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Taiwan reaffirms sovereignty over Diaoyutai Islands amid increased tensions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Thursday (Feb. 18) reiterated that the country claims sovereignty over the Diaoyutai Islands, urging Japan and China t...

Taiwan’s KMT comments on recent Diaoyutai Islands incident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (Feb. 17) called on China and Japan to apply self-restraint in the wake of a Chinese Coast Guard vessel apparently armed with an "au...

Taiwan’s envoy in US calls for ‘high alert’ over China’s coast guard law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The world should be on “high alert” for China’s actions following the ratification of its coast guard law, Taiwan’s envoy in the United States, Hsi...

Biden tells Japan US will help defend disputed Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States is committed to defending the Japan-controlled Diaoyutai (Senkaku) Islands against China's claims, President Joe Biden told Japanese Prime Minister S...

Chinese vessels sailed near Diaoyutai Islands on 333 days in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Government vessels from China reportedly came within 24 nautical miles (44.4 kilometers) of the disputed Diaoyutai Islands on 333 days last year, including one eight-day s...

Japanese defense minister calls on China to keep away from Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi called on his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe (魏鳳和) to halt maritime activities in the Diaoyutai Islands during an intense videoconfer...

Taiwan's Ocean Affairs Council can order counterattack in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If Taiwanese ships are attacked near disputed South China Sea islands, the right to order return fire lies with the head of the Cabinet-level Ocean Affairs Council (OAC), ...

Japan rejects China's Diaoyutai Islands sovereignty idea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese government has rejected Beijing's proposal to allow only official Chinese and Japanese vessels to enter waters surrounding the disputed Diaoyutai Islands....

Senior Chinese diplomat visits Japan amid regional tensions

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi is set to visit Tokyo on Tuesday (Nov. 24) marking the first such high-level trip since Japan picked a new leader in September and amid mounting concerns over Be...

China calls for action from Australia amid worsening ties

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday called on Australia to take action to stem worsening relations between the two countries, in the latest indication that Beijing will offer few if any compromises to r...

Biden must follow the precedent the Trump administration set for Taiwan-US relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After several long days of waiting for election results, it became clear Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States. While many Americans are rejoicing, Tai...

Two Chinese warplanes approach Taiwan-held disputed islands on eve of national day

UPDATE 8:30 p.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Y-8 and a Y-9 anti-submarine aircraft from China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) approached the Taiwanese-held Dongsha Islands (...

Taiwan activists sail to Diaoyutai Islands ahead of Japanese name change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese activists set sail Wednesday (Sept. 30) for the Diaoyutai Islands as a name change approved by Japan was set to take effect the following day. The Japanese ci...

New Japanese PM Suga urges Putin to resolve island dispute

TOKYO (AP) — Newly elected Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that he wants to settle their territorial dispute and sign a peace treaty formally en...

Taiwan fishing boat hit by Japanese ship near Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese fishing boat was hit by a Japanese patrol vessel in waters 12 nautical miles west of the disputed Diaoyutai Islands on Sunday (Sept. 27), after it was accused ...