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Micronesia joins growing Pacific alliance to stop deep-sea mining

The scattered islands and atolls of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) are home to less than 105,000 people and cover a mere 702 square kilometers. But its territorial waters sprawl across 2.6 m...

Lawyer blasts Taiwan's KMT for going too far to please China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) has gone too far in pleasing China, Huang Di-ying (黃帝穎), chairman and lawyer of Taiwan Forever Association (TFA), said on Tuesday (June 28), blasting ...

US confirms that Taiwan Strait is 'international waterway'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China continues to push forward its agenda and claim dominion over the Taiwan Strait, the United States has confirmed that it views the waters as "international&qu...

Will Germany reduce its security role in Southeast Asia?

Since at least 2018, Berlin has committed itself to playing a security role in the Indo-Pacific, as has almost every other major Western power. It is partly because of the growing economic importance ...

Experts share analyses of Trump administration's Taiwan and China policies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of scholars analyzed the significance and impact of U.S. policies on the South China Sea (SCS) and Taiwan during an online seminar organized by Academia Sinica on ...

Philippines rejects China's demand to remove grounded navy ship

The Philippines will not remove a dilapidated navy ship grounded on an atoll in the South China Sea, its defence chief said on Thursday, rejecting a demand by China after it blocked a mission to resup...

US, Australia pledge to strengthen relations with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After high-level talks on the challenges of dealing with China, the top foreign affairs and defense leaders from the U.S. and Australia on Thursday (Sept. 16) issued a joi...

If UK serious about its Indo-Pacific tilt, it needs to support Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — While the U.S. government is routinely questioned about Taiwan and cross-strait relations, the topic is high on the agenda far less frequently in the U.K. So, it was...

US urges ASEAN to press for return to democracy in Myanmar

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken asked his Southeast Asian counterparts Wednesday to press for an end to violence in Myanmar, its return to democracy and the release o...

Philippine defense chief orders China to 'get out of' contested reef

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The war of words between the Philippines' defense department and the Chinese Embassy in Manila has taken a rancorous turn over the dozens of Chinese vessels lingering ...

Duterte strongly affirms Hague ruling on China at UN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte fully and unequivocally affirmed his country's legal victory against China over the South China Sea during a speech before the Uni...

Greece and Turkey bicker as island seeks pandemic relief

When Tsikos looks east from his restaurant on the Greek island of Kastellorizo, he sees the Turkish city of Kas across the open bay. The nearest Greek city, Rhodes, is four hours away by boat. Natural...

Opinion: Greece and Turkey have to sacrifice to find real compromise

As if the decades-long conflicts between Greece and Turkey over Cyprus and the Aegean Sea Continental Shelf were not enough, now this: Both NATO partners are fighting over maritime territorial rights ...

Chinese fishing near Galapagos Islands raises fears for wildlife

Three weeks ago, the Ecuadorian navy encountered a flotilla of nearly 260 fishing vessels sailing under Chinese flags off the coast of the Galapagos Islands. "This is the fourth year in a row ...

China nominates candidate for international maritime disputes tribunal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has nominated a candidate for a judge on an international tribunal that deals with maritime disputes, a move that the U.S. is looking to block citing Beijing’s...