Taiwan: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

China sends fighter jets amidst US’s support for Taiwan

Chinese Air Force fighter jets crossed the mid-line of the Taiwan Strait briefly and they were tracked by Taiwanese missiles. The US health Chief Alex Azar also visited the island to offer support of President Donald Trump to the government of the island nation. China condemned this visit by the US Official as China claimed ..

How the Hong Kong Protests Started?

Hong Kong is a special administrative region under the People’s Republic of China since 1997. In 1842, after the end of the First Opium War, Hong Kong became a part of the British colony. After the end of the Second Opium War in 1860, the British colony was further expanded up to the Kowloon Peninsula ..

Kiribati ends diplomatic ties with Taiwan

Four days after the Solomon Islands cut ties with Taiwan, the Pacific island nation Kiribati following the suit has ended diplomatic ties with Taiwan. Now only 15 countries now recognise the self-governing territory of Taiwan as a sovereign nation. Dollar Diplomacy Taiwan has issued a statement stating that President of Kiribati had asked Taiwan to ..

Hong Kong Extradition Law

Hong Kong is at a political turmoil over the proposed extradition law. More than a million people in Hong Kong marched against a controversial extradition bill which they fear will erode freedom in the semi-autonomous territory. Brief Background Hong Kong was a British territory. It was handed over to China in 1997 under the concept ..

US Navy coast guard ships pass through Taiwan strait

The transit of the ship through the strait demonstrates US commitment to free and open Indo Pacific. Though china has repeatedly warned US to handle the Taiwan issue carefully, US has been helping Taiwan to defend itself. US has sold $15 billion weaponry to Taiwan since 2010. Beijing is repeatedly pressurising on the issue, as ..