Pelosi tells Taiwan US commitment to democracy is ‘ironclad’

Pelosi tells Taiwan US commitment to democracy is 'ironclad'

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — After a trip that drew China’s wrathdefiant Nancy Pelosi concluded her visit to Taiwan on Wednesday with a pledge that the American commitment to democracy on the self-governing island and elsewhere “remains ironclad.” Pelosi received a euphoric welcome as the first US House speaker to visit in more than 25 years, … Read more

US House Speaker Pelosi arrives in Taiwan, defying Beijing

US House Speaker Pelosi arrives in Taiwan, defying Beijing

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday night despite threats from Beijing of serious consequences, becoming the highest-ranking American official to visit the self-ruled island claimed by China in 25 years. Pelosi’s visit has triggered increased tension between China and the United States. China claims Taiwan as part … Read more

Pelosi meets Singapore leaders at start of Asia tour

Pelosi meets Singapore leaders at start of Asia tour

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held talks with officials in Singapore on Monday at the start of her Asian tour, as questions swirled over a possible stop in Taiwan that has fueled tension with Beijing. Pelosi met with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, President Halimah Yacob and other Cabinet … Read more

Pelosi confirms trip to Asia, but no mention of Taiwan

Pelosi confirms trip to Asia, but no mention of Taiwan

BEIJNG (AP) — The speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, confirmed Sunday she will visit four Asian countries this week but made no mention of a possible stop in Taiwan that has fueled tension with Beijing, which claims the island democracy as its own territory. Pelosi said in a statement she is … Read more

Biden speaks with China’s Xi as tension grows over Taiwan

Biden speaks with China's Xi as tension grows over Taiwan

CNN — President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping held a lengthy and candid discussion about Taiwan on Thursday as tensions mount between Washington and Beijing, despite Biden’s onetime hope of stabilizing the world’s most important country-to-country relationship. The two leaders did agree to begin arrangements for a face-to-face summit, their first as … Read more

A richer, stronger China warns Pelosi not to visit Taiwan

A richer, stronger China warns Pelosi not to visit Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing grumbled but swallowed its irritation in 1997 when then-Speaker Newt Gingrich of the US House of Representatives visited Taiwan, the island democracy claimed by the mainland’s ruling Communist Party as its own territory. China had other priorities. President Jiang Zemin’s government was preparing to celebrate Hong Kong’s return and wanted to … Read more

Pelosi to Taiwan would be career capstone, despite warnings

Pelosi to Taiwan would be career capstone, despite warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched her political career being tough on China — a new congresswoman who dared to unfurl a pro-democracy banner in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square during a 1991 visit with other US lawmakers shortly after the student massacre. More than 30 years later, her interest in traveling to Taiwan presents … Read more

Biden’s call with Xi Jinping will focus on areas of U.S.-China cooperation, not just tension

Biden's call with Xi Jinping will focus on areas of U.S.-China cooperation, not just tension

A screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping attending a virtual meeting with US President Joe Biden via video link, at a restaurant in Beijing, China November 16, 2021. Tingshu Wang | Reuters WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s upcoming call with Chinese leader Xi Jinping will focus on areas of potential cooperation between the US and … Read more

Biden, Xi to hold talks amid new tensions over Taiwan

Biden, Xi to hold talks amid new tensions over Taiwan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping will speak Thursday, according to a US official, their first conversation in four months coming amid new tension between Washington and Beijing over China’s claims on Taiwan. The planned talks between the two leaders — the fifth in a series of regular check-ins — have been … Read more

Another out of control 21-ton Chinese rocket is falling to Earth

Yet another out-of-control Chinese rocket is sparking concern — a year after one of Beijing's spacecrafts showered debris over the Indian Ocean

Yet another out-of-control Chinese rocket is sparking concern — a year after one of Beijing‘s spacecraft showered debris over the Indian Ocean. Experts fear that part of a 21-ton Long March 5B rocket, which was launched into space on Sunday, may fail to fully burn up as it re-enters Earth’s atmosphere. It would then plummet … Read more