China swiftly stripping Philippines' EEZ of marine resources

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hot on the heels of an announcement by the Duterte Administration acquiescing to Communist China's encroachment on its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), experts warn that Chin...

Japan resumes commercial whaling, seen as face-saving end

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has resumed commercial whaling after 31 years, meeting a long-cherished goal of traditionalists that is seen as a largely lost cause. Whaling boats embarked Monday on their...

Photo of the Day: Filipino journalist gives the finger to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Waldy Carbonell, a Filipino journalist and political commentator, burned the flag of China and gave the finger to the Chinese embassy in Manila today (July 1) to protest Beijin...

Manila kowtows to Beijing, cedes Exclusive Economic Zone in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Duterte administration of the Philippines is continuing to cede ground in the South China Sea through an “informal” and “undocumented” agreemen...

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...

Philippines protests sinking of boat in disputed waters

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat said Thursday he has filed a diplomatic protest after an anchored fishing boat was hit by a suspected Chinese vessel which then abandoned the 2...

US Navy cruiser sails near Scarborough Shoal in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. Navy issued a statement on Monday (May 20) declaring that the USS Preble of the 7th Fleet conducted a Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) in the South China Sea. ...

Taiwan, Japan reach consensus in fishery talks

Taiwan and Japan have finally reached consensus to continue to follow existing fishery rules in overlapping waters in the East China Sea in the latest round of talks held in Tokyo, the Ministry of For...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, April 5, the 95th day of 2019. There are 270 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 5, 19...

Japan protests Chinese research vessel trespassing EEZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Saturday afternoon, March 23, the Japanese Coast Guard discovered a Chinese research vessel trespassing in the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone. The incursion...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2019. There are 292 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 14...

Argentina Coast Guard opens fire on Chinese fishing vessel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Sunday morning, March 2, the Argentinian Coast Guard opened fire on a Chinese fishing vessel that was reportedly fishing illegally in the country’s Exclusive Econ...

Japan objects as China trawler flees with inspectors aboard

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has protested to Beijing after a Chinese trawler suspected of poaching off Japan's southern coast sailed away with Japanese inspectors on board. Chief Cabinet Secr...

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...