'Get Used To It': China Tells Neighbors Bombers Will Be Flying Past On The Regular

World | Ryan Pickrell
A Chinese military plane H-6 bomber flies through airspace between Okinawa prefecture's main island and the smaller Miyako island in southern Japan, out over the Pacific, in this handout photo taken October 27, 2013 by Japan Air Self-Defence Force and released by the Joint Staff Office of the Defense Ministry of Japan. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Japanese troops on Sunday that Japan would not tolerate the use of force to change the region's status quo, comments likely to rile Beijing which is locked in a long and bitter territorial dispute with Tokyo. In the latest sign of tensions between the region's two heavyweights, Japan on Sunday scrambled fighter jets after two Chinese bombers and two airborne early warning planes flew near Japan's southern islands into the Pacific and then back into the East China Sea. No violation of Japanese airspace took place. REUTERS/Joint Staff Office of the Defense Ministry of Japan/Handout via Reuters

Pushing into the Western Pacific

Taiwan Becomes First Country In Asia To Move Toward Legalizing Gay Marriage

World | Meghan Marsh
Supporters hug each other during a rally after Taiwan's constitutional court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia, in Taipei, Taiwan May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX37CD8

It is a ‘victory for all the people’

Taiwan's Participation Is Vital To Solving The Global Influenza Pandemic

Opinion | Chen Shih-chung

Taiwan needs the WHO, but the WHO also needs Taiwan.

Taiwan Man Beheads His Mentally-Ill Sister In The Streets

World | Ryan Pickrell
A mock attacker (R) wields a prop knife at a man playing the role of a passenger during a drill aiming to enhance the police reaction of violent and terrorist attacks, at a railway station in Jinzhong, Shanxi province June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Jon Woo

‘Lin attacked her with a kitchen knife…’

Taiwan Leads The Way For Asia, First To Ban Eating Cats And Dogs

Politics | Rob Shimshock
Cat and dog (Shutterstock/Ermolaev Alexander)

‘Walking’ them with a motor vehicle is also illegal

China Is Now Buying Tons Of Oil From The US

Energy | Andrew Follett
A boy who is waiting to greet U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the National Museum makes a face while holding the U.S. and Chinese flags in Beijing May 4, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

‘It makes sense for Beijing to buy up as much oil from as many different sources as possible’

China Warns That US Weapons Can't Save Taiwan

World | Ryan Pickrell
Taiwanese cadets march during a ceremony to mark the 92nd anniversary of the Whampoa Military Academy, in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu


Russian Weapons Sales Could Help China 'Contest U.S. Air Superiority'

World | Ryan Pickrell
An SU-35 military jet performs during the MAKS-2009 international air show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow August 21, 2009. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

‘Significant consequences’

Taiwan's Military Claims It Can Strike Deep Into Chinese Territory

World | Ryan Pickrell
Taiwanese cadets march during a ceremony to mark the 92nd anniversary of the Whampoa Military Academy, in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

‘Striking enemy troops at their home bases’

Beijing Sends Another 'One-China' Warning To Trump

World | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. Marines, currently stationed in Cuba, stand at the ready for the raising of the U.S. flag over the newly reopened embassy in Havana, Cuba, August 14, 2015. Watched over by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Marines raised the American flag at the embassy in Cuba for the first time in 54 years on Friday, symbolically ushering in an era of renewed diplomatic relations between the two Cold War-era foes. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool

Deployment to Taiwan

China: Trump Is Finally 'Learning His Role' In The Relationship

World | Ryan Pickrell
National flags of U.S. and China wave in front of an international hotel in Beijing February 4, 2010. Relations between China and the United States will be tested this year by a range of issues, including currency rates, trade, Internet censorship, human rights, the Dalai Lama and arms sales to Taiwan. REUTERS/Jason Lee

‘Uncertainties still loom’

Trump Gives In To Beijing's One-China Policy Demands

World | Ryan Pickrell
Chinese and U.S. flags fly along Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House in Washington January 18, 2011. Chinese President Hu Jintao on Tuesday flew to the United States for a state visit. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Trump ‘agreed, at the request of President Xi, to honor’ the policy

China Shows Off New Missile Capable Of Hitting US Bases In Asia

World | Ryan Pickrell
Military vehicles carry DF-15B short-range ballistic missiles during the military parade to mark the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

‘Filling a gap in the nation’s arsenal’

Trump Is Confusing China On Purpose, Adviser Reveals

World | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the USA Thank You Tour event at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center in West Allis, Wisconsin, U.S., December 13, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

‘It keeps them off balance’

As Long As It Gets Everything It Wants, China Will Play Nice With Trump

World | Ryan Pickrell
The People's Republic of China flag and the U.S. Stars and Stripes fly along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol during Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit in Washington, DC, U.S. on January 18, 2011. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang/File Photo

There’s always a catch

Asia Preps For An Armed Clash Between Taiwan And China

World | Ryan Pickrell
Taiwan's military frogmen take part during a drill in Kinmen, Taiwan's offshore island, January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

Taiwan and Japan drill for potential cross-strait conflict