Taiwan to join submarine race

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014 6:25PM UTC Taiwan to join submarine race

Thirteen years after the Bush Administration promised Taiwan eight diesel-electric submarines, and 11 years after the Taiwanese walked away from an opportunity to obtain used but top-notch Italian boats, cautious optimism is emerging that the island’s navy will in the coming decade command a submarine fleet that can deter both Chinese aggression and Vietnam from coming too close for comfort in the Taiwan-controlled parts of the South China Sea.

Taiwanese air force pilot killed in aerial collision

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 7:28PM UTC Taiwanese air force pilot killed in aerial collision

BEIJING (AP) — A Taiwanese air force pilot was killed in an aerial collision between two training jets on Tuesday. One jet was not badly damaged, and the pilot flew it back to base safely.

China tells Taiwan: Reunifying will end antagonism

By Sat, Sep 27, 2014 6:11PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese president Xi Jinping says reunifying the mainland and Taiwan is about ending political antagonism rather than about territories and sovereignty. State media reported his remarks were made Friday when he met with a Taiwanese delegation of pro-reunification groups. China’s communist government has long sought to reclaim

Japan, neighbors agree to moves to protect endangered eels

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014 1:04PM UTC Japan, neighbors agree to moves to protect endangered eels

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has agreed to cut purchases of eel fry from neighboring East Asian countries by 20 percent as part of moves to protect the endangered species. The agriculture ministry reported the agreement with China, South Korea and Taiwan, reached Wednesday at the end of a meeting on

Protest prompts SKorea to remove flags ahead of Asian Games

By Thu, Sep 11, 2014 5:27PM UTC Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian Games organizers have taken down the flags of competing nations in South Korea following protests about the inclusion of North Korean flags.

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