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Taiwan’s president, defying Xi Jinping, calls unification offer ‘impossible’

Xi’s speech, his first major address on Taiwan, has given Tsai a chance to position herself as the young democracy’s defender, both to the outside world and to voters who will decide next year whether she stays in office.

No one can 'obliterate' Taiwan's existence, president says on departure for US

Also, China has also been whittling down the number of countries that recognise Taiwan - now just 18 - with Burkina Faso and the Dominican Republic switching relations to Beijing this year.

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Taiwan understands need to spend more on defence, President Tsai Ing-wen says in US

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen visited Hawaii at the weekend on her way to three of Taiwan's diplomatic allies in the Pacific despite China, which considers Taiwan a wayward province, calling on the United States to stop the trip.

Taiwan president arrives in Hawaii despite Chinese objections

The trip to the United States is Tsai's second this year. In January she stopped over in Houston and San Francisco on her way to and from Latin America, visiting the headquarters of Twitter , which is blocked in China.

Ahead of Donald Trump's trip, China urges US not to allow transit of Taiwan President

China hopes the United States does not allow Tsai "to transit, not send any wrong signals to Taiwan independence forces and take real actions to protect the overall picture of China-U.S. relations and peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait", Geng told a news briefing.

Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen pledges to defend freedom despite China pressure

China has cut off a regular dialogue mechanism with Taiwan, ramped up military drills around the island and stepped up international pressure to limit Taiwan's diplomatic footprint.

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Taiwan's unpopular premier Lin Chuan resigns

Tsai's office announced in a statement that Lin tendered his resignation on Sunday, saying that he had "accomplished his periodic tasks", and it was approved by the president. Speculation was rife that Lin would be replaced.

China hits back at Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's offer of help on democracy

China said the 'values and ideas' pushed forward by President Tsai Ing-wen's party has caused chaos on the self-ruled island.

Democracy is nothing to fear, Taiwan's President tells China on Tiananmen anniversary

Tsai Ing-wen said in a Facebook post on the 27th anniversary that Taiwan could serve as an example to China.

China warns Taiwan, says relations will suffer unless Tsai endorses Beijing's stance

Tsai took the oath of office at the Presidential Office Building in the capital Taipei before a national flag and portrait of Sun Yat-sen, the founder of the Republic of China.

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