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US, 4 other countries launch Pacific initiative amid China’s rise

The United States, Japan, Australia, Britain and New Zealand on Friday launched a new initiative to step up engagement with Pacific island countries, as...

China launches third aircraft carrier in major military milestone

China on Friday launched its biggest and most modern aircraft carrier, marking a major military advance for the Asian superpower. The announcement comes at a...

Japan deploys MSDF fleet with eye on China

Japan has dispatched a Maritime Self-Defense Force flotilla on a deployment to 11 Indo-Pacific countries and one foreign territory as part of joint naval...

US blasts China’s ‘destabilizing’ military activity near Taiwan

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Saturday blasted China's "provocative, destabilizing" military activity near Taiwan, a day after his Chinese counterpart warned him that...

Channelling Ukraine, Taiwan says it won’t yield to pressure

Taiwan, like Ukraine, is determined to defend itself and confident this resolve will “rally fellow democracies to our cause”, President Tsai Ing-wen said on...

China becoming more ‘coercive and aggressive’ – US defense chief

The United States will do its part to manage tensions with China and prevent conflict even though Beijing is becoming increasingly aggressive in the...