Spanish PM Rajoy Gives Catalonia’s Government 5 Days To Clarify If It Has Declared Independence

Spain‘s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has requested Catalonia’s regional government clarify within 5 days whether it has declared independence. The ultimatum comes after yesterday’s unilateral independence declaration by Catalan president Carles Puigdemont. In his address to parliament on Tuesday Puigdemont said that “Catalonia has won the right to […]

Taiwan Can Resist China’s Aggression ‘For Over Two Weeks’, Says Taiwan Defence Minister

On October 3 Taiwan’s Defence Minister Feng Shih-k’uan (馮世寬) claimed that in case of war with China, Taiwan could resist invasion for ‘over two weeks’. During a question time session in Taiwan‘s legislature Guomindang lawmaker Lai Shih-pao (賴士葆) asked Feng Shih-k’uan and premier Lai Ch’ing-teh (賴清德) questions regarding the […]

Triad Boss And His Wife Arrested In Taiwan

On October 2 Taiwanese police arrested a member of the notorious Bamboo Gang (竹聯幫) alongside 6 other suspects, including his wife. The authorities launched a crackdown on organized crime after triad members allegedly backed by China were involved in violent clashes with pro-independence protesters on September 24. As […]