Air traffic around Taiwan returning to normal despite new Chinese drills

TAIPEI (REUTERS) – Air traffic around Taiwan is gradually returning to normal after airspace surrounding the island reopened, Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications said on Monday (Aug 8), although China later announced fresh military drills in the area. China last week deployed scores of planes and fired live missiles near during military exercises sparked […]

China says military drills around Taiwan Strait ‘necessary and just’

BEIJING (AFP) – China insisted on Wednesday (Aug 3) that its military exercises around the Taiwan Strait were “necessary and just” in the wake of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the self-ruled island. “The Chinese military’s conducting of military exercises in the sea near China’s Taiwan are a necessary and just measure to […]

Japan to take part in Garuda Shield military exercises in Indonesia for first time

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Japanese defence forces will participate for the first time in military exercises in Indonesia next month alongside the United States and Australia, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Wednesday (July 27), after talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Japan’s involvement comes as Washington and its regional allies step up efforts to […]