Tropical Storm Kalmaegi poised to strike Philippines, bring rain to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression to the east of the Philippines has strengthened into Tropical Storm Kalmaegi ("Ramon" in the Philippines), is likely to strike the northern...

Pentagon chief tries to keep Asia in focus with second trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barely four months into his tenure, Defense Secretary Mark Esper is making his second trek across the Pacific. And yet it is the Middle East - most recently a near-war with Iran and ...

Vietnam bans China-made smartphones with maps of '9-dash line'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vietnam's government announced on Friday (Nov. 8) that all Chinese-made smartphones and car GPS navigation devices that depict China's fictitious "nine-dash l...

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 ...

China defense chief defends policy on Hong Kong, Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — China says its defense minister has defended his country's policy on the controversial issues of Hong Kong and the northwestern territory of Xinjiang in a telephone conversation with hi...

US, China spar at Southeast Asian regional summit

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — The rivalry between the United States and China over influence in the Asia-Pacific region was on show Monday as the two superpowers traded barbs over freedom of navig...

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 ...

Trump absent, ASEAN charts path for trade bloc led by China

Southeast Asian leaders agreed Sunday to work with China and other neighbors to transcend conflicts over trade policies and territorial disputes for the sake of stronger economies and regional stabili...

Trump absent, ASEAN charts path for trade bloc led by China

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — Leaders from fast-growing Southeast Asian economies, China, Japan and other regional powers are meeting in Bangkok for an annual summit that President Donald Trump is skipp...

ASEAN meet spotlights advances in trade, sea pact, and rifts

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders meeting this weekend in Bangkok are making last-minute efforts with wealthier neighbors led by China to conclude talks on one of the world's largest...

WildAid: Eddie Peng Journeys to Save Sea Turtles

Around the world, sea turtles are revered for their beauty and celebrated as one of Earth's oldest creatures. But, as a new film from global conservation organization WildAid illustrates, it's...

Pompeo criticizes China and long-held US views on country

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out at China on Wednesday, accusing the Chinese Communist Party of adopting hostile policies that run counter to U.S. interests. ...

China’s Xi renews commitment to Hong Kong amid protests

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Communist Party leader and President Xi Jinping on Monday renewed his government's commitment to allowing Hong Kong to manage its own affairs amid continuing anti-gove...

China's Communists hold key meeting amid rising challenges

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party is holding a key meeting this week amid a drastically slowing economy, ongoing protests in Hong Kong and pushback abroad against Beijing's g...

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 ...