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China says carrier group exercising near Taiwan, drills will become regular

A Chinese carrier group is exercising near Taiwan and such drills will become regular, China’s navy said late on Monday (April 5) in a further escalation of tensions near the island that Beijing...

Taiwan’s KMT comments on recent Diaoyutai Islands incident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (Feb. 17) called on China and Japan to apply self-restraint in the wake of a Chinese Coast Guard vessel apparently armed with an "au...

Taiwanese fishing trawler saves crew of 22 from sinking Panamanian ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese fishing trawler rescued 22 crew members from a sinking Panamanian freighter after a fire southeast of Taiwan’s southern tip, the Coast Guard Administrati...

Taiwan coast guard seizes trespassing Chinese fishing boat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said Thursday (Nov. 19) that it has seized a Chinese vessel illegally fishing in waters near the offshore Kinmen County and w...

Chinese dredger forced to return sand to Taiwan's Matsu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After catching a Chinese vessel dredging sand off of Taiwan's Matsu Islands, Coast Guard Administration (CGA) officials arrested its crew and forced them to return the...

Chinese warship sails past Taiwan’s east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese warship sailed just 24 nautical miles (44 km) from Taiwan’s east coast on Wednesday (Sept. 16), according to the Ministry of National Defense. The milit...

36 Vietnamese stowaways came from China, tested for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As five more Vietnamese stowaways trying to illegally immigrate to Taiwan were captured on Wednesday (Sept. 16), news surfaced that they had transited from China and were ...

Taiwan deports crew of Chinese vessel after 46-day detention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The captain and 17 crew members of a Chinese fishing boat caught trespassing in the waters around Taiwan's Dongsha Islands in July were deported Thursday (Sept. 10) af...

Chinese vessel suspected of collecting data from Taiwan's Han Kuang military drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese vessel that has appeared near Taiwan’s east coast is suspected of collecting data from the island nation’s annual Han Kuang military drills that bega...

Taiwan Coast Guard clashes with illegal Chinese sand dredgers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Coast Guard on Wednesday (June 3) intercepted a flotilla of illegal Chinese sand dredgers, including a 7,539-ton vessel larger than any of the Taiwanese ship...

US navy ship sails near Paracel Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. navy ship passed by the Paracel Islands (西沙群島) in the South China Sea on Thursday (May 28), in the latest challenge to China’s territorial claims in the regio...

Philippines protests China's sea claim, weapon pointing

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has protested China’s declaration that a Manila-claimed region in the disputed South China Sea is Chinese territory, and its aiming of weapons control radar ...

Philippines backs Vietnam after China sinks fishing boat

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines on Wednesday expressed solidarity with Vietnam after Hanoi protested what it said was the ramming and sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat by a Chinese coast...

US and Australia show support for Vietnam in S. China Sea dispute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Washington's show of support for Vietnam in a territorial dispute with China this week led to China’s allegation that the U.S. is “maliciously hyping&rdquo...

Taiwan Coast Guard dismisses report on radar falling off Chinese navy vessel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Coast Guard on Thursday (Aug. 15) released a statement addressing a news report that a Chinese warship had accidentally lost some military equipment in a collis...