US bombers fly over S. China Sea ahead of carrier's arrival

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Pacific Air Forces says a pair of B-52 bombers flew over the disputed South China Sea this week, days before a U.S. aircraft carrier's scheduled arrival in Hong Kong. ...

Talks on pact to avoid sea clashes could end in 3 years: Xi

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday negotiations between Beijing and Southeast Asian nations on a nonaggression pact to prevent clashes in the disputed South Chi...

Weather to become cooler, wetter in Taiwan tonight, Tropical Storm Man-Yi strengthens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Balmy weather today will give way to colder, wetter conditions as a northeastern monsoon arrives this evening, while a tropical depression over the Philippines and a tropical s...

Taiwan Coast Guard begins live-fire drills on Taiping Island, South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Cost Guard Administration (CGA) began live fire drills on Taiping Island in the South China Sea on the morning of Nov. 21, with drills expected to continue ...

US Navy to make Hong Kong port call after earlier refusal

HONG KONG (AP) — China is allowing a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and its battle group to make a port call in Hong Kong after it earlier turned down a similar request amid tensions with Washington. ...

US will not give in to China on Taiwan: Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Murphy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States will not make concessions to China on issues like Taiwan and the South China Sea, said Patrick Murphy, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State ...

US aircraft carrier in South China Sea just days ahead of Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With just four days left to local elections in Taiwan, the United States aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan was signaled in the South China Sea and was expected to arrive ...

Major Kaohsiung mayoral candidates face off in TV debate

Kaohsiung mayoral candidate Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the Kuomintang's (KMT) Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) squared off Monday night in their only head-to-head debate ahea...

China's Xi visits Manila to deepen ties with America's ally

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — China's president will visit the Philippines for the first time in a high point of a love-hate relationship with an American treaty ally with offers of infrastructure loans ...

Cambodia rejects 'fake news' of planned Chinese naval base in Koh Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Cambodian Prime Minister, Hun Sen, declared on Monday, Nov. 9 that there would never be a foreign military base in his country after rumors last week that China was in negotiat...

Temperature to drop to 19°C as northeasterly winds hit northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As three northeasterly winds are coming up this week to bring temperatures down, the probability of rainfall has increased for northern, northeastern, and central parts of...

Watch out Rim of the Pacific, a Rim of China may be on the horizon

YOKOSUKA (East Asia Forum) --The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and navies from 10 ASEAN member states carried out a field-training exercise in the South China Sea (SCS) ...

Taiwan Elections: Explaining the rise of Han Kuo-yu in Kaohsiung

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Two years ago, the idea that the KMT could take control of Kaohsiung City Council was inconceivable. Even two months ago, the idea seemed fanciful at best.  But...

US military maneuvers near Philippines ahead of Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States military was conducting maneuvers off the Philippines ahead of Taiwan’s November 24 local elections as National Security Adviser John Bolton warned...

Senior China military official to visit Japan, attempt to improve ties: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s Commander of the Eastern Theater Command Air Force, Sun Herong (孫和榮) will visit Japan from Nov. 19-21 in a bid to improve ties, in the first trip of its type...