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...

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...

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...

Duterte: China should temper its behavior in disputed waters

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president said Tuesday that China's claim to airspace above newly built islands and surrounding waters in the disputed South China Sea "is wron...

Nothing stopping Philippines from freedom of navigation ops in South China Sea: government

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippines government said there is nothing stopping the Armed Forces of the Philippines from operating freedom of navigation exercises in the South China Sea (SCS) o...

US Indo-Pacific Strategy will win American primacy in region: official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, Randall Schriver said that U.S.'s Indo-Pacific Strategy will win U.S. primacy in the region, dur...

Vietnam’s response to China’s militarized fishing fleet

HANOI (East Asia Forum) -- China has long been infamous for incorporating maritime militias into its fishing industry to assert its sovereignty claims. With the world’s largest fishing fleet, co...

Taiwan should be invited to RIMPAC military drill: senior US Congressman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Senior Republican Party Congressman Ted Yoho called for Taiwan to be involved in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), the world's largest international marine mil...

US Sec. of State: Indo-Pacific nations would prefer USA as partner over China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking at a cabinet level meeting with Australian Ministers and the U.S. Secretary of Defense on July 24, said that he believes natio...

U.K. invites Australia to participate in joint navy exercises in Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.K. navy has invited the Australian navy to participate in joint military exercises in the Pacific, which may include a "freedom of navigation" exercise in ...

US to keep Persian Gulf waterway open despite Iran threats

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military is reiterating a promise to keep Persian Gulf waterways open to oil tankers as Iran renewed threats to close off the region. Capt...

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...

Taiwan rebuts China's claim that it will lease Taiping Island to U.S.

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) reiterated Friday that Taiwan has no plans to lease Taiping Island in the disputed South China Sea to the United States. "The government ...

Uninvited Chinese visitor drops in on trilateral US-Japan-India naval exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The three nations of the U.S., Japan and India dispatched navy vessels to participate in joint maneuvers as part of the “Malabar 2018” exercises held in waters...

Japan, Malaysia will cooperate to ensure freedom of navigation in S. China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohammed met the Prime Minister of Japan in Tokyo on June 12. The two discussed a number of important issues regarding the regi...