The United States advised US carriers to comply with China’s demand that it be told of any flights passing through its new maritime air defense zone over the East China Sea, an area where Beijing said it launched two fighter planes to investigate a dozen American and Japanese reconnaissance and military flights.
Taiwan police said Sunday they had cracked a major drug ring, confiscating 229 kilograms (504 pounds) of heroin in their biggest seizure of the drug for 20 years.
Taiwan on Friday expressed shock and regret over Gambia’s surprise announcement that it had broken off ties with the island after 18 years in its “strategic national interest.”
A strong earthquake struck eastern Taiwan Thursday, shaking buildings in the capital and causing tremors across the island.
Taiwan’s Supreme Court said Friday it had rejected the final appeals of five senior judges who were handed lengthy prison sentences for bribery in cases that uncovered some of the island’s worst judicial corruption.
China’s arms buildup over the last two decades would give it the power to invade Taiwan by 2020 even if allies came to the island’s aid, a military report said Tuesday.
Typhoon Fitow slammed into the east coast of China Monday after thousands of people were evacuated to safety and weather authorities issued their highest alert level.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Sunday held talks with a top Taiwan official ahead of a regional economic summit in Indonesia, state media reported, in the latest sign of warming ties between the former rivals.
Thousands of Taiwanese are rallying against President Ma Ying-jeou amid plummeting opinion polls and bipartisan anger over wiretapping of legislators.
The year’s most powerful typhoon had Hong Kong in its crosshairs on Sunday after sweeping past the Philippines and Taiwan and pummeling island communities with torrential winds and fierce winds.
The most powerful typhoon of the year was sweeping through the Luzon Strait on Saturday, battering island communities and drenching southern Taiwan and the northern Philippines.
A strong typhoon is approaching the northern Philippines and southern Taiwan and is expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain to both regions.
A Chinese farmer who was twice jailed for illegally entering Taiwan “to pursue democracy” has been arrested again after a four-hour swim to the island, officials said Thursday.