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Philippines foreign minister issues expletive-laced tweet over China sea dispute

The Philippine foreign minister on Monday (May 3) demanded in an expletive-laced message on Twitter that China's vessels get out of disputed waters, marking the latest exchange in a war of words w...

Chinese aircraft carrier holds drills near Taiwan as US carrier steams into South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese carrier group drilled in waters off Taiwan as a U.S. carrier group entered the South China Sea amid rising tensions over China's refusal to call back dozens ...

Philippines says Chinese 'militia' swarm has spread in disputed waters

Hundreds of Chinese vessels believed to be manned by militias in the South China Sea have spread to a wider area, the Philippines said on Wednesday (March 31), defying its demand for the flotilla to b...

Philippines sends fighter aircraft over Chinese vessels in South China Sea

The Philippine military is sending light fighter aircraft to fly over hundreds of Chinese vessels in disputed waters in the South China Sea, its defence minister said, as he repeated his demand the fl...

Philippine leader conveys concern to China envoy over 'swarming' vessels

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to protect the country’s maritime territory during a meeting with China’s ambassador, his spokesman said on Thursday (March 25), as international...

Philippine province cancels award for China Communications' $10 billion airport project

A Philippine province has canceled its award of a $10 billion airport deal south of the capital, among the biggest projects involving a Chinese firm under President Rodrigo Duterte who has pursued war...

2 Taiwan companies to make masks in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Taiwanese biotechnology firms have announced that they will be teaming up to produce face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to help battle the corona...

5 things to know about Japan's World War II surrender

TOKYO (AP) — World War II ended 75 years ago, but not all countries commemorate it on the same day. Wednesday is the anniversary of the formal Sept. 2, 1945, surrender of Japan to the United States, w...

Philippines to call US for help if China attacks navy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Philippine senior official on Wednesday (Aug. 26) indicated the country would invoke its Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) with the U.S. if China attacked its naval vessels. ...

Philippines: China should comply with sea feud ruling

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines on Sunday renewed its call for compliance with a 4-year-old arbitration ruling that invalidated China’s vast claims in the disputed South China S...

China can pull plug on Philippines power supply at any time: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government of Communist China completely controls the power grid of the Philippines and could flip off the switch at any time, according to an internal report created ...

Philippines: China wanted to restrict foreign forces at sea

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine foreign secretary says China has sought to restrict the presence of foreign military powers in the South China Sea and foreign involvement in oil and gas proj...

Philippine President rejects China’s call to ban online gambling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday (Sept. 4) rebuffed a call by China to ban online gambling, saying the move could harm the country’s economy. Dut...

Xi rejects Duterte's demand to abide by Hague ruling on S. China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met with China's leader on Thursday (Aug. 29) in Beijing, where the two discussed bilateral ties and territorial disputes in the S...

US Navy mulls return to Subic Bay for new naval base in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Navy is considering a new lease on a port facility in the Philippines, which it previously occupied, as a repair and maintenance facility for its fleet in the Ind...