute erupted in the region following a story in the Sydney Morning Herald.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131101/china-indonesia-pressure-australia-over-spy-row" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marty Natalegawa Political status of Taiwan Religion sundanese people AFP Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:55:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5977355 at http://www.globalpost.com China cautiously reacts to security cooperation between Russia, Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131104/china-cautiously-reacts-security-cooperation-between-russia- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Nov. 4 (Yonhap) -- China reacted cautiously on Monday to a closer security cooperation between Russia and Japan, saying the bilateral collaboration should be aimed at ensuring regional peace and stability.</p> <p>During their first diplomatic-defense talks on Saturday, Russia and Japan agreed to boost security cooperation in the face of North Korea's nuclear threats and China's growing military clout in the region.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131104/china-cautiously-reacts-security-cooperation-between-russia-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Political philosophy Political status of Taiwan Yonhap News Agency Mon, 04 Nov 2013 08:48:12 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5979236 at http://www.globalpost.com No sign of help for Philippines from China's hospital ship http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131115/no-sign-help-philippines-chinas-hospital-ship <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Greg Torode</p> <p>HONG KONG (Reuters) - While the navies of the United States and its allies rushed to the aid of the typhoon-hit Philippines, a state-of-the-art Chinese hospital ship has stayed at home and in doing so has become a symbol of China's tepid response to the crisis.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131115/no-sign-help-philippines-chinas-hospital-ship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Political geography Political status of Taiwan Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:20:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5990060 at http://www.globalpost.com Air forces of S. Korea, China vow to boost cooperation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131120/air-forces-s-korea-china-vow-boost-cooperation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Nov. 20 (Yonhap) -- The chiefs of the air forces from South Korea and China held talks this week during which they vowed to boost bilateral cooperation, China's defense ministry said Wednesday.</p> <p>South Korea's Air Force's chief of staff, Gen. Sung Il-hwan, who started a four-day visit to China on Monday, met his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Ma Xiaotian, at the Chinese air force command on Tuesday, the ministry said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131120/air-forces-s-korea-china-vow-boost-cooperation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political status of Taiwan Technology Yonhap YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Wed, 20 Nov 2013 07:04:35 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5994363 at http://www.globalpost.com