Meteorologists have marvelled at how quickly Chanthu morphed into a powerful storm after it first emerged as a depression on Monday in between Guam and the Philippines.
Beijing can use its "internet army to launch wired and wireless attacks against global internet, which would initially paralyse our air defence, command of sea and counterattack abilities," Taiwan's Defence Ministry says in new assessment.
Beijing accused the US of interfering in China’s internal affairs and undermining its territorial sovereignty and security interests.
Leaders of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation at virtual retreat agree to step up Covid-19 vaccination sharing efforts and take action to lower costly tariffs that complicate the movement of vaccines across borders.
As Taipei and Beijing accused each other of hampering vaccine deals, Foxconn and TSMC stepped in with a face-saving solution – buying the Pfizer-BioNTech doses from a Chinese distributor and donating them to Taiwan.
The drones are currently mostly working individually but with the right technological upgrades could patrol in packs, experts say.
The US shipment comes at a time when Washington has been working with Taipei to create secured supply chains for strategic items such as computer chips.
US President Joe Biden told a joint news conference with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that he had named veteran diplomat Sung Kim, the former US ambassador to Seoul, as his special envoy for North Korea.
Taiwan orders all flags to be lowered to half-mast for three days. President Tsai Ing-wen will during this time visit the wounded in Hualien's hospitals.
Taiwan express train with almost 500 aboard derails after hitting a truck, killing at least 51 passengers and injuring 146 others, officials say.
Semiconductor shortages, caused by supply chain changes because of the pandemic, have impacted the availability of chips needed in mobile phones, game consoles, TVs, and the global auto industry.
The two countries will establish the Coast Guard Working Group as Taiwan is upgrading its coast guard with new ships, that can be drafted into naval service in the event of war.
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