China holds military drills as US lawmakers visit Taiwan; Senator Lindsay Graham says Beijing must ‘pay a higher price’

China said its military drills were held on Friday to bolster its threat to use force to bring Taiwan under its control, as visiting US lawmakers in Taiwan made an explicit and public statement of their support for island democracy. autonomous while issuing a warning to China. The six lawmakers met with Taiwanese President Tsai … Read more

Sinking of the Moskva: Ukrainian missile or accidental firing – what really happened to the Russian warship?

CNN — The Russian guided missile cruiser Moskva rests deep under the Black Sea this morning. Whether he is there as a victim of Ukrainian missiles, Russian incompetence, bad luck or some combination of the three is unclear. What is certain, however, is that the biggest warship loss in 40 years will raise troubling questions … Read more

US OK has up to $95 million worth of equipment and training for Taiwan’s Patriot missile system

United States. says he has approved the sale of up to $95 million in training and equipment to support Taiwan’s Patriot missile defense system, which Taipei says would help protect the island from any invasion by the China. “The proposed sale will help maintain (Taiwan’s) missile density and ensure air operations readiness,” the Pentagon’s Defense … Read more

With the option to rule for life, China’s Xi targets Taiwan

hong kong CNN — Xi Jinping began his second term as president of China with a stark warning for Taiwan, an island he considers a breakaway province. “All deeds and tricks aimed at dividing the motherland are doomed to failure and will be condemned by the people and punished by history,” Xi said Tuesday at … Read more

Taiwan watches China as China and the world watch Ukraine

Seoul, South Korea CNN — China is closely monitoring events in Ukraine to assess its own strategy towards Taiwan, the island’s foreign minister has warned. “As we watch the development of events in Ukraine … we are also watching very carefully what China might do in Taiwan,” Joseph Wu said at a press conference on … Read more

US delegation signals support for Taiwan’s defense in shadow of Russian invasion of Ukraine,

Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s news bulletin Meanwhile in China, a tri-weekly update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and its impact on the world. Register here. Taipei, Taiwan CNN — As the world focuses on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a delegation of former US defense … Read more