China's unmanned aerial vehicles and People's Liberation Army warplanes have been detected in the skies around Japan on three consecutive days amid ongoing military exercises.
After Vice President Kamala Harris accused Beijing of coercion and bullying this week, China's Ministry of National Defense pushed back on the criticisms.
A government spokesperson said Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's remarks were "irresponsible and wrong" after the U.S. official said Beijing was treading on the sovereignty of its neighbors.
The talks are set for Friday and were confirmed less than a week after reports said Japan and Taiwan's ruling parties were hoping to hold a bilateral dialogue.
The latest study by leading Xinjiang researcher Adrian Zenz cites policy recommendations and analyses by Chinese officials and government-affiliated reports.
The vice president, who is on a tour of Southeast Asia, spoke at a meeting with the Vietnamese president in Hanoi on August 25.
Taiwan's president made the remarks during a visit to the island's air force missile command headquarters on Monday.
China's Foreign Ministry used the chaotic imagery of the ongoing U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan to suggest Washington, D.C., had lost all credibility.
Coordination between the Chinese government and state-owned media is reaching a crescendo as the deadline for the U.S. Intelligence Community's report nears.
The vice president made the unmistakably pointed remarks in her most notable foreign policy speech to date on Tuesday, during a three-day visit to Singapore and a week-long stop in Southeast Asia.
China's coast guard has logged record consecutive days of operations in the waters around the disputed East China Sea islands.
A Taiwanese official in charge of relations with China said Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is not displaying particular urgency in wanting to resolve the issue surrounding Taiwan's status.
China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying urged Japan on Thursday to reconsider its arrangements with the Chinese-claimed island.
Laying the foundations of Taiwan's security is the "mission of our times," Tsai Ing-wen told her party on Wednesday.
The semi-official dialogue will mark the first-ever security talks between representatives from Japan and Taiwan.
China's state-owned rail operator has denied the report, declaring that freight transportation between China and Lithuania is running normally.
Taiwan's Defense Ministry reported around 380 sorties by Chinese military aircraft near Taiwan throughout 2020. That figure was matched and broken this week, with over four months left in the year.
The Taliban said on Tuesday that Pakistan, China and Russia had given the group "political support" and recognized it as a "great political and military force."
People's Liberation Army spokesperson said warplanes and warships were deployed around southern Taiwan for a combined arms exercise on Tuesday.
Premier Su Tseng-chang said the Taiwanese government fears neither death nor imprisonment in the face of potential "annexation" by China.
Beijing's use of military aircraft to put pressure on Taiwan has decreased since record-breaking incursions were recorded in April.
A Facebook page made in the name of Hong Kong Falun Gong claimed on Wednesday the religious group was "pulling out" of the city and shutting down its website.
Described by the Biden administration as a "vibrant democracy," Taiwan is hoping to take part in the two-day virtual Summit for Democracy in December.
China's state-owned Global Times has continued its campaign against Lithuania following a decision to allow a de facto Taiwan embassy in Vilnius.
In June, U.S. lawmakers flew covertly to Taiwan from a military base in South Korea. The politically sensitive visit boosted morale on the island during a COVID-19 outbreak and a vaccine shortage.
Ship-tracking software showed Taiwan Coast Guard vessels sailing into the Pacific on Tuesday and Wednesday, but no U.S. Coast Guard ships were detected nearby.
The two-week-old Facebook account with one post and three friends likely "was not opened for social networking purposes," the Swiss Embassy in China said.
Hu Xijin of the Global Times criticized Lithuania on social media before penning an editorial about the Baltic state's refusal to acquiesce to China's demands.
Chinese researchers said the Defense Department will need at least 10 times the number of satellites it's planning to build.
China said Tuesday it was a response to Lithuania's decision to allow the opening of a representative office in Vilnius under the name "Taiwan."