Japanese submarine conducts naval exercise in the S. China Sea, will visit Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Sept. 17 that the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) made a press release that they had dispatched submarine to the South China Sea for training exercise...

US hurricane, Asian typhoon: 1 brings water, the other, wind

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nature expresses its fury in sundry ways. Two deadly storms — Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut — roared ashore on the same day, half a world apart, but the way they spread dev...

At least 3 dead as typhoon lashes Philippines

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on Typhoon Mangkhut (all times local): 6:50 p.m. A Philippine official says three people have been killed after Typhoon Mangkhut pummeled the coun...

US Congressman calls on Trump Administration to utilize Taiwan Travel Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Veteran U.S. Congressman Chris Smith called on the Trump Administration to fully implement the Taiwan Travel Act, in a letter sent to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo o...

Philippines checking typhoon's damage, casualties amid rains

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials are assessing damage and checking on possible casualties as Typhoon Mangkhut pummeled the northern breadbasket with ferocious wind and rain that set...

Ferocious typhoon plows through rain-soaked Philippines

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the Philippines' northeastern coast early Saturday, its ferocious winds and blinding rain ripping off tin roof sheets and knockin...

Taiwan strengthens security ties with India, Japan, Australia and Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Taiwan’s number of official diplomatic allies keeps dwindling under pressure from China, the island is seeking closer security ties to countries like India, Japan...

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 disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

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...

US Intel. community 'gaining greater understanding of China's growing ambitions'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At the “Intelligence and National Security Summit” held in National Harbor, Maryland, on Sept. 4, U.S. Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats gave a...

Philippines extricates warship from South China Sea shoal

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine navy has successfully extricated one of its largest warships which ran aground in a shoal near a hotly disputed region in the South China Sea. ...

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 disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

Philippines informs China of grounded frigate amid sea feud

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two officials say the Philippines has notified China about a Philippine navy frigate that ran aground in the South China Sea to avoid any misunderstanding because the incide...

Philippine navy ship runs aground in disputed waters

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine navy frigate has run aground on a shoal in the disputed South China Sea and efforts are underway to retrieve it and its crewmen, who were unhurt. ...

Taiwan part of the solution to challenges in Indo-Pacific region: former NATO commander  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Commander of the NATO’s Allied Command Operations James G. Stavridis said Thursday that regarding the challenges facing a peaceful and sta...