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Chinese nuclear sub spotted in Taiwan Strait, shadowed by US patrol plane

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese nuclear attack submarine was spotted plowing through the Taiwan Strait on Monday (Nov. 29) while a U.S. patrol aircraft flew overhead. Monday evening, USNI co...

Japan says suspected Chinese submarine seen around territorial waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's defense ministry said on Sunday (Sept. 12) that a submarine believed to belong to the PLA navy was detected in waters surrounding its southern islands, as tens...

Suspected Chinese underwater drone caught by Indonesian fisherman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fisherman recently caught what appears to be a Chinese underwater drone in Indonesian waters. The fisherman apparently hauled up the drone last Sunday (Dec. 20) near ...

Thai plan to buy 2 submarines from China faces uphill battle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Plans by Thailand’s navy to buy two submarines from China face an uphill battle over the price tag amid the impact of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, reports said We...

Taiwan anti-submarine aircraft accompanies US military planes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A P-3C anti-submarine aircraft recently spotted in the company of two U.S. military planes over the Bashi Channel was probably Taiwanese, former Pentagon official Drew Tho...

Japan confirms its scrapping US missile defense system

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s National Security Council has endorsed plans to cancel the deployment of two costly land-based U.S. missile defense systems aimed at bolstering the country’s capability against th...

Chinese submarine spotted near Taiwan’s Matsu Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Chinese submarine has been spotted by a ferry during a routine passage from the Matsu Islands to Keelung. The submarine was seen at around 1:15 p.m. on Thursday (July 4). ...

Top Chinese submarine tech developer investigated for holding Canadian citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Amid diplomatic tension between China and Canada over the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver, and the subsequent arrest of several Canadians by Beijing, a Chin...

Rivals China, India cautiously watch Sri Lankan crisis

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — China and India are closely watching the constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka, which has been a battleground in their struggle for geopolitical supremacy in South Asia. ...

Sri Lanka: A battleground for India-China rivalry

A constitutional crisis over the past several days has thrown Sri Lanka into a state of political tumult as the Indian Ocean island nation of over 21 million people now bizarrely seems to have "t...

China says defense budget to rise 8.1 percent in 2018

BEIJING (AP) — China's defense budget will rise 8.1 percent to 1.1 trillion yuan ($173 billion) this year as the country prepares to launch its second aircraft carrier, integrate stealth fig...