Russian military says US flights near Crimea fuel tensions

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military on Friday accused the U.S. and its allies of provoking tensions in the Black Sea region with a sharp increase in the number of bomber patrols and intelligence flight...

Update: Over 30 Vietnamese illegally land in south Taiwan, 23 arrested

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 30 illegal Vietnamese immigrants reached the shores of southern Taiwan early Tuesday morning (Sept. 15), with 23 arrested on the spot and the rest still at large. ...

China fires Long March rocket directly over Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's state-run media has announced that the autocratic country has fired a Long March rocket "over the skies of Taiwan Island, China." According to a p...

Drone maker hurt by US-China rift, opening door to US rivals

Skateboarders, surfers and mountain bikers used to be the target customers for California startup Skydio, a maker of high-end drones that can home in on people and capture their movements on video all...

Chinese military reconnaissance ship appears east of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese navy reconnaissance ship appeared in the Pacific east of Hualien County, as three United States Navy vessels passed near Orchid Island further down Taiwan’...

Chinese warplanes violated Taiwan's ADIZ 40 times in 2 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese warplanes have intruded into Taiwan's Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) about 40 times over the past two days, threatening regional peace and endangering ...

Chinese military encroachment threatens peace: Taiwan's defense ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) has commented on the episode Wednesday (Sept. 9) in which Chinese fighter jets intruded into Taiwan's Air Defense Ident...

Mutiple Chinese jet fighters violate Taiwan ADIZ for second day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced on Thursday (Sept. 10) that multiple People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) aircraft penetrated Taiwan...

3 killed in plane crash were Tennessee Air National Guard

MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three people killed in a small plane crash near a Tennessee airport were Air National Guard members, officials said Wednesday. The Federal Aviation Adminis...

Asia summits underway amid U.S.-China friction

Southeast Asian foreign ministers kicked off a series of regional summits on Wednesday (Sept. 9) expected to seek collaboration to fight global threats, and to try to de-escalate a tit-for-tat rivalry...

Multiple Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan's ADIZ during missile test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While the Taiwanese military was engaging in a live-fire exercise involving its arsenal of long-range missiles early on Wednesday (Sept. 9), several People's Liberatio...

Taiwan Navy to spend NT$5 billion on new radar systems

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Given the increasingly aggressive reconnaissance missions by China’s navy and air force,Taiwan’s Navy plans to spend NT$5 billion (US$172.2 million) on replaci...

Taiwan's defense ministry seeking recon pods for nighttime photography of Chinese navy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force wants to buy six reconnaissance pods from the United States which would allow it to improve its aerial photography of Chinese targets both by day and night, ...

Can China’s DF-21D missile destroy US aircraft carriers as advertised?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China fired a “carrier killer” anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) into the South China Sea on Wednesday (Aug. 26), the day after the U.S. sent a U-2 aircraft t...

China fires 'carrier killer,' 'Guam killer' missiles in retaliation for U-2 flyover

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an apparent retaliation for the flight of a U.S. spy plane over a no-fly zone the previous day, China on Wednesday (Aug. 26) reportedly launched two missiles into the S...