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 ...

Philippine official tweets order for new protest vs China

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine foreign secretary has urgently ordered via Twitter the filing of a diplomatic protest against China after its coast guard ships reportedly strayed near a Phil...

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 disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

Vietnam protests Chinese vessels abuse, robbery of Vietnamese fishermen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese fishing vessels in the South China Sea have been robbing and harassing Vietnamese fishermen, according to reports from Vietnamese media. The Vietnamese Ministry...

China denies its vessel intentionally hit Filipino boat

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — China has acknowledged its fishing vessel hit a Filipino boat in the disputed South China Sea in an incident that prompted an outcry in the Philippines but denies the collis...

Philippines protests sinking of boat in disputed waters

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat said Thursday he has filed a diplomatic protest after an anchored fishing boat was hit by a suspected Chinese vessel which then abandoned the 2...

Philippine official seeks strong protest over boat sinking

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine defense chief will recommend Manila file a strongly worded diplomatic protest after a fishing boat was hit in the disputed South China Sea by a suspected Chin...

Philippines to protest if Chinese weather stations operate in SCS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Philippine Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the country will launch a formal diplomatic protest against China if reports of Chinese weather stations operatin...

US recalls 3 Central America envoys over Taiwan diplomatic tie cuts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Government has recalled its top envoys from Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Panama over these Central American states switching diplomatic allegiances from T...

Australia says China pressured Qantas over Taiwan status

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop criticized China for unfairly pressuring national carrier Qantas Airways for change the way it refers to Taiwan on its website. "Private companies should...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2018. There are 355 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 10,...

Peru expels Venezuela's ambassador to protest assembly

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru is expelling Venezuela's ambassador as it and other nations in Latin America begin to assert more pressure on President Nicolas Maduro's government for allegedly trampling on th...

Sikkim stand-off: Indian troops unlikely to pull back

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite the rising tension along the Sikkim border and the constant pressure from Chinese demands that India pull back, Indian troops are still standing strong. After t...

Israeli Cabinet minister cancels Jordan visit after shooting

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli Cabinet minister called off a long-planned visit to Jordan on Tuesday for a joint scientific venture following a spat between the countries over a deadly shooting in Jerusa...

Filipino officials visit disputed isle, to build facilities

PAG-ASA ISLAND, South China Sea (AP) — The Philippine defense and military chiefs visited a Philippine-occupied island in the disputed South China Sea on Friday and announced that the construction of ...