Taiwan's tourism industry is outraged: Chinese tourists are avoiding the island due to conflicts between Taipei and Beijing.
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.
China has reason to celebrate the new business-friendly prime minister in Athens, Kyriakos Mitsotakis. But Greece can't ignore the European Union, even if it's increasingly dependent on China, says DW's Frank Sieren.
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.
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