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EXPLAINER: Why US lawmakers' Taiwan trips keep riling China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taiwan is high on the summer travel list for U.S. members of Congress on their August recess this year, as U.S. lawmakers make a point of asserting American support for the self-gove...

China announces new drills as US delegation visits Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China announced more military drills around Taiwan as the self-governing island’s president met with members of a new U.S. congressional delegation on Monday, threatening to rene...

China announces new Taiwan drills as US delegation visits

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China announced more military drills around Taiwan as the island’s president met with members of a new U.S. congressional delegation on Monday, in a further sign of s...

More US lawmakers visit Taiwan 12 days after Pelosi trip

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A delegation of American lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday, just 12 days after a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that prompted China to launch days of threatening mi...

US-Taiwan trade initiative talks to kick off soon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s top trade negotiator said on Saturday (Aug. 13) that talks on the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade are expected to start soon. U.S. Indo-Paci...

Taiwan thanks U.S. for maintaining security in Taiwan Strait

Taiwan's foreign ministry on Saturday expressed "sincere gratitude" towards the United States for taking "concrete actions" to maintain security and peace in the Taiwan Strait ...

China sending fighter jets to Thailand for joint exercises

BANGKOK (AP) — The Chinese air force is sending fighter jets and bombers to Thailand for a joint exercise with the Thai military on Sunday. The training will include air support, st...

US to conduct 'freedom of navigation' transit in Taiwan Strait

A senior US official said Friday the US was set to conduct "freedom of navigation" operations in the Taiwan Strait during the coming weeks. Kurt Campbell, the US Indo-Pacific coordinator in...

US official says Solomon Islands leader 'missed opportunity'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S. deputy secretary of state said Monday the prime minister of the Solomon Islands “missed an important opportunity” by failing to attend a memorial service to mar...

U.S., Japan, Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom form Pacific group

The United States, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the United Kingdom launched an informal group aimed at boosting economic and diplomatic ties with Pacific island nations, the White House said on F...

U.S. vows more high-level engagement with Pacific islands amid China push

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - White House Indo-Pacific coordinator Kurt Campbell said on Thursday he expects more high-level U.S. officials to visit Pacific island countries as Washington steps up i...

Australian minister visits Solomons to counter China

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new foreign minister visited the Solomon Islands on Friday to assure the South Pacific island nation it does not need a security pact with China. ...

Biden looks to nudge ASEAN leaders to speak out on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is looking to nudge southeast Asian leaders to be more outspoken about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but the issue continues to be a delicate one for many members...

Biden hosts ASEAN as he looks to show Pacific commitment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is hosting leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as his administration makes an extended effort to demonstrate that the United States hasn’t los...

White House official says US, Europe place great significance on Taiwan Strait peace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. and Europe place great importance on peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, said Kurt Campbell, national security council coordinator for the Indo-Pacific, on ...