China’s third aircraft carrier could be combat ready by 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Construction on China’s third aircraft carrier appears to be progressing, according to new commercial satellite photos. The images, released by Washington think t...

Goodwill Fleet vessels monitored China aircraft carrier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Defense Minister Yen Te-fa (嚴德發) confirmed Tuesday (April 21) that two Goodwill Fleet vessels at the center of a Wuhan coronavirus scandal returned to Zuoying naval...

China aircraft carrier Liaoning heads north through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chinese aircraft carrier the Liaoning was on its way back to its base in Northern China through the Taiwan Strait, the Ministry of National Defense said Tuesday (June ...

China aircraft carrier pilots complete first night missions

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese navy pilots aboard the country's sole operating aircraft carrier have completed their first nighttime takeoffs and landings, state media reported Friday. The missio...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

China aircraft carrier prowls Taiwan Strait while Xi threatens 'punishment of history'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced today that China's aircraft carrier Liaoning was detected prowling the waters of the Taiwan Strait yesterday (Marc...

Reports: China plans to build nuclear aircraft carrier

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese media reports say the country is planning to build a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier capable of remaining at sea for long durations, in what would be a major upgrade for ...

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TOP STORIES: KOREAS-TENSION — In a defiant bit of timing, South Korea announces key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system have been installed a day after rival North Kor...

China aircraft carrier capabilities tested on latest mission

BEIJING (AP) — China's sole aircraft carrier has returned home following a far-ranging three-week training mission during which its combat capabilities were closely scrutinized and speculation soared ...

China aircraft carrier capabilities tested on latest mission

BEIJING (AP) — China's sole aircraft carrier has returned home following a three-week cruise during which its combat capabilities were closely scrutinized. The Defense Ministry says the 6...

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ASIA: SKOREA-POLITICS — South Korean authorities say a Samsung scion will be questioned as a suspect in a bribery case in the massive influence-peddling scandal that led to the impea...

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ASIA: AFGHANISTAN — The Taliban say they did not plant the bomb in southern Afghanistan that wounded the United Arab Emirates' ambassador and other diplomats the day before. SENT: 20...

Correction: China-Aircraft Carrier story

BEIJING (AP) — In a Dec. 31, 2015, story about China building its second aircraft carrier, The Associated Press reported erroneously that its first aircraft carrier was commissioned in 2013. It was co...

US raises no objection over China aircraft carrier drill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States says China has the right to sail in international waters after a Chinese aircraft carrier cruised past Taiwan and into the contested South China Sea. ...

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ASIA: PHILIPPINES-CHRISTMAS STORM — A powerful typhoon is on its way to slam into the eastern Philippines on Christmas Day as officials struggle to divert people's attention from fam...