Beijing is becoming increasingly belligerent, but like-minded countries could help ensure China's "heavy-handed" tactics do not work, Taiwan's foreign minister Joseph Wu said Wednesday.
Taiwan can expect to play a similar role as Joe Biden ushers in his own Indo-Pacific strategy consistent with the views of top advisers such as Kurt Campbell, a Taipei analyst said.
The WHO's 15-person delegation was cut by two after the members tested positive for coronavirus antibodies while in Singapore.
Taiwan's national security think tank told Newsweek that Beijing could use the amended legislation to legitimize military action in defense of its national interests.
China's hawkish state media personality called for a firm response to new developments in U.S.-Taiwan ties, but an analyst told Newsweek the Chinese military was unlikely to act in the coming days.
Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is scheduled to visit Taipei in another high-level diplomatic call which has drawn Beijing's ire.
Local media reports said the 48-year-old employed by Alibaba-owned delivery service Ele.me was now in critical condition after suffering burns on 80 percent of his body.
After Mike Pompeo made the unprecedented move to remove restrictions on U.S.-Taiwan diplomatic exchanges on Saturday, a Biden spokesperson said the president-elect would continue to support Taiwan.
President-elect Biden's pick for secretary of state, Antony Blinken, had tweeted in support of Hong Kong, saying the new administration would stand up to Beijing.
The president's most recent orders include a ban on transactions with eight Chinese software applications, including popular mobile payment platforms Alipay and WeChat Pay.
China's foreign ministry further pushed the false equivalence on Thursday when its spokesperson accused the United States of double standards.
The year-end report produced by Taiwan's national security think tank predicts more misinformation campaigns by Beijing as it attempts to best Tsai Ing-wen and her government.
Authorities in Hong Kong said Wednesday that they had detained 53 pro-democracy activists and organizers involved in last year's unofficial primary elections.
In an op-ed for Newsweek, Secretary Pompeo accused the Chinese Communist Party of a lack of transparency regarding its nuclear weapons, some of which are capable of reaching the United States.
President Donald Trump was the only non-Chinese individual to appear on social media platform Weibo's 2020 trending list, which included two doctors and a majority of celebrities.
As the former Alibaba CEO has not been seen in public for two months, a 2019 op-ed in Communist Party newspaper People's Daily is trending for capturing China's current mood toward him.
Beijing said it had successfully deterred democratic Taiwan's independence movement in 2020.
Indian and Chinese forces have been locked in a stalemate along the 2,100-mile Line of Actual Control since deadly skirmishes claimed the lives of at least 20 soldiers in the summer.
Ophthalmologist Li Wenliang was given an official reprimand for "spreading false rumors." The Chinese government exonerated him after his death.
The two leaders discussed strengthening their regional alliance, which has seen growing economic ties and joint military drills.
Beijing has previously rejected requests by United Nations member states and the European Union to allow independent observers into Xinjiang.
Authorities in the Chinese capital Beijing said they were investigating the data leak, which has so far affected more than 50 celebrities, reports said Tuesday.
Experts assembled by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy agreed that relations between China and Taiwan were locked in a "downward spiral."
Following the start of sea trials for China's second Type 075 helicopter carrier, Chinese media outlets likened the country's shipbuilding speed to "cooking dumplings."
German Ambassador Christoph Heusgen appealed to China on Tuesday for the release of Canadian nationals Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, who are being held by Beijing on spy charges.
While the China accused the U.S. Navy of unauthorized entry into its territorial waters in the South China Sea, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said it was exercizing its right to freedom of navigation.
Reuters reported this week that the U.S. has warned two Pacific island nations about security threats of doing business with China's Huawei Marine company.
In an editorial on Wednesday, Communist Party-owned newspaper Global Times suggested Taiwan's newly launched "aircraft carrier killer" corvette would become an easy target for the Chinese military.
People's Liberation Army warplanes have flown into Taiwan's air defense identification zone on 11 days so far this month, according to the island's Ministry of National Defense.
In a report by China's state broadcaster CCTV on Friday, the 72nd Group Army and its main battle tanks were seen conducting urban warfare exercises in east China in a simulated Taiwan street battle.