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Xi taking part in Hong Kong anniversary but no word on visit

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping will participate in next week's celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to China, the government said Saturday, but it left unclear whether ...

China says it successfully intercepted a missile in flight

BEIJING (AP) — China says it has successfully intercepted a missile in flight, in a test of an anti-ballistic missile system that could improve its defenses as it presses its territorial claims. ...

Taiwan: Has the risk of war increased following new China warnings?

On Monday, US national security advisor Jake Sullivan and top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi met in Luxembourg for unannounced talks on "a number of regional and global security issues," with ...

Taiwan Strait is international waters: MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) slammed China’s recent claims that the Taiwan Strait is its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone (EEZ), calling it &...

China's defense chief warns Beijing would 'fight to the end' to stop Taiwan's independence

The "pursuit of Taiwan independence is a dead end," China's Defense Minister Wei Fenghe told the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, on Sunday. He said China would do anything in its powe...

China becoming more 'coercive and aggressive' - U.S. defence chief

SINGAPORE, June 11 (Reuters) - The United States will do its part to manage tensions with China and prevent conflict even though Beijing is becoming increasingly aggressive in the Asian region, includ...

US slams China's 'destabilizing' military activity near Taiwan

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin criticized China on Saturday for a "more coercive and aggressive approach to its territorial claims." Speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Asi...

Philippines complains of Chinese fishing ban and 'harassment' at sea

The Philippines on Tuesday said it had filed a diplomatic protest with China for unilaterally declaring a South China Sea fishing ban, and complained also of harassment and violations of its jurisdict...

Philippines establishes coast guard outposts in disputed sea

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has established three coast guard outposts on three islands in the disputed South China Sea to monitor ship movements and promote safety, officials said Frid...

Ukraine and Russia fight intense battles for Snake Island

Bile is the only settlement on Zmiinyi Ostrov, or Snake Island, a tiny islet that covers roughly 17 hectares (42 acres) on the Black Sea, about 35 kilometers (20 miles) from the Ukrainian coast. It is...

Japan, EU agree to raise efforts on Russia, in Indo-Pacific

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and the European Union on Thursday agreed to step up their sanctions against Russia as leaders from the two sides raised concerns about the war’s impact in the Indo-Pacific, where t...

Biden calls to congratulate presumptive Philippine president

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden called Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Thursday to congratulate him over his apparent landslide victory in the Philippine presidential election, Manila’s am...

Finnish PM says joining NATO will strengthen security

TOKYO (AP) — Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said the possibility of her country joining NATO was for the security of its citizens and called for the international community to unite in stepping up...

Marcos Jr. declares victory, faces calls to ensure democracy

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the namesake son of an ousted Philippine dictator, declared victory Wednesday in this week’s presidential election and faced early calls to ensure resp...

How Russia and China exploit history to further their interests

"Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past." This quote from George Orwell's world-famous novel "1984" describes in one sentence the...