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Fearing China, South Korea targets contractors on Taiwan navy submarines

SEOUL, Oct 16 (Reuters) - South Korean authorities cited the risk of Chinese economic retaliation when they charged marine technology firm SI Innotec last year with violating trade laws for its work o...

Taiwan to launch 1st indigenous submarine on Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's first domestically-built submarine will officially be launched in Kaohsiung City on Thursday (Sept. 28). The submarine, which will be christened Hai Kun (海...

Taiwan's 1st domestic submarine to start harbor testing in October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's first domestically-made submarine is scheduled to undergo harbor testing next month with delivery to the Navy slated for next year. In an interview with Ni...

North Korea unveils new tactical nuclear attack submarine

North Korea has launched its first "tactical nuclear attack submarine" as part of its effort to strengthen its naval force, the state news agency KCNA announced on Friday. North Korean lead...

AUKUS pact: US says 'door's very much open' for New Zealand

The US has given a clear indication that there is room for New Zealand and other countries to become involved in the AUKUS trilateral defense partnership. The security pact currently involves Australi...

Australian charged over reports to suspected Chinese spies

SYDNEY (AP) — Two suspected Chinese spies gave a Sydney businessman envelopes of cash for information about subjects including a government deal with the United States and Britain to build a fleet of ...

Biden announces nuclear-powered submarines for Australia

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Joe Biden and the leaders of Australia and the United Kingdom on Monday announced that Australia will purchase nuclear-powered attack submarines from the U.S. to modernize i...

UK approves increased submarine-related exports to Taiwan, risking angering China

Britain approved a sharp increase in exports of submarine parts and technology last year to Taiwan as it upgrades its naval forces, a move that could impact British ties with China. The value of li...

Report: Navy ships face growing maintenance delays, costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Navy ships are getting fewer steaming hours because of growing maintenance delays and costs, a troubling trend that comes as at time when the U.S. is struggling to keep pace with Chi...

Pentagon chief: US faces pivotal years in countering China

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. is at a pivotal point with China and will need military strength to ensure that American values, not Beijing's, set global norms in the 21st century, Defe...

Australian PM raises trade 'blockages' with China's Xi

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he raised with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday his concerns about trade “blockages,” but did not walk away from thei...

US general on rare visit to nuclear-armed sub in Arabian Sea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military commander for the Middle East boarded a U.S. ballistic missile submarine in the Arabian Sea on Wednesday, a rare move that highlighted U.S. nuclear undersea cap...

South Korea axes CVX aircraft carrier plan, shifts funds to submarines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After speculation in recent weeks over the fate of South Korea’s indigenous CVX aircraft carrier program, rumors were confirmed on Sept. 2 that the project has been ...

Australia cautions against change of Taiwan’s status quo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australia’s new Foreign Minister Penny Wong said on Wednesday (July 6) the country does not support any move to unilaterally change the status quo of Taiwan. Wong...

China's secret mini-subs could punch above their weight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leaked video that surfaced on the internet on Feb. 8 of a small submarine cruising along the Yangtze River has piqued the curiosity of analysts. The notably smaller s...