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Taiwan's medical system is coming under increasing strain due to a spike in domestic infections. Photographer: Billy H.C. Kwok/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)

Taiwan says request to drop word 'country' led to BioNTech vaccine deal collapse

Reuters | , Taipei
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 02:58 PM IST
  • "BioNTech suddenly sent a letter, saying they strongly recommend us to change the word 'our country' in the Chinese version of the press release,"
Taiwan and China split amid civil war in 1949, and most Taiwanese favor maintaining the current state of de facto independence while engaging in robust economic exchanges with the mainland.(Reuters file photo)
Taiwan and China split amid civil war in 1949, and most Taiwanese favor maintaining the current state of de facto independence while engaging in robust economic exchanges with the mainland.(Reuters file photo)

Taiwan will fight ''to the very last day'' if China attacks

PTI | , Taipei
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2021 04:03 PM IST
China does not recognize Taiwan's democratically elected government, and leader Xi Jinping has said “unification” between the sides cannot be put off indefinitely.
China’s top diplomat Wang Yi warned the United States on Friday that it should “not play with fire” on the question of Taiwan, expressing anger about a planned U.S. arms sale.(AP Photo)
China’s top diplomat Wang Yi warned the United States on Friday that it should “not play with fire” on the question of Taiwan, expressing anger about a planned U.S. arms sale.(AP Photo)

‘US should not play with fire on Taiwan issue’: China

Budapest | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2019 08:58 PM IST
During a visit to Hungary, Wang said that no foreign force could stop the reunification of China and no foreign force should try to intervene.
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