Tsai said China was showing insecurity over "more substantial developments in relations between Taiwan and the US, and other like-minded countries".
Navy ships through the Taiwan Strait as a "psychological game," as the two sides square off over trade and relations with self-governing Taiwan.
The Global Times said in an editorial that the U. Though such missions are not uncommon, both Taiwan and the U. Washington is "sending political signals by sending warships through the Taiwan Strait," said the Global Times editorial, headline "U.
China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory to be conquered by force if necessary, has criticized recent U.
Those include the opening of a new office complex for the American Institute in Taiwan, which operates as Washington's de facto embassy on the island in the absence of formal diplomatic ties that were cut when the U. Congress recently passed a law encouraging higher-level government contacts between the sides and closer cooperation between their militaries is also being emphasized.
Such developments come amid rising frictions over what the U. China is retaliating with taxes on an equal amount of U. A former Japanese colony, Taiwan split from China amid civil war in and China cut off relations with Tsai's government after her inauguration because she refuses to recognize the island as a part of China.
Despite the lack of diplomatic relations, the U.
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Please direct all licensing questions to legal newscred.The United States maintains unofficial relations with the people of Taiwan through the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), a private, nonprofit corporation, which performs citizen and consular services similar to those at diplomatic posts.
Introduction. Taiwan, home to twenty-three million people, is an island off the southern coast of China that has been governed independently from mainland China since Though such missions are not uncommon, both Taiwan and the U.S.
made unusual public confirmations of the ships' passage over the weekend. Washington is "sending political signals by sending.
By Joseph Bosco When two U.S. Navy destroyers passed through the international waters of the Taiwan Strait in early July, the head of China’s Taiwan affairs office accused Washington of “playing the Taiwan card.”. Instead, the US maintained diplomatic relations with the Republic of China government on Taiwan, recognizing it as the sole legitimate government of China.
However, the Taiwan-based Republic of China government did not trust the United States. The US has approved a $ million arms deal with Taiwan - a move one expert warns threatens to further inflame relations with China.
The US Defence Department said the sale in equipment for F