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US commander warns China could soon have capability to invade Taiwan during drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Admiral Samuel Paparo, President Biden's nominee to helm U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, warned that China could soon have the capability to use military exercises to conce...

Taiwan sees uptick in Chinese research vessel activity near coasts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has seen an increase in Chinese ocean research ship activity in waters only 24 nautical miles (44 km) off the country’s coast, Financial Times reported on Tue...

Omega-3 Supplements Market Set to Double to US$ 12.1 Billion by 2030 Amid Rising Health Consciousness

The global omega-3 supplements market, valued at US$ 6.1 billion in 2021, is forecasted to experience a substantial surge, reaching US$ 12.1 billion by 2030. This growth, marked by a compound annual g...

Philippines: Is Marcos Jr. the EU's new best friend?

Since taking office in mid-2022, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has moved the Philippines closer to the US, even risking ire from Beijing by signing a new defense agreement with Washington. Marcos Jr...

Philippines joint air patrol with U.S. to 'protect territory'

A joint air patrol by the Philippines with the United States was aimed at protecting territory and national interests in the South China Sea, a Philippine military official said Tuesday, after Beijing...

US deploying 5 aircraft carriers in western Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. is deploying five aircraft carriers in the western Pacific in a move analysts say is meant to send a message of deterrence to escalating military activities in th...

China denies maritime boundaries around Taiwan's Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) on Saturday (Feb. 17) denied the existence of maritime boundaries around Kinmen County, a move that experts say is designed to exer...

Decoding China: Inevitable Taiwan tensions in 2024

Members of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) are apparently not taking a vacation to mark the Chinese New Year, which began on February 10. Taiwan's Ministry of Defense has counted a...

Philippines committed to South China Sea code of conduct

MANILA, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The Philippines is firmly committed to negotiations for a code of conduct between China and Southeast Asian countries to avert confrontations in the South China Sea, its for...

South China Sea tensions not all about U.S.-China rivalry, Philippines says

The Philippines' foreign minister on Thursday said tensions in the South China Sea should not be characterised mainly as a function of a strategic rivalry between the United States and China.

Manila angers China by increasing military presence on islands near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tensions between Manila and Beijing are on the rise after reports that the Philippines has plans to bolster its military presence in its northernmost province of Batanes, ...

Can Manila diffuse tensions in the South China Sea?

Tensions have been mounting between the Philippines and China in the South China Sea, one of the world's most important trade routes. The yearslong dispute centers around Second Thomas Shoal, cal...

Philippines to boost military presence in islands facing Taiwan

MANILA, Feb 7 (Reuters) - The Philippines' defence chief has ordered the military to boost the number of troops stationed at the northernmost islands near Taiwan to fortify Manila's territoria...

Legislative deputy speaker urges President Tsai to visit Taiwan's Taiping Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Deputy Speaker Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) called on President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to visit Taiping Island to defend national sovereignty. With the completion of dre...

China says Philippine vessel 'illegally' landed on disputed atoll

SHANGHAI (Reuters) — China said on Saturday a small civilian vessel from the Philippines had "illegally placed itself on the beach" of an atoll in the South China Sea that both countri...