Chinese threats will escalate: Taiwan military think tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following Chinese Navy maneuvers in the South China Sea this month, military threats will only increase during the months ahead, Taiwan’s top military think tank...

Climate change will help China in South China Sea: Australian armed forces chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Australia’s Defense Force chief Angus Campbell warned that China might use climate change to occupy more uninhabited reefs and islands in the South China Sea. In ...

Japan protests Chinese activity near disputed islands

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is protesting what is says was an unauthorized Chinese maritime survey within its economic waters near disputed East China Sea islands. Japan's Foreign Ministry sa...

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...

Defense chief calls out China on tech theft, South China Sea

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Saturday denounced China’s efforts to steal technology from other nations and militarize man-made outposts in the South C...

U.S. lawmakers want to keep out Chinese students with military links

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Republican members of Congress have introduced a bill banning student or research visas for anyone employed or sponsored by the Chinese military, the Reuters news agency r...

China warns US after warships sail in disputed South China Sea

China said on Monday that it has warned two US ships sailing near disputed islands in the South China Sea to leave the area. The move comes amid heightened tension between Beijing and Washington over...

Japan causes backlash by claiming disputed islands as inherent territories in textbook

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan has claimed disputed Senkaku (Diaoyutai) and Takashima islands as an inherent part of Japan's territories in the new textbook for the country’s elementary ...

China will declare no-fly zone around Taiwan before invasion: Japanese general

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A retired Japanese general claims that as part of its plan to invade Taiwan in 2025, it will first set up a no-fly zone, followed by a battle with its naval and air forces and ...

Russia's Putin and Japan's Abe try to end World War II

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are meeting in Moscow on Tuesday to discuss a decades-long dispute over a group of islands seized by the Soviets at the end of W...

US not ruling out possibility of sending aircraft carrier through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Washington does not rule out the possibility of sending aircraft carriers through the Taiwan Strait, Admiral John Richardson of the U.S. Navy said in Tokyo on Jan. 18. ...

Russian, Japanese foreign ministers discuss disputed islands

MOSCOW (AP) — The foreign Ministers of Russia and Japan are holding talks about disputed Pacific islands. The Soviet Union took the four southernmost Kuril Islands during the final d...

Russia and Japan negotiate World War II peace plan

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is expected to meet with his Japanese counterpart, Taro Kano, on Monday to discuss a plan to finally end World War II hostilities. The talks will revolve around...

Russia irked by Japanese statements on long-disputed islands

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Foreign Ministry says it has summoned the Japanese ambassador over recent statements from Tokyo about disputed Pacific islands. The Soviet Union took the four ...

Japan claims over 300 Taiwanese fishing boats violated Japanese fisheries in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the past year the number of Taiwanese fishing vessels reportedly trespassing in Japanese fisheries has increased threefold over the number reported in 2017. Japanese...