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US navy says two carrier groups conduct joint operations in South China Sea

Two U.S. carrier groups conducted joint operations in the South China Sea, the U.S. Navy said on Tuesday (Feb. 9), the first such exercise since July 2020 amid heightened tensions in the contested wat...

Philippines says to meet U.S. to iron out differences on troop deal

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines and the United States will meet this month to iron out differences over a two-decade-old Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), Manila’s top diplomat said, amid rene...

Biden: China should expect `extreme competition' from US

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden says China is in for “extreme competition” from the U.S. under his administration, but that the new relationship he wants to forge need not be one of conflict. ...

Cambodia gets first COVID-19 vaccine from key ally China

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia on Sunday received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine, a donation of 600,000 doses from China, the country’s biggest ally. Prime Minister Hun...

Taiwan military researcher observes Australia's efforts to counter Chinese expansion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese military researcher Paul Huang (黃恩浩) recently published a briefing highlighting the steps Australia has taken in response to China's expansion into the South...

Indonesia, Malaysia seeking ASEAN meeting on Myanmar after coup

The leaders of Indonesia and Malaysia on Friday (Feb. 5) said they were seeking a special meeting of Southeast Asian nations to discuss the situation in Myanmar, where an elected government was overth...

Can the UK's post-Brexit strategy for the Indo-Pacific succeed?

The United Kingdom is in the process of reestablishing its place in the world outside of the European Union, and a so-called Integrated Review of foreign policy, defense, security and development is u...

Japan expresses concern to UK over new Chinese maritime law

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's foreign minister and defense minister expressed strong concern to their British counterparts on Wednesday over a new Chinese maritime law that took effect two days earlier. ...

Japan defense official warns Myanmar coup could increase China's influence in region

The world’s democracies would risk pushing Myanmar into the arms of China if their response to the coup closes channels for communication with the Southeast Asian country’s powerful genera...

Top Chinese diplomat urges closer ties with US under Biden

BEIJING (AP) — China’s top foreign policy adviser is urging closer ties with the U.S. under the Biden administration, while saying Washington must “effectively respect China’s position and concerns on...

Top Chinese diplomat calls for China, US to mend relations

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s top diplomat called on Tuesday for Beijing and Washington to put relations back on a predictable and constructive path, saying the United States should stop meddling ...

U.S. military slams Chinese flights over South China Sea but says they posed no threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Friday that Chinese military flights in the past week in the South China Sea "at no time" posed any threat to a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier st...

2 Chinese fighter jets enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese military warplanes entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Thursday evening (Jan. 28), marking the 24th such intrusion this month. ...

China toughens language, warns Taiwan that independence 'means war'

China toughened its language towards Taiwan on Thursday (Jan. 28), warning after recent stepped-up military activities near the island that “independence means war” and that their armed fo...

China: 'New historical starting point' with US military

BEIJING (AP) — Putting frictions aside for now, China says relations between the Chinese and U.S. militaries are at a “new historical starting point” and should focus on cooperation and avoiding confr...