Taiwan TV commentator calls out Han on oil drilling pipe dream

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to itinerant Kaohsiung mayor and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) denial that he had made a promise to raise money for the city b...

Vietnam hosts academic conference to bolster South China Sea claims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government of Vietnam is hosting an academic exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City this week in order to emphasize its claim over islands in the South China Sea. With tens...

Philippines considers opening Thitu Island in S. China Sea to tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In an effort to shore up its territorial claims in the South China Sea, the Philippines is considering organizing tourist visits to Pag-asa Island, known internationally a...

China and Vietnam face off in South China Sea over resource rich Vanguard Reef

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tensions are rising in the South China Sea, with a potential flashpoint developing between China and Vietnam, who are engaged in a weeks-long “stand-off” over ...

China swiftly stripping Philippines' EEZ of marine resources

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hot on the heels of an announcement by the Duterte Administration acquiescing to Communist China's encroachment on its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), experts warn that Chin...

China conducts anti-ship missile tests in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China is conducting anti-ship ballistic missile tests in the disputed South China Sea, with one firing likely to be followed by another by July 3, American TV station CNBC...

China's resort in Cambodia can become PLAN naval base 'overnight': Indian colonel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A retired Indian Army colonel asserts that a massive "tourist" resort being built on Cambodia's southwest coast could be converted into a formidable naval base fo...

Chinese Navy conducts 5 days of military exercises in S. China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s naval forces are conducting a series of military training exercises in the South China Sea, the China Maritime Safety Administration (中國海事局) announced over t...

US-China trade war, South China Sea tensions in ASEAN summit spotlight

BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders will commit to conclude a long-delayed regional trade pact this year despite lingering odds to fend off risks from a protracted U.S.-China trade war when t...

China continues build up on Gaven Reef, just 30 km from Taiwan's Taiping Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China continues to expand and militarize across the South China Sea, contradicting numerous guarantees made to numerous countries, and also endangering the region’s ...

China announces South China Sea military training exercises

BEIJING (AP) — China has closed off an area of the South China Sea this week for military training. The China Maritime Safety Administration says drills are being held all day Sunday...

Taiwan Coast Guard rescue drill shows off new ambulance airlift capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) held a rescue exercise codenamed “Operation Nanyuan No. 4” (南援四號演練) in the waters off Taiping Island (太平島) of the Spratly ...

Sieren's China: Trump feels threatened by China's rise

It was a surprising turn of events. The US and China had been expected to resolve their trade dispute, and steady progress had apparently been made. But then, US President Donald Trump decided to hike...

China deploys 100s of fishing boats to Spratly Islands as challenge to Philippines, allies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the South China Sea, political tensions between the Philippines and China have escalated quickly with provocative behavior from the Chinese and a series of defensive ex...

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...