Taiwan at the center of China-US tensions in 2023

Taiwan at the center of China-US tensions in 2023 China fired missiles over Taipei after Nancy Pelosi ignored his warnings and visited Taiwan in August. Since then, tensions have been simmering and could flare up again in 2023. Kristy Kilburn reports.

Xinjiang eases some restrictions after lockdown protests

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Authorities in China’s western Xinjiang region opened some neighborhoods in the capital Urumqi on Saturday after residents staged extraordinary nighttime demonstrations against the city’s draconian “zero-COVID” lockdown that had lasted more than three months . The expressions of public defiance were fueled by anger over an apartment building fire that left … Read more

Major threat to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s regime after rocket attack

After several years of relative calm, the situation in North Korea has deteriorated to alarming new lows, with the rogue state now openly bragging about being a nuclear power. In recent days, leader Kim Jong-un has authorized a barrage of missile launches, including at least six on Thursday, sparking evacuation warnings and widespread panic in … Read more

Solomon Islands sends police officers to China to undergo month-long training

The Solomon Islands will send 32 police officers to China to undergo a month-long training session, just days after the country assured Australia that it would not allow a Chinese military presence on its territory. The group will be led by Deputy Commissioner Ian Vaevaso, who described the exercise as “the largest delegation to visit … Read more

Elon Musk Launches ‘Burnt Hair’ Perfume Range with The Boring Company

He already deals in electric cars, missiles, satellites and tunnels. Now tech billionaire Elon Musk can add fragrances to his catalog. Thousands of bottles of the new perfume from the CEO of SpaceX and Telsla, marketed as the “essence of abhorrent desire,” have already flown off the shelves. And the smell you ask? … burn … Read more

Elon Musk Putin call: Tesla CEO ratio Ian Bremmer and close it with a four-word answer

Elon Musk has shut down a report suggesting he had spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone before making controversial remarks about the invasion of Ukraine. Political scientist Ian Bremmer made headlines when he claimed that “Elon Musk told me he had spoken directly to Putin and the Kremlin about Ukraine. “He also told … Read more

Elon Musk denies phone call with Vladimir Putin before Ukraine commented on ‘peace plan’

Elon Musk has shut down a report suggesting he had spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone before making controversial remarks about the invasion of Ukraine. Last week, Tesla’s CEO proposed to formally recognize Crimea, Ukrainian territory under international law, as part of Russia. Russia invaded Crimea in 2014 as the world focused on … Read more

More flights in Asia could cause airline tickets to drop, but it could take a while

Many flights canceled during the pandemic are returning to air this month. Last week, Singapore Airlines and Scoot announced that they will be adding dozens of flights to cities across Asia. Citing strong demand and relaxed border restrictions, both airlines announced more flights between Singapore and Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Scoot also has twice … Read more

Top US and China diplomats gather to contain high tensions on Taiwan

Top US and Chinese diplomats met in New York on Friday as rising tensions showed signs of easing, but Beijing issued another warning against aiding Taiwan. As a sign of smoother ties, Wang also met US climate envoy John Kerry in New York, despite China’s announcement after Pelosi’s visit that it was curbing cooperation on … Read more

Stranded tourists safe, repairs begin after Taiwan earthquake

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – About 400 tourists stranded on a mountainside when a strong earthquake hit Taiwan have landed safely as the island repaired damage caused by the quake on Monday. The earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale struck the island on Sunday afternoon, temporarily trapping four people in a leveled three-storey building, knocking … Read more