Taiwan says shooting down unidentified drone off Chinese coast "appropriate"

Taiwan says shooting down unidentified drone off Chinese coast “appropriate”

Taiwan has said China should exercise restraint as it continues military activities around the island. The defence ministry detected 19 Chinese aircraft and three ships around the island today (Sep 2). Taiwan has also justified the downing of an unidentified…

Belt and Road Summit: Stability key for Asia to unlock growth potential, says DPM Heng

Belt and Road Summit: Stability key for Asia to unlock growth potential, says DPM Heng

Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat has urged parties involved in geopolitical tension to “take a step back”. He said flashpoints in the Taiwan Strait, South China Sea and Korean Peninsula have made peace more brittle. At the Belt…

Taiwan fires warning shots at Chinese drone for first time

Taiwan fires warning shots at Chinese drone for first time

Taiwan has vowed to launch a counter-attack against Chinese forces should they enter its territory, saying it has the right to self defence. Taiwan has fired warning shots for the first time to drive away a Chinese drone flying close…

US senator Marsha Blackburn pledges support for Taiwan's independence during visit

US senator Marsha Blackburn pledges support for Taiwan’s independence during visit

During an unannounced visit, US Republican senator Marsha Blackburn pledged support for Taiwan’s independence from China. Beijing has condemned the latest US trip, accusing Washington of destabilising the Taiwan Strait. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said the recent string of visits…

Taiwan President Tsai touts "democracy chips" during US governor's visit

Taiwan President Tsai touts “democracy chips” during US governor’s visit

Taiwan’s defence ministry said four Chinese aircraft crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait today (Aug 22), as China continues its military activities near the island. Another US lawmaker has met President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei, despite China’s repeated…

No decision yet on when DPM Wong will take over as prime minister, but it could be before next GE

No decision yet on when DPM Wong will take over as prime minister, but it could be before next GE

Inflation in Singapore is expected to peak next quarter and ease after that. During an interview with Bloomberg, Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong said the country is unlikely to return to levels of low inflation. Still, the government is keeping…

China conducts more drills near Taiwan after visit of US lawmakers

China conducts more drills near Taiwan after visit of US lawmakers

A visit to Taiwan by US lawmakers has sparked outrage in Beijing and another round of military drills in the Taiwan Strait. China launched new deployments around Taiwan in response to the unannounced US trip, less than two weeks after…

See why some Chinese are thanking Pelosi for her visit to Taiwan

See why some Chinese are thanking Pelosi for her visit to Taiwan

US House Speaker Pelosi may have left Taiwan, but the retaliation from China is only beginning. Beijing is staging what it claims the largest ever military drills around Taiwan that simulate a blockade. Some in China thank Pelosi for her…

Taiwan rejects China's "one country, two systems" plan for the island

Taiwan rejects China’s “one country, two systems” plan for the island

Tensions appear to have toned down in the Taiwan Strait, but there has been no letup in the war of words. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has warned other countries not to follow Washington’s lead, while Taipei has rejected Beijing’s…

'I worry China may launch a war': Taiwan's FM speaks out

‘I worry China may launch a war’: Taiwan’s FM speaks out

In the wake of live-fire exercises by China following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island, Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu says he is worried about a full-scale war and says they must show they are not scared…

China targets Pelosi and her family with sanctions

China targets Pelosi and her family with sanctions

China’s Foreign Ministry announced new countermeasures against Washington, including the suspension of climate talks, in response to Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, hours after it announced sanctions against the US House speaker. #CNN #News

ASEAN urges maximum restraint in Taiwan Strait as US-China tensions simmer

ASEAN urges maximum restraint in Taiwan Strait as US-China tensions simmer

Fears of a military escalation around the Taiwan Strait and the Myanmar crisis topped the agenda at the week-long ASEAN ministerial meetings in Cambodia. ASEAN Chair Cambodia has also released a Joint Communique even before the close of the meetings.…