China accuses US of 'creating chaos' after envoy backs Taiwan, Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's embassy in the Philippines on Monday (Nov. 23) accused the U.S. of sewing "chaos" in Asia after a U.S. envoy pledged American support for Taiwan, the...

Philippine navy chief says China wants 'us to take first shot'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chief of the Philippines Navy on Monday (Aug. 10) called on his government to protest the presence of Chinese ships near Reed (Recto) Bank and accused the People's...

China warns it could turn military exercises into invasion of Dongsha, Penghu, and Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to Japanese media reports that China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) is planning on holding war games in August to prepare for a future assault on the...

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 ...

Vietnamese petition calls for change of 'South China Sea' to 'Southeast Asia Sea'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Vietnamese group has launched a petition on Change.org calling for the name of the "South China Sea" to be changed to the "Southeast Asia Sea." The pet...

US Ambassador to Philippines tapped by Washington as next envoy to Indonesia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Trump administration has nominated the current U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, Sung Kim, to serve as the next U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, it was announced Wednes...

US should focus on bolstering Taiwan deterrence: US military officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As China increases its military clout in the Pacific, U.S. military officials are calling for a more firm stance towards supporting democracies in the region, particularly...

Taiwan criticizes Philippines in dispute over South China Sea feature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following a FONOP by U.S. forces in the South China Sea near the Spratly Islands on Monday, Feb. 11, Taiwan is re-emphasizing its claims in the disputed territory, with th...

British Navy angers Beijing with FONOP near Paracel Islands in S. China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A British Navy vessel, the HMS Albion, recently sparked anger from the Chinese government by sailing in close proximity to the Paracel Islands chain in the South China Sea...

Taiwan willing to participate in talks over South China Sea: MOFA

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan has the capacity and is willing to participate in multilateral negotiations in a joint effort to promote peace and stability in the South China Sea, the Ministry of Foreign Affa...

9 out of 10 Filipinos want to recapture Chinese occupied territory in South China Sea: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An overwhelming majority of 87 percent, or 9 out of 10 Filipinos believe it is important for the Philippines to regain control of Chinese-held islands in the South China S...

Facebook sparks controversy in Vietnam over map of South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Social media giant Facebook caused an outrage among Vietnamese users after a map on its platform was found to have marked disputed South China Sea islands as parts of Chin...

South China Sea: France and Britain join the US to oppose China

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis is in China this week for the first time and at the top of the agenda between the two nations is China's continued expansion of military installations in the S...

Vietnamese protest amid fear of Chinese investment in special economic zones

Hundreds of Vietnamese have taken to the streets in different parts of the country to demonstrate against a government proposal to grant companies lengthy land leases. A draft law would allow foreign...

Worried, hopeful and wary: Neighbors await Kim-Trump summit

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea's East Asia neighbors — Japan, China and South Korea — have a shared goal of denuclearizing the peninsula, but what may come out of Tuesday's summit in Singapore between Presi...