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 territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

China issues stinging rebuke of US at Beijing defense forum

BEIJING (AP) — China's defense minister lashed out at U.S. foreign policy Monday, saying China wasn't fazed by sanctions, pressure or a "big stick" approach, while reiterating threats to force the sel...

Philippine defense secretary criticizes China’s doublespeak on S. China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday (July 30) criticized China’s over its aggressive conduct in the region that contrasts with its peaceful assu...

US State Department greenlights US$2.2 billion sale of tanks, missiles to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. State Department has approved a plan to sell US$2.2 billion dollars worth of Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles, and other weapons and equipment, despite protests from Bei...

After China tariffs, Trump should recognize Taiwan, the Pentagon likely agrees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Trump administration is turning up the pressure on China, with a not-so-subtle threat that if Chinese leader Xi Jinping refuses to meet with Trump during the upcoming ...

US under Trump takes step towards recognizing Taiwan as a country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over the past several months, and especially the last few weeks, it appears that the United States under the Trump administration is taking a much clearer stance on relati...

US tries Beijing with US$2.6 billion sale of tanks, missiles to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. is preparing to sell US$2.6 billion worth of tanks and missiles to Taiwan, as the U.S.-China trade war rages on and days after China's Defense Minister said China ...

US to provide Boeing drones to ASEAN allies to help monitor S. China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States is preparing to sell 34 advanced unmanned drones to four U.S. allies in the South China Sea region, in order to boost their surveillance capabilities as ...

China’s threats against Taiwan reveal serious internal problems

Asia’s largest defense conference, the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, took place at Singapore’s Shangri-La Hotel from May 31 to June 2. Acting United States Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanaha...

China's justification of crackdown on Tiananmen protestors 'outrageous': Former White House official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former White House official and current CEO of DC International Advisory Stephen J. Yates told Taiwan News on Monday (June 3) that Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe'...

Tiananmen massacre a warning for Taiwan of Beijing’s possible aggression: William Stanton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Speaking on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989, William Stanton, former director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), said Taiw...

Asian markets wobble as US, China trade jibes over trade

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares wobbled Monday after U.S. and Chinese officials traded jibes in their widening clash over trade and technology. China's Shanghai Composite lost 0.5% to 2,...

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...

Acting defense chief: Major drills with SKorea still on hold

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Sunday that so far he sees no need to restore large-scale military exercises with South Korea that have been curtailed over the...

Beijing will risk everything to annex Taiwan, says Chinese Defense Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese Defense Minister, Wei Fenghe (魏鳳和), spoke at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue and security summit on Sunday (June 2), declaring that China would “fight at all ...