Pelosi trip hinders Biden effort to galvanize Asia against China
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's swing through Asia aimed to convey the U.S.'s "strong and unshakable" support for the region. It ended up leaving many countries in stunned silence as China conducted unprecedented military drills around Taiwan.
China graft probes stem from anger over failed chip plans
Senior officials are angry at how tens of billions of dollars funneled into the industry over the past decade haven’t produced the sorts of breakthroughs that emerged from previous national-level scientific endeavors.
Taiwan holds drills, says China seeks control of seas
Taiwan’s foreign minister said Tuesday that China aims to control the East and South China Seas via the Taiwan Strait, describing a greater ambition to upend the Asia-Pacific status quo and prevent nations from aiding the self-governing island.
Ex-Philippine leader and democracy defender Ramos is buried
Former Philippine President Fidel Ramos was laid to rest in a state funeral Tuesday, hailed as an ex-general, who backed then helped oust a dictatorship and became a defender of democracy and can-do reformist in his poverty-wracked Asian country.
What-if DC war game maps huge toll of a future US-China war over Taiwan
In sessions that will run through September, retired U.S. generals and Navy officers and former Pentagon officials hunch like chess players over tabletops along with analysts from the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank.
Marine aviators’ ‘Cactus’ call-sign change marks 80 years since Battle of Guadalcanal
The Marine Corps air wing in the Indo-Pacific adopted a new ceremonial call sign Monday, the 80th anniversary of one of its most significant trials, the Battle of Guadalcanal.
Airfield-seizure drills place US Marines, Indonesian troops in a working relationship
Okinawa-based Marines are participating in Super Garuda Shield, an exercise involving 2,000 American and 2,000 Indonesian troops.
‘False alarm’ shutters medical clinic at Air Force base in Japan
The 374th Medical Group at this airlift hub in western Tokyo was locked down temporarily Tuesday due to a false alarm and reopened after about a half-hour under lockdown.
Ships resume Taiwan routes even as China continues to drill
More than 40 vessels have transited through a China military drill zone south of Taiwan’s main port since Saturday, according to ship-tracking data compiled by Bloomberg.
Record-breaking rain continues to pound Korea
Seoul’s Dongjak district sees 18 inches of rain Monday and Tuesday, at least nine dead with more rain forecast.
North Korea mocks DC memorial’s new Wall of Remembrance as ‘ceremony play’
The Korean War Veterans Memorial was rededicated in a ceremony on July 27 to include a new Wall of Remembrance that contains the names of over 36,000 American and 7,100 South Korean augmented troops who were killed during the 1950-53 war.
China extends military exercises around Taiwan into a fifth day
Beijing sent 66 aircraft and 14 warships into the area around Taiwan on Sunday; 22 aircraft crossed the median line in the 110-mile-wide Taiwan Strait, the unofficial boundary separating Taiwan and China, according to Taiwan’s official Central News Agency.
Australia calls for cooling of Taiwan Strait tensions
Asked how Australia was a developing foreign policy independent of the United States, Foreign Minister Penny Wong told reporters: "Australia is always guided by our national interests."
US official says Solomon Islands leader 'missed opportunity'
The suspect reportedly tackled the sailor to the ground during the attack before locals and U.S. military personnel stepped in and detained him. Police then took him away and the ceremony resumed after a short break.
Nuclear threat is ‘back in focus,’ UN secretary-general says in Japan after Hiroshima anniversary
Nuclear-armed nations must commit to a “no first-use policy” as rising tensions between them revive the threat of nuclear war, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday.
US strengthens military ties to Indonesia as tensions grow with China
Super Garuda Shield, which kicked off Aug. 1 and ends Sunday, includes smaller contingents of troops from a dozen other nations.
China finds more COVID cases after locking down beach resort
Authorities declared Hainan's beach resort city Sanya a COVID-19 hot spot Saturday and imposed a lockdown, confining Chinese citizens and expatriates to their hotels.