China punishes Taiwan: Sand is also a ‘weapon’

China punishes Taiwan: Sand is also a 'weapon'

Sand mining cranes in Payang Lake, Jiangxi province, China – Photo: REUTERS Why natural sand? The China Daily newspaper quoted a notice from the Ministry of Commerce of China saying that the order to suspend the export of natural sand …

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To what extent will the Taiwan Strait boil?

To what extent will the Taiwan Strait boil?

Chinese military aircraft fly over Pingtan Island, one of mainland China’s closest points to Taiwan, on August 5 – Photo: AFP This sanction is part of China’s response to Ms. Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan in many aspects, from public opinion, …

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Taiwanese people argue about Ms. Pelosi’s visit

Taiwanese people argue about Ms. Pelosi's visit

At a bank branch in central Taipei on the afternoon of August 2, some people unexpectedly came to ask teller Joseph Chiu to withdraw millions of NT dollars. “They’re worried that the bank will close tomorrow,” Chiu explained to a …

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Ms. Pelosi pushed up Taiwan tensions

Ms. Pelosi pushed up Taiwan tensions

A man in Beijing reads a newspaper covering US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Asia tour – Photo: Reuters However, the US, Taiwanese and Japanese media on the same day quoted sources revealing that Ms. Pelosi is expected to visit Taiwan …

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Ms. Pelosi went to Singapore first instead of Japan

Ms. Pelosi went to Singapore first instead of Japan

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during a meeting with US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in March 2022 – UPI screenshot The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore confirmed that during her stay in the country, Ms. Pelosi’s delegation will …

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