Lee Hsien Loong warned of the danger of "mass miscalculation or mishap" in the Taiwan Strait but felt conflict was not imminent—as long as the U.S. maintained its clear and consistent position.
German frigate Bayern began its deployment to the Indo-Pacific on Monday, while the Royal Navy's Queen Elizabeth Carrier Strike Group is in the Western Pacific.
Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi told reporters on August 3 that the government would request funds for the additional deployment, which is expected to take place in 2022.
Chinese social media service Weibo was awash with joy and relief on Tuesday as China's teen gymnasts overcame Simone Biles to clinch gold and silver in the balance beam.
Chinese athletes have made tearful apologies or been forced to delete social media posts due to online abuse.
China's Bao Shanju and Zhong Tianshi adorned the red pins on the medal podium on August 2 after defeating Germany and Russia to snatch gold in the women's velodrome cycling in Tokyo.
In its monthly press briefing on Thursday, China's Defense Ministry repeated its previous warning, saying "those who play with fire will be burned."
Qin Gang is a career diplomat who earned a reputation for rebutting journalists—he now occupies what is arguably China's most important foreign posting.
Taiwan is following the bill's progress and will maintain its close ties with the U.S., a spokesperson told Newsweek.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Benfold made its maiden Taiwan Strait transit on Wednesday.
Despite this month's discovery of new nuclear missile fields under construction in northwestern China, its estimated nuclear arsenal still falls well short of U.S. and Russian stockpiles.
In July alone, researchers based in the United States have found what they believe are around 230 nuclear missile silos in the deserts of northwestern China.
The U.S. Army officer stationed at the de facto embassy in Taipei will reportedly appear on a Taiwan Defense Ministry educational program.
Officials reported 3,117 COVID daily cases, the highest-ever recorded in the Japanese capital—the record has now been broken on consecutive days.
The U.K.'s Queen Elizabeth Carrier Strike Group sailed into the South China Sea on Monday, making a port call in Singapore.
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman received an earful from Chinese diplomat Xie Feng, but the visit appears to have served its purpose.
The discovery brings the number of China's known under-construction missile silos to about 250, according to research by the Federation of American Scientists.
Researchers at the Space Engineering University in Beijing developed a model that could help future hypersonic vehicles overcome air resistance and shock waves.
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will become the highest-ranking Biden official to visit China when she lands in Tianjin on Sunday.
China's drills north of Taiwan show the People's Liberation Army is capable of reaching the island "within a day," says Chinese commentator Du Wenlong.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said it opposed military signaling against China after Britain said it would permanently deploy two warships to Asia.
A senior health official said the WHO's proposal lacked "common sense," arguing that the next phase of origin studies should be done globally instead.
The Taiwan Partnership Act, introduced in both chambers of Congress on July 20, proposes defense cooperation between the National Guard and the Taiwanese military.
The incoming storm, which is expected to pass the island chain later this week, brought an end to 157 consecutive days of China Coast Guard patrols.
More than 700 passengers, stranded at a station in central China since Monday, were sent emergency supplies on Wednesday.
The central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, where a dozen people have been confirmed dead, is bracing for more heavy rain.
Taiwan's plans to open the country's first representative office in Europe for nearly two decades "cannot change the fact that Taiwan is a part of China," a Chinese government spokesperson said Tuesday.
Authorities in northern China said more than 16,000 residents were affected by the incidents on Sunday, but no casualties were reported as floodwaters receded on Monday.
Ben Wallace, currently on a two-day visit to Japan, confirmed the deployments of HMS Spey and HMS Tamar to Asia on Tuesday.