About: Taiwan

Global Europe 23-10-2020

Xi invokes Chinese military might with US in mind

President Xi Jinping issued a sharp warning Friday (23 October) to potential "invaders" of Beijing's military resolve, speaking on the 70th anniversary of his nation's entry into the Korean War, the only time Chinese forces have fought US rivals.
China 18-09-2020

China begins military drills as senior US official visits Taiwan

China began combat drills near the Taiwan Strait on Friday (18 September), the same day a senior US official began high-level meetings in Taipei, as Beijing denounced tightening ties between Chinese-claimed Taiwan and the United States.

US pushes arms sales surge to ‘Fortress Taiwan,’ needling China

The United States plans to sell as many as seven major weapons systems, including mines, cruise missiles and drones to Taiwan, four people familiar with the discussions said, as the Trump administration ramps up pressure on China.
China 31-08-2020

China says Czech senate speaker will pay ‘heavy price’ for Taiwan visit

Czech Senate speaker Milos Vystrcil will “pay a heavy price” for making an official trip to Taiwan, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said on Monday (31 August).

‘Polishing the gun’: China, US tensions raise Taiwan conflict fears

Numerous Chinese and US military exercises, Taiwan missiles tracking Chinese fighters and plummeting China-US ties make for a heady cocktail of tension that is raising fears of conflict touched off by a crisis over Taiwan.

Taiwan to raise defence spending as China details combat drills

Taiwan unveiled a T$42.1 billion ($1.4 billion) increase for next year’s planned defence spending on Thursday (13 August), as China announced details of its latest combat drills near the democratic island.
China 18-05-2020

WHO to kick off international meet amid US-China tensions

The World Health Organization will on Monday (18 May) kick off its first ever virtual assembly, but fears abound that US-China tensions could derail the strong action needed to address the COVID-19 crisis. The World Health Assembly (WHA), which has...
China 01-10-2019

China flexes military muscle to mark 70 years of Communist rule

China celebrated its growing power and confidence with a massive display of military hardware and goose-stepping troops in Beijing on Tuesday (1 October), overseen by President Xi Jinping who pledged peaceful development on the 70th birthday of Communist China.
Global Europe 12-06-2018

US unveils de facto embassy in Taiwan amid China tensions

The United States unveiled a new $256 million representative office in Taiwan’s capital on Tuesday (12 June), a de facto embassy that underscores Washington’s strategic ties with the democratic, self-ruled island as it faces escalating tensions with China.
Development Policy 05-01-2018

Paradise island puts development hopes in China

It's a nation that boasts warm azure seas and dream beaches, a landscape ranging from volcanic rocks to tropical rainforest, and stable democratic rule -- yet many people have never heard of it.
Global Europe 19-10-2016

Ex-VP: Taiwan must become ‘neutral Switzerland’ of Asia-Pacific

To avoid China taking over Taiwan, and ease tensions in the South China Sea, Taiwan should become a permanent neutral nation like Switzerland, former Taiwanese vice-president Annette Hsiu-lien LU told EURACTIV in an interview.
Trade & Society 15-03-2016

Taiwanese official: Some EU countries overlook the potential of deeper bilateral ties

Opportunities for further cooperation between Taiwan and the EU have sometimes been overlooked by some EU member states. It is time to boost our bilateral economic ties, starting with signing a Taiwan-EU bilateral investment agreement, says Lee Yao-Hsiung.
Global Europe 18-02-2016

Tensions in South China Sea require more active role from Europe

Member states should use their influence in the South China Sea to ensure territorial disputes between China and its neighbours do not spill over into regional or global conflicts, writes Charles Tannock.
Competition 12-02-2016

EU hits China with new steel anti-dumping probes

The EU launched new probes today (12 February) into imports of Chinese steel, warning it would not allow "unfair competition" to threaten Europe's industry already crumbling under a flood of cheap imports.
Global Europe 22-01-2016

Germany is the poster child of an accident waiting to happen

Export-oriented Germany is the poster child for an accident waiting to happen, according to a review of countries most affected by the ongoing global economic slowdown,  George Friedman writes in Geopolitical Futures.
Climate change 11-12-2015

COP21: Taiwan tells China to decarbonise faster, US to dig deep

SPECIAL REPORT/ China should commit to faster decarbonisation at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, Taiwan’s Environment Minister has said, after the two countries reached a diplomatic rapprochement.

Energy efficiency is Taiwan’s answer to COP21 challenge

SPECIAL REPORT/ Energy efficiency has been identified as a central economic and environmental policy response to a series of challenges faced by Taiwan, including higher fossil fuel prices as a result of this week’s UN Climate Change Conference.
Development Policy 09-12-2015

Pacific islands demand easier access to climate finance

SPECIAL REPORT / "The waves will not wait for the funding to be allocated before flooding our islands," the small islands of the Pacific have warned. But climate finance is often beyond their reach. EURACTIV France reports
Climate change 08-12-2015

Future carbon market: The Far East

SPECIAL REPORT / While the price of carbon remains low, support for pricing schemes is growing. Asia will soon overtake Europe as the home of the world’s biggest carbon markets. EURACTIV France reports
Global Europe 06-11-2015

Mogherini warns against intimidation in South China Sea spat

The EU urged all parties on Friday (6 November) to settle peacefully territorial disputes in the South China Sea, where Washington has challenged Beijing's efforts to bolster its claims through an island-building programme.
 VideoPromoted content
Global Europe 07-10-2015

EU-Taiwan relations need update

Taiwanese businesses thinking to invest abroad do not automatically think about Europe because bilateral relations between the two commercial partners have been low-profile, said Francis Kuo-Hsin Liang, Chairman of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, in an interview with EURACTIV. “We need to push that to a higher profile,” he added, speaking in favour of a Bilateral Investment Agreement.
Agrifood 01-10-2015

Commission pressures Thailand over illegal fishing

The European Commission issued yellow cards to Comoros and Taiwan on Thursday (1 October) , as they risk being identified as uncooperative in the fight against illegal fishing.
Global Europe 08-06-2015

China’s new military strategy

China’s recent white paper on military strategy gives important clues about the type of superpower Beijing aspires to be, write Christian Becker and Nadine Godehardt.
Competition 01-06-2015

EU reopens China solar dumping probe

EU regulators opened a probe into the solar power panel industry in China, the European Commission said on Friday (29 May), in response to accusations that Chinese companies were dodging import duties by exporting via Taiwan and Malaysia.
Contribute