The Chinese government's top political adviser called on Taiwan affairs staff to produce "outstanding achievements."
President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of state was quizzed by senators Tuesday at his confirmation hearing.
Taiwan's foremost defense analyst said a successful takeover by Beijing would turn the island into "China's Hawaii," giving the Chinese military the ability to strike at the U.S. West Coast.
Trump could both box in his successor and solidify his recalibration of U.S.-China policy with one brilliant diplomatic move.
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.
Now, as the Trump presidency comes to a close, the administration is taking a final major step to cement U.S.-Taiwan relations.
From Yemen to China and Taiwan, the departing administration is doing all it can to hamstring its successor's diplomats.
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.
"Every time there's a positive movement, Beijing reacts irrationally, including military intimidation or inflammatory rhetoric," the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York told Newsweek as the Chinese Foreign Ministry warned of a "dangerous path."
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.
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.
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.
Beijing said it had successfully deterred democratic Taiwan's independence movement in 2020.
Experts assembled by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy agreed that relations between China and Taiwan were locked in a "downward spiral."
Beijing deployed its newest aircraft carrier south through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, prompting a response from Taipei.
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.
The Biden administration must insist that the WHO act against its pro-China bias and initiate a credible, transparent investigation into the origin of the virus and China's responsibility for it.
Zhu Fenglian, spokesperson for Beijing's Taiwan Affairs Office, said China would take "all necessary measures" to ensure the democratic island was reunited under mainland rule.
Speaking at a think tank forum on Sunday, Chinese Rear Admiral Guan Youfei said the United States was to blame for the current tensions in the Taiwan Strait.
At a ship launching ceremony on Tuesday, President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan could one day become a weapons supplier to Western democracies.
Beijing professor Tian Feilong, a proponent of the Beijing's Hong Kong national security law, said the Chinese government should be preparing for a "non-peaceful reunification" of Taiwan.
The Cold War-era "Dragon Lady" plane was picked up by flight radar as it made a sortie into the Taiwan Strait on Thursday.
Chinese officials on Tuesday condemned the Trump administration's latest round of arms sales to Taiwan, which is the United States' largest recipient of foreign military sales in 2020.
The worker, who came to Taiwan from the Philippines, reportedly stepped out of his hotel room in Kaohsiung City to give something to a friend next door.
Taiwan's new envoy to India said Monday that it was time for Taipei and New Delhi to "redefine" their relationship amid both countries' tensions with China.
Communist Party newspaper "Global Times" said warplane missions to Taiwan were now "routine" in order to safeguard Chinese territory.