Transit through Taiwan Strait vital to free Indo-Pacific: US Navy commander

The commanding officer of the USS Barry, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, reiterated Sunday (Nov. 22) that its transit through the Taiwan Strait and presence in the South China Sea is ...

US guided missile destroyer sails through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The guided missile destroyer USS Barry sailed through the Taiwan Strait to emphasize the right to free navigation in the Indo-Pacific region, the United States 7th fleet s...

China tracks US Navy ship's passage through Taiwan Strait

BEIJING (AP) — China says it tracked a U.S. Navy warship as it passed through the Taiwan Strait and has its forces in the area on high alert, as tensions between the world's two largest economies and ...

US guided-missile destroyer steams through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday (Oct. 14), marking the 10th voyage of a U.S. warship through the strait this year. Th...

China protests latest US Navy mission in South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — China said it dispatched ships and planes to track the U.S. guided-missile destroyer John S. McCain as it passed near Chinese-held islands in the South China Sea. The...

Ministry of National Defense confirms US Navy ship passage through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) stated on Wednesday (Aug. 19) that a U.S. Navy ship sailed through the Taiwan Strait. In a press release, the MND confirmed that ...

US contractor told Lebanese port official of chemicals risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — About four years before the Beirut port explosion that killed dozens of people and injured thousands, a U.S. government contractor expressed concern to a Lebanese port official about...

US Navy destroyer heading for Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States Navy destroyer USS Rafael Peralta is heading for the Taiwan Strait, a Chinese think tank revealed Thursday (June 11). The journey comes as both the U....

Taiwan needs to work with the US against China's propaganda army

The United States has recently been taking a hard line against China. It has issued an order to stop Chinese airlines from flying passengers to the U.S. and sent another guided-missile destroyer throu...

US warship passes through Taiwan Strait on Tiananmen anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The U.S. Navy on Thursday (June 4) sailed a warship through the Taiwan Strait, which happened to coincide with the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. The...

US navy ship sails near Paracel Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. navy ship passed by the Paracel Islands (西沙群島) in the South China Sea on Thursday (May 28), in the latest challenge to China’s territorial claims in the regio...

US Navy reveals another warship sailed through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Navy early on Thursday (May 14) posted pictures of one of its warships sailing through the sensitive Taiwan Strait for the sixth time this year. The passage to...

US Navy plane nears Taiwan airspace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion anti-submarine aircraft flew near southern Taiwan on Saturday (April 25) morning, marking the 12th time a U.S. military aircraft entered Taiwanese a...

US destroyer transits Taiwan Strait for 2nd time in month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday (April 23) for the second time this month. The ship transited the strait on a southward course Thursday, acc...

U.S. military assets seen near Taiwan Friday, Saturday

An American guided missile warship and two reconnaissance military aircraft have been operating near Taiwan over the past two days, after Chinese warplanes showed up in the area, Taiwan's Ministry...