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Xi tries to salvage Pelosi crisis with new aggressive military tactic

Xi tries to salvage Pelosi crisis with new aggressive military tactic

Chinese President Xi Jinping wasn’t able to stop Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, so engaged in a face-saving effort for his domestic audience, experts say.

  • by Yew Lun Tian

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Wong joins US and Japan urging China to ‘immediately cease’ firing over the Taiwan Strait

Wong joins US and Japan urging China to ‘immediately cease’ firing over the Taiwan Strait

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan continued to raise tensions over the weekend with China halting all talks with America on climate change and military relations.

  • by Anthony Galloway
Marles accuses China of breaching UN rules with Taiwan exercises

Marles accuses China of breaching UN rules with Taiwan exercises

The Defence Minister made it clear China was flouting the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea by launching ballistic missiles in an escalating response to a visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

  • by David Crowe and Peter Hartcher
Japan tells China to stop its military drills around Taiwan

Japan tells China to stop its military drills around Taiwan

China’s Foreign Ministry says it is halting cooperation with the US in eight areas after announcing sanctions on US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her family in retaliation for her visit.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
US lashes China’s ‘manufactured’ crisis over Taiwan

US lashes China’s ‘manufactured’ crisis over Taiwan

Penny Wong earlier warned of the risk of miscalculation after China began its biggest ever live-fire drills near Taiwan in retaliation for Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island.

  • by Farrah Tomazin, Chris Barrett and Eryk Bagshaw
The two words that are essential to avoiding war over Taiwan

The two words that are essential to avoiding war over Taiwan

“Thursday is Valentine’s Day in China,” says Taiwan expert Wen-Ti Sung. “They are showing Taiwan a bit of tough love.”

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
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Pelosi’s Taiwan adventure will ramp up the rift between the US and China

Pelosi’s Taiwan adventure will ramp up the rift between the US and China

Nancy Pelosi stirred markets by visiting Taiwan this week. China is considering how it will retaliate to the trip, which could have long-term consequences.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
‘You can’t just sympathise’: Zelensky calls for more support to fight tyranny

‘You can’t just sympathise’: Zelensky calls for more support to fight tyranny

The Ukrainian president used an address to ANU to signal he wants more defence supplies, while also calling on China to condemn Russia for its invasion.

  • by David Crowe
Undeterred Pelosi recommits support for Taiwan as Beijing lashes out

Undeterred Pelosi recommits support for Taiwan as Beijing lashes out

The economic sanctions and military and diplomatic threats from Beijing escalated as the US speaker met with Taiwan’s legislature and President Tsai Ing-wen.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
HSBC is under threat as tensions between the East and the West rise
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HSBC is under threat as tensions between the East and the West rise

HSBC’s roots lie in the financing of trade between the East and the West, but tensions between the two, coupled with some shareholder discontent, now threaten to tear it apart.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Pelosi’s Taiwan visit the culmination of decades of defying Beijing

Pelosi’s Taiwan visit the culmination of decades of defying Beijing

The House Speaker has called her commitment to human rights in China “part of who I am”, proudly describing herself as the most disliked person in China. 

  • by Matthew Knott