Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

EU foreign ministers approve Red Sea naval mission

European Union foreign ministers have given final approval to a naval mission to protect international shipping in the Red Sea area. President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, welcom...

Canadian lawmakers blast China's alteration of flight routes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 20 Canadian lawmakers urged the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to address China’s unilateral modification of flight routes in a letter pu...

Taiwan thanks French foreign minister for flight route support

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French Foreign Minister Stephane Sejourne was the first foreign minister in the European Union to express support for Taiwan in its dispute with China over flight routes, ...

Taiwan envoy urges UK to help counter Chinese aggression

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan envoy to the U.K. Yao Chin-hsiang (姚金祥) called on the U.K. and other Western allies to help deter Chinese aggression against Taiwan during a Council on Geostrategy ...

US stands firm on Taiwan Strait status quo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan reiterated Washington’s position on Taiwan during a two-day meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (王毅) in Bangko...

China presses Iran to rein in Houthi attacks in Red Sea

Chinese officials have asked their Iranian counterparts to help rein in attacks on ships in the Red Sea by the Iran-backed Houthis, or risk harming business relations with Beijing, four Iranian source...

US destroyer performs 1st strait transit since Taiwan election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a delegation of U.S. lawmakers visited Taiwan, a U.S. Navy destroyer conducted the first transit of the Taiwan Strait this year. The U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet sa...

US sinks 3 ships, kills 10 after Houthi Red Sea attack

COPENHAGEN/DUBAI/CAIRO, Dec 31 (Reuters) - U.S. helicopters repelled an attack by Iran-backed Houthi militants on a Maersk MAERSKb.CO container vessel in the Red Sea, sinking three ships and killing 1...

US allies reluctant on Red Sea task force

WASHINGTON/MADRID/ROME, Dec 28 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden hoped to present a firm international response to Yemen's Houthi attacks on Red Sea shipping by launching a new maritime force, ...

Why the South China Sea was turbulent in 2023

On December 10, a flotilla of 40 boats set off from the Philippine coastal town of El Nido in Palawan province to a group of islets and shoals in the South China Sea called the Spratly Islands, parts ...

UK sending carrier strike group to Indo-Pacific in 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.K. Defence Secretary Grant Shapps announced on Thursday (Dec. 14) that the U.K.’s carrier strike group will be deployed to the Indo-Pacific in 2025. The group, ...

Philippines supply mission confronted by Chinese vessels

The Philippine coast guard said on Sunday that a Chinese coast guard vessel assaulted three Philippine boats in the South China Sea with water cannons, and collided with one vessel, causing engine dam...

French foreign minister underscores importance of peace in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna reiterated the importance of peace in the Taiwan Strait in an address at Australia’s National Press Club in Canberra on Mon...

US sails through South China Sea challenging Taiwan's 'unlawful restrictions'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Navy sailed near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on Sunday (Nov. 26) to challenge what it called "unlawful restrictions" imposed by Taiwan, V...

Philippines, Australia begin patrols in South China Sea

Australia and the Philippines began joint air and naval patrols in the South China Sea on Saturday, in an effort to bolster strategic cooperation in countering China's assertiveness in the region...