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Philippines remains open to diplomacy with China - national security adviser

MANILA, Jan 5 (Reuters) - The Philippines remains open to diplomatic discussions with China and believes the two nations can achieve a resolution to disputes over the South China Sea through peaceful ...

Philippines opens South China Sea monitoring base

The Philippines opened a coast guard base on the contested island of Thitu on Friday, fully equipped to monitor passing vessels in the South China Sea. Manila says the base will monitor the behavior ...

China, Philippines trade accusations over collision in South China Sea

BEIJING/MANILA (Reuters) — China and the Philippines traded accusations over a collision in disputed waters of the South China Sea as Chinese vessels blocked a Philippine boat supplying forces t...

Europe in focus as Philippines launches new security policy

In August, Ursula von der Leyen vowed to strengthen maritime security cooperation with the Philippines, as she became the first European Commission president to visit the Southeast Asian country. &qu...

Expert explains Chinese invasion scenarios, India alliance, and Taiwan's new sub

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese defense expert spoke with Taiwan News on Thursday (Oct. 5) on his assessment of the conditions for a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, the potential for a growing In...

ANALYSIS-Inside Asia's arms race: China near 'breakthroughs' with nuclear-armed submarines, report says

HONG KONG, Oct 9 (Reuters) - A submarine arms race is intensifying as China embarks on production of a new generation of nuclear-armed submarines that for the first time are expected to pose a challen...

Taiwan unveils its first domestically manufactured submarine

Taiwan unveiled its first-ever domestically built submarine on Thursday. President Tsai Ing-wen said building submarines was a crucial military deterrence. "Even if there are risks, and no matt...

Taiwan top national security official calls for larger NATO role in Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — United States-led alliances need to take on a larger role in countering China’s military designs in Asia, National Security Council Secretary General Wellington Koo ...

Taiwan expects to deploy two new submarines by 2027, security adviser says

TAIPEI, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Taiwan hopes to deploy at least two new, domestically developed submarines by 2027, and possibly equip later models with missiles, to strengthen deterrence against the Chin...

Chart shows Chinese 'unprecedented' carrier exercises around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A military analyst created an infographic to present the approximate location and types of ships deployed by China's navy during an "unprecendently large carrier ...

Taiwan's 1st domestic submarine to start harbor testing in October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's first domestically-made submarine is scheduled to undergo harbor testing next month with delivery to the Navy slated for next year. In an interview with Ni...

Taiwan's former armed forces chief wants joint reporting with US, Japan, Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s former armed forces chief wants the U.S., Japan, and the Philippines to establish a joint reporting mechanism with Taiwan to deter China’s navy, accor...

Taiwan says Chinese carrier group in Western Pacific for training

TAIPEI, Sept 11 (Reuters) - A Chinese naval formation led by the aircraft carrier Shandong passed 60 nautical miles (111km) to Taiwan's southeast on Monday and entered the western Pacific for trai...

Philippines summons Chinese ambassador over water cannon incident in disputed South China Sea

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government summoned China's ambassador on Monday and presented a strongly worded diplomatic protest over the Chinese coast guard’s use of water cannons in a w...

China says US military aid to Taiwan will not deter its will to unify the island

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China accused the United States of turning Taiwan into an “ammunition depot” after the White House announced a $345 million military aid package for Taipei, and the self-ruled is...