CCP destroys more Buddhist statues to stamp out religion in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of its efforts to subjugate religion in China, photos have surfaced showing the Communist Chinese government defacing, walling up, and tearing down Buddhist statues acr...

Mysterious Chinese warship tried to force Taiwanese freighter to sail to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A week after a mysterious Chinese warship collided with a Taiwanese freighter, the Taiwanese ship's captain says that the collision was followed by a one-hour standoff as t...

Mysterious Chinese warship slams into Taiwanese freighter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Coast Guard announced today that an unidentified Chinese warship smashed into the Kaohsiung-registered bulk carrier the "Yutai No. 1" in the Taiwan Strait on Wedn...

China rumored to restrict individual travel to Taiwan from Aug. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China will allegedly stop issuing permits to its citizens for individual travel to Taiwan from Aug. 1, the Liberty Times reported today (July 31). With Taiwan’s 2...

Taiwan Air Force F-16s carry out live-fire test of Harpoon missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Early this morning, as the Chinese navy was preparing to spend the day conducting military drills in the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan’s Air Force dispatched two F-16 Fighte...

Tornado in northeast China kills 6 people, injures 190

BEIJING (AP) — State media says a tornado in northeast China has killed six people and injured another 190. State broadcaster CCTV says the tornado hit Kaiyuan, a county-level city in Liaonin...

With China’s swift rise as naval power, Australia needs to rethink how it defends itself

CANBERRA (The Conversation) -- Visiting Wellington in April 1996, I fell into conversation with a very wise and experienced New Zealand government official. We talked about the still-unfolding Taiwan ...

China covers up extent of swine fever crisis, neighboring countries concerned

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The spread of swine fever is likely much more serious than Chinese authorities admit, as up to half of the pigs in the country have been killed, creating dire problems for Chin...

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...

China aircraft carrier Liaoning heads north through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chinese aircraft carrier the Liaoning was on its way back to its base in Northern China through the Taiwan Strait, the Ministry of National Defense said Tuesday (June ...

US P-8A sub-hunting jet flies over Taiwan Strait to watch Chinese carrier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an apparent response to the presence of the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning, the U.S. Navy dispatched a P-8A sub-hunting Poseidon through the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday (Jun...

Xi's NKorea visit a chance to strengthen ties, influence US

BEIJING (AP) — In the highly formalized world of China-North Korea relations, Xi Jinping's trip to Pyongyang carries enormous symbolic significance. Although less certain, it may also yield outcomes t...

Chinese spy plane spotted crossing Miyako Strait near Okinawa, Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan’s Ministry of Defense announced on Sunday (June 17) that a Chinese Shaanxi Y-9 spy plane was spotted crossing the Miyako Strait into the Western Pacific Ocean....

7 pig carcasses found in Taiwan's coastal areas detected with ASF

Ninety-eight pig carcasses found abandoned in Taiwan or drifted in its coastal areas have been tested for African swine fever (ASF) over the past nine months, seven of which were positive, Taiwan'...

Sieren's China: Trump feels threatened by China's rise

It was a surprising turn of events. The US and China had been expected to resolve their trade dispute, and steady progress had apparently been made. But then, US President Donald Trump decided to hike...