China has shut down Marriott's website after the company had listed Taiwan and Tibet as separate countries. Beijing is taking a hard stance against companies challenging the country's perceived territorial integrity there.
Han Kuo-yu angered some Taiwanese this year by meeting with mainland officials and signing deals with mainland cities. He once described Taiwan's full independence from China as "more scary" than syphilis.
The US State Department approved a sale of $2.2 billion in weapons to Taiwan, including over 100 tanks, despite protests from Beijing. The move still needs to be endorsed by the US Congress.
Taiwan's proposed purchase of billions of dollars' worth of US arms has prompted a speedy response from China. Beijing said more American weapons in Taiwan could hurt US-China ties and the security of the Taiwan Strait.
Vietnam has emerged as the biggest beneficiary as importers in China and the US look to skirt tit-for-tat tariffs, a report shows. But it warns the findings don't tell the full story of the overall impact of the dispute.
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