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Joint UK-NZ statement calls for Taiwan Strait peace and stability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his New Zealand counterpart, Jacinda Ardern, issued a joint statement on Friday (July 1) stating their support for a free and open So...

KMT backtracks on remarks backing China’s Taiwan Strait claims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (June 29) backtracked on remarks made by its U.S. envoy that seemed to support China’s recent assertions that the Taiwan Strait is ...

2 US military aircraft fly in China's 'internal' Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. sent two military aircraft into the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday (June 28) despite claims by China that the body of water is its internal territory. China's Fo...

US confirms that Taiwan Strait is 'international waterway'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China continues to push forward its agenda and claim dominion over the Taiwan Strait, the United States has confirmed that it views the waters as "international&qu...

US rebuffs China by calling Taiwan Strait an international waterway

WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday backed Taiwan's assertion that the strait separating the island from China is an international waterway, a further rebuff to Beijing...

Taiwan: Has the risk of war increased following new China warnings?

On Monday, US national security advisor Jake Sullivan and top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi met in Luxembourg for unannounced talks on "a number of regional and global security issues," with ...

US likely to ignore China’s claims over Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has recently tried to claim the Taiwan Strait is not considered international waters, most likely in an attempt to stop U.S. transits along the waterway. Accordin...

China accuses US of trying to 'hijack' support in Asia

SINGAPORE (AP) — China's defense minister accused the United States on Sunday of trying to “hijack” the support of countries in the Asia-Pacific region to turn them against Beijing, saying Washington ...

US official says diplomatic push in Asia paying dividends

BANGKOK (AP) — The American diplomatic push aimed at countering China's increasing influence in the Asia-Pacific region appears to be paying dividends, with many nations showing a willingness to partn...

US official meets Marcos in Philippines in diplomatic push

BANGKOK (AP) — A top State Department official met Thursday with Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in Manila, part of an ongoing diplomatic outreach in the Asia-Pacific region by Washing...

EU faces uphill task beefing up defense ties with Asia

The EU's foreign and security policy chief, Josep Borrell, will not attend Asia's premier defense summit this weekend after testing positive for COVID-19, leaving the bloc at a possible disadv...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 3 The New York Times calls for an independent investigation into the killing of journalist Shi...

China rejects Canadian, Australian charges in air encounters

BEIJING (AP) — China defended its military pilots on Monday, saying they acted properly and were protecting its sovereignty, following recent complaints by Canada and Australia that Chinese planes eng...

Australia says China threatened plane over South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — Australia on Sunday said a Chinese fighter jet carried out dangerous maneuvers threatening the safety of one of its maritime surveillance planes over the South China Sea and forci...

Taiwan inspired by Ukraine's persistence in war with Russia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is emboldened by Ukraine’s persistence in fending off invading Russian forces, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said recently. In a May 25 interview with P...