US lawmakers arrive in Taiwan as tensions flare in China

US lawmakers arrive in Taiwan as tensions flare in China

TAIPEI/WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – A delegation of US lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday for a two-day trip during which they will meet President Tsai Ing-wen, the second high-level group to visit amid military tensions between the self-governed island and China. Beijing, which claims that Taiwan is democratically governed as its own territory, has … Read more

China sanctions Lithuanian deputy minister for visit to Taiwan

China sanctions Lithuanian deputy minister for visit to Taiwan

The Lithuanian state emblem is on display at its embassy in Beijing, China, Dec. 15, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry said Friday it had imposed sanctions on Lithuanian Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Agne Vaiciukeviciute for visiting Taiwan, … Read more

Five Chinese state-owned companies to be removed from NYSE

Five Chinese state-owned companies to be removed from NYSE

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Five Chinese state-owned companies, including China Life Insurance (601628.SS) and oil giant Sinopec (600028.SS) said Friday they would delist the New York stock exchange amid heightened diplomatic and economic tensions with the United States. The companies, which also include Aluminum Corporation of China (Chalco) (601600.SS), PetroChina (601857.SS) and Sinopec … Read more

US gas prices fall below $4 for the first time since March

US gas prices fall below  for the first time since March

Demand for petrol has decreased in the summer Lower incomes spend less due to price decline US selling price hits record in June Aug 11 (Reuters) – The average retail price of US gasoline fell below $4 a gallon for the first time in months on Thursday, providing some relief for drivers in the world’s … Read more

South Korea and China clash over US missile defense system, making mediation difficult

South Korea and China clash over US missile defense system, making mediation difficult

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is seen in Seongju, South Korea, June 13, 2017. Photo taken June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Reuters) – China and South Korea clashed on Thursday over a US missile defense shield, undermining efforts by the … Read more

US approves first delivery of Boeing 787 Dreamliner since ’21 -sources

US approves first delivery of Boeing 787 Dreamliner since ’21 -sources

The Boeing logo is displayed on a screen, at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, US, Aug. 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Monday approved the first Boeing (BN) 787 Dreamliner for delivery since 2021, paving … Read more

Biden says he is concerned about China’s moves around Taiwan

Biden says he is concerned about China’s moves around Taiwan

U.S. President Joe Biden talks to reporters as he travels aboard Air Force One to eastern Kentucky to visit families affected by the devastation of the recent flooding, as he departs Delaware Air National Guard Base in New Castle, Delaware , US, Aug. 8, 2022. REUTERS /Kevin Lamarque Register now for FREE unlimited access to … Read more

China announces new military exercises around Taiwan

China announces new military exercises around Taiwan

TAIPEI, Aug. 8 (Reuters) – The Chinese military on Monday announced new military exercises in the seas and airspace around Taiwan – a day after the planned end of its largest-ever exercises to protest last week’s visit to Taipei by the Speaker of the United States House, Nancy Pelosi. China’s Eastern Theater Command said it … Read more

Chinese and Taiwanese warships face each other as exercises end

Chinese and Taiwanese warships face each other as exercises end

Chinese and Taiwanese ships circle ‘cat and mouse’ on high seas Four days of Chinese exercises end at 12:00 pm China warns US not to create a bigger crisis TAIPEI, Aug. 7 (Reuters) – Chinese and Taiwanese warships played “cat and mouse” on the high seas Sunday, hours before the scheduled end of four days … Read more

Shells hit electricity cables at Ukraine nuclear power plant, fighting in the east

Shells hit electricity cables at Ukraine nuclear power plant, fighting in the east

Technicians close reactor in Europe’s largest nuclear power plant Three grain ships leave Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea Turkey’s Erdogan meets Putin in Russia Fighting in the east focuses on fortified village Kiev, Aug. 5 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine on Friday accused each other of shelling Europe’s largest nuclear power plant as fighting … Read more