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India, China to withdraw from disputed border area by Sept. 12

  By Reuters and published by CNA New Delhi – Indian and Chinese soldiers will disengage at a disputed area along a remote western Himalayan border by Sept. 12, India’s foreign ministry said on Friday (Sept. 9), after more than two years of a standoff following a deadly clash. The disengagement, which comes after several […]

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US warships transit Taiwan Strait, first since Pelosi visit

  By Reuters and published by CNA Washington – Two US Navy warships sailed through international waters in the Taiwan Strait today (August 28), the first such operation since a visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi enraged China which regards the island as its territory. The US Navy, confirming a Reuters report, […]

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Thailand not affected by powerful tropical storm Ma-on

By Thai Newsroom and AP, published by ABC News THAILAND is not directly affected by the powerful tropical storm Ma-on which is gaining strength as it heads for Hong Kong and other parts of southeastern China today (August 24) after displacing thousands in the Philippines, the Thai Meteorological Department said this evening. In its announcement […]

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US commander says China missile fire over Taiwan must be contested

  By AFP and published by The Straits Times Singapore – China’s recent decision to fire missiles over Taiwan is a “gorilla in the room” that has to be contested, a top US military commander said today (August 16). Beijing has carried out huge air and sea drills this month around Taiwan in a furious […]

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Angry China stages more drills near Taiwan as US lawmakers visit

  By Reuters and published by CNA Beijing – China’s military said it carried out more exercises near Taiwan today (August 15) as a group of US lawmakers visited the Chinese-claimed island and met President Tsai Ing-wen, in what Beijing said was an infringement of its sovereignty. The five US lawmakers, led by Senator Ed […]

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US lawmakers arrive in Taiwan amid China tensions

  By Reuters and Bloomberg and published by The Straits Times Taipei – A US lawmaker delegation arrived in Taiwan today (August 14) for a two-day visit during which they will meet President Tsai Ing-wen, the second high-level group to come amid continued military tensions with the island’s giant neighbour China. China regards Taiwan as […]

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China sending fighter jets to Thailand for joint exercise

  By AP and published by CBC THE Chinese air force is sending fighter jets and bombers to Thailand for a joint exercise with the Thai military today, August 14, 2022. The training will include air support, strikes on ground targets and small- and large-scale troop deployment, the Chinese Defence Ministry said in a statement […]

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Japan protests after Chinese missiles land in its exclusive economic zone

  By AFP and Reuters, published by CNA Tokyo – Ballistic missiles fired by China are believed to have landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) for the first time, Tokyo’s defence minister said today (August 4). “Five of the nine ballistic missiles launched by China are believed to have landed within Japan’s EEZ,” Nobuo […]

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CAAT warns airlines to beware of Chinese drills near Taiwan

  THE CIVIL Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) said with China holding live-fire drills in six zones surrounding Taiwan for almost a week and announcing that airlines serving the Asian routes should avoid Taiwan airspace it has accordingly informed airlines of this development, Matichon newspaper said this evening (August 3). Mr. Suthipong Kongpool, CAAT’s director, […]

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US House Speaker Pelosi arrives in Taiwan, defying Beijing

By Agencies and published by CNA Taipei – US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday (Aug. 2) as part of an ongoing Asia tour. It is the highest-profile visit by a US official to the island in 25 years. Images showed the 82-year-old lawmaker, who flew in on a US military aircraft […]

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