Taiwan’s current and former presidents are on highly political and symbolic visits. Beijing is threatening to act “resolutely” if Tsai meets with leaders in Washington. Ma praises the founder of the Republic of China, Sun Yat-sen, and promotes peace between the mainland and the island, but is censored by the Chinese.

A recent survey found that more than 60 per cent say they are willing to fight. According to recent wargames, the US and Japan could avert a Chinese attack, but at a very high cost. China's military are learning from Russia’s mistakes in Ukraine. Taiwan trusts the natural obstacle of the Taiwan Strait.

| 25/02/2023

Last cleric to preside over Fu Jen Catholic University in Taipei. He was secretary general of the Taiwanese Bishops' Conference. He published nearly 50 books. Remembered for his service to the Catholic Church and the academic community.

| 21/02/2023

In the event of a Chinese attack on Taipei, as stated by the corps commander, Patrick Berger. A new regiment will operate from Japan's southern islands by 2025. Possible use of killer drones to block Beijing's naval manoeuvres. British PM under pressure to consider China 'a threat'.

| 17/02/2023

Administered by Taiwan, the islands are 10 km from mainland China and almost 200 km from Taiwan. For local councillors they are not defensible. A police force should replace soldiers in order to turn the area into a demilitarised zone where the two sides can talk.

| 08/02/2023
by Emanuele Scimia

Senator Malan: "Every year two or three delegations used to leave from Rome, and we hope to resume this good custom." Last mission before the pandemic. Relations between Western and Taiwanese politicians infuriate China. Latest clash with Czech president-elect, who spoke to Tsai Ing-wen in phone call.

| 03/02/2023

Under a 2014 agreement, the US can rotate small military contingents in four more outposts in order to block China’s expansion in the South China Sea and south of Taiwan. However, it will be hard for the Philippines to be openly anti-China.


| 02/02/2023
Editor's choices
In a joint statement, the Dicasteries of Culture and Integral Human Development condemn the documents from the time of the colonial conquest that were used to justify stripping Indigenous peoples of their lands. During his visit to Canada, Indigenous ...
| 30/03/2023
Appointed recently by Pope Francis, the prelate spoke to AsiaNews about the situation of the local Church, founded by the PIME fathers, “typical of this reality”, i.e. the civil war. Many priests and nuns are among the internally displaced ...
| 30/03/2023
by Santosh Digal
FABC President Card Bo has challenged the removal of the programme director of the continental Catholic broadcaster by the Philippine Church body that runs the station. However, the real row is over moving its operations from the Philippines to Thailand ...
| 29/03/2023
The retired Philippine supreme court justice spoke at a conference at the Gregorian University in Rome, noting that China’s claims in the Southeast Asia are incompatible with the High Seas Treaty and will have a negative impact on international ...
| 27/03/2023
“L’Asia: ecco il nostro comune compito per il terzo millennio!” - Giovanni Paolo II, da “Alzatevi, andiamo”