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Trump's presidency not just a blip in US foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to scrap President Donald Trump’s vision of “America First” in favor of “diplomacy first” will depend on whether he's able to regain the trust of all...

Why is Laos building Mekong dams it doesn't need?

Thailand's economic slump during the coronavirus pandemic led to a drop in electricity demand, with officials estimating power reserves currently at 50% over total capacity. Despite the surplus, ...

Trump administration takes final swipes at China and its companies

The Trump administration in its waning days took another swipe at China and its biggest firms on Thursday (Jan. 14), imposing sanctions on officials and companies for alleged misdeeds in the South Chi...

US blacklists Xiaomi, CNOOC, Skyrizon, raising heat on China

HONG KONG (AP) — The U.S. government has blacklisted Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. and China’s third-largest national oil company for alleged military links, heaping pressure on Beijing in Pre...

U.S. adds CNOOC to black list, saying it helps China intimidate neighbors

(Reuters) - The Trump administration added China's CNOOC to a U.S. economic blacklist on Thursday, accusing the oil giant of helping Beijing intimidate neighbors in the South China Sea and ratchet...

US imposes new sanction on Beijing over South China Sea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday imposed new sanctions on Chinese officials over Beijing's increasing assertiveness in the South China Sea. The penalties are yet another Trump ad...

US imposes sanctions on China's CNOOC oil company over South China Sea

The US government on Thursday slapped more sanctions on Chinese firms and military officials over Beijing's actions in the South China Sea. At the center of the wide-ranging sanctions was China&#...

US Navy Triton drone flies deep into Taiwan's ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple aircraft spotters on Wednesday (Jan. 13) detected a U.S. Navy surveillance drone flying just off the coast of southwestern Taiwan, well within the country's a...

Yemen, China, Cuba top Pompeo to-do list as time runs down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that he will designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels as a “foreign terrorist organization” as time runs down on the Trump administrat...

Yemen, China, Cuba top Pompeo to-do list as time runs down

WASHINGTON (AP) — As time runs down on the Trump administration, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and top aides are rushing to complete actions they believe will cement the legacy of the president and t...

Taiwan heralds visit by US ambassador to UN as China fumes

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan said Friday it welcomed the visit of the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in the closing days of the Trump administration, in a move that brought China's renewed cond...

Chinese electronic warfare plane spotted inside Taiwan's ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese electronic warfare aircraft was detected by plane spotters flying through Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 5), whil...

2020 saw most PLA intrusions into Taiwan's ADIZ since 1996: report

In 2020, the Chinese military violated Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) more times than in any year since 1996, with the majority observed in the southwest corner of the ADIZ, accor...

Chinese reconnaissance plane enters Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ), the Ministry of National Defense announced on its website Saturday (Jan. 2). ...

2 US warships pass through Taiwan Strait on New Year's Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two U.S. Navy warships plowed through the Taiwan Strait on New Year's Eve, marking the 13th passage of U.S. naval vessels through the strait this year and a final act ...