Taiwan Foreign Minister discusses Chinese military threat in interview with Portuguese newspaper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Portugal's largest weekly newspaper, Expresso, on Saturday (Oct. 24) published an exclusive interview with Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) in which he discussed the C...

US officials Pompeo, Esper to visit India for annual talks

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government said Thursday that talks next week with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper in New Delhi will cover “all bilateral, regional and...

Taiwan official details China’s plan to solve Taiwan ‘problem’ by 2049: US military journal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s National Security Bureau Deputy Director-General Chen Wen-fan (陳文凡) was recently quoted giving a comprehensive picture of Chinese President Xi Jinping&rsquo...

Japan PM pushes closer Southeast Asia ties in China counter

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Japan's new prime minister pledged Wednesday to help Southeast Asian nations increase their maritime security capabilities, as he used his first overseas trip as leader to pu...

China has the world's largest navy — what now for the US?

When the US destroyer John S. McCain sailed near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea two weeks ago, it was quickly met and tracked by ships and planes from China's People's Liberation A...

Japan, Vietnam reach broad agreement on transfer of defense gear

HANOI (Reuters) - Japan and Vietnam agreed on Monday to strengthen security and economic ties, including an agreement in principle for Japan to export military gear and technology to the Southeast Asi...

Xi tells China's marines to 'prepare for war'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Chairman Xi Jinping (習近平) told Chinese marines to "prepare for war" on Tuesday (Oct. 13) as the communist regime continues to ramp up military postur...

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...

In India, top US diplomat calls China 'elephant in the room’

NEW DELHI (AP) — A top U.S. envoy on Monday called China “an elephant in the room” and said Washington is keen to advance India’s interests across the Indo-Pacific region. Deputy Sec...

US, Australia, India, Japan to discuss China's growing power

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Japanese counterpart, Toshimitsu Motegi, said they will lead a regional initiative called “Free and Open Indo-Pacific" aimed at countering Chin...

US' Pompeo and 'Quad' peers in Tokyo to discuss China strategy

Foreign ministers from the 'Quad' nations — Japan, the US, India and Australia — have gathered in Tokyo for talks aimed at countering China's growing assertiveness in the Indo-...

US, Australia, India, Japan to discuss China's growing power

TOKYO (AP) — Foreign ministers from four Indo-Pacific nations known as the Quad group are gathering in Tokyo on Tuesday for talks that Japan hopes will increase their involvement in a regional initiat...

China holds military drills across 4 seas for second time in 2 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has begun carrying out five simultaneous military drills along various sections of its coast and beyond on Monday (Sept. 28). Two of the drills are being conducte...

US B-1B bombers, Chinese spy plane spotted to east of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two U.S. Air Force (USAF) bombers and one Chinese spyplane were spotted to the east of Taiwan on Friday (Sept. 25). At 12:16 p.m. the plane tracker Aircraft Spots tweet...

Japan PM Suga and China's Xi agree to pursue high-level contacts in first talks

Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday (Sept. 25) he had agreed with Chinese President Xi Jinping in their first talks to pursue high-level contacts in a bid to promote regiona...