China puts seven Taiwanese on sanctions list

China has put seven Taiwanese on a sanctions list. According to state media, the seven support Taiwan’s independence.

These are politicians from the Democratic Progressive Party, the party in power on the island. A diplomat in Washington and the chairman of Taiwan’s Security Council are also on the list. Earlier, other politicians were also placed on the sanctions list.

The sanctions mean that the seven are not allowed to enter China, Hong Kong and Macau. Also, companies affiliated with people on the sanctions list cannot operate in China.

Tensions ran high this month after a visit by top American politician Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan. Beijing responded with large-scale military exercises around the island.

Last weekend, a second American delegation landed in Taiwan. Five members of Congress met with the president, among others.

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communist-China outraged at second US visit to Taiwan, military exercises again

The Chinese military says it has again conducted military exercises around Taiwan today in response to “political games” by the United States and Taiwan. The exercises follow a second visit in a short time by an American delegation to the island.

Yesterday, five members of the US Congress arrived in the Taiwanese capital Taipei, where they met President Tsai Ing-wen today, among others. The visit, which was not officially announced in advance, is another thorn in the side of China, which sees Taiwan as a renegade province. The Defense Department says the Americans are showing “their true face” with their visit as a “threat to peace and stability” in the region.

The Chinese embassy in Washington says China rejects any form of official ties between the US and Taiwan. On Twitter, a spokesperson had already announced countermeasures in response to the “American provocations”. According to him, the responsibility for the current tensions around Taiwan lies entirely with the Americans.

US support
The US Congressional delegation consists of three members of the Democratic Party and two Republicans. Their visit to Taiwan is part of a larger journey through the region.

The delegation was welcomed by Taiwanese diplomat Douglas Yu-tien Hsu:

AFP PHOTO / Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Four out of five US Congressmen, centered on Taiwanese diplomat Douglas Yu-tien Hsu
In Taiwan, the five talk with local administrators and companies about, among other things, the relationship between the US and Taiwan, regional security and trade. A spokesman for one of the Congressmen said the visit underlines US support for Taiwan and promotes stability and peace in the Taiwan Strait.

Visit Nancy Pelosic
The US Congressmen’s trip comes about two weeks after the much-discussed visit of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The American top politician visited the country at the beginning of August during a trip through Asia and met President Ing-wen and the Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

During her visit, Pelosi emphasized that Taiwan’s right to self-determination is an important spearhead of American foreign policy. She also made it clear that, in her eyes, the country’s democracy is threatened by China.

Correspondent Garrie van Pinxteren:
“That the US Congressmen would visit Taiwan had not been leaked in advance, as was the case with Pelosi. China seems to have been very taken by surprise.

So now military exercises would have been conducted again. China already had a military presence around the island. Taiwan, for example, reported yesterday that 22 aircraft and 6 ships were present in the Taiwan Strait. A number of planes would also have crossed the centerline again.

If you compare Beijing’s military presence before and after Pelosi’s visit, a lot has shifted in general. China has a stronger presence, in a different way and in different places. For example, the country is now also east of Taiwan, towards Japan. It was much less so before. So something has already changed permanently, and the question now is to what extent that will escalate further.”

The visit by the top politician sparked anger in Beijing, which sees any Western visit to Taiwan as support for the independence movement on the island.

China was already conducting large-scale military exercises around Taiwan in the period after the visit. Rockets were fired over the island. Chinese ships and planes are also said to have crossed the centerline in the Taiwan Strait, the unofficial border between China and Taiwan.

Four out of five US Congressmen, centered on Taiwanese diplomat Douglas Yu-tien Hsu


In Taiwan, the five talk with local administrators and companies about, among other things, the relationship between the US and Taiwan, regional security and trade. A spokesman for one of the Congressmen said the visit underlines US support for Taiwan and promotes stability and peace in the Taiwan Strait.

