Xi tells China's marines to 'prepare for war'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Chairman Xi Jinping (習近平) told Chinese marines to "prepare for war" on Tuesday (Oct. 13) as the communist regime continues to ramp up military postur...

China’s third aircraft carrier could be combat ready by 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Construction on China’s third aircraft carrier appears to be progressing, according to new commercial satellite photos. The images, released by Washington think t...

Beijing appears poised to extend language policy to ethnic Korean schools in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following Beijing's introduction of a compulsory Chinese-language curriculum in its Inner Mongolia region, some schools for ethnic Koreans in Northeast China have also...

Taiwan is 'a living condemnation of the CCP': Scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to U.S. media questions over why China has recently stepped up its aggressive intrusions into Taiwan's Air Defense Idenifitican Zone (ADIZ), a Canadian sch...

China's two aircraft carriers conduct exercises together for 1st time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's state-run media reports that the communist autocracy's two aircraft carriers conducted simultaneous military exercises at sea for the first time. China&...

Taiwan's defense ministry seeking recon pods for nighttime photography of Chinese navy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force wants to buy six reconnaissance pods from the United States which would allow it to improve its aerial photography of Chinese targets both by day and night, ...

Tropical Storm Mekkhala brings rain to Taiwan, strikes China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The periphery of Tropical Storm Mekkhala, the sixth tropical storm of the year, will bring rain to Taiwan today (Aug. 11), while China is bracing for more flooding as the s...

The Latest: UN says 1 billion students affected by closures

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations chief says the coronavirus pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education in history, with schools closed in more than 160 countries in mid-July affecting ...

Asia Today: Manila back under lockdown as virus cases surge

Commuter trains, buses and other public vehicles stayed off the main roads of the Philippine capital Tuesday (Aug 4) and police were again staffing checkpoints to restrict public travel as surging vir...

The Latest: Philippine capital going back under lockdown

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is reimposing a moderate lockdown in the Philippine capital and outlying provinces after medical groups appealed for the move as coronavirus infections ...

Asia Today: SKorea arrests leader of church with big cluster

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect Saturday as part of an investigation into allegations that the church hampered the governme...

Asia Today: Chinese city tightens rules, Victoria might, too

BEIJING (AP) — China is tightening travel restrictions in the Xinjiang capital amid a COVID-19 outbreak in the northwestern city. People arriving in Urumqi from regions considered t...

The Latest: India reports another record coronavirus surge

NEW DELHI, India — India has registered more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours for the first time. The record surge of 52,123 reported cases took the national t...

Asia Today: 723 cases in Australia, closures in Vietnam

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s coronavirus hot spot Victoria will make masks compulsory statewide after reporting on Thursday a record 723 new cases. Masks have been mandato...

The Latest: Japan's virus surge fills isolation facilities

TOKYO — As Japan battles a surge in coronavirus cases, some areas may be running out of isolation facilities to monitor infected people. The health ministry reported 981 new cases Tu...