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By Joe McDonald, Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
His comments came as the U.S. redoubles efforts to strengthen its relationships with Pacific nations as a counterbalance to China,…
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
Defense Minister Gen. Wei Fenghe lashed out at U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, rejecting his “smearing accusation” the day before at the Shangri-La Dialogue that China was causing instability with its claim to the self-governing island of Taiwan and…
By Syawalludin Zain, David Rising, Associated Press
Speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Austin noted a “steady increase in provocative and destabilizing military activity near Taiwan,” including almost daily military flights near the island by the People's Republic of China.
The framework is meant to establish Biden’s economic strategy for the region. Inclusion of the self-ruled island of Taiwan, which China claims as its own, would have irked Beijing.
By Aamer Madhani, Josh Boak, Associated Press
By Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered a sharp rebuke to China for its incursions in the South China Sea, warning its actions there amount to "coercion" and "intimidation" and affirming that the U.S. will support its allies in the region…
By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
The new head of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command has held talks with top Japanese officials and reaffirmed their alliance amid China's increasingly assertive claims to contested areas in the region.
By PBS NewsHour
The lionfish has always been a relentless predator. When it lived only in the Indo-Pacific, its ferocity and aggression were contained. But since the species has expanded to the Atlantic, its overpopulation is threatening fellow aquatic creatures. So scientists are…
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