‘We will defend ourselves to the very end’: Taiwan minister’s vow as China ‘prepares final assault’

Joseph Wu said China had “been conducting misinformation campaigns” against Taiwan and had increased their grey zone activities. China is “preparing for its final military assault” on Taiwan, the island’s foreign minister has told Sky News, as he vowed to “defend ourselves to the very…

U.S. carrier group enters South China Sea amid Taiwan tensions

TAIPEI (Reuters) – A U.S. aircraft carrier group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt has entered the South China Sea to promote “freedom of the seas”, the U.S. military said on Sunday, at a time when tensions between China and Taiwan have raised concern in…

Taiwan reports second day of incursions by Chinese air force

TAIPEI, Jan 24 (Reuters) – A total of 15 Chinese aircraft including 12 fighter jets entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Sunday, the island’s defence ministry said, the second day of incursions by China. A map provided by the ministry…

China Sends Warplanes to Taiwan Strait in a Show of Force to Biden

The exercises, which included 13 warplanes on Saturday and 15 on Sunday, were the biggest so far this year and the first under the new U.S. administration. HONG KONG — China sent warplanes into the Taiwan Strait over the weekend, a show of force to…

Taiwan reports large incursion by Chinese air force

By Ben Blanchard TAIPEI (Reuters) – Eight Chinese bomber planes and four fighter jets entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s air defense identification zone on Saturday, and Taiwan’s air force deployed missiles to “monitor” the incursion, the island’s defense ministry said. China, which claims Taiwan as…