While Taiwan is unable to compete numerically with China's armed forces, President Tsai Ing-wen has been overseeing a military modernisation programme, aiming to make the island's armed forces more nimble and Taiwan more hard to attack. "If we were in a period in which the U.S.is unhappy with Taiwan, State Department would have given [Hsiao] a call and say, please remove that". Taiwan is an integral part of the Chinese.
The owner of the damaged scroll said its value was "definitely affected" after it was cut up. The scroll contains stanzas of poetry handwritten by the founder of the People's Republic of China. "That's why it was cut in half". "It was heartbreaking to see it be torn into two pieces", he said. "It will definitely affect its value but the impact remains to be seen".
The territory in the southern Caucasus Mountains covers an area of about 4,400 square kilometers (1,700 square miles) about the size of the USA state of Delaware. Orthodox Christian Russia is Armenia's main ally and sponsor and has a military base there. Close allies Turkey and Azerbaijan have conducted joint military drills for years, and most recently in August, where Turkish officers shared the experience and expertise they have developed in the Syrian and Libya conflicts.
As Delta nears the coast, storm-weary communities are battening down as they prepare for another one to make landfall as part of an already busy 2020 Atlantic storm season. Louisiana is likely to bear the brunt of the elevated tides with between seven and 11 feet of inundation expected. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles (260 km).
They are being charged with kidnapping conspiracy. The federal filing claims that the plot involved reaching out to the local MI militia and that the six people who have been arrested and charged in the case were seeking to recruit more followers for their cause.
Strong winds are thought to have caused the blaze to spread rapidly. Chosun.com reported how the flames spread to a shopping centre next door but that has now been put out. It was not immediately clear if anyone had died in the blaze. The cause of the fire has not yet been identified although an investigation has been initiated.