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In this photo provided by the US Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain conducts routine underway operations in support of stability and security for a free and open Indo-Pacific, at the Taiwan Strait, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020.(AP)

China accuses US of show of force with Taiwan Strait passage

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Beijing
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 11:33 AM IST
The Navy said the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS John S. McCain and USS Curtis Wilbur “conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit” in accordance with international law.
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The latest US arms package includes sensors, missiles and artillery, and further congressional notifications are expected for drones made by General Atomics(AP)
The latest US arms package includes sensors, missiles and artillery, and further congressional notifications are expected for drones made by General Atomics(AP)

Taiwan says not seeking arms race with China after new US arms sale

By Reuters| Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Seoul
PUBLISHED ON OCT 22, 2020 03:18 PM IST
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has made defence modernisation a priority in the face of a rising Chinese threat,particularly “asymmetric warfare”capabilities,which refers to making any Chinese attack difficult and costly
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People wear face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus at a department store in Taipei, Taiwan, on March 7.(AP Photo)
People wear face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus at a department store in Taipei, Taiwan, on March 7.(AP Photo)

Lessons from China’s neighbour Taiwan to control spread of coronavirus

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 10:34 AM IST
Taiwan’s government reacted to the coronavirus outbreak early in put in place measures which were widely followed by the public.
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China’s first aircraft carrier Liaoning, made in the Soviet Union before its dissolution, was launched in 2012.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
China’s first aircraft carrier Liaoning, made in the Soviet Union before its dissolution, was launched in 2012.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

China’s aircraft carrier sails near Taiwan, to train in disputed South China Sea

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 09:01 PM IST
The Chinese aircraft carrier fleet passed through the narrow Taiwan Strait days after an UN warship took the same route: The passage of the Chinese unnamed carrier is said to be a message to self-ruled Taiwan, which Beijing claims is a breakaway province.
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Ties between the two powers are once again taking centre stage at the weekend Singapore conference known as the Shangri-La Dialogue, which gathers defence ministers and top military officials from around the world.(AP FILE)
Ties between the two powers are once again taking centre stage at the weekend Singapore conference known as the Shangri-La Dialogue, which gathers defence ministers and top military officials from around the world.(AP FILE)

US warns China on behaviour towards its Asian neighbours

By Agence France-Presse | Singapore
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 12:33 PM IST
Washington and Beijing have been vying for influence in the region, which hosts potential flashpoints such as the South China Sea, the Korean Peninsula and the Taiwan Strait.
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Taiwanese F-16 jet fighters fly in close formation during a navy exercise at Suao naval station in Yilan County, northeastern Taiwan. China demanded Tuesday, September 25, 2018, that the US cancel a $330 million sale of military equipment to Taiwan, warning of "severe damage" to bilateral relations and cooperation if Washington fails to comply.(AP File Photo)
Taiwanese F-16 jet fighters fly in close formation during a navy exercise at Suao naval station in Yilan County, northeastern Taiwan. China demanded Tuesday, September 25, 2018, that the US cancel a $330 million sale of military equipment to Taiwan, warning of "severe damage" to bilateral relations and cooperation if Washington fails to comply.(AP File Photo)

China demands US cancel $330 million sale of military equipment to Taiwan

By Associated Press | Beijing
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2018 11:29 PM IST
Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters at a regular briefing that the sale violated international law and the “basic norms governing international relations.”
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In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, a Chinese armed helicopter assaults targets with rocket projectiles in a live-fire exercise off China's southeast coast.(AP File Photo)
In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, a Chinese armed helicopter assaults targets with rocket projectiles in a live-fire exercise off China's southeast coast.(AP File Photo)

Chinese navy conducts drills in Pacific to counter Taiwan’s ‘provocations’

By HT Correspondent | Reuters, Shanghai
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 07:38 PM IST
The Chinese navy carried out live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait in what state media said was a direct response to “provocations” by Taiwan.
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