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HMS Richmond, Britain's Anti Submarine Warfare Frigates enters Indonesia's port Tanjung Priok during a visit in Jakarta on May 22, 2011.
In Challenge to Beijing, British Warship Transits Through Taiwan Strait
For the first time since 2019, a warship of the British Royal Navy sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Sept. 27, testing Beijing’s territorial claims. The HMS Richmond, a frigate of the U.K.’s Carrier Strike...
The UK and Japan are seeking to strengthen military ties through the Reciprocal Access Agreement.
UK and Japan Considering a Military Alliance Apparently Directed at Countering Beijing
The governments of Japan and the United Kingdom have begun negotiating the Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) to deepen defense ties between the two global powers. Once concluded, the agreement will allow both nations and their...
Protecting Taiwan is now part of Japan's strategy against China.
Japan Says Willing to Defend Taiwan Against PRC Invasion
In 1895, Japan invaded Taiwan and occupied the country for five decades until 1945, when the Japanese side lost World War II and ceded the territory to the Republic of China (ROC). Four years later,...
The USS Ronald Reagan at sea. The Regan will withdraw from the Asia-Pac region to help with the Afghan troop withdrawal mission promised by the Biden administration.
US Navy Withdraws Only Carrier in Asia-Pacific to Help With Afghan Troop Withdrawal
The Navy has deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan from its home port in Japan, to help with the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan this summer. The move will leave the Asia Pacific region...
European governments are increasing their naval presence in the Indo-Pacific to contain communist China’s growing assertive stance in the region.
European Navies Increase Presence in Indo-Pacific to Safeguard Against Communist China
European governments are increasing their naval presence in the Indo-Pacific to contain Communist China’s growing assertive stance in the region. These military actions come amidst growing discontent in Europe against China for unfair trade practices...
Blinken Raises Human Rights Issue on First Call with China
In his first phone call with a Chinese official, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken reiterated that the United States is committed to standing up for democratic values and human rights in Tibet, Hong Kong,...
High-level US Visit to Taiwan Deepens Alliance Against Communist China
On Aug. 9, U.S. health secretary Alex Azar arrived in Taiwan for a three-day visit, making him the most senior American official to visit the self-ruled island in four decades. In a meeting the next...