Visit Nancy Pelosic
The US Congressmen’s trip comes about two weeks after the much-discussed visit of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The American top politician visited the country at the beginning of August during a trip through Asia and met President Ing-wen and the Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

During her visit, Pelosi emphasized that Taiwan’s right to self-determination is an important spearhead of American foreign policy. She also made it clear that, in her eyes, the country’s democracy is threatened by China.

Correspondent Garrie van Pinxteren:
“The fact that the US Congressmen would visit Taiwan had not been leaked in advance, as was the case with Pelosi. China seems to have been very taken by surprise.

So now military exercises would have been conducted again. China already had a military presence around the island. Taiwan, for example, reported yesterday that 22 aircraft and 6 ships were present in the Taiwan Strait. A number of planes would also have crossed the centerline again.

If you compare Beijing’s military presence before and after Pelosi’s visit, a lot has shifted in general. China has a stronger presence, in a different way and in different places. For example, the country is now also east of Taiwan, towards Japan. It was much less so before. So something has already changed permanently, and the question now is to what extent that will escalate further.”

The visit by the top politician sparked anger in Beijing, which sees any Western visit to Taiwan as support for the independence movement on the island.

China was already conducting large-scale military exercises around Taiwan in the period after the visit. Rockets were fired over the island. Chinese ships and planes are also said to have crossed the centerline in the Taiwan Strait, the unofficial border between China and Taiwan.

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China’s ‘one country, two systems’ proposal to Taiwan comes amid continued military drills

HongKong had it ! ore still have ? 🙂 but better than war , other option is China is invade it and then there is only one system

Taiwan rejects China’s ‘one country, two systems’ plan for the island

Taiwan rejected a Chinese proposal of “one country, two systems,” to reunite the disputed island with the Chinese mainland.

“China issued its white paper… in a wishful thinking way, disregarding the reality of the cross-strait situation,” Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said Wednesday, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The comments come as China issued its first white paper, a document that outlines the country’s strategy for national defense, on Taiwan in two decades. The China State Council proposed a system in which Taiwan would reunite with mainland China under the government of the Chinese Communist Party, but would be allowed to keep its capitalist system. The document said that the solution would also call for China to swear off using force to take the island.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/taiwan-rejects-chinas-one-country-two-systems-plan-island

China activities around Taiwan, I’m not impressed :)

if China starts something against Taiwan, even if the Russians against Ukraine, heavy sanctions will follow, EU and USA can do without China, the other way around it becomes a problem.

China begins military exercises around Taiwan

China has begun military exercises around Taiwan that the country had announced, Chinese state television reported. The exercises are a response to the visit of top American politician Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, which Beijing was an eyesore. The Chinese foreign minister called her visit irresponsible and highly irrational.

According to the state broadcaster, shots are fired from the sea and in the air around Taiwan. “Six large areas around the island have been selected for this combat exercise,” reports the broadcaster. Other ships and aircraft are not allowed to enter those areas during exercises.

It was previously expected that several warplanes and warships would fire live ammunition a few kilometers off the Taiwanese coast. According to Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense, China has already flown drones over Taiwan last night. When the island responded with flares, the drones disappeared again.

In response to China’s controversial military exercises, Taiwan’s defense ministry said the country was “preparing for war, without seeking war”.

Visit to Taiwan
Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives and second in line after the vice president, visited Taiwan on Tuesday and yesterday as part of an Asia trip. Until shortly before her visit, it was unclear whether she would actually visit the East Asian country, because the relationship between the US and Taiwan, which China considers a renegade province, is sensitive. China put a lot of pressure on in advance to skip Taiwan, including by threatening a military response.

Nevertheless, Pelosi went to Taiwan, where she spoke yesterday with President Tsai Ing-wen, among others. The US politician stressed that she had come to show that the US stands behind Taiwan and that the country’s independence is one of the spearheads of US foreign policy. Incidentally, her visit was also sensitive in the US itself: President Biden, among others, had expressed his doubts about it beforehand, because the relationship between the US and China is very tense.

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The United States continues to support Taiwan despite increasing pressure from China.

