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Chinese and Taiwanese warships shadow each other as drills due to end

<p>TAIPEI, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Chinese and Taiwanese warships played high seas "cat and mouse" on Sunday ahead of the scheduled end of four days of unprecedented Chinese military exercis...

Blinken: China should not hold global concerns 'hostage'

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Saturday that China should not hold hostage talks on important global matters such as the climate crisis, after Beijing cut off c...

Taiwan says Chinese planes, ships carry out attack simulation exercise

Chinese aircraft and warships rehearsed an attack on Taiwan on Saturday, island officials said, in retaliation for a visit there by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that also saw Beijing halt talks on ...

Slovakia foreign secretary urges Taiwan Strait peace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Martin Klus, Slovakia State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, on Friday (Aug. 5) called for peace in the Taiwan Strait, following China’s ba...

US, Australia, Japan foreign ministers urge China to 'immediately' cease live-fire drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Top diplomats from the U.S., Australia, and Japan on Friday (August 5) called on China to stop military drills around Taiwan "immediately" and reaffirmed their c...

UN experts report North Korea is testing nuclear triggers

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts report that North Korea is testing “nuclear triggering devices” and that its preparations for another nuclear test were at a final stage in June, quoting information...

Taiwan's long-range radar allowed military to track Chinese missile launches

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s long-range early warning radar allowed the military to keep tabs on the Dongfeng ballistic missiles launched by China on Thursday (Aug. 4), a high-level gov...

Why Taiwan is not trying to shoot down China's missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese social media post on Friday (Aug. 5) explains the reasons why Taiwan is not attempting to shoot down the ballistic missiles being fired over Taiwan. From 1:...

Taiwan Air Force jets return to sky after Chinese missile launches

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Air Force aircraft resumed routine training on the east coast on Friday (Aug. 5), one day after China launched ballistic missiles near Taiwan as part of a military ...

Taiwan’s Pegatron has factory shipments delayed in China over Pelosi meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan electronics manufacturer Pegatron has had shipments to one of its China factories held up by Chinese customs officials after company executives met with U.S. House ...

10 PLA warships cross Taiwan's median line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Approximately 10 Chinese naval ships and 20 military aircraft crossed Taiwan's median line on Friday (Aug. 5). At 11 a.m. the Ministry of National Defense (MND) ann...

Pelosi: China cannot stop US officials from visiting Taiwan

TOKYO (AP) — China will not isolate Taiwan by preventing U.S. officials from traveling there, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday in Tokyo, wrapping up her Asia tour highlighted by a visit to ...

Map shows paths of Chinese missiles fired around Taiwan on Day 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the first day of live-fire drills imposed on Taiwan by China, missiles landed in five of six zones around Taiwan, with a Vietnamese reporter creating a map showing the ...

UMC founder Robert Tsao to donate US$100 million for Taiwan's defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of China's intensive live-fire drills near Taiwan, the founder of the world's second-largest contract microchip maker on Friday (Aug. 5) urged Taiwanes...

22 Chinese fighter jets cross Taiwan Strait median line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Twenty-two Chinese military aircraft flew into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) and crossed the median line on Thursday (Aug. 4) as Beijing began its ...