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Caught Between Trump and China, Taiwan Takes Checkbook Diplomacy to Central America - Foreign Policy (blog)

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen set off on a trip to Central America this week to shore up her country's remaining handful of friendly states with formal diplomatic ties. It's a checkbook offensive designed to reassure Tsai's few formal allies abroad ...and more »

Taiwan scrambles jets, navy as China aircraft carrier enters Taiwan Strait - Reuters

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan scrambled jets and navy ships on Wednesday as a group of Chinese warships, led by its sole aircraft carrier, sailed through the Taiwan Strait, the latest sign of heightened tension between Beijing and the self-ruled island.and more »

Taiwan's President Meets With Ted Cruz in the US, and China Objects - New York Times

TAIPEI, Taiwan — President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan met with Senator Ted Cruz of Texas in Houston and then flew off to visit leaders in Latin America, seeking to promote her island's cause as it gets positive signals from President-elect Donald J. Trump.and more »

Taiwan Responds After China Sends Carrier to Taiwan Strait - New York Times

HONG KONG — Taiwan scrambled F-16 fighter jets and dispatched a frigate to the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday after China sent its sole aircraft carrier into the waterway, Taiwan's official Central News Agency reported. The transit of the aircraft carrier ...and more »

Trump accusing China on phantom grounds - Chinadaily USA

Some of US president-elect Donald Trump's nastiest attacks have been directed at China. He has accused it of "raping" the United States with its trade policies, and of creating global warming as a "hoax" to undermine US competitiveness. Why, then, are ...and more »

Taiwan courts Central America after US visit angers China - Reuters

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen praised Honduras for its loyalty on Monday at the start of a trip to four Central American nations aimed at strengthening ties, days after she met U.S. lawmakers in Texas on a visit that angered ...and more »

China sends aircraft carrier 'Liaoning' through Taiwan Strait as tensions remain high - The Independent

China has sailed its only aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait following exercises in the South China Sea, prompting the island to scramble its navy and air force to monitor it. Taiwan's defence ministry said the Liaoning was travelling northwest ...and more »

Nicaragua, seeking China's investment in transoceanic canal, says it wants more international recognition for Taiwan - Business Insider

Nicaragua on Tuesday said it wanted to secure bigger international recognition for Taiwan during a visit by President Tsai Ing-wen at a moment of Chinese suspicions the leader of the self-ruled island is seeking formal independence from China ...and more »

Why Greg Abbott and Ted Cruz met with the president of Taiwan - MyStatesman.com

Risking a diplomatic contretemps, Texas' governor and junior U.S. senator on Sunday made an arguably shrewd political calculation, meeting in Houston with the president of Taiwan over the objections of China. The decision by Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. ...and more »

Taiwan Scrambles Fighters as China's Aircraft Carrier Enters Taiwan Strait - The Diplomat

The Taiwanese air force and navy scrambled jets and ships early Wednesday morning as China's sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, entered the Taiwan Strait, presumably on a course due north after its December trip to the South China Sea for exercises.and more »