Chinese fishing fleet catches yellow fish in Taiwan territorial waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A massive fleet of over a hundred Chinese fishing vessels showed up near the offshore island of Kinmen recently, leaving the only Coast Guard ship in the area unable to ac...

Duterte: Philippines can’t stop China in disputed seas, won’t risk clash

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday there was no way to stop Chinese from fishing in his country’s exclusive economic zone and he would not risk los...

China swiftly stripping Philippines' EEZ of marine resources

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hot on the heels of an announcement by the Duterte Administration acquiescing to Communist China's encroachment on its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), experts warn that Chin...

Photo of the Day: Filipino journalist gives the finger to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Waldy Carbonell, a Filipino journalist and political commentator, burned the flag of China and gave the finger to the Chinese embassy in Manila today (July 1) to protest Beijin...

Manila kowtows to Beijing, cedes Exclusive Economic Zone in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Duterte administration of the Philippines is continuing to cede ground in the South China Sea through an “informal” and “undocumented” agreemen...

Vietnam protests Chinese vessels abuse, robbery of Vietnamese fishermen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese fishing vessels in the South China Sea have been robbing and harassing Vietnamese fishermen, according to reports from Vietnamese media. The Vietnamese Ministry...

Taiwanese Coast Guard ship fires stun grenade at rock-throwing Chinese fishermen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Chinese fishing boats crossed the maritime boundary between China and Taiwan in the waters off of Matsu, crews threw rocks at a Coast Guard vessel, which retaliated by fi...

China deploys 100s of fishing boats to Spratly Islands as challenge to Philippines, allies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the South China Sea, political tensions between the Philippines and China have escalated quickly with provocative behavior from the Chinese and a series of defensive ex...

Argentina Coast Guard opens fire on Chinese fishing vessel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Sunday morning, March 2, the Argentinian Coast Guard opened fire on a Chinese fishing vessel that was reportedly fishing illegally in the country’s Exclusive Econ...

Taiwan Coast Guard releases 2 Chinese fishing boats impounded since December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following several incidents involving Chinese fishing boats trespassing into Taiwan’s territorial waters, and with the added threat of African Swine Fever, legislato...

Vietnam’s response to China’s militarized fishing fleet

HANOI (East Asia Forum) -- China has long been infamous for incorporating maritime militias into its fishing industry to assert its sovereignty claims. With the world’s largest fishing fleet, co...

South Korean forces fire warning shots in two separate security incidents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tensions appear to be rising around the Korean peninsula, with South Korean security forces involved in two separate border confrontations in as many days. In the early...

Even in faraway US, Indonesian seafood enforcer wins acclaim

WASHINGTON (AP) — A high school dropout turned seafood entrepreneur is leading Indonesia's crackdown on illegal fishing, winning plaudits from conservationists and awards as far away as Washington des...

Two Chinese fishing boats expelled from Taiwan-controlled waters

Two Chinese fishing boats were expelled Monday from Taiwan-controlled waters after they were seized last month by a maritime patrol squad stationed on Penghu Islands off the western coast of Taiwan pr...

Indonesia's President visits Natuna in the South China Sea

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has visited the Natuna islands in a move seen as sending a message on Indonesia's efforts to protect its sovereignty over the area...