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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...

Beijing not necessarily at advantage in India-China border war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's military may not necessarily have an edge over Indian forces if border conflicts between the two countries continue to intensify, according to recent studies f...

Soldiers killed in China-India violent border conflict as tension rises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Indian army said one of its commanding officers and two soldiers have been killed in a violent faceoff with the Chinese troops along the nations' border in the Him...

Japanese official explains motivation behind name change for Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After revealing plans to rename the disputed Diaoyutai Islands, Japan's Ishigaki Mayor Yoshitaka Nakayama explained Monday (June 15) the motivation behind his proposal...

President Tsai reiterates Taiwan's claim over Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Wednesday (June 10) that the disputed Diaoyutai Islands have always been part of Taiwan's territory and that the government would ...

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 ...

Chinese speedboat attack in Taiwanese waters an isolated incident: Defense ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Both the Ministry of National Defense (MND) and the Cabinet-level Ocean Affairs Council (OAC) said Thursday (April 16) that the confrontation between Taiwanese and Chinese...

Taiwan seizes trespassing Chinese boat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese dredger boats that trespassed the Cross-Strait Median (海峽中線) were seized by the Coast Guard Administration and Penghu County Government on Thursday (Oct. 24) morni...

Vietnam hosts academic conference to bolster South China Sea claims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government of Vietnam is hosting an academic exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City this week in order to emphasize its claim over islands in the South China Sea. With tens...

France recognizes Taiwan is key in solving South China Sea disputes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the French National Assembly recently published a 77 page report on the territory disputes and rising tensions in the South China Sea. ...

Chinese vessels approach Diaoyutai islands: Japanese Coast Guard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –- The Japanese coast guard announced on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 22 that four Chinese naval vessels were sailing near the Diaoyutai Islands. At approximately 8:00 ...

Vietnam’s response to China’s militarized fishing fleet

HANOI (East Asia Forum) -- China has long been infamous for incorporating maritime militias into its fishing industry to assert its sovereignty claims. With the world’s largest fishing fleet, co...

Taiwan willing to participate in talks over South China Sea: MOFA

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan has the capacity and is willing to participate in multilateral negotiations in a joint effort to promote peace and stability in the South China Sea, the Ministry of Foreign Affa...

9 out of 10 Filipinos want to recapture Chinese occupied territory in South China Sea: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An overwhelming majority of 87 percent, or 9 out of 10 Filipinos believe it is important for the Philippines to regain control of Chinese-held islands in the South China S...

MOFA: Dioayu Islands remain Taiwanese territory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) made a press release on July 18 asserting sovereignty over the Dioayu Islands (釣魚台), which Japan refers to as the Senkaku Islands(尖閣...