Taiwan says virus aid sent quietly to avoid Beijing protests

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan sent COVID-19 assistance to foreign countries surreptitiously to avoid protests from China, its foreign minister said Tuesday during a meeting with the highest-level Ameri...

Azar meets with Taiwan President Tsai on breakthrough visit

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday during the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet official since the br...

Azar leads highest-level US delegation to Taiwan in decades

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar arrived in Taiwan on Sunday in the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet official since the break in formal diplomatic rel...

AP Explains: From Hong Kong to TikTok, US-China ties plummet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has launched a major diplomatic and economic offensive against China, hitting Chinese officials with myriad sanctions over the past four months as relations ...

Taiwan defense analysts play down China military drills

Taiwanese security analysts on Friday (August 7) played down the importance of a military exercise to be staged by China in the East China Sea and ruled out a link between the drills and an upcoming v...

StarLux launches air travel tour to Taiwan's Dongsha Islands

Taipei-based StarLux Airlines Co. on Friday launched a "pretend tour abroad" to the Taiwan-controlled Dongsha Islands (東沙群島, Pratas Islands) in the northern part of the South China Sea. T...

Chinese fishing near Galapagos Islands raises fears for wildlife

Three weeks ago, the Ecuadorian navy encountered a flotilla of nearly 260 fishing vessels sailing under Chinese flags off the coast of the Galapagos Islands. "This is the fourth year in a row ...

Beijing reclassifies international shipping lanes in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has changed how it classifies a large stretch of international waters between Hainan island and the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. By amending a domestic...

China nominates candidate for international maritime disputes tribunal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has nominated a candidate for a judge on an international tribunal that deals with maritime disputes, a move that the U.S. is looking to block citing Beijing’s...

Taiwan's Marine 'Iron Force' sent to Dongsha Islands ahead of PLA invasion drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to news that China is allegedly planning a simulated invasion of the Dongsha Islands (Pratas Islands, 東沙群島) this month, Taiwan's military has reportedly di...

US sending highest rep to Taiwan since 1979 break in ties

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. says Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will visit Taiwan in coming days in the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet official since the break in formal ...

Australian leader says US-China war no longer inconceivable

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday his government held a less dramatic view of U.S.-China strategic tensions than a predecessor who warned of a pote...

Chinese professor denies confirming PLA drill to be mock invasion of Taiwanese islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A professor at a top Chinese military university has denied a report alleging he had confirmed that the Chinese military's large-scale landing exercise in the South Ch...

China, Australia spar on Twitter over 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 ...

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...