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...

The Paradox of Duterte’s Foreign Policy

HONOLULU (IPP Review) -- Two of the most controversial foreign policy stances of the administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte involve the nation’s human rights and territorial inte...

China's disregard for status quo threatens regional stability: Taiwan President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Speaking at the 2018 “Formosa Forum: A Dialogue on Maritime Security” on May 31, President Tsai Ing-wen spoke on her current views of the status quo and cross-...

China’s intimidation in the South China Sea poses an economic threat to Vietnam

LONDON (East Asia Forum) -- Vietnam has lost another sea battle: a US$200 million oil and gas development project — known as the"Red Emperor" development — off Vietnam’s so...

Sikkim border stand-off: China warns India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Amid an ongoing standoff, China has warned India to withdraw its troops before any dialogue can be initiated. According to reports, the political councilor of the Chine...

Review: 'The Lost City of Z' is a mesmerizing adventure

Modest and majestic at once, the films of James Gray patiently burrow their way into the souls of their characters and, maybe, into you. Gray is painterly and exacting — some might say to a fault. But...

Taiwan protests over Japan’s claim to Diaoyutai in revised textbook guidelines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Japan’s education ministry announced a plan on Tuesday that lists the contested Diaoyutai (釣魚台), known as the Senkaku (尖閣列島) in Japan, as an “inherent territory&rdqu...