(STL.News) US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo on Saturday said he was lifting of self-imposed restrictions on the US -Taiwan relationship. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News
Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State yesterday released the following statement: Taiwan is a vibrant democracy and reliable partner of the United States, and yet for several decades the State Department has created complex internal restrictions to regulate our diplomats, servicemembers, and other officials’ interactions with their Taiwanese counterparts. The United States government took these actions unilaterally, in an attempt to appease the Communist regime in Beijing. No more. Today I am announcing that I am lifting all of these self-imposed restrictions. Executive branch agencies should consider all “contact guidelines” regarding relations with Taiwan previously issued by the Department of State under authorities delegated to the Secretary of State to be null an...
On the Mass Arrests of Democracy Advocates in Hong Kong (STL.News) Arrests of more than 50 politicians and pro-democracy advocates by local authorities in Hong Kong is an outrage, and a reminder of the Chinese Communist Party’s contempt for its own people and the rule of law. Those arrested are guilty of nothing but exercising the democratic rights promised to them by treaty, and due to them through virtue of their humanity. They should be released immediately and unconditionally. The United States will not stand idly by while the people of Hong Kong suffer under Communist oppression. The United States will consider sanctions and other restrictions on any and all individuals and entities involved in executing this assault on the Hong Kong people, explore restrictions against the Hon...
(STL.News) China expressed anger on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law measures to further bolster support for Taiwan and Tibet, which had been included in a $2.3 trillion pandemic aid and spending package. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News STL.News References: YouTube
(STL.News) CHINA has started sea trials of its second amphibious assault ship, months after launch, which could be deployed in the South China Sea. The ship, called the Type 075, is known as a Landing Helicopter Dock. According to reports, it set sail from the Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai. The ship is heading towards the East China Sea. It was launched earlier this year in April. The initial project called for a ship capable of carrying helicopters, with a displacement of 30,000 tonnes, Naval News reports. The specifications of this ship are rumored to exceed that, with a displacement of 36,000 tonnes. It is also said to be capable of carrying 28 helicopters. Chinese state media outlet the Global Times has said the Type 075 is comparable to Wasp-class amphibious assault sh...
(STL.News) Taiwan’s Defence Ministry said the Shandong, which was formally commissioned almost exactly one year ago, accompanied by four warships had set out from the northern Chinese port of Dalian. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News STL.News References: YouTube
(STL.News) This year China sent a loud and clear message to the US Navy when the People’s Liberation Army Navy conducted several tests of its new aircraft carrier killer missiles. However, Beijing may have received a similar, and notably as clear message from Taipei. This month after the Taiwanese Navy announced that it has launched the first of its heavily armed carrier killer corvettes. The domestically-produced vessels have been touted as a key component to the independent island nation’s defense efforts against its mainland neighbor. The corvettes, which have earned the nickname aircraft carrier killers, are armed with subsonic and supersonic missiles. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of ARMED BN NOTE: STL.News does not guarantee the accuracy of information contained wi...
(STL.News) News items of the week ending December 19, 2020: AVENGER DRONE FLIES AUTONOMOUSLY RUSSIA CREATES STRIKE UNIT WITH KINZHAL MISSILE ARMED MIG-31K ISRAEL TESTS MISSILE DEFENSE U.S TO ADOPT MORE ASSERTIVE APPROACH AGAINST RUSSIA & CHINA TAIWAN UNVEILS NEW WARSHIP TO COUNTER CHINA RUSSIA MAY DEPLOY NUKES IN CRIMEA INDIAN NAVY TO ACQUIRE EXTENDED RANGE BRAHMOS JAPAN TO TEAM UP WITH LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP FOR NEW FIGHTER YouTube video provided courtesy of Defense Updates NOTE: STL.News does not guarantee the accuracy of the information contained within the video as we have not independently verified the content. View for entertainment purposes. STL.News References: YouTube
(STL.News) Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen said they face daily military threats from China as United States announced a new $280m arms sale package to the Chinese-claimed island. YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News STL.News References: YouTube
(STL.News) Taiwan began construction on a fleet of indigenous submarines on Tuesday, the latest move by the out-gunned island to bolster its defences against increasingly bellicose threats from Beijing. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News STL.News References: YouTube
(STL.News) A two-star Navy admiral overseeing U.S. military intelligence in the Asia-Pacific region has made an unannounced visit to Taiwan, two sources told Reuters on Sunday, in a high-level trip that could vex China. YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News STL.News References: YouTube
(STL.News) Taiwan's military has dispatched more of Marine Corps to China-claimed Dongsha Islands in the South China Sea after reports surfaced that Beijing is planning to carry out a simulated invasion in the atolls, according to Taiwan News. Earlier on Thursday, the US defense minister, warned China not to threaten other countries and also guard international routes not to create disputes. On the same day the PLA Navy will conduct live fire drills near China's Hainan Island to simulate an invasion of Dongsha Islands. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Military News NOTE: STL.News does not guarantee accuracy of information contain within the video as we have not independently verified the content contained within the video. STL.News References: YouTube
(STL.News) Now, Taiwan Issues Rare Confirmation and official, stated That United States Special Operators Are Training On The Island recently. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of The US Military News NOTE: STL.News does not guarantee the accuracy of the content provided within the video as it has not independently verified the content. STL.News References: YouTube
(STL.News) Taiwan Eyeing F-35 jets to Fight J-20 amid Rising Tensions China - The Taiwanese Military has said it plans to acquire the F-35 stealth fighter to maintain air superiority over China as the F-16V it has approved to buy from the US would be a match for the Chinese J-20 stealth jets. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Military News STL.News References: YouTube Taiwan Wikipedia Page F 35 Wikipedia Page Military News YouTube Channel
(STL.News) The Trump administration has notified Congress that it approved the sale of $600 million in armed MQ-9B drones and related equipment to Taiwan. The deal will enable Taiwan’s to acquire four “weapons ready” remotely piloted aircraft and related equipment. This is the latest in a series of arms transfers for the island. Viewers may note that the US Department of State before this has approved the sale of 11 truck-based rocket launchers made by Lockheed Martin Corp called HIMARS ( High Mobility Artillery Rocket System), 135 AGM-84H Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) Missiles, and 6 MS-110 Recce external sensor pods made by Collins Aerospace for jets in a deal worth $1.8 billion. The administration has also approved plans for a $2.37 billion sale of Harpoon...
(STL.News) W4r Is Declared China Deploys Military Power, Ready to Fight US Over Taiwan Dispute - WORLD W4R 3 fears have been synonymous with China in recent years, as tensions with the US in the South China Sea and Taiwan risk unintended conflict. However, this message has not yet reached Beijing, as the Chinese military has dispatched Military Power to Taiwan in increased aggression. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Military News STL.News References: YouTube Taiwan/China Wikipedia Page
(STL.News) Rattled by an interview with Taiwan's Foreign Minister, China shot off a protest letter to WION. The Chinese Embassy accused WION of 'seriously violating' the One-China principle. WION's Palki Sharma brings you WION's response. YouTube video courtesy of WION News
Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach will travel to Taiwan to attend the memorial service for former President Lee Teng-hui on September 19, 2020. The United States honors President Lee’s legacy by continuing our strong bonds with Taiwan and its vibrant democracy through shared political and economic values. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE