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 territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

China urges US to “stop flexing muscles” in South China Sea

BANGKOK (AP) — China has urged the U.S. military to “stop flexing muscles” in the disputed South China Sea. A spokesman for the Chinese ministry of defense told reporters in Bangkok ...

Pentagon chief tries to keep Asia in focus with second trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barely four months into his tenure, Defense Secretary Mark Esper is making his second trek across the Pacific. And yet it is the Middle East - most recently a near-war with Iran and ...

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 territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

China defense chief defends policy on Hong Kong, Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — China says its defense minister has defended his country's policy on the controversial issues of Hong Kong and the northwestern territory of Xinjiang in a telephone conversation with hi...

Taiwan to continue military relations with Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Defense Minister Yen De-fa (嚴德發) said Monday (Oct. 28) that the joint Taiwanese-Singaporean Starlight Program will continue to operate despite the recent signing of...

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 territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

China issues stinging rebuke of US at Beijing defense forum

BEIJING (AP) — China's defense minister lashed out at U.S. foreign policy Monday, saying China wasn't fazed by sanctions, pressure or a "big stick" approach, while reiterating threats to force the sel...

China issues stinging rebuke of US at Beijing defense forum

BEIJING (AP) — China's defense minister is issuing a stinging rebuke of the U.S. at a defense forum in Beijing, saying China wasn't fazed by sanctions, pressure and a "big stick policy." ...

US State Department greenlights US$2.2 billion sale of tanks, missiles to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. State Department has approved a plan to sell US$2.2 billion dollars worth of Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles, and other weapons and equipment, despite protests from Bei...

US photos show China not enforcing North Korea oil sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan sat down with his Chinese counterpart during his recent trip to Singapore and presented him with a photo book with a pointed message. ...

US tries Beijing with US$2.6 billion sale of tanks, missiles to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. is preparing to sell US$2.6 billion worth of tanks and missiles to Taiwan, as the U.S.-China trade war rages on and days after China's Defense Minister said China ...

China’s threats against Taiwan reveal serious internal problems

Asia’s largest defense conference, the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, took place at Singapore’s Shangri-La Hotel from May 31 to June 2. Acting United States Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanaha...

Repression marks China 30 years after Tiananmen Square Massacre

BEIJING (AP) — Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square protests, China's economy has catapulted up the world rankings, yet political repression is harsher than ever. Hundreds of thousands...

China's justification of crackdown on Tiananmen protestors 'outrageous': Former White House official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former White House official and current CEO of DC International Advisory Stephen J. Yates told Taiwan News on Monday (June 3) that Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe'...