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Chinese research ship detected near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese research ship was recently spotted in waters near Taiwan. The Chinese scientific expedition vessel “Experiment No. 1" entered the Bashi Channel fro...

Former Japan PM says China may draw inspiration from tensions at Ukranian border to take Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo has recently said that however the world responds to Russia’s deployment of soldiers at its border with Ukraine is also sig...

US Army secretary calls for deeper defense cooperation with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Christine Wormuth, Secretary of the U.S. Army, has said that the best way to prevent a Taiwan Strait conflict is for Washington to bolster defense cooperation with Taiwan....

Scope of US-Japan defense cooperation shifting southward to Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Institute for National Defense and Security Research scholar Huang En-hao (黃恩浩) on Friday (Aug. 6) released a report that said the scope of the U.S. and Japan’s defe...

Görlach Global: Who will hold Beijing in check?

When an earthquake struck Taiwan in February 2018, the Taiwanese government preferred to accept the help of former colonial power Japan over that of neighboring China. Whenever Beijing does not get w...

Can US and Japan push back against China in Indo-Pacific?

Japan and the United States on Tuesday condemned Chinese "coercion and aggression" in the Indo-Pacific region. In a joint statement after a meeting in Tokyo, the two nations' foreig...

Taiwan reaffirms sovereignty over Diaoyutai Islands amid increased tensions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Thursday (Feb. 18) reiterated that the country claims sovereignty over the Diaoyutai Islands, urging Japan and China t...

Can President Joe Biden return the US pivot to Asia?

US President Joe Biden begins his term inheriting a strategic rivalry with China that is likely to remain the driving force of US Asia policy. Biden's new Indo-Pacific coordinator, Kurt Campbell,...

Japanese defense minister calls on China to keep away from Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi called on his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe (魏鳳和) to halt maritime activities in the Diaoyutai Islands during an intense videoconfer...

Japan rejects China's Diaoyutai Islands sovereignty idea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese government has rejected Beijing's proposal to allow only official Chinese and Japanese vessels to enter waters surrounding the disputed Diaoyutai Islands....

Chinese foreign minister proposes only allowing Chinese, Japanese official vessels near Diaoyu Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to ease tensions between China and Japan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (王毅) proposed on Wednesday (Nov. 25) that the two governments should take measures to p...

Japan protests to China for entering Japanese waters

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo has lodged protests to Beijing over the entry of Chinese coast guard ships into Japan's territorial waters off disputed East China Sea islands and their refusal to move out for a th...

Chairman of Taiwan's Starlux Airlines takes employees, fans on pleasure flight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starlux Airlines Chairman Chang Kuo-wei (張國煒) on Sunday took the company’s employees and fans for a four-hour pleasure flight to Taiwan’s northern and southern...

President Tsai reiterates Taiwan's sovereignty over Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) reiterated that the Diaoyu Islands is a part of Taiwanese territory during a press conference on Wednesday (June 24), saying that the governme...

Japan passes name change for Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's Ishigaki City Council passed the proposal to change the administrative designation of the Diaoyutai Islands from Tonoshiro to Tonoshiro Senkaku on Monday (June...