China newspaper defends Xinjiang Muslim crackdown

BEIJING –  China’s campaign of pressure against the country’s Uighur Muslim minority has prevented the far-northwestern region of Xinjiang from “becoming ‘China’s Syria’ or ‘China’s Libya,’” an official Communist Party newspaper said Monday. The Global Times editorial came after a… Continue Reading

Taiwan’s president says no one can ‘obliterate’ country’s existence ahead of US visit

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen is seen above. She said that no one can “obliterate” her country’s existence.  (Getty Images) Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen vowed that “no one can obliterate Taiwan’s existence” on Sunday amid pressure from China to stamp out… Continue Reading

Taiwan’s Tsai travels in face of China diplomatic onslaught

BEIJING –  When Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen departs Sunday for Latin America, she’ll be traveling to a region she’s already visited three times in two years. She doesn’t have many other options. As Tsai crosses the halfway mark of her… Continue Reading