China using civilian ships to enhance navy capability, reach

BANGKOK (AP) — A Chinese scientific ship bristling with surveillance equipment docked in a Sri Lankan port. Hundreds of fishing boats anchored for months at a time among disputed islands in the South China Sea. And ocean-going ferries, built to be capable of carrying heavy vehicles and large loads of people. All are ostensibly civilian … Read more

Semiconductor alliances between the US and Asia could hold back China

Leading chipmaking nations including the US are forming alliances, in part to secure their semiconductor supply chain and to stop China from reaching the cutting-edge of the industry, analysts told CNBC. Places including the United States, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, which have strong semiconductor industries, have looked to forge partnerships around the critical technology. … Read more

US considers China sanctions to deter Taiwan action Politics News

The United States is considering options for a sanctions package against China to deter it from invading Taiwan, with the European Union coming under diplomatic pressure from Taipei to do the same, according to sources familiar with the discussions. The sources said the deliberations in Washington and Taipei’s separate lobbying of EU envoys were both … Read more

US considers China sanctions to deter Taiwan action Politics News

The United States is considering options for a sanctions package against China to deter it from invading Taiwan, with the European Union coming under diplomatic pressure from Taipei to do the same, according to sources familiar with the discussions. The sources said the deliberations in Washington and Taipei’s separate lobbying of EU envoys were both … Read more

US considers China sanctions to deter Taiwan action; Taiwan presses EU

The Flag-Lowering Ceremony takes place at Liberty Square on August 09, 2022 in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan proposed $19 billion in defense spending for next year on Thursday, a double-digit increase on 2022 that includes funds for new fighter jets, weeks after China staged large-scale war games around the island it views as its sovereign territory. … Read more

US considers China sanctions to deter Taiwan action; Taiwan presses EU

The Flag-Lowering Ceremony takes place at Liberty Square on August 09, 2022 in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan proposed $19 billion in defense spending for next year on Thursday, a double-digit increase on 2022 that includes funds for new fighter jets, weeks after China staged large-scale war games around the island it views as its sovereign territory. … Read more