Taiwan Strait

Taiwan Simulates Chinese Invasion in Live-Fire Military Exercise

The Taiwanese military staged its largest live-fire military drill in five years on Wednesday morning, sending 20 warships and 22 jet fighters to simulate repelling a Chinese raid on an important military port and dealing with a massive air attack across the Taiwan Strait.

Special forces personnel walk beside an armoured personnel carrier during a military drill at Hualien port on May 22, 2019. (Photo by HSU Tsun-hsu / AFP) (Photo credit should read HSU TSUN-HSU/AFP/Getty Images)

John Bolton Denounces ‘Provocation’ of Chinese Jets Violating Taiwan Airspace

Two Chinese fighter jets violated the airspace of Taiwan on Sunday, prompting the island to scramble its own fighters and warn the Chinese planes away. U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton denounced China’s behavior on Monday as a “provocation” that will only strengthen Taiwan’s resolve.

This picture taken on Septernber 12, 2015 shows the J-11B fighter aircraft from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force performing at the Dafangshen airport in Changchun, China's Jilin province during the bi-annual Changchun airshow. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Conducts Freedom of Navigation Patrol in Taiwan Strait

Two U.S. warships passed through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday in a Freedom of Navigation Patrol (FONOP). The passage was taken by Taiwan as a heartening show of American support, and by China as an annoying challenge to its military might and territorial integrity.

In this handout provided by the U.S. Navy and released on March 26, 2005, the guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) is seen July 26, 2005 in the Pacific Ocean. The Kiribati-flagged merchant vessel M/V Rokya 1 and the USS McCampbell (DDG 85) collided late March 25, 2006 approximately 30 …

China Increases Naval Patrols Around Taiwan to Challenge U.S. Navy

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has greatly increased its presence in the Taiwan Strait, part of the greater South China Sea, in response to the growing number of freedom of navigation operations by the U.S. Navy, the South China Morning Post reported on Monday.

UNSPECIFIED, CHINA - FEBRUARY UNDATED: Landing ships of the People's Liberation Army Navy's South Sea Fleet drill in mid-February, 2017 in China. 10 landing ships of the PLA South Sea Fleet practise formation movement, formation defense, live fire of naval gun, joint search and rescue, simulated replenishment, air cushion getting …