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Chinese navy ship spotted off Taiwan east coast ahead of wargames

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese navy reconnaissance ship sailed past Hualien County early Friday (July 22) morning as Taiwan prepares for annual wargames scheduled for next week, according to m...

Chinese missile frigate sails close to east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese missile frigate sailed past the coast of Hualien County just 10 nautical miles (18.5 km) outside Taiwan’s contiguous zone, reports said Tuesday (July 12). ...

Taiwan monitors Russian, Chinese navy near disputed Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) reiterated Taiwan’s sovereignty claims over the Japanese-held Diaoyutai Islands Tuesday (July 5) while emphasizing it was moni...

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...

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. ...

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...

Solomon Islands won't allow Chinese military base, says PM's office

Amid a regional backlash, the Solomon Islands said it would not allow a Chinese military base in the Pacific islands nation despite its plans to sign a security pact with Beijing. A day after offic...

From fake rifles to naval bases: thick fog hangs over China’s plans in Solomon Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police in the Solomon Islands have released photos showing off new ‘replica rifles’ after China reportedly sent the country a secret cache of weapons on a logg...

China's PLA Navy ramps up shipbuilding, puts three ships to sea in one day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is ending the year with a bump in output of new vessels as it ramps up production across the Chinese seaboard. On Thursday ...

Japanese media: Chinese ships simulated landing east of Taiwan in mid-November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese naval vessels simulated a landing attack against Taiwan in mid-November in an area just 111 kilometers east of the country, Japan’s Sankei Shimbun report...

Taiwan Coast Guard adds new ship to protect east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) has launched a new frigate to monitor the movements of foreign navy vessels, illegal Chinese fishing crews, and ships in peril off Tai...

Chinese navy ships lurk near Taiwan's waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three navy ships from China’s Eastern Theater Command passed through waters near Taiwan's eastern maritime border on Friday (June 18). At approximately 2 a.m....

China says US to blame for tensions over Taiwan

Beijing blamed the United States on Thursday for tensions over Taiwan after a U.S. warship sailed close to the Chinese-claimed island, asking rhetorically whether China would sail in the Gulf of Mexic...

Philippines hits China on vessels swarming 6 islands, reefs

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government said Wednesday that more than 250 Chinese vessels it believes are manned by militia have been spotted near six Manila-claimed islands and reefs in ...

US announces potential arms sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. on Wednesday (May 20) approved the potential sale of heavyweight torpedoes to Taiwan. The U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs is...