Taiwan to increase scientific research and investment in S. China Sea territories

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday, Aug. 17 the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) announced that it would increase cooperation on research projects with nations in the South China Sea, and...

Military to provide family visitation for Taiwanese troops on S. China Sea bases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On May 30, lawmakers in the Legislative Yuan representing the Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee called on the Ministry of National Defense (MND) to arrange fa...

The South China Sea Disputes: Will Taiwan’s Role Be Enhanced?

HAIKOU (IPP Review) -- For many years, Taiwan’s interests and role in the South China Sea disputes have essentially been officially ignored. But with the election of U.S. President Donald J. Tru...

U.S. B-52 bombers fly close to China’s Guangdong Province

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two B-52 bombers of the United States Air Force flew from their base in Guam to an area east of the disputed Dongsha or Pratas Islands in the South China Sea, sending a wa...

Field guide to Dongsha Island coral published by Taiwanese researchers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Marine National Park Headquarters of the Dongsha Atoll announced the publication a comprehensive field guide to octocoral, entitled "Octoganal Fauna of Dongshan A...

Sea warning issued for typhoon Guchol

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a sea warning for Guchol (谷超) Wednesday, advising of the possible threat to waters south of Taiwan and the Dongsha I...

Chinese aircraft carrier sails past Dongsha, South China Sea

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- The first Chinese aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, passed through the Bashi Channel accompanied by five warships Sunday evening and sailed into the contested South China Se...

Sea warning for Typhoon Aere removed while heavy rain to continue throughout the week

Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has removed the sea warning for Typhoon Aere at 2 p.m. Thursday, while torrential rain warnings remain in place for seven cities and counties in eastern Taiwan. Accordi...

Tsai Ing-wen boards patrol ship, reacts to South China Sea ruling

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen boarded a patrol vessel Wednesday morning in the wake of a court ruling on claims in the South China Sea. Tsai delivered a speech to reiterate the country’s determinati...

Defense minister apologizes for loose lips

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister of National Defense Feng Shih-kuan apologized Tuesday for having told the Legislative Yuan about a reported plan to ship ammunition to disputed Taiping Island in the So...

Vietnamese fishing boats accused of encroaching in Taiwan waters

Taipei, May 9 (CNA) Skippers of several Taiwanese fishing boats have urged the government to crack down on Vietnamese fishing boats they said Monday were operating in Taiwan's exclusive economic zone ...

Downgrading of Taiping Island to a rock will be illegal: President Ma

Taipei, April 14 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou on Thursday reiterated that the Republic of China (Taiwan) holds sovereignty over Taiping Island and said that any international court ruling that downgra...

Ma urges new government to maintain stance on South China Sea

Taipei, April 8 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou on Friday said he stressed during a recent meeting with President-elect Tsai Ing-wen, that issues related to national territory should not be subject to p...

No cooperation with China in South China Sea: Taiwan

The Republic of China (Taiwan) has its own foreign policy and will not join forces with China or act in its interests on South China Sea issues, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Monday. ...

Chinese poachers caught with big coral haul near Pratas Islands

Taipei, March 27 (CNA) A Chinese fishing boat has been caught for illegally harvesting coral and endangered turtles in waters around the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands in the disputed South China Se...