Taiwan building fleet of Kamikaze drones to counter attack by China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is building a fleet of suicide drones to strike targets in China in the event of an attack by the People's Liberation Army. At the Taipei Aerospace and Defen...

China parades its latest missiles in challenge to US, others

BEIJING (AP) — Military planners in Washington and elsewhere will be taking note of new missile technology displayed by China, particularly a hypersonic ballistic nuclear missile believed capable of b...

PLA troops spotted pouring into Hong Kong, China media says 'routine rotation'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Large numbers of armored vehicles and trucks carrying People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops were spotted at numerous locations across Hong Kong in the early morning hours t...

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...

Hong Kong protesters have turned militant and more strategic - and this unnerves Beijing

SYDNEY (The Conversation) -- The past few weeks has seen a drastic escalation in violence on the streets of Hong Kong. On Tuesday night, a police officer aimed a shotgun at protesters who had gathered...

Taiwan tells China to 'back off' of Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After video surfaced on Wednesday showing People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers using force to crush protests by Hong Kong citizens, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affa...

Chinese army releases promo video for Hong Kong troops

HONG KONG (AP) — The Chinese army has released a promotional video for its Hong Kong-based troops at a time of uncertainty over whether the military will intervene in the city's summer of protest. ...

China to publish new white paper on defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China will publish its first white paper on defense since the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which saw the reformation of People's Liber...

The Latest: Chinese army holds exercise near Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A Chinese army brigade says it has held an anti-terrorism exercise in a city not f...

Chinese submarine spotted near Taiwan’s Matsu Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Chinese submarine has been spotted by a ferry during a routine passage from the Matsu Islands to Keelung. The submarine was seen at around 1:15 p.m. on Thursday (July 4). ...

China’s People’s Liberation Army conducts drills near Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following massive protests against plans for an extradition bill, China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) announced joint land, air and sea exercises had taken ...

Tiananmen: When China shifted from solidarity to stability

CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) — The young woman lay on a mat in the concrete hallway of a Beijing hospital on June 4, 1989. She weakly held up an X-ray showing a bullet in her shoulder. Knowing I was a journ...

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 vows military action if Taiwan, sea claims opposed

SINGAPORE (AP) — China's defense minister is warning its military will "resolutely take action" to defend Beijing's claims over self-ruled Taiwan and disputed South China Sea waters. ...

Tiananmen veterans look back on movement's mistakes, passion

BEIJING (AP) — Wu'er Kaixi was among the most outspoken of the student leaders during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, famously reproaching then-Premier Li Peng at a meeting broadcast...