Pelosi stresses: US solidarity with Taiwan is more important than ever

The United States continues to support Taiwan despite increasing pressure from China. The American top politician Nancy Pelosi made this clear during her visit to the president and parliament of the East Asian country. According to Pelosi, it is now “more important than ever” that Americans show solidarity with Taiwan, although the US continues to support the so-called One China policy.

Under that policy, Taiwan is officially part of China. Beijing considers the self-governing island a renegade province. Pelosi’s visit was therefore very sensitive in Beijing. China previously threatened, among other things, with military actions around Taiwan.

Democracy in Taiwan
Pelosi made it clear in an opinion piece yesterday that she would visit Taiwan because the independence of that country is an important spearhead of American foreign policy. In the Washington Post article, she wrote that Taiwan’s democracy is under threat from China and that the US should support the country in that regard.

During her visit, Pelosi reiterated that she came to Taiwan with “an unequivocal message: America stands behind Taiwan.” According to her, the world is currently faced with a choice between democracy and autocracy. “The American determination to preserve democracy, here in Taiwan and around the world, remains rock solid.” Taiwan must remain a free and safe country, she emphasized.

View images of the visit here:

0:55Top politician Pelosi speaks with parliament and president Taiwan
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen thanked Pelosi for her continued support for her country. “One of Taiwan’s most devoted friends,” she described to her American visitor. “I admire the way Nancy Pelosi stands up for freedom, democracy and human rights, and the support for Taiwan on the international stage.”

Speaking about China’s troop build-up around the island, the president said: “We will firmly maintain our country’s sovereignty and defend our democracy.”

Economic consequences
Pelosi said the US supports the current status quo and does not want Taiwan’s status changed through military intervention. Speaking about the economic impact her visit will have on the East Asian country, she said the recently passed US chip law will open the door for greater economic cooperation.

Following Pelosi’s visit, China announced it would suspend imports of citrus fruits and fish from Taiwan from today. The export of sand to Taiwan has also been stopped.

Chip law
The US Senate passed a bill in late July to subsidize the chip industry by $50 billion, in hopes of encouraging companies to compete with China. In addition, the law should address a persistent shortage of chips. Taiwan is a major chip producer, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing is the world’s largest chip producer.

According to Pelosi, Taiwan is one of the freest societies in the world. The Speaker of the House of Representatives further congratulated Taiwan on the way the country has dealt with corona.

human rights
Earlier today, Pelosi paid a visit to the Taiwanese parliament. There, she said she wants to expand “parliamentary exchanges” with the country.

Pelosi also spoke with Tsai Chi-chang, the deputy speaker of the parliament. “A beacon in the protection of human rights,” he called Pelosi. He also referred to Pelosi’s protest in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1991, two years after the violently dispersed student protests. “You gave a voice to the people who gave their lives for democracy.”

Targeted military action
The “targeted military actions” announced by the Chinese Ministry of Defense yesterday consist of exercises at sea and in the air, according to China. According to the Chinese authorities, they kicked off yesterday and will initially last until Sunday.

Rockets will also be fired, Beijing said. The US ambassador to the Chinese capital has been summoned to the State Department.

https://nos.nl/artikel/2439240-pelosi-benadrukt-amerikaanse-solidariteit-met-taiwan-is-belangrijker-dan-ooit

Taiwan says Chinese aircraft entered its air defence zone

before Australian PM Kevin Rudd ( who speaks f;owendly Chinese) says that in 10 years China is militarily and economically super power no 1   , matter of time China will dominate the whole region

The J-16 is an advanced fighter jet in China’s air force

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defence says that 21 Chinese aircraft entered Taiwan’s Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday.

Aircraft involved in the incursion include 10 Shenyang J-16s, one of China’s advanced fighter jets.

It’s not uncommon for China to send aircraft into Taiwan’s ADIZ.

On Monday, four aircraft entered the zone.

An air defence identification zone is an area outside of a country’s territory and national airspace but where foreign aircraft are still identified and monitored. It is self-declared and technically remains international airspace.

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