China's plans for naval base in Cambodia confirmed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Cambodia is going forward with plans to allow China to build naval facilities on its southern coast in 2020, according to a high-ranking officer of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Comman...

China to position eight landing craft near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Once all of its eight new landing vessels are launched, China will position half of them north of Taiwan and the other half to the south of the island, the China Times rep...

Six Chinese military vessels pass through Miyako Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Six Chinese military vessels passed through the Miyako Strait, located between the Japanese islands of Miyako and Okinawa, to enter West Pacific last week, but they did no...

Cambodia denies secret port deal with China to host PLA Navy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On July 21, the Wall Street Journal reported that China has signed a secret agreement with the Cambodian government that would allow Chinese military forces access to a na...

Beijing claims French warship 'illegally entered China's territorial waters' when transiting Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China on Thursday (April 25) claimed that it warned off a French warship as it passed through the Taiwan Strait earlier this month, and said that the ship had "illegally e...

China snubs France from PLA Navy parade after French warship transits Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- France was unceremoniously uninvited from taking part in a naval parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the PLA Navy, after a French warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait ea...

US defense report: Taiwan ‘primary driver for China’s military modernization’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S.’s Defense Intelligence Agency published an unclassified report today (Jan. 16) entitled “2019 China Military Power Report,” which cites Taiwan u...

Admiral claims China would own South China Sea if it sunk 2 US aircraft carriers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Late last month, a high-ranking Chinese admiral claimed that America's Achilles heel is its aircraft carriers, and China need only sink two of them to achieve complete domi...

Ministry of Nat. Defense urges calm as Chinese navy activity in Taiwan Strait increases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) is urging calm amid an increase of Chinese naval vessels on the coast of China’s Fujian Province in the Taiwan Stra...

China’s holding intl. military contest near Taiwan’s outlying island spawns concern

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The People's Liberation Army Navy’s holding an international sea landing competition at Shishi Beach in Quanzhou, Fujian Province, which is close to Taiwan’s...

2 Chinese warships sail off Taiwan’s east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two Chinese warships sailed southward off Taiwan's east coast on June 20, in what Taiwan's Ministry of Defense (MoD, 國防部) described as part of a long-distance trai...

US disinvites China from RIMPAC multinational military exercise

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Wednesday it has withdrawn an invitation for China to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer, a sign of fresh tension b...

China’s live-fire drills – more than just saber rattling, this is propaganda and fake news

The live-fire military drills which the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy) held yesterday have garnered a great deal of media attention this week both in Taiwan and around the world. Th...

'Tragedy of Xi Jinping' book says China intended to take islands from Japan in 2013, but failed

TAIPE (Taiwan News) -- A reporter working for the conservative Japanese newspaper Sankei Shunbun, Akio Yaita, has recently published a book detailing his time working in the Beijing field office. T...

China dispatches military personnel to Djibouti base

BEIJING (AP) — China has dispatched members of the People's Liberation Army to the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti to set up the rising Asian giant's first overseas military base. ...