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Top U.S., Chinese officials talk Taiwan, Iran in Bangkok

Top Chinese and U.S. officials held candid talks in Bangkok aimed at lowering tensions between the superpowers on Taiwan and other subjects, ahead of an expected springtime call between President Joe ...

Vietnam pursues ‘bamboo diplomacy’ to expand friendships

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vietnam is conducting “bamboo diplomacy” to strengthen friendships with major powers, reports said Thursday (Dec. 28). Neighboring Chinese leader Xi Jinping...

South China Sea is war hot spot not Taiwan: Philippine ambassador to US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Philippine ambassador to the U.S. warned the South China Sea is where a confrontation could break out that would trigger the next world war, rather than Taiwan. Jos...

40-ship Philippine 'Christmas convoy' to visit disputed South China Sea islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A convoy of 40 Philippine ships is scheduled to provide humanitarian supplies to Filipino troops and civilians on disputed islands in the South China Sea. A group calle...

Taiwan legislators to visit disputed South China Sea island in December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators will visit an island claimed by Taiwan in the South China Sea to "inspect and declare sovereignty" over the island in December, Kuomintang (KMT) legi...

Taiwan to keep deploying frigates to disputed South China Sea island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will continue to send large Coast Guard vessels to its disputed South China Sea claim hoping to “stabilize the regional situation," the country’s n...

Taiwan to improve hospital on disputed Dongsha Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government will spend NT$40 million (US$1.25 million) on improvements to the only hospital on the disputed Dongsha Islands in the South China Sea, reports said Wednesd...

Australia and the Philippines strengthen their ties as South China Sea disputes heat up

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Australia and the Philippines elevated their seven-decade ties to a strategic level Friday to broaden an alliance underpinned by their rejection of China’s increasingly prov...

Southeast Asian leaders are besieged by thorny issues as they hold an ASEAN summit without Biden

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders led by Indonesian host President Joko Widodo are gathering in their final summit this year, besieged by divisive issues with no solutions in sight: My...

Taiwan's president warns of China's expansionism in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is keeping a close eye on China’s military expansion in the South China Sea, and on Wednesday (Aug. 23) the president made this clear during a visit to the fr...

Philippines says China blocked, water-cannoned boat in S. China Sea

MANILA, Aug 6 (Reuters) - The Philippines on Sunday accused China's coast guard of blocking and water-cannoning a Philippine military supply boat in the South China Sea, condemning the "exces...

Myanmar violence and sea disputes to dominate ASEAN talks joined by US, Russian and Chinese envoys

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Myanmar’s prolonged civil strife, tensions in the disputed South China Sea and concern over arms buildups in the region are expected to dominate the agenda when Southeast Asi...

Philippines, U.S. begin joint troop exercises amid regional tensions

MANILA, April 11 (Reuters) - More than 17,000 Philippine and U.S. soldiers began their largest ever joint military drills on Tuesday, as ties between the long-term allies warm over shared concerns abo...

Philippines names 4 new bases for US forces amid China fury

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government on Monday identified four new local military areas where rotational batches of American forces with their weapons will be allowed to stay ind...

Japan, Philippines seek pact to further defense cooperation

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and the Philippines agreed Saturday to start talks toward a possible defense agreement that would allow closer cooperation between their militaries amid regional tensions with China...