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Will China Invade Taiwan In 2022?

Jan 09, 2022 Seema Guha

In October 2021, a record 149 Chinese fighters roared through Taiwan’s identification zone, in a space of four days. The pattern of flying bombers to intimidate Taiwan has continued through the year. Will China invade Taiwan in 2022?

China Downgrades Ties With Lithuania After Taiwan Opens De Facto Embassy

Nov 21, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The move could further damage Beijing’s relations with the European Union, as Lithuania, the tiny Baltic nation with less than three million population, is an influential member of the bloc.

Doubts Over Chinese Tennis Star Peng Shuai's Email Raise Safety Concerns

Chinese officials have said nothing publicly since the accusation about two weeks ago by Peng Shuai that she was sexually assaulted by a former top government official.

US-China Conflict Intensifies As China's Tensions With Taiwan Raise

Oct 14, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

China recently sent a record number of military aircraft inside Taiwan's air defense zone. This started a row of diplomatic volleys as US termed China's actions 'provocative'.

French Senators Reach Taiwan Amid Heightened Tensions With China

China's ambassador to France Lu Shaye sent a warning letter in February calling on Richard to cancel the Taiwan visit, according to local media reports.

25 September, 2021

Taiwan's Opposition Chooses Its New Leader Under China Pressure

Associated Press (AP)

China has threatened to use force to bring Taiwan under its control and has increasingly mobilized military, diplomatic and economic pressure.

23 September, 2021

Anguished Over Taiwan's Interest To Join Pacific Trade Group, China Displays Force

Associated Press (AP)

China sent 19 fighter jets towards Taiwan over its intention to join an 11-nation Pacific trade group that it has also applied to join.

28 August, 2021

China Protests Passage Of US Navy, Coast Guard Ships in Taiwan Strait

Associated Press (AP)

A statement posted on the China's defence ministry website called the move provocative and said it shows that the United States is the biggest threat to peace and stability and creator of security risks in the 160-kilometer (100-mile) wide Taiwan Strait.

11 August, 2021

Taiwanese Books Lose Markets In China Amid Rising Tensions

Associated Press (AP)

In recent years, China has cut the flow of Chinese tourists and students to Taiwan and blocked its artists from taking part in Taiwan’s Golden Rooster and Golden Melody awards, regarded as the Oscars and Grammys for Chinese-language movies and music.

24 July, 2021

Typhoon In-fa To Make Landfall In China Over Weekend

Associated Press (AP)

Forecasters say Typhoon In-fa is moving toward China and is expected to make landfall in Zhejiang province either Sunday afternoon or early Monday morning.

04 June, 2021

Taiwan, Sparring With China, Receives Vaccines From Japan

Associated Press (AP)

The donation underscores how geopolitics have come to impact the global vaccination rollout, as countries scramble to secure enough vaccines for their populations.


02 April, 2021

34 Killed, Dozens Injured In Train Crash In Taiwan

Associated Press (AP)

Reports said a truck fell from a cliff above and landed on the tracks, where a train emerging from a tunnel smashed into it.

27 January, 2021

China Flies Military Planes Over Taiwan to ‘Warn’ Against Foreign Interference In Region

Associated Press (AP)

China sent eight bombers and four fighter jets into Taiwan's air defence identification zone on Saturday, according to Taiwan's Defence Ministry.

18 November, 2020

Taiwan Grounds All F-16 Fighter Jets For Checks After One Goes Missing

Associated Press (AP)

The plane's disappearance follows the crash of an F-5E fighter during a training mission last month that killed the pilot.

16 October, 2020

Chinese Company Offers Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine To Students

Associated Press (AP)

China National Biotech Group says it will provide the vaccine for free to Chinese students who study abroad.

26 August, 2020

China Protests Alleged US Spy Plane Incursion During Drills

Associated Press (AP)

In a statement issued late Tuesday, the Ministry of National Defense said the action had 'seriously interfered in normal exercise activities' and 'severely incurred the risk of misjudgment and even of bringing about an unintended air- sea incident.'

16 June, 2020

Why Democratic Progressive Party Of Taiwan Is Anathema To China

Rup Narayan Das

Taiwan’s relationship with China is not just a bilateral issue; it also has geo-strategic and security implications for the Asia-Pacific, now rechristened Indo-Pacific


12 April, 2020

Taiwan Bucks Coronavirus Sports Cancellations With New Baseball Season


Despite its proximity and trade links with China, Taiwan has so far managed to keep a lid on the pandemic now sweeping the globe

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz