The number of countries that have formal relations with Taipei is dwindling.
While the Taiwanese war games come during a time of deteriorating relations with China, the South China Sea has also been the site of recent tension between China and the U.S.
Mainstream Chinese media differed in their reporting of the landmark ruling in Taiwan, which is considered a wayward province.
The constitutional court gave legislators two years to change the civil law to allow same-sex marriage.
Fiery Cross Reef is administered by China but also claimed by the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan.
The project leader called it a "Great Wall of culture" that would rival Wikipedia, which is partly blocked in China.
Trump has affirmed the U.S.'s respect for the 'One China' principle after a diplomatic row over direct contact between the U.S. and Taiwan.
The Chinese defense ministry said that, despite an upcoming massive arms deal from President Donald Trump, there was 'no way out' for Taiwan.
The country warned that the visit by Japan's minister of internal affairs could hurt relations between Beijing and Tokyo.
President Donald Trump's administration may be hinting at a closer military relationship with Taiwan.
Beijing faces a risk of a short-lived victory as "Trump will not want to be seen as having caved in.'
The two premiers have not spoken directly since Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.
Trump said Friday that the "One China" policy was up for negotiation.
The latest Chinese naval exercises have unnerved Beijing's neighbors, especially Taiwan which China claims as its own.
Free trade advocates claim it promotes peace, but it has the opposite effect.
China has the capacity to hit back hard on both trade and security.