China sends advanced warships to contested south China Sea

China sends advanced warships to contested south China Sea

China is sending some of its most advanced naval assets to the South China Sea for a scheduled exercise this month. Those include a new guided missile destroyer.

China blames Taiwan criminals for surge in telephone scams

China is battling an explosion of telecoms fraud that has cost billions of dollars in financial losses and driven some victims to suicide, according to authorities in Beijing who say criminal gangs based in rival Taiwan are behind many of the scams.

US defense secretary visits carrier in disputed South China Sea

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter flew to the nuclear-powered USS John C Stennis for a two-hour visit as it sailed 60 to 70 miles west of the Philippines island of Luzon.

Air traffic control officers charged over deadly Taiwan crash

Taiwan has charged two air traffic control officers with causing a TransAsia plane crash that killed 49 people in 2014, the first prosecutions in the country's worst air disaster for a decade.

Kenya defends deportations to China, Taiwan fumes

Kenya on Tuesday defended its deportation of two groups of Taiwanese to China after they were acquitted in a cyber crime case, a move that has drawn an angry reaction from Taipei.

Taiwan says Kenyan police used force to put Taiwanese on plane to China

Taiwan on Monday accused China, which regards the self-ruled island as a breakaway province, of kidnapping eight of its nationals, who it said had been acquitted in a cyber crime case in Kenya.

China expresses anger at G7 statement on East, South China Seas

China expresses anger at G7 statement on East, South China Seas

China claims almost the entire South China Sea, believed to have huge deposits of oil and gas, and is building islands on reefs to bolster its claims.

US Navy officer suspected of passing secrets to Taiwan, China

A US Navy flight officer with knowledge of sensitive American intelligence collection methods faces espionage charges over suspicions he passed secret information to Taiwan and possibly to China, US officials said.

Foxconn agrees to buy Sharp Corp after slashing original offer

Foxconn agrees to buy Sharp Corp after slashing original offer

Taiwan`s Foxconn agreed to acquire Sharp Corp at a big discount to its original offer after a month of wrangling that sowed more doubts over whether the two companies can work well together and fend off fierce competition from smartphone display rivals.

Philippines mulls submarines as China row simmers: Aquino

The Philippines may invest in its first-ever submarine fleet to help protect its territory in the disputed South China Sea, President Benigno Aquino said on Wednesday.

China warns Taiwan over new law governing cross-strait relations

The Chinese government warned Taiwan on Wednesday that the passage of a proposed new law governing relations between the two could seriously damage the basis for talks, and that Beijing opposed any obstacles to developing ties.

Japan opens radar station close to disputed isles, drawing angry China response

Japan has long been mired in a territorial dispute with China over the East China Sea islands.

Taiwan gives tour of disputed island in bid to boost claim

Taiwan on Wednesday gave its first ever international press tour of a disputed island in the South China Sea to boost its claim, less than two months after a visit by its leader sparked protests from rival claimants.

Taiwan security agency says China's Gambia gambit meant to pressure president

Taiwan`s top security agency said on Monday China`s move to set up diplomatic ties with one of the island`s former African allies was meant to put pressure on President-elect Tsai Ing-wen to "fall in line" before her inauguration on May 20.

Taiwan "needs to protect its space" after China renews ties with Gambia

Taiwan needs to protect its international space as its diplomatic position is precarious, president-elect Tsai Ing-wen said on Friday after China resumed ties with former Taiwan ally Gambia and anger mounted in the self-ruled island at the move.

Ex-finance minister appointed as Taiwan's future PM

Taiwan`s President-elect Tsai Ing-wen, of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), on Tuesday appointed Lin Chuan, a former finance minister, as the nation`s future prime minister.

China opposes Taiwan's plans to invite Dalai Lama

China opposes Taiwan's plans to invite Dalai Lama

China today strongly opposed any invitation to the Dalai Lama to visit Taiwan, the self-governing island that Beijing claims as its own territory, and said that the Tibetan spiritual leader must give up his "secessionist" stance.

Beijing steps up warnings on Taiwan independence

Beijing stepped up its rhetoric against Taiwanese independence on Saturday, with Premier Li Keqiang warning against "separatist activities" on the island and pledging to safeguard China`s "territorial integrity".

Philippines asks China to respect sea dispute arbitration

Philippines asks China to respect sea dispute arbitration

The Philippines on Monday urged China to respect a forthcoming ruling by an arbitration court in The Hague on a territorial dispute in the South China Sea after Beijing accused Manila of "political provocation".

Foxconn deal for Sharp hits big snag, Sharp shares slide

Taiwan`s Foxconn has put its takeover of Sharp Corp on hold after discovering previously undisclosed liabilities, sources said, throwing the acquisition in doubt and sending shares of the Japanese electronics maker tumbling.