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EXPLAINER: What's behind strained China-Japan relations

Sep. 28, 2022 01:33 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and China on Thursday mark the 50th anniversary of the 1972 normalization of their ties, but there isn't much of a celebratory mood. Improved ties between Asia’s two biggest economies are considered vital to the region's stability and prosperity, but they remain at odds over...

China using civilian ships to enhance navy capability, reach

Sep. 24, 2022 04:44 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Chinese scientific ship bristling with surveillance equipment docked in a Sri Lankan port. Hundreds of fishing boats anchored for months at a time among disputed islands in the South China Sea. And ocean-going ferries, built to be capable of carrying heavy vehicles and large...

France, India say they share concerns over China's rise

Sep. 14, 2022 08:55 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The French foreign minister said Wednesday that the war in Ukraine will not overshadow France’s commitments to the Indo-Pacific region, where India and its allies view China’s rising influence with suspicion. Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna and her Indian...

Indian, Chinese soldiers pull back from key border area

Sep. 08, 2022 22:59 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian and Chinese soldiers are pulling back from a key friction point on their disputed border as part of efforts to lower tensions in a more than two-year standoff that has sometimes led to deadly clashes, the countries' defense ministries said. "The Indian and...

Navy says Australia not deterred by China shadowing warships

Sep. 08, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Chinese navy’s “unusual behavior” in shadowing Australian warships in the South China Sea had not deterred operations in the contested waters, Australia’s navy chief said. Vice Admiral Mark Hammond said the “odd” Chinese tactics had not...

Putin attends joint military drills with China, others

Sep. 06, 2022 07:35 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday attended sweeping war games in his country's far east involving troops from China and other nations, in a show of military muscle amid the tensions with the West over Moscow's action in Ukraine. The weeklong exercise that...

Japan protests to Russia over military exercises with China

Sep. 05, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has protested to Russia over multinational military exercises being conducted on Russian-held islands claimed by Japan, and is seriously concerned about shooting drills by Russian and Chinese warships off Japan's northern coast, an official said Monday. Beijing...

Military reserves, civil defense worry Taiwan as China looms

Sep. 04, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chris Chen, a former captain in Taiwan's military, spent a lot of time waiting during his weeklong training for reservists in June. Waiting for assembly, waiting for lunch, waiting for training, he said. The course, part of Taiwan's efforts to deter a Chinese...

Biden to host Pacific Island summit with wary eye on China

Sep. 02, 2022 09:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House announced Friday that President Joe Biden will host Pacific Island leaders in Washington later this month amid growing worries by the United States and Western allies about China's activity in the region. Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in...

Taiwan leader tells troops to keep cool amid Chinese threats

Aug. 30, 2022 05:57 AM EDT

PENGHU, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president told the self-ruled island's military units Tuesday to keep their cool in the face of daily warplane flights and warship maneuvers by rival China, saying that Taiwan will not allow Beijing to provoke a conflict. China has kept up military...