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A man rests near a map of Taiwan at a deserted Taiwan-themed shopping district in Beijing, China, Wednesday, December 14, 2016.
18 Jan 2017 10:48

China calls on US not to allow Taiwan delegation at Trump inauguration

Islam Times - China has called on the United States not to allow a delegation from Taiwan at US President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony.

A tank is seen behind smoke charges during annual military drills in central Taiwan, Taichung, January 17, 2017.
18 Jan 2017 07:15

Taiwan simulates China invasion during annual drills

Islam Times - The Taiwanese military has begun two days of exercises simulating a Chinese invasion at a time of increased tensions between Taipei and Beijing.

Risible Trump playing with fire over Taiwan: Chinese media
16 Jan 2017 10:10

Risible Trump playing with fire over Taiwan: Chinese media

Islam Times - Chinese state media say incoming US President Donald Trump is “playing with fire” by challenging China’s sovereignty over Taiwan, promising that Beijing would strongly respond to any reconsideration by the US of the so-called One China policy.

Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.
14 Jan 2017 04:08

Sino-US war may be inevitable: Chinese media

Islam Times - Chinese media have warned that the belligerent posture by US President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state vis-à-vis China could lead to a “devastating confrontation” between China and the United States.

This file, handout image shows the launch of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile during a test.
14 Jan 2017 04:06

China, Russia work out 'countermeasures' against THAAD deployment in S Korea

Islam Times - China and Russia have reportedly agreed to take new "countermeasures" against the United States’ decision to install an advanced missile system in South Korea.

Why Trump playing Taiwan Card with China?
11 Jan 2017 09:16

Why Trump playing Taiwan Card with China?

Islam Times - In further escalation of Beijing-Washington ties Taiwanese (China Taipei) President met senior US Republican lawmakers in Houston on Sunday.

China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier, with an accompanying fleet, conducts a military exercise in the South China Sea.
11 Jan 2017 07:12

Taiwan deploys jets, warships as Chinese fleet passes by

Islam Times - Taiwan says it scrambled warplanes and navy ships as China deployed its sole aircraft career, accompanied by a group of warships, through the Taiwan Strait on their way back from a South China Sea exercise.

Taiwan acquired the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile system as part of a $6.5 billion arms sale in 2008.
31 Dec 2016 09:59

China mulls measures against Taiwan

Islam Times - Senior Chinese military officers say the country's army is considering strong measures to prevent Taiwan from moving toward independence as warming relations between the self-ruled island and the US raise concerns in Beijing.

A view of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the capital, Beijing
26 Dec 2016 07:12

US proposal for Taiwan military ties irks China

Islam Times - China says it has filed “stern representations” with the United States over a defense bill newly signed by President Barack Obama that proposes military exchanges between the US and Taiwan.

This picture, taken in December 2016, shows Chinese J-15 fighter jets waiting on the deck of the Liaoning aircraft carrier during military drills in the Bohai Sea, off China’s northeast coast.
25 Dec 2016 11:57

China to conduct drill in Western Pacific, aircraft carrier to partake

Islam Times - China will be conducting an open-sea training drill, involving its first aircraft carrier, in the Western Pacific, the Chinese military has announced.

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi
22 Dec 2016 06:42

China says ties with US face uncertainties

Islam Times - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says China’s relations with the United States face new uncertainties, as a bumpy road is expected ahead for Beijing and a supposedly China-bashing future US administration.

Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai
15 Dec 2016 07:12

Chinese sovereignty not a bargaining chip: China’s envoy to US

Islam Times - China says matters of sovereignty and territorial integrity are non-negotiable, in yet another reaction to comments by US President-elect Donald Trump, who has suggested Washington can trade the recognition of Chinese sovereignty on Taiwan for economic and political concessions from Beijing....

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang
12 Dec 2016 08:36

China may end cooperation with US over Trump remarks: Beijing

Islam Times - The Chinese government says it is “seriously concerned” by US President-elect Donald Trump’s recent remarks signaling that he may end Washington’s commitment to the so-called One China policy.

Anti-China protesters celebrate the news announced the day before that Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying would not run for office again, during a rally in Hong Kong, December 11, 2016.
11 Dec 2016 09:14

People voting to pick Election Committee members in Hong Kong

Islam Times - People in Hong Kong have taken to the polls to elect their representatives in the Election Committee, which is in turn responsible for choosing the autonomous region’s new leader.

China Joins Russia Vetoing UN’s Pro-Militant Resolution on Syria
6 Dec 2016 09:40

China Joins Russia Vetoing UN’s Pro-Militant Resolution on Syria

Islam Times - The UN Security Council resolution which would have mandated a seven-day ceasefire in Syria’s Aleppo Russia and China was vetoed by Russia and China that believe such a Truce would only permit militants and terrorists to regroup.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L), U.S. president-elect Donald Trump (R).
21 Nov 2016 13:00

China 'Marco Polo' Xi Jinping Starts Jockeying in Post-Obama World

Islam Times - Beijing and Moscow have arrived at the conclusion that President-elect Donald Trump is not an ideologue in the neocon sense of the term; he’s a pragmatist. Therefore, resets are inevitable, as well as surprises.

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and his Chinese counterpart General Chang Wanquan
16 Nov 2016 08:22

Iran Signs Military Cooperation Pact with China

Islam Times - Iran and china signed an agreement to boost their military and defense cooperation as well as the fight on international terrorism.

This file photo shows China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier as inducted in the northeastern port city of Dalian in September 2012.
15 Nov 2016 12:15

Chinese first aircraft carrier prepared for ‘war’: Navy

Islam Times - China says its first aircraft carrier is ready for a deterrent “war”, a change from its previous status as a training ship, intended to allow the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) to practice with carrier usage.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and US President-elect Donald Trump
14 Nov 2016 11:53

Cooperation only choice for US, China: Xi tells Trump

Islam Times - Chinese President Xi Jinping has advised US President-elect Donald Trump to pursue cooperation as the only means to maintain bilateral relations between the world’s two largest economies.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying
7 Nov 2016 08:07

Hong Kong leader says will implement China ruling on rebel MPs

Islam Times - Hong Kong’s leader says he would “fully implement” a ruling by the Chinese parliament, which effectively bars two newly-elected pro-independence lawmakers from the city’s local legislature after they deliberately misread their oaths of office.