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China conducts patrols in waters around Taiwan-controlled Kinmen Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s coastguard said it conducted patrols and inspections in the waters around the Taiwan-controlled Kinmen Islands on Sunday (Feb. 25). The Fujian Coast Guard...

Chinese delegation in Taiwan's Kinmen for talks related to fatal speedboat incident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Chinese officials made a visit to Kinmen on Friday (Feb. 23) to discuss the deadly speedboat incident that occurred last week amid heightened tensions in the Ta...

China claims Taiwan 'hiding truth' of speedboat incident in Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) raised regional tensions on Wednesday (Feb. 21) by claiming the Taiwan Coast Guard “rammed” a speedboat in an incident...

On frontline Taiwan islands, fishermen wary of China tensions

KINMEN, Taiwan, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Taiwanese fishermen in sensitive waters around frontline islands near the Chinese coast say they are worried about rising tensions, after two Chinese nationals died ...

Kinmen councilors seek direct communication with China as tensions build

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cross-party group of councilors on the outlying islands of Kinmen have called on Taiwan’s central government to allow them to communicate directly with Chinese aut...

US urges 'restraint' amid Taiwan-China disputes over Kinmen waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid rising tensions between Taiwan and China over maritime disputes, the U.S. State Department on Tuesday (Feb. 20) urged "restraint." Cross-strait disputes ...

Taiwan coast guard did not collect video of fatal Chinese boat pursuit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said it was unable to record video evidence of a Chinese fishing boat that capsized killing two in the waters off the Kinme...

Taiwan Kinmen Fishermen's Association issues warnings to local fishers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Kinmen Fishermen's Association (KFA) informed local fishers on Monday (Feb. 19) that China was conducting enhanced maritime patrols in Kinmen, per China...

China blames DPP for speedboat deaths of Chinese nationals off Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) blamed Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) policies towards Chinese fishing vessels as the main reason for the deaths of two Chine...

Chinese speedboat capsizes off Taiwan's Kinmen killing 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A speedboat from China capsized off the coast of Taiwan’s Kinmen County on Wednesday (Feb. 14) killing two. Two other passengers on the boat were rescued by the T...

President visits Coast Guard personnel in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) visited the Coast Guard Administration's Shen’ao Station on Sunday (Feb. 11) to hand out bonuses to personnel and wish them a happy ...

Whale carcass beached and butchered on Taiwan's Green Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The carcass of a rare ginkgo-toothed beaked whale was discovered on the shore of Taiwan’s Green Island off the coast of Taitung County on Monday (Jan. 8). The wha...

Taiwan to conduct live-fire drill near Dongsha Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) recently announced a series of live-fire exercises to be conducted around Dongsha Island between Feb. 24 and March 2. The drills wi...

Taiwan Coast Guard raises vigilance for Lunar New Year holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) is stepping up on-land patrols near Taiwan’s coastline in the run-up to next month’s Lunar New Year holidays, reports said...

Cargo vessel runs aground near Penghu, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cargo vessel ran aground near an island in Penghu County on Dec. 17, leaking an estimated 20 tons of diesel fuel. The Taiwan Coast Guard made contact with the vessel ...