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Philippine forces kill 4 suspected Chinese drug dealers

Oct. 18, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine law enforcers backed by troops killed four suspected Chinese drug dealers who opened fire at them during a sting operation on Monday, the national police chief said. He said more than 262 million pesos ($5.2 million) worth of methamphetamines were...

China: Military drills, flights were needed to defend Taiwan

Oct. 13, 2021 01:55 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's recent increase in military exercises and warplane missions near Taiwan — which have raised concerns around the region — were necessary to defend the nation's sovereignty and territory, a Chinese official said Wednesday. China's military flew...

India, China army talks to defuse border tensions fail

Oct. 11, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Talks between Indian and Chinese army commanders to disengage troops from key friction areas along their border have ended in a stalemate and failed to ease a 17-month standoff that has sometimes led to deadly clashes, the two sides said Monday. The...

India, China army commanders meet to defuse border tensions

Oct. 10, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian and Chinese army commanders have discussed steps to disengage troops from key friction areas along their disputed border to ease a 17-month standoff that has sometimes led to deadly clashes, an Indian army spokesman said. The commanders met...

Taiwan rejects China's 'path' amid show of military force

Oct. 10, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president on Sunday vowed to defend the island from China's rising pressure for reunification, after a week of unprecedented tensions with Beijing. Speaking at the island's National Day celebrations, a rare show of Taiwanese defense...

EXPLAINER: How China flights near Taiwan inflame tensions

Oct. 09, 2021 05:05 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A recent spate of Chinese military flights off southwestern Taiwan has prompted alarm from the island, which Beijing claims as its own, and is increasing tensions in a region already on edge. The flights are one piece of a complex puzzle in Asia, where...

EXPLAINER: How China flights near Taiwan inflame tensions

Oct. 08, 2021 07:10 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A recent spate of Chinese military flights off southwestern Taiwan has prompted alarm from the island, which Beijing claims as its own, and is increasing tensions in a region already on edge. The flights are one piece of a complex puzzle in Asia, where...

French senators meet with Taiwan's Tsai amid China tensions

Oct. 07, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A group of French senators visiting Taiwan as part of a regular parliamentary exchange met with President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday morning during a trip that comes in a particularly tense moment between China and the self-ruled island. Tsai spoke...

Tensions flare as Chinese flights near Taiwan intensify

Oct. 06, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — With record numbers of military flights near Taiwan over the last week, China has been showing a new intensity and military sophistication as it steps up its harassment of the island it claims as its own and asserts its territorial ambitions in the region. ...

China flies record 56 warplanes toward self-ruled Taiwan

Oct. 04, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China flew 56 fighter planes toward Taiwan on Monday in the largest show of force on record, continuing the three days of sustained military harassment against the self-ruled island. The first sortie of 52 planes included 34 J-16 fighter jets and...