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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...

Japan and China to hold strategic dialogue for 1st time in 7 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Thursday (Aug.8) that officials from the Japanese and Chinese governments would hold a strategic dialogue on Saturda...

US, Japan, Australian firms partner to challenge China's dominance of rare earth market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the U.S.-China trade war continues to simmer, China has until now remained secure in the fact that it is the world’s primary supplier of rare earth minerals cruci...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major ...

Chinese vessel conducts illegal survey near Dioayu Islands, says Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Japanese government has reported that China conducted an illegal survey within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Diaoyu Islands, or the Senkaku Islands, which a...

Taiwan MOFA looking to aftermath of U.S.-Japan security meeting

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Saturday it will keep a close eye on the regional situation after the United States and Japan agreed at a security meeting Friday t...

China plans to take Taiwan by 2025, Okinawa by 2045: Fmr Japan Air Force Commander

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a recent interview, former Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Air Support Commander, Orita Kunio (織田邦男), offers a warning and a bleak outlook for the Indo-Pacific regio...

Chinese navy activities a cause for concern: Japanese admiral

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The highest-ranking officer of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, Katsutoshi Kawano, voiced concern over Chinese navy actions in the Indo-Pacific at the Raisina Dialogue in In...

Successful Taiwan-Japan maritime cooperation talks conclude in Tokyo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The third official meeting for maritime cooperation talks between Taiwan and Japan began on Thursday, Dec. 27 and concluded on Friday, Dec. 28 in Tokyo, Japan. Despite ...

Japan and Taiwan to hold talks on maritime issues in Tokyo this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After reports last week that Taiwanese fishing boats had trespassed Japanese territorial waters over 300 times in 2018, governments of the two countries are set to meet fo...

Taiwan reiterates claim over Diaoyutais amid Japan protest

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) reiterated Thursday Taiwan's claim over the disputed Diaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea after the Japanese government issued a protest to the ministry a...

Japan claims over 300 Taiwanese fishing boats violated Japanese fisheries in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the past year the number of Taiwanese fishing vessels reportedly trespassing in Japanese fisheries has increased threefold over the number reported in 2017. Japanese...

Senior China military official to visit Japan, attempt to improve ties: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s Commander of the Eastern Theater Command Air Force, Sun Herong (孫和榮) will visit Japan from Nov. 19-21 in a bid to improve ties, in the first trip of its type...

Opinion: China and Japan's friendship of convenience

The historical rapprochement between China and Japan, the world's second and third-largest economies respectively, is one of the most pivotal events for Asia in 2018 — second only to the &qu...