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China denounces US-Australian navy drills as muscle flexing

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday said the U.S. and Australia were "flexing their muscles” with recent naval drills in the South China Sea, underscoring Beijing’s sensitivity over the strategic waterway ...

Japan says ties with Taiwan are only unofficial

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's relations with Taiwan are nongovernmental and practical and are based on Tokyo's recognition of China as the sole legitimate government, a top Japanese official said...

China says US revoking of China apps ban a 'positive step'

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Ministry of Commerce said Thursday that a U.S. move to revoke the Trump administration’s executive orders intended to ban apps like TikTok and WeChat was a “positive step,” amid...

China 'strongly dissatisfied' after Japan's PM calls Taiwan country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is "strongly dissatisfied" and has lodged "solemn representations" after Japan's prime minister on Wednesday (June 9) referred to Taiwan as a...

Representative thanks Japan for providing vaccine assistance to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese envoy to the U.S. Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) on Sunday (June 6) thanked Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Hiroshi Tomita for Japan’s recent donation of 1.24 million...

1.2 million AZ doses from Japan set to arrive in Taipei this afternoon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 1 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are set to arrive in Taiwan on Friday afternoon (June 4). As Taiwan grapples with its worst outbreak since the ...

US President Joe Biden expands blacklist of Chinese firms

US President Joe Biden expanded and updated a blacklist of Chinese firms with alleged ties to China's defense or surveillance technology sector on Thursday. The list includes 59 firms. It replace...

China condemns Japan's vaccine donation to Taiwan as 'political show'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday (May 31) expressed its opposition to Japan's plan to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan, labeling it a "politica...

Chinese rocket debris lands in Indian Ocean, draws criticism from NASA

Remnants of China's biggest rocket landed in the Indian Ocean on Sunday (May 9), with the bulk of its components destroyed upon re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere, according to Chinese state...

Chinese rocket debris set for uncontrolled plummet back to Earth

Debris from parts of China’s Long March 5B rocket is set to crash down to Earth this weekend – but space agencies do not know when or where. The debris is set to return to the Earth&r...

China condemns G7 statement censuring Beijing, supporting Taiwan

China condemned on Thursday (May 6) a joint statement by G7 foreign ministers that expressed support for Chinese-claimed Taiwan and cast Beijing as a bully, saying it was gross interference in China&#...

China rejects G-7 criticism on human rights

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government on Thursday rejected criticism of its human rights and economic record by foreign ministers of the Group of Seven major economies and accused them of meddling in its ...

Detained Australian journalist in China warned family should not raise her case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australian journalist and CGTN news anchor Cheng Lei (成蕾), who was detained in China last August for allegedly leaking national secrets, has met virtually with Australian ...

China's Xi offers more help to India in message to Modi

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Friday offered additional assistance to India in battling the coronavirus outbreak ravaging the country, putting aside a simmering rivalry and tensions alon...

China says India welcome at anti-virus video meeting

BEIJING (AP) — China will hold a video conference with South Asian governments to discuss fighting the coronavirus and India is welcome to join, Beijing's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, amid ongoing t...