South China Sea: US Navy conducts FONOP near Mischief Reef of Spratly Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Monday, Feb. 11, the United States conducted another Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) in the South China Sea, sending two naval vessels near the Spratly Islands....

US and British Navies conduct joint drills in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. military released a public statement on Jan. 16 declaring that the U.S. Navy and the British Navy successfully completed six days of joint drills in the South Chi...

South China Sea: US Navy angers Beijing with first FONOP of 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Navy Destroyer, the USS McCampbell, conducted a freedom of Navigation operation (FONOP) in the South China Sea on Monday, Jan. 7, which quickly drew an angry response...

Britain considering a new military base in South China Sea post-Brexit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United Kingdom is reportedly preparing to flex some of its military muscle in the coming years, with at least two new overseas military bases being planned by the Brit...

Admiral claims China would own South China Sea if it sunk 2 US aircraft carriers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Late last month, a high-ranking Chinese admiral claimed that America's Achilles heel is its aircraft carriers, and China need only sink two of them to achieve complete domi...

Senior Chinese military official urges PLAN to attack US naval vessels in S. China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At a conference held in Beijing on Saturday, Chinese government and military officials discussed issues in the South China Sea and the current state of relations between t...

US Navy draws plan for show of force in Taiwan Strait, SCS: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet has proposed a series of exercises in the Taiwan Strait and South China Sea (SCS) in demonstration of U.S. commitment to the rules...

South China Sea: Chinese warship nearly collides with US Navy destroyer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Sept. 30, it was reported that the U.S. Navy sailed the destroyer class USS Decatur (DDG-73) through the South China Sea near the Spratly Island chain in a Freedom of N...

US Navy destroyer cruises through South China Sea on eve of China national day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Navy sailed destroyer USS Decatur close to the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Sept. 30 in a freedom of navigation operation (FONOP). The FO...

British Navy angers Beijing with FONOP near Paracel Islands in S. China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A British Navy vessel, the HMS Albion, recently sparked anger from the Chinese government by sailing in close proximity to the Paracel Islands chain in the South China Sea...

In the name of Taiwan

There are few people active in politics today who are consistent from start to finish in what they say. One member of that rare breed is Premier William Lai (賴清德). No matter whether he was running for...

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 in waters crucial for gl...

China says US warship violated sovereignty near Scarborough Shoal

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government on Saturday accused the U.S. of trespassing in its territorial waters when a U.S. guided missile destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal in the South Ch...