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Chinese delegation in Taiwan's Kinmen for talks related to fatal speedboat incident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Chinese officials made a visit to Kinmen on Friday (Feb. 23) to discuss the deadly speedboat incident that occurred last week amid heightened tensions in the Ta...

Taiwan's preference for status quo with China continues to rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of Taiwanese people who prefer to maintain the cross-strait status quo indefinitely has increased for a fourth year, according to a study that also surveys how ...

China claims Taiwan 'hiding truth' of speedboat incident in Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) raised regional tensions on Wednesday (Feb. 21) by claiming the Taiwan Coast Guard “rammed” a speedboat in an incident...

On frontline Taiwan islands, fishermen wary of China tensions

KINMEN, Taiwan, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Taiwanese fishermen in sensitive waters around frontline islands near the Chinese coast say they are worried about rising tensions, after two Chinese nationals died ...

Taiwan tracks 3 Chinese ships near offshore island of Matsu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Chinese government ships appeared near Taiwan’s offshore island of Matsu, with one approaching a distance of 5.5 nautical miles, reports said Wednesday (Feb. 2...

Taiwan president-elect supports Coast Guard over capsizing of Chinese vessel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President-elect Lai Ching-te (賴清德) expressed his support Wednesday (Feb. 21) for the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) in its handling of the death of two Chinese nationals...

Kinmen councilors seek direct communication with China as tensions build

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cross-party group of councilors on the outlying islands of Kinmen have called on Taiwan’s central government to allow them to communicate directly with Chinese aut...

Chinese surveillance ship enters restricted waters of Taiwan's Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese surveillance ship intruded on Taiwan's territorial waters off the coast of Kinmen on Tuesday (Feb. 20). Kuomingtang (KMT) lawmaker Wang Hong-wei (王鴻薇) sai...

US urges 'restraint' amid Taiwan-China disputes over Kinmen waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid rising tensions between Taiwan and China over maritime disputes, the U.S. State Department on Tuesday (Feb. 20) urged "restraint." Cross-strait disputes ...

Taiwan coast guard did not collect video of fatal Chinese boat pursuit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said it was unable to record video evidence of a Chinese fishing boat that capsized killing two in the waters off the Kinme...

Taiwanese ships should not stop for Chinese coast guard: OAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ocean Affairs Council (OAC) Minister Kuan Bi-ling (管碧玲) on Tuesday (Feb. 20) said that Taiwanese vessels should not stop for Chinese coast guard ships following an inciden...

Chinese coast guard boards Taiwanese tour boat that strayed near territorial waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese tour boat in Kinmen strayed near Chinese territorial waters when it was intercepted by a China coast guard ship and boarded by Chinese personnel on Monday (Feb...

Taiwan protests after China boards tourist boat near Kinmen

The boarding of a Taiwanese tourist vessel by China's coast guard near sensitive front-line islands led to "panic" among Taiwan's people, a Taiwanese government minister said. Taiwa...

Taiwan Kinmen Fishermen's Association issues warnings to local fishers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Kinmen Fishermen's Association (KFA) informed local fishers on Monday (Feb. 19) that China was conducting enhanced maritime patrols in Kinmen, per China...

Taiwan completes anti-drone gun deployment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military has finished distributing anti-drone guns to its troops to improve defense against unmanned aerial vehicles. The systems are used concurrently with light w...