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US, Indonesia, Australia hold drills amid China concerns

BATURAJA, Indonesia (AP) — Soldiers from the U.S., Indonesia and Australia joined a live-fire drill on Friday, part of annual joint combat exercises on Sumatra island amid growing Chinese maritime act...

Laos economic crisis intensifies amid massive Chinese debt

Laos' economy has been on the brink of collapse due to a spiraling debt crisis that is crippling the country's finances and bringing it perilously close to default. In June, the Southeast Asi...

China's Xinhua releases photo of warship nearing Taiwan's power station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A picture of a Chinese warship supposedly just off the east coast of Taiwan has been posted by Chinese state media, but it is thought to be part of the state's psychol...

ASEAN warns of Taiwan 'miscalculation' as tension simmers at meeting

Southeast Asian countries warned on Thursday of miscalculations in the Taiwan Strait and "serious confrontation" among major powers, while China's foreign minister walked out before a ga...

Taiwan expects increased 'psychological warfare' after Pelosi visit

Taiwan pledged on Wednesday to step up security against possible disruptions by "overseas forces" including cyber attacks as tensions with China rise following the visit to the self-ruled is...

China gears for live-fire drills around Taiwan

China is set to launch massive, live-ammunition military drills encircling Taiwan on Thursday. The show of force around vital international shipping lanes — disrupting 18 international routes,...

US, Indonesia hold joint military drills amid China concerns

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The United States and Indonesian militaries began annual joint combat exercises Wednesday on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, joined for the first time by participants from other ...

US House Speaker Pelosi could make ‘emergency landing’ in Taiwan: Chinese state media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is leading a Congressional delegation to the Indo-Pacific region, could still land on Taiwan, possibly by claiming ...

How Xi Jinping's Hong Kong, Xinjiang trips help him tout his achievements

Over the past few weeks, Chinese President Xi Jinping has made rare visits to Hong Kong and Xinjiang as he prepares to seek an unprecedented third term at the Chinese Communist Party's 20th congre...

Asian shares fall as Delta fears eclipse Wall Street uptick

Asian shares retreated on Thursday as worries about Chinese regulatory changes and the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus weighed on sentiment despite tame U.S. inflation easing fears the ...

China exploits search engines to advance propaganda

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has manipulated search engines to shape people’s perceptions and spread the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) propaganda, according to U.S. research group,...

China launches third aircraft carrier Fujian

Chinese state media on Friday announced the launch of the country's third aircraft carrier, marking a major military advance for China. The launching ceremony for the carrier named Fujian was hel...

Gerhard Schröder seeks talks on privileges revoked over Russia stance — live updates

Two US volunteers reportedly missing in Ukraine Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder's lawyer sends letter regarding parliamentary office This was last updated at 03:30 UTC/GMT Former Ger...

China: At least 4 dead in Sichuan earthquake

The Chinese Earthquake Bureau on Wednesday reported that a quake measuring 6.1 in magnitude had shaken part of Sichuan province, with a second quake measuring 4.5 in magnitude following minutes later....

UN human rights chief asks China to rethink Uyghur policies

BEIJING (AP) — The top U.N. human rights official said Saturday that she raised concerns with Chinese officials about the impact of the broad application of counterterrorism and deradicalization measu...