Taiwan Leads The Way For Asia, First To Ban Eating Cats And Dogs

Politics | Rob Shimshock
Cat and dog (Shutterstock/Ermolaev Alexander)

‘Walking’ them with a motor vehicle is also illegal

China Is Now Buying Tons Of Oil From The US

Energy | Andrew Follett
A boy who is waiting to greet U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the National Museum makes a face while holding the U.S. and Chinese flags in Beijing May 4, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

‘It makes sense for Beijing to buy up as much oil from as many different sources as possible’

China Warns That US Weapons Can't Save Taiwan

World | Ryan Pickrell
Taiwanese cadets march during a ceremony to mark the 92nd anniversary of the Whampoa Military Academy, in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

‘Futile’

Russian Weapons Sales Could Help China 'Contest U.S. Air Superiority'

World | Ryan Pickrell
An SU-35 military jet performs during the MAKS-2009 international air show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow August 21, 2009. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

‘Significant consequences’

Taiwan's Military Claims It Can Strike Deep Into Chinese Territory

World | Ryan Pickrell
Taiwanese cadets march during a ceremony to mark the 92nd anniversary of the Whampoa Military Academy, in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

‘Striking enemy troops at their home bases’

Beijing Sends Another 'One-China' Warning To Trump

World | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. Marines, currently stationed in Cuba, stand at the ready for the raising of the U.S. flag over the newly reopened embassy in Havana, Cuba, August 14, 2015. Watched over by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Marines raised the American flag at the embassy in Cuba for the first time in 54 years on Friday, symbolically ushering in an era of renewed diplomatic relations between the two Cold War-era foes. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool

Deployment to Taiwan

China: Trump Is Finally 'Learning His Role' In The Relationship

World | Ryan Pickrell
National flags of U.S. and China wave in front of an international hotel in Beijing February 4, 2010. Relations between China and the United States will be tested this year by a range of issues, including currency rates, trade, Internet censorship, human rights, the Dalai Lama and arms sales to Taiwan. REUTERS/Jason Lee

‘Uncertainties still loom’

Trump Gives In To Beijing's One-China Policy Demands

World | Ryan Pickrell
Chinese and U.S. flags fly along Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House in Washington January 18, 2011. Chinese President Hu Jintao on Tuesday flew to the United States for a state visit. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Trump ‘agreed, at the request of President Xi, to honor’ the policy

China Shows Off New Missile Capable Of Hitting US Bases In Asia

World | Ryan Pickrell
Military vehicles carry DF-15B short-range ballistic missiles during the military parade to mark the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

‘Filling a gap in the nation’s arsenal’

Trump Is Confusing China On Purpose, Adviser Reveals

World | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the USA Thank You Tour event at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center in West Allis, Wisconsin, U.S., December 13, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

‘It keeps them off balance’

As Long As It Gets Everything It Wants, China Will Play Nice With Trump

World | Ryan Pickrell
The People's Republic of China flag and the U.S. Stars and Stripes fly along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol during Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit in Washington, DC, U.S. on January 18, 2011. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang/File Photo

There’s always a catch

Asia Preps For An Armed Clash Between Taiwan And China

World | Ryan Pickrell
Taiwan's military frogmen take part during a drill in Kinmen, Taiwan's offshore island, January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

Taiwan and Japan drill for potential cross-strait conflict

China Tries To Tell Trump Who Can Attend His Inauguration

World | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the USA Thank You Tour event at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center in West Allis, Wisconsin, U.S., December 13, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

‘Could interfere or damage US-China ties’

China's Military Maneuvers Are Messages To Obama And Trump

World | Ryan Pickrell
China's Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea, in this undated photo taken December, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

‘We are here, and we aren’t going anywhere’

Taiwan Steps Onto The 'International Stage' As Trump Riles China

World | Ryan Pickrell
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen waves her hand as she boards the nation's first domestically built 500-ton Tuo Jiang twin-hull stealth missile corvette at Suao Naval Base in Yilan, Taiwan June 4, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Taiwan trying to raise its diplomatic profile

China Will 'Take Off The Gloves' If Trump Upends The One-China Policy

World | Ryan Pickrell
File photo of China's national flag being raised during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium

‘Pandora’s box of lethal potential’

Trump's Willing To Shatter Beijing's 'One-China' Bottom Line

World | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the USA Thank You Tour event at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center in West Allis, Wisconsin, U.S., December 13, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

‘Everything is under negotiation’

China Pressures Taiwan By Flipping Its Friends

World | Ryan Pickrell
Members of a Taiwanese independence group march with flags around the group of pro-China supporters holding a rally calling peaceful reunification, 6 days before the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Tsai Ing-wen, in Taipei, Taiwan May 14, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Sending a message to Tsai Ing-wen