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China accuses US of 'creating chaos' after envoy backs Taiwan, Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's embassy in the Philippines on Monday (Nov. 23) accused the U.S. of sowing "chaos" in Asia after a U.S. envoy pledged support for Taiwan, the Philippi...

Chinese drone flying app includes 9-dash line, angering Vietnamese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vietnamese netizens were incensed last week after they discovered that a Chinese-made drone-flying app contained a map with the disputed nine-dash line over the South Chin...

Pompeo ties off Asia trip with strategic enticement for Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo concluded a five-nation trip through Asia on Friday (Oct. 30), finishing in Vietnam, where he made strong diplomatic overtures to t...

Duterte strongly affirms Hague ruling on China at UN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte fully and unequivocally affirmed his country's legal victory against China over the South China Sea during a speech before the Uni...

South China Sea Watch: Taiwan alarm and Indonesia standoff

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 ...

Indonesian patrol confronts Chinese ship in economic zone

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian patrol ship confronted a Chinese coast guard vessel that spent almost three days in waters where Indonesia claims economic rights and that are near the southern...

US places trade sanctions on Chinese entities over South China Sea militarization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States blacklisted 24 Chinese companies and targeted individuals on Wednesday (Aug. 26) for helping China build man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea...

Philippine navy chief says China wants 'us to take first shot'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chief of the Philippines Navy on Monday (Aug. 10) called on his government to protest the presence of Chinese ships near Reed (Recto) Bank and accused the People's...

Beijing reclassifies international shipping lanes in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has changed how it classifies a large stretch of international waters between Hainan island and the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. By amending a domestic...

China nominates candidate for international maritime disputes tribunal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has nominated a candidate for a judge on an international tribunal that deals with maritime disputes, a move that the U.S. is looking to block citing Beijing’s...

No end in sight to the US-China confrontation

After the US ordered China to close its consulate in Houston, Beijing retaliated by ordering Washington to close its consulate in Chengdu, in Sichuan province. In a speech on Thursday, US Secretary o...

ASEAN takes position vs China's vast historical sea claims

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders said a 1982 U.N. oceans treaty should be the basis of sovereign rights and entitlements in the South China Sea, in one of their strongest remar...

Indonesia rejects Beijing's South China Sea claims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indonesia has rejected China's territorial claims in the South China Sea by raising the 2016 Hague ruling in its letter to the United Nations earlier this week. In ...

Indonesia president visits islands also claimed by China

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday reaffirmed his country's sovereignty during a visit to a group of islands at the edge of the South China Sea that China claims a...

NCC demands smartphone makers list Taiwan properly after Huawei alters caller IDs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to reports of Huawei smartphones suddenly changing Taiwan's listing to "Taiwan, China," the National Communication Commission (NCC) on Wednesday ...