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Taiwan envoy concerned about China's military aggression

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴), Taiwan’s representative to the U.S., on Friday (Aug. 12) expressed concern over China's military provocations and urged Beijing not to use f...

Taiwan thanks U.S. for maintaining security in Taiwan Strait

Taiwan's foreign ministry on Saturday expressed "sincere gratitude" towards the United States for taking "concrete actions" to maintain security and peace in the Taiwan Strait ...

Indian foreign ministry calls for Taiwan Strait peace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Indian foreign ministry called for restraint on both sides of the Taiwan Strait to maintain the status quo during a press conference on Friday (Aug. 13). “Lik...

China sending fighter jets to Thailand for joint exercises

BANGKOK (AP) — The Chinese air force is sending fighter jets and bombers to Thailand for a joint exercise with the Thai military on Sunday. The training will include air support, st...

Taiwan spots 24 military aircraft, 6 naval ships from China around the country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense said it had spotted 24 aircraft and six ships from China’s military around the country by 5 p.m. Friday (Aug. 12). Of the 24 Peop...

US to conduct 'freedom of navigation' transit in Taiwan Strait

A senior US official said Friday the US was set to conduct "freedom of navigation" operations in the Taiwan Strait during the coming weeks. Kurt Campbell, the US Indo-Pacific coordinator in...

Xi told Biden before Pelosi’s Taiwan trip that China not looking for war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) spoke on the phone before U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taipei, Taiwan was the main topic of di...

China renews Taiwan threats, island cites 'wishful thinking'

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday renewed its threat to attack Taiwan following almost a week of war games near the island. Taiwan has called Beijing's claim to the self-governing democracy “wishful th...

Taiwan tracks 21 military aircraft, 6 naval ships from China around the country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense tracked 21 aircraft and six ships from China’s military around the country by 5 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 11). A total of 11 of the Chi...

How is China trying to redefine power balance in Taiwan Strait?

After seven days of large-scale military exercises around Taiwan, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) announced on Wednesday that the drills — held in response to US House Speaker Nan...

U.S. rethinks steps on China tariffs in wake of Taiwan response: Reuters

China's war games around Taiwan have led Biden administration officials to recalibrate their thinking on whether to scrap some tariffs or potentially impose others on Beijing, setting those option...

Taiwan to remain vigilant as China announces end to military drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense tracked 36 aircraft and 10 ships from China’s military around the country as China's military announced an end to its maneuvers ...

Taiwan Strait conflict would have no victors: Military experts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan Strait conflict would be devastating for all belligerents, participants of a think tank war game concluded last week. The day-long simulation, hosted by the Wa...

China rehearses intercepting Taiwanese warships, warplanes trying to break 'blockade'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is continuing military exercises around Taiwan three days after they were supposed to end, while on Tuesday (Aug. 9), the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) re...

Chinese envoy says Australia ties must be mended before solving trade issues

More work needs to be done to reset relations between Canberra and Beijing, China's ambassador to Australia said on Wednesday, adding that the two nations had not yet reached the stage of resolvin...