Taiwan Strait - updates

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U.S. warship sails through Taiwan Strait during virus spat

Mar 26, 2020 - 2:30 PM

A US Pacific Fleet tweet confirms the USS McCampbell, a guided missile destroyer, transited the strait

FREEDOM OF NAVIGATION. A view of the deck of the USS McCampbell, a guided missile destroyer of the US Pacific Fleet, as it sails through the Taiwan Strait March 26, 2020. Photo from Twitter of US Pacific Fleet

China confirms aircraft carrier sailed through Taiwan Strait

Nov 18, 2019 - 1:33 PM

The carrier crossed the Taiwan Strait on Sunday before entering the South China Sea for 'scientific research tests and routine training,' navy spokesman Cheng Dewei says on an official social media account

TYPE 001A. In this file photo taken on May 13, 2018, China's first domestically manufactured aircraft carrier, known only as 'Type 001A,' leaves port in the northeastern city of Dalian. Photo by AFP

Canadian navy ships 'buzzed' by Chinese warplanes

Jun 28, 2019 - 7:29 AM

The Canadian military says its navy helicopter was also targeted by a laser detected from a nearby Chinese fishing boat

A Russian Su-30 fighter jet performs during an aerobatics show at Zhangjiajie Lotus Airport near the Zhangjiajie Tianmenshan National Park, in China's central province of Hunan, 18 March 2006. AFP PHOTO/ LIU Jin LIU JIN / AFP

Two Canadian naval vessels sail through Taiwan Strait

Jun 21, 2019 - 7:34 AM

The ships sailed through the narrow waterway separating the Chinese mainland and Taiwan in a 'freedom of navigation' operation, the Taipei ministry says

FREEDOM OF NAVIGATION. File photos of the frigate HMCS Regina and support vessel Asterix, of the Canadian navy. Photos from Wikipedia

China says US 'playing with fire' over Taiwan

May 31, 2019 - 11:50 AM

'The US recently often played the Taiwan card, in a vain attempt to use Taiwan to contain China. This is purely wishful thinking,' says a Chinese defense ministry spokesman

China says navy warned off French warship in Taiwan Strait

Apr 25, 2019 - 9:59 PM

Chinese defense ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang says the French warship 'illegally entered China's territorial waters' on April 7

Taiwan blasts China for 'reckless' fighter jet incursion

Apr 01, 2019 - 12:10 AM

Taiwan says two Chinese fighter jets deliberately crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait, a widely agreed upon boundary

GAINS. Despite China staying away, Taipei sees a boost in tourism. File photo by Mandy Cheng/AFP

China slams 'provocative' U.S. sail-by in Taiwan Strait

Feb 26, 2019 - 6:30 PM

'We resolutely oppose some of the provocative actions taken by the US that are not conducive to the stability of the Taiwan Strait, and to the China-US relations,' says China foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang

AFTER US SAIL-BY. In this file photo, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang speaks to the media during a press conference in Beijing on July 13, 2016. File photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Taiwan navy gets two new warships as China tensions grow

Nov 08, 2018 - 9:05 PM

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen vows the island would not 'concede one step' in defending itself

TURNOVER. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen (left) poses with a model of one of the island's new frigates during a ceremony to commission two Perry-class guided missile frigates from the US into the Taiwan Navy, in the southern port of Kaohsiung on November 8, 2018. Photo by Chris Stowers/AFP

China to hold military drills in Taiwan Strait

Apr 18, 2018 - 12:20 PM

It is the first such exercise in the waterway since 2016, and it coincides with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's visit to Swaziland, one of the self-ruled island's few remaining international allies

China's aircraft carrier enters Taiwan Strait – defense ministry

Jan 11, 2017 - 12:16 PM

The Liaoning aircraft carrier has not entered Taiwanese waters but has gone into an area covered by its air defense zone according to the island s defense ministry

This file photo taken on an undisclosed date in December 2016 shows Chinese J-15 fighter jets on the deck of the Liaoning aircraft carrier during military drills in the Bohai Sea, off China's northeast coast. Stringer/AFP

China and Taiwan hold historic talks

Feb 11, 2014 - 10:38 AM

The meeting in the Chinese city of Nanjing is the fruit of years of efforts to normalize relations and will be the highest level interaction since their split in 1949 at the end of a civil war

HISTORIC MEETING. Taiwanese official Wang Yu-chi (L), who is in charge of the islands China policy, shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Zhang Zhijun from the Taiwan Affairs office (R) at the start of their meeting in Nanjing on February 11, 2014 . Mark Ralston/AFP

China's new top negotiator plans first Taiwan visit

Nov 07, 2013 - 10:34 AM

China s top negotiator with Taiwan Chen Deming is expected to visit the island before year end in his first trip to Taipei since taking office earlier this year

China's new top negotiator plans first Taiwan visit

Nov 06, 2013 - 10:24 PM

China s top negotiator with Taiwan Chen Deming is expected to visit the island before year end in his first trip to Taipei since taking office earlier this year