Chip industry rethinks Taiwan risk after Pelosi visit but options limited

TAIPEI — Chinese missiles flying over Taiwan and naval drills in the Strait in August that simulated a blockade by China have jolted the semiconductor industry into contemplating what once seemed a remote possibility: war over the major chip-producing island. From drafting contingency plans to inquiring about manufacturing capacity outside Taiwan, some companies are now […]

Senator vows to consider inclusion of anti-drone tech in PHL defense program 

A SENATOR on Wednesday vowed to ensure that funding for anti-drone technologies would be considered in the Defense department’s program.   Senator Jose “Jinggoy” P. Ejercito, Jr., who chairs a Senate panel handling defense issues, said he’ll consider drone threats in reviewing the Department of National Defense’s budget for next year.   “The government should seriously consider […]

Preferred Partners Announces Latest Executive Appointment

Taipei, Taiwan, September 08, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – Preferred Partners the Taiwan based international brokerage firm has today announced the appointment of Samuel Lee as the vice president of new partnership acquisitions and development of partnerships at their Taiwan office, effective the 12th of September 2022. “Mr.Lee’s years of contributions to the success of Preferred Partners have not gone […]

Taiwan shooting down drone near China was ‘appropriate,’ premier says

Taiwan’s shooting down of a drone off the Chinese coast that buzzed a Taiwanese-controlled island was the most “appropriate” thing to do after repeated warnings, and China should exercise restraint, Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang said on Friday. Taiwan’s military for the first time shot down an unidentified civilian drone that entered its airspace near an […]

Taiwan Excellence Pavilion to showcase 10 leading medical tech innovators at Medical Fair Asia 2022

SINGAPORE, Aug 19, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Taiwan Excellence will be participating for the first time at the Medical Fair Asia 2022, to be held on-site at Marina Bay Sands from 31 August to 2 September, and online from 3 to 9 September. Organized by Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade and Taiwan […]

Taiwan Rides on Post-Pandemic Wave with Taiwan Food World GO Project, Boosting Market Growth in SEA Market

SINGAPORE, Aug 18, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – As the world progressively leaves the pandemic behind, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has joined hands with Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) to ride the waves of the new era with the Taiwan Food World GO Project. […]

Consul Li: China to uphold peace

CHINESE Consul-General in Cebu Jia Li assures that China will uphold ‘peaceful reunification’ with Taiwan while blaming the United States and its allies for “inciting” tension and division in the contested region.In a media briefing explaining the stand of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on the issue of rising tension, Li assured China will […]

Pelosi visits Japan after Taiwan trip sparked outsized military drills by Beijing

TOKYO – US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi will meet Japanese officials in Tokyo on Friday, following a visit to Taiwan that Beijing answered with unprecedented military drills and missile launches including five that landed within Japan‘s exclusive economic zone. Ms. Pelosi’s brief trip to Taiwan, where she arrived unannounced with a congressional delegation […]

Tell it to SunStar: ​Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China on Pelosi’s Taiwan visit

On Aug. 2, 2022, in disregard of China’s strong opposition and serious representations, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi visited China’s Taiwan region. This is a serious violation of the one-China principle and the provisions of the three China-US joint communiqués. It has a severe impact on the political foundation of China-US […]

Editorial: Philippines and the China-Taiwan tension

United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, a de facto democratic country that’s officially known as Republic of China (ROC), has angered the authoritarian People’s Republic of China (PRC), further straining the US-PRC diplomatic relations.The Global Times, an English-language newspaper under Chinese Communist Party’s flagship newspaper the People’s Daily, ran an editorial on […]

China warns top US general off ‘arbitrary provocations’

WASHINGTON/BEIJING — A senior Chinese military officer warned his US counterpart on Thursday that any “arbitrary provocations” would be met with a “firm counterstrike” by China, but added that the two sides should strengthen dialogue and control risks.  The world’s two largest economies are at loggerheads over a series of contentious issues, from the status […]

Ukraine is model for Taiwan defense should China violate its ‘sovereignty’ — US official

WASHINGTON — Ukraine’s stiff resistance against the invasion by Russian forces could be a model for Taiwan to defend itself should China choose to violate the island’s “sovereignty” by attacking, a senior US defense official told a Senate hearing on Thursday. The United States, like most countries, does not have formal ties with Taiwan but […]