TAIPEI (Reuters) – China should stop its sabre-rattling against Taiwan and maintain peace and stability, the head of Taiwan's China-policy making Mainland Affairs Council said on Friday, as Beijing ramped up political and military pressure on the island it claimed as its own.
China has stepped up military activities near democratically governed Taiwan since August, when it conductd to blockade drills around the island following a visit to Taipei by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
"Beijing should stop its sabrer-rattling as it only deepens the gap between the two sides and raises tensions in the region," Mainland Affairs Council minister Chiu Tai-san told a forum in Taipei.
"We urge mainland China to lay down arms and maintain peace and stability. The key to peace is to reverse the mindset of handling problems with force," Chiu said, adding Beijing should resolve disagreements with Taipei via "a constructive dialogue without preconditions."
Chiu said he hoped China could gradually relax its travel restrictions to control the COVID-19 pandemic so that the two sides could resume "healthy and orderly exchanges and create room for positive interaction."
China has repeatedly rebuffed offers for talks on the basis of equality with mutual respect by Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, who Beijing views as a separatist.
China considers Taiwan its own territory. Earlier this month, President Xi Jinping said in a speech at the opening of a the Communist Party Congress in Beijing that it is up to the Chinese people to resolve the Taiwan issue and that China will never renounce the use of force over Taiwan.
Taipei says only the island's 23 million people can decide their future, and that as Taiwan has never been ruled by the People's Republic of China its sovereignty claims are void.
(Reporting By Yimou Lee; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)
As a reminder, Annaly routinely posts important information for investors on the company's website, www.annaly.com. Participants on this morning's call include David Finkelstein, president and chief executive officer; Serena Wolfe, chief financial officer; Ilker Ertas, chief investment officer; Ken Adler, head of mortgage servicing rights; and Mike Fania, head of residential credit.
As the White House praises the first positive GDP report of 2022, Republicans are dismissing the latest numbers with two weeks left until the midterm elections. CBS News senior White House and political correspondent Ed O'Keefe has more on the Biden administration's response and other developments from the campaign trail.
Fox NewsAfter a second woman came forward anonymously Wednesday to say that Herschel Walker urged her to get an abortion, the Georgia Senate candidate claimed the allegation was a “lie” in a Fox News interview.“You’re saying you don’t know this person?” Bret Baier asked, referring to the woman who said she was driven against her wishes to an abortion clinic in Dallas, Texas in the 1990s.“What I’m saying is this is a lie, and I’ve said it once and I’ve moved on in my campaign and moved on because
Auto manufacturing companies Volkswagen and Continental both pledged major investments in Mexico on Thursday totaling nearly $1 billion, one of the biggest sums for the sector to be announced in a single day during the current government. Volkswagen said it will invest $763.5 million between 2022 and 2025 at its complex in the central state of Puebla, one of Volkswagen's largest facilities globally, to build a new paint plant and start production of a new gasoline-powered car. It added that the paint plant would be powered by wind turbines, becoming the carmaker's first to run exclusively on clean energy.
Frank SpeechDays after right-wing cable network Newsmax effectively banned her from their airwaves for going full QAnon and peddling antisemitic tropes, Lara Logan popped up on fellow Newsmax dropout Emerald Robinson’s show on Mike Lindell’s fringe outlet and trashed the cable channel’s decision.Besides insisting that she would never have wanted to work for Newsmax in the first place because of their embrace of “Ukraine war porn,” Logan doubled down on her unhinged claim that global elites “dine
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s government approved Friday a hefty economic package that will include about 29 trillion yen ($200 billion) in government spending to soften the burden of rising utility rates and food prices. Globally surging prices and a weakening of the yen have amplified costs for imports, pushing inflation higher. The stimulus package includes subsidies for households that are largely seen as an attempt by Kishida to lift his plunging popularity.
Risk-off sentiment from U.S. technology earnings sent Chinese stocks further down and caused the Hang Seng Index to hit 13-year lows.
Legislation aimed at giving women in China more protection against gender discrimination and sexual harassment at work was submitted to China's parliament on Thursday after a third revision and extensive public input. The revised legislation comes as activists have expressed concern about increasing government rhetoric on the value traditional women's roles and what some see as setbacks for women's rights and more restrictive attitudes towards abortion. But it is not clear to what extent those more conservative attitudes will be reflected in the revised law.
STANISLAV POHORILOV – WEDNESDAY, 26 OCTOBER 2022, 14:12 Sergei Shoigu, the Minister of Defence of Russia, called Rajnath Singh, the Minister of Defence of India, and Wei Fenghe, the Minister of Defence of China, to tell them about a so-called "dirty bomb".
IRYNA BALACHUK – THURSDAY, 27 OCTOBER 2022, 17:08 The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine stated that Russia has started illegal construction works in the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant and calls upon the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to check this.
"Whatever comes from Russia, well, it's all the Kremlin's doing, but they should look at themselves first." Putin said during his rant.
Clearnomics Founder and CEO James Liu and Landsberg Bennett Private Wealth Management CIO Michael Landsberg join Yahoo Finance Live to weigh in on the latest GDP data and what kind of impact it could have on Fed policy.
The yield, tied to sentiment on the economy and inflation, has dropped sharply recently in recent days.
After seeing a viral video of a special needs teen on social media, Cowboys LB Micah Parsons reached out and made contact with the family to offer help.
The copper-to-gold ratio and the U.S Treasury yields usually follow each other throughout history, but the widening spread between the two shows the recent rally in 10-year yields could be overdone, said Kimble Charting Solutions.
Two U.S. lawmakers on Thursday urged top American bankers to cancel their planned attendance at a Hong Kong financial summit next week, saying their participation would contribute to Chinese government rights abuses. The heads of some of the world's top banks and asset managers, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc CEO David Solomon, Morgan Stanley boss James Gorman and BlackRock Inc President Rob Kapito, are scheduled to attend the Chinese city's Nov. 2 Global Financial Leaders' Investment Summit. Hong Kong officials hope the event will signal a re-opening from COVID-19 border restrictions, but it has raised the ire of Hong Kong activists after authorities used a national security law to stifle dissent in the former British colony.
The economy grew at an annual 2.6% pace in the third quarter, rebounding from two consecutive declines in the first half of the year that sparked debate about whether the U.S. had sunk into a recession.
McDonald’s and NextShark are proud to announce the upcoming APA Next Summit 2022 in New York City, a free one-day event for parents and students (16+) to learn more about college admissions, entrepreneurship, and planning for the future! The summit will feature keynote speaker and actress Arden Cho, ex-Wall Street trader-turned-influencer Your Rich BFF, and many more to discuss topics like finance, finding your passion, becoming your own boss, mental health, and additional topics. Regardless of vaccination status, all in-person attendees will also be required to wear approved face coverings to enter and remain at the APA Next Summit.
Sharon Chin introduces us to this week's Jefferson Award winners, a pair of San Francisco natives ensuring the survival of their community. (10/26/2022)
Santa Fe District Attorney receives 'Rust' investigation from sheriff's office

source

Shop Sephari