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'One China' principle not negotiable, China tells Trump

Responding to remarks by President-elect Donald Trump, China's Foreign Ministry on Monday said that the country's “one China” principle regarding Taiwan is not negotiable and that any attempt to reconsider the issue would be self-defeating.  Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters that...

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  • Taiwan's president calls China a ‘threat,’ predicts turbulent 2017

    Taiwan's president calls China a ‘threat,’ predicts turbulent 2017

    Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on Saturday said China is becoming a growing threat to the self-ruled island and predicted a volatile but pivotal 2017. “The Beijing leadership has, step by step, backed onto an old track to polarize, pressure and even threaten and intimidate Taiwan,” Tsai said....

  • Nazi imagery from Taiwan stems from ignorance, not hate, analysts say

    Nazi imagery from Taiwan stems from ignorance, not hate, analysts say

    This was just the latest flap: A group of students from a private high school in Taiwan held a mock Nazi rally just before Christmas with a cardboard tank, lookalike uniforms and swastikas. The bizarre display of Nazi costumery had antecedents. In 2000, a Taipei restaurateur opened a concentration...

  • Russia and Turkey signal solidarity as officials continue to investigate ambassador's killing

    Russia and Turkey signal solidarity as officials continue to investigate ambassador's killing

    Turkey and Russia staged a determined show of solidarity Tuesday, a day after an off-duty Turkish police officer gunned down Russia’s ambassador in a shocking public assassination that added another layer of complexity to the Syrian conflict. While foreign ministers from the two countries, plus...

  • China returns seized U.S. sea drone, concluding standoff

    China returns seized U.S. sea drone, concluding standoff

    China on Tuesday gave back an American underwater drone that its navy seized last week, ending a standoff that engaged President-elect Donald Trump and risked ballooning into a larger confrontation. The Chinese Ministry of Defense said it handed over the drone in the South China Sea after “friendly...

  • Japanese leader Shinzo Abe to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama 

    Japanese leader Shinzo Abe to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama 

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced plans Monday to visit Pearl Harbor, becoming the first sitting Japanese leader to visit the Hawaiian naval base since the 1941 attack that killed more than 2,400 people and led to America’s entry into World War II. Abe’s decision to accompany President...

  • Trump's call with the Taiwanese president was his latest break from diplomatic norms

    Trump's call with the Taiwanese president was his latest break from diplomatic norms

    He praises enemies, he ignores allies, he upends decades of policy. And Donald Trump hasn’t even been sworn in as president. In a series of telephone calls with foreign leaders apparently eager to congratulate the president-elect, Trump has broken many of the rules that govern delicate matters...

  • China struggles to make sense of Trump and his phone call with Taiwan

    China struggles to make sense of Trump and his phone call with Taiwan

    President-elect Donald Trump's surprise phone call with Taiwan’s president left many in China reeling over a perceived assault on the country’s sovereignty and questioning their assumptions about America’s future leader. Although Trump repeatedly denounced China’s trade policies as unfair during...

  • Trump speaks with Taiwanese president, possibly provoking China

    Trump speaks with Taiwanese president, possibly provoking China

    President-elect Donald Trump had a potentially provocative phone conversation Friday with Tsai Ing-wen, the president of Taiwan, which could upset delicate relations between the U.S. and the Chinese government. It is believed to be the first call between a president or president-elect with a Taiwanese...

  • An Indian billionaire says his new tech company is growing faster than Facebook and Whatsapp

    An Indian billionaire says his new tech company is growing faster than Facebook and Whatsapp

    Engineers and entrepreneurs with roots in India have helped build titans of Silicon Valley. Now an Indian technology company says its growth is outpacing such giants as Skype, Whatsapp and Facebook. The country’s richest man has launched a mobile telecommunications network that signed up more than...

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