Posts tagged as Taipei

Pulling the dragon’s tail: Lithuania defies China

By Zintis Znotiņš on Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Lithuania has unexpectedly become one of the loudest critics of China on the international stage. Why is this so and will Lithuania be forced to pay for pulling the eastern dragon by the tail? The opening of a Taiwan representative office in Lithuania – with “Taiwan” being used in the name instead of “Taipei” – is the latest and loudest move by Lithuania that has angered China, but it is…

China again flies bombers around Taiwan

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Bombers and fighter jets from China’s air force conducted encirclement drills around Taiwan on Friday, the latest round of increasingly frequent military manoeuvres near the self-ruled island that Taipei has denounced as intimidation. China claims Taiwan as its sacred territory, and its hostility towards the island has grown since the 2016 election of President Tsai Ing-wen from the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party. In the past year, Beijing has stepped up…