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Taiwan Coast Guard cooperating with investigation into deaths of Chinese fishermen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said on Tuesday (Feb. 27) that it is cooperating with the investigation into the deaths of two Chinese fishermen. The CGA accepts s...

China conducts patrols in waters around Taiwan-controlled Kinmen Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s coast guard said it conducted patrols and inspections in the waters around the Taiwan-controlled Kinmen Islands on Sunday (Feb. 25). The Fujian coast guar...

Taiwan tracks 3 Chinese ships near offshore island of Matsu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Chinese government ships appeared near Taiwan’s offshore island of Matsu, with one approaching a distance of 5.5 nautical miles, reports said Wednesday (Feb. 2...

Taiwan president-elect supports Coast Guard over capsizing of Chinese vessel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President-elect Lai Ching-te (賴清德) expressed his support Wednesday (Feb. 21) for the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) in its handling of the death of two Chinese nationals...

No current plans for military to help Coast Guard with Taiwan maritime affairs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military refrains from intervening in Coast Guard affairs, Colonel Lee Chang-fu (李昌富), deputy director of Taiwan’s joint military operations planning, said at a ...

Chinese surveillance ship enters restricted waters of Taiwan's Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese surveillance ship intruded on Taiwan's territorial waters off the coast of Kinmen on Tuesday (Feb. 20). Kuomingtang (KMT) lawmaker Wang Hong-wei (王鴻薇) sai...

US urges 'restraint' amid Taiwan-China disputes over Kinmen waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid rising tensions between Taiwan and China over maritime disputes, the U.S. State Department on Tuesday (Feb. 20) urged "restraint." Cross-strait disputes ...

Taiwan coast guard did not collect video of fatal Chinese boat pursuit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said it was unable to record video evidence of a Chinese fishing boat that capsized killing two in the waters off the Kinme...

Taiwanese ships should not stop for Chinese coast guard: OAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ocean Affairs Council (OAC) Minister Kuan Bi-ling (管碧玲) on Tuesday (Feb. 20) said that Taiwanese vessels should not stop for Chinese coast guard ships following an inciden...

Chinese coast guard boards Taiwanese tour boat that strayed near territorial waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese tour boat in Kinmen strayed near Chinese territorial waters when it was intercepted by a China coast guard ship and boarded by Chinese personnel on Monday (Feb...

Taiwan Kinmen Fishermen's Association issues warnings to local fishers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Kinmen Fishermen's Association (KFA) informed local fishers on Monday (Feb. 19) that China was conducting enhanced maritime patrols in Kinmen, per China...

China denies maritime boundaries around Taiwan's Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) on Saturday (Feb. 17) denied the existence of maritime boundaries around Kinmen County, a move that experts say is designed to exer...

President visits Coast Guard personnel in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) visited the Coast Guard Administration's Shen’ao Station on Sunday (Feb. 11) to hand out bonuses to personnel and wish them a happy ...

Legislative deputy speaker urges President Tsai to visit Taiwan's Taiping Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Deputy Speaker Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) called on President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to visit Taiping Island to defend national sovereignty. With the completion of dre...

Indonesian fisherman dies after falling overboard off Taiwan's Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian fisherman died after falling overboard in waters around Penghu on Monday night (Jan. 29). The Coast Guard Administration's (CGA) Fleet Branch Penghu ...