From 7-11s to train stations, cyber attacks plague Taiwan over Pelosi visit

From 7-11s to train stations, cyber attacks plague Taiwan over Pelosi visit

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at a meeting with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (not pictured) at the presidential office in Taipei, Taiwan August 3, 2022. Taiwan Presidential Office/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI/BEIJING, Aug 4 (Reuters) – As US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi … Read more

Sterling falls as BoE expects recession, US futures up

Sterling falls as BoE expects recession, US futures up

Bank of England hikes rates by 50 basis points BoE expects recession throughout 2023 Fed official: 50bp hike in Sept “reasonable” Oil stabilized after hitting six-month low Lufthansa returns to operating profit LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Sterling fell on Thursday after the Bank of England followed its counterparts in the United States and euro … Read more

Suspected drones over Taiwan, cyber attacks after Pelosi visit

Suspected drones over Taiwan, cyber attacks after Pelosi visit

Suspected drones fly over outlying Taiwanese islands Defense ministry says its website attacked, briefly offline Chinese military exercises, involving live-fire, set to begin China says it’s an internal affair TAIPEI, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Suspected drones flew over outlying Taiwanese islands and hackers attacked its defense ministry website, authorities in Taipei said on Thursday, a … Read more

Pelosi pledges solidarity with Taiwan as China holds military drills, vents anger

Pelosi pledges solidarity with Taiwan as China holds military drills, vents anger

TAIPEI, Aug 3 (Reuters) – China furiously condemned the highest-level US visit to Taiwan in 25 years as House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi hailed the self-ruled island as “one of the freest societies in the world” and pledged American solidarity . Beijing demonstrated its anger with Pelosi’s presence on an island that it says … Read more

Chinese warplanes buzz line dividing Taiwan Strait before expected Pelosi visit – source

Chinese warplanes buzz line dividing Taiwan Strait before expected Pelosi visit - source

TAIPEI, Aug 2 (Reuters) – US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi was expected to arrive in Taipei later on Tuesday, people briefed on the matter said, as several Chinese warplanes flew close to the median line dividing the Taiwan Strait, a source told Reuters. China has repeatedly warned against Pelosi going to Taiwan, which … Read more

US House Speaker Pelosi begins Asia tour, no mention of Taiwan

US House Speaker Pelosi begins Asia tour, no mention of Taiwan

Chess pieces are seen in front of displayed China and Taiwan’s flags in this illustration taken January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, July 31 (Reuters) – US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi starts a tour of four Asian countries on Sunday, her office said, without … Read more

Chinese nationalist commentator deletes Pelosi tweet after Twitter blocks account

Chinese nationalist commentator deletes Pelosi tweet after Twitter blocks account

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) addresses reporters during a news conference at the US Capitol in Washington, US, July 29, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, July 30 (Reuters) – A prominent Chinese commentator said on Saturday he deleted a tweet warning of military retaliation should US … Read more

Don’t ‘play with fire’ over Taiwan, China’s Xi warns in call with Biden

Don't 'play with fire' over Taiwan, China's Xi warns in call with Biden

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, July 28 (Reuters) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping warned against playing with fire over Taiwan in a call with US President Joe Biden on Thursday, highlighting Beijing’s concerns about a possible visit to the Chinese-claimed island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “Those who play with fire will perish by it,” China’s foreign ministry … Read more

World stocks eye best month since late 2020, dollar slips

World stocks eye best month since late 2020, dollar slips

MSCI World index up 0.3%; nearly 6% for the month Dollar down 0.5% against a basket of major peers Markets bet US slowdown to temper rate tightening LONDON/SINGAPORE, July 29 (Reuters) – Global stocks rose on Friday, on course for their best month since late 2020 as traders bet a weakening US economy could slow … Read more

U.S. says Biden-Xi call expected to cover Taiwan tensions, Ukraine

U.S. says Biden-Xi call expected to cover Taiwan tensions, Ukraine

US President Joe Biden speaks virtually with Chinese leader Xi Jinping from the White House in Washington, US November 15, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden and China’s leader Xi Jinping are expected to talk on Thursday, a source … Read more