Taiwan says flights through its airspace resuming after Chinese military drills end

TAIPEI (REUTERS) – Taiwan on Sunday (Aug 7) said flights through its airspace had gradually resumed from about noon as most notifications for Chinese military drills near the island were “no longer in effect”. The Transport Ministry said in a statement, however, that Taiwan would continue to direct flights and ships away from a Chinese military […]

Taiwan says Chinese planes, ships carry out attack simulation drill as PLA forces get close to island

TAIPEI/BEIJING (BLOOMBERG, AFP, REUTERS) – China’s aircraft and warships rehearsed an attack on Taiwan on Saturday (Aug 6), island officials said, as Chinese forces appeared to be getting close to Taiwan’s shores. China doubled down on the exercises, held in retaliation for a visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that also saw […]

US calls China reaction to Pelosi’s Taiwan visit ‘flagrantly provocative’

PHNOM PENH (REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) – United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken told an Asian meeting of top diplomats on Friday (Aug 5) that China’s reaction to US house speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan was “flagrantly provocative”, a western official said. Blinken, speaking at the East Asia Summit in Cambodia, said China had sought […]

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 […]

China’s military says it followed and monitored US destroyer in Taiwan Strait

BEIJING (REUTERS) – China’s military said on Wednesday (July 20) it followed and monitored US destroyer Benfold’s transit of the Taiwan Strait. “The frequent provocations and showing-off by the United States fully demonstrate that the United States is a destroyer of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and a maker of security risks in […]

China military says holds combat exercises around Taiwan as US senator visits island

BEIJING (REUTERS) – China’s military recently held multi-unit joint combat readiness exercises, patrols and combat drills in the sea and airspace around Taiwan, the Eastern Theatre Command of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) said in a statement on Friday (July 8). The exercises were organised in response to “collusion and provocations” by the United States […]

Chinese military says US plane in Taiwan Strait endangered peace

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) – China’s military said on Saturday (June 25) that the recent fly through of a US maritime plane through the Taiwan Strait deliberately disrupted the regional situation and endangered peace and stability. Colonel Shi Yi, spokesman for the Eastern Theatre Command of the People’s Liberation Army, said in a statement that the military […]