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New Taiwan president swings at China—but pulls punches—in first speech

Lai Ching-te gave a carefully calibrated inauguration speech that reflected his delicate status at the fulcrum of tensions between the U.S. and China.

6 min read20 May 2024
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Taiwan’s Lai Taking Helm in Key Flashpoint of US-China Rivalry

Taiwan’s Lai Ching-te is set to be sworn in as president of the democratic island, putting him right at the heart of a geopolitical rivalry involving the world’s two biggest powers.

3 min read20 May 2024
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US, Philippine Troops Kick Off Drills as China Tensions Mount

US and Philippine troops will sail beyond the Southeast Asian nation’s territorial waters for the first time since the joint annual drills started three decades ago, risking further maritime tensions with Beijing.

2 min read22 Apr 2024
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US House Passes $95 Billion in Aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan

The US House passed $61 billion in fresh aid for Ukraine on Saturday, ending a six-month political impasse during which Kyiv’s stockpiles dwindled in its war against Russia.

3 min read21 Apr 2024
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Grey Zone Warfare Heats Up: Taiwan tracks 30 Chinese warplanes in 24 hours, raising regional concerns

Taiwan reported a surge in Chinese military activity near the island on Wednesday, with 30 aircraft detected in a 24-hour period, one of the highest daily counts this year. The uptick follows a pattern of ’grey zone’ actions by China, which views Taiwan as a breakaway province

1 min read3 Apr 2024
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Auto sales fell 8% in July; 2-wheeler & PV sales dip 11% & 5% each

Overall auto retail stood at 14,36,927 units in July 2022, down from 15,59,106 units in July 2021. When compared with July 2019, the overall sales were down by 3,57,370 units. In July 2022, passenger vehicle (PV) retail sales stood at 2,50,972 units, down 5%.

4 min read4 Aug 2022
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Taiwan-China Tensions: How does this impact India’s auto sector and semiconductor demand

Taiwan is one of the Asian tiger economies and one of the richest countries in Asia. Today, the country is a leading manufacturer of chips, electronic components, and specifically semiconductors.

3 min read4 Aug 2022
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Taiwan Q3 GDP rebounds to two-year high as strong exports soften pandemic blows

Exports for electronics and telecommunications products both rose more than 20% yearly in the quarterThe island is rolling out a stimulus package worth T$1.05 trillion ($36.73 billion) to reduce the impact of strict border closures

1 min read30 Oct 2020
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Taiwan says won’t be intimidated by China’s ’hooligan’ diplomats after a fistfight

Taiwan’s charges, including that a Taiwanese diplomat ended up in hospital after the altercation, are hotly disputed by China, which views the democratically-run island as its own territory with no right to formal state-to-state ties.

1 min read20 Oct 2020

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