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Taiwan reaffirms sovereignty over Diaoyutai Islands amid increased tensions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Thursday (Feb. 18) reiterated that the country claims sovereignty over the Diaoyutai Islands, urging Japan and China t...

Biden in call with China's Xi raises human rights, trade

Joe Biden had his first call as president with Xi Jinping, pressing the Chinese leader about trade and Beijing's crackdown on democracy activists in Hong Kong as well as other human rights concerns. ...

Biden in call with China's Xi raises human rights, trade

Joe Biden on Wednesday held his first call as president with Xi Jinping, pressing the Chinese leader about trade and Beijing's crackdown on democracy activists in Hong Kong as well as other human righ...

Biden tells Japan US will help defend disputed Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States is committed to defending the Japan-controlled Diaoyutai (Senkaku) Islands against China's claims, President Joe Biden told Japanese Prime Minister S...

Biden, Japan PM discuss China action near Senkaku Islands

President Joe Biden spoke to Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday and offered his administration's commitment to protecting the Senkaku Islands, a group of uninhabited islets administer...

Can President Joe Biden return the US pivot to Asia?

US President Joe Biden begins his term inheriting a strategic rivalry with China that is likely to remain the driving force of US Asia policy. Biden's new Indo-Pacific coordinator, Kurt Campbell,...

World leaders talking to Biden about the virus, other issues

World leaders spoke to President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday about cooperating on the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and other issues, even as President Donald Trump's refusal to concede complic...

Japan PM pushes closer Southeast Asia ties in China counter

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Japan's new prime minister pledged Wednesday to help Southeast Asian nations increase their maritime security capabilities, as he used his first overseas trip as leader to pu...

US, Australia, India, Japan to discuss China's growing power

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Japanese counterpart, Toshimitsu Motegi, said they will lead a regional initiative called “Free and Open Indo-Pacific" aimed at countering Chin...

US, Australia, India, Japan to discuss China's growing power

TOKYO (AP) — Foreign ministers from four Indo-Pacific nations known as the Quad group are gathering in Tokyo on Tuesday for talks that Japan hopes will increase their involvement in a regional initiat...

Indian news site calls on Quad to back Taiwan in countering China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to heightened tensions with China after a deadly border clash in June, an Indian news site asserted that the South Asian country should join with its Quadrilat...

China took ‘incredibly aggressive action’ in India clash: Pompeo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday (July 8) said China took “incredibly aggressive action” against India in a recent border clash between the two...

Japan passes name change for Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's Ishigaki City Council passed the proposal to change the administrative designation of the Diaoyutai Islands from Tonoshiro to Tonoshiro Senkaku on Monday (June...

Taiwan opposition party asks President Tsai to visit Diaoyutai Islands to claim jurisdiction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the dispute between Taiwan and Japan over the Diaoyutai Islands continues, Taiwan's main opposition party, the Kuomintang (KMT), is calling on President Tsai Ing-we...

E. Taiwan county councilor opposes Japanese name change for Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yilan County Councilor Tsai Wen-i (蔡文益) said on Saturday (June 14) that if Japan insists on changing the name of the Diaoyutai Islands (釣魚臺島), immediate action will be tak...