U.S. Navy carrier conducted exercises in South China Sea on Aug. 14

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier conducted exercises in the contested South China Sea on Friday, the U.S. navy said in a statement. A strike group led by the USS Ronald Reagan cond...

Pompeo warns against Chinese, Russian influence on European tour

Beijing and Moscow pose a threat Czech energy independence, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday in Prague. Speaking after his meeting with Prime Minister Andrej Babis, the top US diplomat...

AP Explains: From Hong Kong to TikTok, US-China ties plummet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has launched a major diplomatic and economic offensive against China, hitting Chinese officials with myriad sanctions over the past four months as relations ...

China, Australia spar on Twitter over South China Sea

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 ...

Duterte gives in to Beijing's claimed possession of South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday (July 27) admitted that he "cannot do anything" against Beijing's aggressive pursuit of territory in the South...

Trade, technology and security at risk in US-China feud

BEIJING (AP) — They have the largest economies in the world. They spend more than anyone else on their militaries. From high-tech chips to control of the high seas, their interests are closely intertw...

Taiwanese favor Biden, Hongkongers prefer Trump as next US president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More Taiwanese favor Democratic nominee Joe Biden to become the next president of the United States while the incumbent Donald Trump enjoys an edge in Hong Kong, according...

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...

China sets up Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy research center

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China inaugurated the Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy research center (習近平外交思想研究中心) on Monday (July 20) amid a flurry of diplomatic rows with a host of nations. The ins...

China's flawed South China Sea sovereignty claims exposed by US

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – Placing your trust in U.S. President Donald Trump is rather like entrusting your big life decisions to the roll of a dice. No matter what has come before, you can never...

Japan says coronavirus adds to security threat by China

TOKYO (AP) — China is pushing harder to make territorial claims in the regional seas and even using the coronavirus pandemic to expand its influence and take strategic superiority, posing a greater th...

Philippines: China should comply with sea feud ruling

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines on Sunday renewed its call for compliance with a 4-year-old arbitration ruling that invalidated China’s vast claims in the disputed South China S...

China criticizes US joint carrier drills in South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday accused the U.S. of flexing its military muscles in the South China Sea by conducting joint exercises with two U.S. aircraft carrier groups in the strategic waterway. ...

Australia plans $190 billion defense boost over decade

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister on Wednesday announced 270 billion Australian dollars ($190 billion) in additional defense spending over the next decade, which will include long-...

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...