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Chinese Navy ships pass between northeast Taiwan and Japanese island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) ships passed off the coast of northeast Taiwan between Yilan County and the Japanese island of Yonaguni, Japan&rsquo...

China conducts missile intercept tests days after launching 3rd aircraft carrier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Anti-missile defense tests were carried out on Sunday (June 19), China’s defense ministry announced on Monday (June 20). The ministry said the tests were mid-rang...

China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

Beijing launched a new-generation aircraft carrier Friday, the first such ship to be both designed and built in China, in a milestone as it seeks to extend the range and power of its navy. The Type...

Is China building a military base in Cambodia?

Last week, redevelopment work funded by a grant aid from China began at Cambodia's Ream naval base on the South China Sea. During a groundbreaking ceremony, Beijing's Cambodia envoy, Wang Wen...

Australia says China threatened plane over South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — Australia on Sunday said a Chinese fighter jet carried out dangerous maneuvers threatening the safety of one of its maritime surveillance planes over the South China Sea and forci...

Satellite images suggest new Chinese carrier close to launch

BANGKOK (AP) — China’s most advanced aircraft carrier to date appears to be nearing completion, satellite photos analyzed by The Associated Press showed Friday, as experts suggested the vessel could b...

EXPLAINER: What's at stake for China on South Pacific visit?

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi is visiting the South Pacific with a 20-person delegation this week in a display of Beijing's growing military and diplomatic presence in the region. ...

Japan warns of increasing Chinese naval activity east of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s dispatching of its aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, in the waters east of Taiwan is not only meant to establish a military presence in the area but also is a ...

Australia sights Chinese spy ship off western coast

Australia's Defense Ministry said on Friday that a Chinese naval intelligence ship had been detected in waters off the northwestern coast of the country. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Ch...

Military analysts recommend Taiwan bolster eastern defenses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan should beef up its eastern defenses given the recent Chinese military activities nearby, analysts said on Saturday (May 7). Chen Wen-chia (陳文甲), an associate pro...

China carries out 70th all-time carrier flight exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has completed its 70th all-time carrier take-off and landing exercises and 10th long-distance voyage, Taiwan's Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) said on Thur...

China aircraft carrier on combat training in Western Pacific

BEIJING (AP) — China's Liaoning aircraft carrier group has embarked on a “realistic combat” training mission in the Western Pacific, the Chinese navy said Tuesday. In a posting on it...

MND reiterates awareness of situation around Taiwan following Chinese carrier spotting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ministry of National Defense (MND) Spokesman Sun Li-fang (孫立方) on Monday evening (May 2) assured the public that Taiwan is aware of all developments in the waters surround...

Taiwan knew about China-Solomon Islands security agreement last year: NSB director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Security Bureau (NSB) was already aware China and the Solomon Islands were planning on signing a security agreement last year, NSB Director Chen Ming-tung (陳明...

Chinese jets, anti-submarine helicopter enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four fighter jets and one anti-submarine helicopter from China entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) Saturday (April 23), the Ministry of National ...