Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan coastguard ‘drives away’ Chinese vessels including sand dredger

Nearly 100 civilian vessels from mainland China including sand dredgers have converged on waters close to Taiwan’s Matsu archipelago, in what observers say is the latest effort to intimidate the self-ruled island. According to Taiwan’s coastguard, the boats were seen in waters off Renai on Nangan Island on Sunday night. It said patrol ships were […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Czechs summon Chinese envoy over Taiwan row

The Czech foreign ministry said Monday it had summoned the Chinese envoy to Prague after Beijing threatened an opposition politician currently on a visit to Taiwan. A delegation led by Czech Senate speaker Milos Vystrcil arrived in Taipei on Sunday, angering China which is trying to keep the island isolated from the rest of the […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – US sends surveillance aircraft to watch Chinese coastline as Taiwan starts major military exercise

A US surveillance aircraft passed close to China’s southern province of Guangdong in a rare operation believed to be designed to monitor any military activity along the coast. The E-8C was spotted around 110km (68 miles) from the coast, according to an image published on Twitter by the South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative, […]

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Chinese university sacks professor who criticised President Xi, friends say – Times of India

BEIJING: A Beijing law professor who has been an outspoken critic of China’s President Xi Jinping and the ruling Communist Party was fired by his university after being released from a nearly week-long detention, his friends said. Xu Zhangrun, a constitutional law professor at the prestigious Tsinghua University, returned home on Sunday morning, six days […]

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Chinese Expats Fake Coronavirus Tests to Leave Russia – Reports – The Moscow Times

The Chinese Embassy in Moscow has issued a warning after some of its citizens forged negative coronavirus test results to fly back home from Russia, the South China Morning Post reported Tuesday. Russia temporarily banned Chinese nationals from entry in February in an effort to prevent the Covid-19 outbreak which originated in China from spreading. […]

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US tightens rules on four more Chinese state ‘propaganda’ outlets – Times of India

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday tightened rules on four more Chinese state media organizations, denouncing them as propaganda outlets, renewing a feud with Beijing. The State Department said it was reclassifying four outlets – China Central Television, the China News Service, the People’s Daily and the Global Times – as foreign missions rather than […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – 7th Chinese fighter sighted near Taiwan could be from new deployment in SCS

Chinese warplane sightings near Taiwan could be sign of South China Sea deployment or combat training For the seventh time in less than two weeks, a Chinese fighter jet approached Taiwan’s airspace on Sunday (June 21) in what could be part of a new deployment in the South China Sea (SCS) or combat training originating […]

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US slaps ‘foreign missions’ restrictions on 4 more Chinese state media outlets

The US State Department has reclassified four Chinese news outlets as “foreign missions,” declaring them “propaganda outlets” and imposing strict controls on their ability to employ journalists and conduct business in the US. Chinese outlets Global Times, China Central Television, China News Service, and People’s Daily have joined a growing list of state-run outlets subjected […]

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Somebody failed to do his job: Amarinder | India News – Times of India

Asking why no orders to fire at the Chinese were given in the face of the brutal attack, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said, “Somebody failed to do his job, and we need to find out who he was.” If the unit was armed, as is being claimed now, the second-in-command should have […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan airspace for 4th time in 2 weeks

A Chinese J-10 fighter jet and a Shaanxi Y-8 military transport plane had to be chased out of Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the fourth incident of its kind in two weeks, the Air Force said Wednesday (June 17). Just one day earlier, another J-10 had also crossed into Taiwan’s airspace. Each incursion […]

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