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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...

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...