‘Will Backfire If…’: China Breathes Fire At U.S. Over Taiwan, Warns Of New War | Watch

Published on May 24, 2024 11:15 PM IST As Chinese forces conduct military drills around Taiwan, Beijing issued a big ‘war’ warning to Taiwan. The Chinese foreign ministry on May 24 said it would ramp up countermeasures until “complete reunification” of Taiwan with China. The warning came as Chinese forces conducted military drills around the … Read more

Video: How Chinese attack on Taiwan would look like

China is carrying out a large-scale two-day military exercise around Taiwan as a “strong punishment” for the self-ruled island’s “separatist acts”. Though China has carried out at least two such drills in the past, the ongoing war game is different in its design and objectives. On Thursday, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) launched the joint … Read more

Taiwan New President Lai Ching Te Takes Office

Lai Ching-te took office as Taiwan’s new president on Monday morning. He took over from Tsai Ing-wen after serving as her vice-president for the past four years. Lai was sworn in at the presidential office, built during the Japanese colonial era, in central Taipei. According to a Reuters report, Lai’s challenges in office will include … Read more

Taiwan Taipei Hualien City Earthquakes Measuring Between 6.3 And 4.5 Magnitudes

Multiple earthquakes hit the island republic of Taiwan on Tuesday, with the strongest measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale, according to the US Geological Survey. However, no casualties were reported. The epicentre of the strongest earthquake was 28 kilometres south of the city of Hualien, at a depth of 10.7 kilometres. The other quakes measured … Read more

After Long Delays, US House To Vote On Aid Bills For Israel, Ukraine | World News

New Delhi: United States House Speaker Mike Johnson on Monday introduced a complex plan for providing aid to Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan during wartime. Johnson announced that the Republican-led House would finally vote this week on aid legislation for Ukraine and Israel, following several months of delays and pressure from the right-wing.  Speaker Johnson posted … Read more

Two Indians Missing, Search Ops Underway As Toll Reaches Nine, 70 Quarry Workers Stranded

New Delhi: Two Indian nationals were reported missing following the devastating earthquake that struck Taiwan early on Wednesday. The missing persons, a man and a woman, were last seen in Taroko Gorge, located close to the earthquake’s epicentre. The earthquake, described as the strongest to hit Taiwan in a quarter-century, occurred during the morning hour, … Read more

Taiwan Hit By Strongest Earthquake In 25 Years; Tsunami Warnings Issued In Japan | World News

Taipei: A powerful earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale rocked Taiwan’s eastern shores on Wednesday leaving residents rattled and authorities on high alert. The US Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed the quake’s magnitude, describing it as a “notable quake” with its epicentre located in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 25.0 kilometres south-southeast of Hualien County Hall. … Read more

Taiwan Earthquake Cause Widespread Damage, Toll Rises To 4. Helpline Opened For Indians: Top Points

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake jolted the eastern coast of Taiwan on Wednesday, in what is said to be the strongest quake that the island nation has witnessed in the past 25 years. In view of the earthquake the India Taipei Association set up an emergency helpline number to provide assistance, clarification, or guidance to all … Read more

’32 Aircraft, 5 Naval Ships In 24 Hours’: Taiwan Tracks Increased Chinese Military Activity Around Nation | World News

New Delhi: The Taiwan Ministry of National Defence (MND) has been closely monitoring an uptick in military activity in the region, with 32 Chinese military aircraft and five naval vessels of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) detected from 6 a.m. on Wednesday (March 20) to the same time on Thursday (March 21). Notably, 20 of … Read more

China Increases Defence Budget To $232 Billion, Sets Economic Growth Target Of 5 Per Cent

China on Tuesday increased its defence budget by 7.2 per cent to USD 232 billion as it continues with the massive modernisation of its military amid prevailing tensions over Taiwan, the South China Sea, border frictions with India and increasing rivalry with the US. China, which is the second highest spender on defence after the … Read more