The man rowed 10 hours across the Taiwan Strait, and told police officers who detained him that life in China was "all kinds of bad."
"This problem is much closer to us than most think," the new head of US Indo-Pacific Command said in March.
Chinese flights near Taiwan have increased in recent weeks, and the planes involved hint at a larger effort to improve China's military capabilities.
Opinion: Before we get into a crisis - or a war - over Taiwan, US policymakers and military leaders need to address some hard realities.
A US Navy destroyer transited the Taiwan Strait for the first time under the new Biden administration. The service called it “routine” and said the transit was conducted “in accordance with international law.” China said it remains on “high alert” and “is ready to respond to all threats and provocations […]
The Chinese military is conducting exercises at both ends of the Taiwan Strait this week, according to two local maritime safety administration notices. The drills are meant to demonstrate China’s resolve in response to US activities, namely regular Taiwan Strait transits by the US Navy and a $US2.2 billion arms […]
A US Navy cruiser sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday, a day after China issued a defence report warning that it is prepared to use force to defend its interests in the area. Beijing on Wednesday released a defence white paper, its first in four years, which explained that […]
Chinese fighters on Sunday crossed the median line, the maritime border between Taiwan and mainland China – a rare move the Taiwan’s government declared a provocation. Taiwan scrambled fighters in response to the Chinese military’s actions. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said she ordered the military to “forcefully expel” fighters that […]
Two US Navy warships – the destroyer USS Stethem and the supply ship USNS Cesar Chavez – conducted a “routine” Taiwan Strait transit Monday, US Pacific Fleet said. The passage sent the message to Beijing that the US will “fly, sail, and operate wherever international law allows” and that these […]
Beijing urged the US to “tread lightly” after US warships transited the tense Taiwan Strait Thursday. The latest trip through the strait marked the third time in four months the US Navy has sent warships through the strait. The US Navy characterises these activities, which tend to irritate Beijing, as […]
The US Navy sent the destroyer USS McCampbell and replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl through the Taiwan Strait Thursday. This is the fourth time the Navy has sent surface combatants through the closely-watched strait in the past year. The lastest transit comes at a sensitive time in US-China relations […]
The US Navy put on a show of force on China’s doorstep on Monday, sending two warships through the tense Taiwan Strait. The destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur and cruiser USS Antietam were shadowed by Chinese naval vessels as they transited the strait. This rare move comes at a time of […]
The US military is reportedly planning to send US warships, combat aircraft, and troops through the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait next month in a series of exercises designed to send a message to Beijing. The proposal, which comes at a time of heightened tensions between the US and […]
Taiwan has reportedly developed a new cruise missile suitable for stand-off strikes on China’s coastal strongholds. Tensions between Beijing and Taipei have been on the rise in recent years as the Chinese government tries to clamp down on a resistant Taiwan. Taiwan’s Indigenous Defence Fighters (IDFs) have been upgraded to […]