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Taiwan military researcher observes Australia's efforts to counter Chinese expansion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese military researcher Paul Huang (黃恩浩) recently published a briefing highlighting the steps Australia has taken in response to China's expansion into the South...

Coup a further complication for tricky Myanmar-China ties

Before Monday's coup in Myanmar, the country's relations with China already were complicated by Chinese investments in its infrastructure and the Myanmar military's campaigns along their s...

Japan regrets Sri Lanka's scrapping of port terminal deal

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Japanese Embassy said Wednesday it regrets a decision by Sri Lanka's government to scrap a deal to develop a port terminal with Japan and India after weeks of protests by...

Japan defense official warns Myanmar coup could increase China's influence in region

The world’s democracies would risk pushing Myanmar into the arms of China if their response to the coup closes channels for communication with the Southeast Asian country’s powerful genera...

A decade after junta's end, Myanmar military back in charge

BANGKOK (AP) — The man installed by army leaders as Myanmar’s president after Monday's military coup is best known abroad for his role in the crackdown on 2007 pro-democracy protests and for his ties ...

Think tank draws lessons from Taiwan's battle against Chinese disinformation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on Wednesday (Jan. 27) released a report on important lessons to be learned from how Taiwan deals with disinforma...

Taiwan's TutorABC allegedly controlled by Chinese investor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-based online English-learning platform TutorABC is accused of being controlled by a Chinese company and could serve as a propaganda vehicle for the Chinese Communis...

Friend or foe: China has NATO worried

The biggest headlines out of an expert group's new 'reflection paper,' NATO 2030, are centered on China, a country the alliance didn't even formally discuss until last year. Last week,...

Japan PM pledges $19B to promote ecological businesses

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga pledged a 2 trillion yen ($19 billion) fund on Friday to promote ecological businesses and innovation to achieve his goal of zero net carbon emissio...

Ministry of Culture may amend rules for Chinese journalists in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Culture (MOC) is reportedly planning to amend the conditions under which Chinese journalists can work in Taiwan. On Thursday (Nov. 26), media reports su...

China hikes taxes on Australian wine amid political tension

BEIJING (AP) — China is raising import taxes on Australian wine, stepping up pressure on Australia over disputes including its support for a probe into the origin of the coronavirus. ...

Taiwan's representative to Spain calls attention to Chinese threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's representative to Spain Jose Maria Liu (劉德立) on Thursday (Nov. 19) highlighted the dangers of China's expanding influence and urged countries around the w...

US election: What does Joe Biden's victory mean for South Asia?

US President-elect Joe Biden is expected to pursue a foreign policy that will be a sharp contrast to his predecessor's "America First" approach. South Asia, in recent decades, has becom...

Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan 'province': Will it make the Kashmir dispute irrelevant?

Earlier this month, Pakistani authorities announced their decision to grant Gilgit-Baltistan — an autonomous region that Islamabad administers in the Pakistan's north — the status of a...

US secretary of state reiterates bipartisan commitment to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated on Thursday (Nov. 12) that Washington's commitment to Taiwan is bipartisan and that the country "has not been a par...