"For China, the issue of Taiwan is as important as anything on their docket," Pres. Obama saysChina seizes U.S. underwater drone, Pentagon saysUS issues formal demarche demanding return of scientific underwater vehicle seized by Chinese in S. China Sea, reports @Reuters US Navy vehicle China seized was deployed by USNS Bowditch NW of Subic Bay, Philippines, @Reuters. US Defense official: Chinese Navy has stolen an unmanned, underwater glider drone from the USS Bowditch off the Philippines. China seizes US underwater research vessel in South China Sea, US officials say China's navy has seized an unmanned, underwater U.S. Navy vehicle in international waters of South China Sea. Footage of Japan’s F-15 fighters near Chinese military aircraft released Putin visit to Japan produces no breakthrough on Russia-Japan dispute over Kurile Islands/Northern TerritoriesChina has launched its first overseas satellite ground station in Kiruna, the northernmost town in Sweden. India's position is consistent: Vikas Swarup,MEA on China's reaction on Dalai Lama attends conf on children’s rights at Rashtrapati BhavanHis Holiness the Dalai Lama is a respected spiritual leader. It was a non political event which he attended: Vikas Swarup, MEAThe trains in Tokyo, Japan, are so crowded during rush hour that workers are employed to stuff humans into cars China to put more emphasis on financial risk prevention in 2017Thai junta passes controversial cyber-crimePutin and Abe came to tatami Pakistan summons Indian deputy high commissioner to condemn alleged ceasefire violationsTaliban attacks Baghlan-Kunduz Highway, kills civilianPhilippines says won't protest China actions in SpratlysProtest outside the Russian embassy in Kuala Lumpur against Russia's role in Aleppo Putin says 'actively negotiating' with Syria opposition, Turkey mediating China holds first live-fire drills with aircraft carrier, warshipsRussia's Putin says he and Turkish president are trying to broker new round of Syria peace talks in KazakhstanPresident Duterte warmly welcomed by Singapore during his State VisitTokyo Shimbun reports a North Korean submarine was destroyed in April and 12 crew members on board killed North Korean kids – some as young as 5 – are reportedly forced into back-breaking slave work for up to 10 hrs a day Video: Chinese Navy conducted a drill for a large fleet of naval vessels and aircraft including aircraft carrier Liaoning in the Bohai SeaChinese Navy holds live ammunition drill for aircraft carrier formation U.S. admiral announces F-22 deployment to Australia and warns of South China Sea confrontation Indonesian authorities arrest third woman over foiled weekend attack on State palace

Map. History of Asia conflict

16 December 2016
"For China, the issue of Taiwan is as important as anything on their docket," Pres. Obama says
China seizes U.S. underwater drone, Pentagon says
US Navy vehicle China seized was deployed by USNS Bowditch NW of Subic Bay, Philippines, @Reuters.
Footage of Japan’s F-15 fighters near Chinese military aircraft released
China has launched its first overseas satellite ground station in Kiruna, the northernmost town in Sweden.
China to put more emphasis on financial risk prevention in 2017
Thai junta passes controversial cyber-crime
Putin and Abe came to tatami
Pakistan summons Indian deputy high commissioner to condemn alleged ceasefire violations
Taliban attacks Baghlan-Kunduz Highway, kills civilian
Philippines says won't protest China actions in Spratlys
Protest outside the Russian embassy in Kuala Lumpur against Russia's role in Aleppo
China holds first live-fire drills with aircraft carrier, warships
Video: Chinese Navy conducted a drill for a large fleet of naval vessels and aircraft including aircraft carrier Liaoning in the Bohai Sea
Chinese Navy holds live ammunition drill for aircraft carrier formation
U.S. admiral announces F-22 deployment to Australia and warns of South China Sea confrontation
Indonesian authorities arrest third woman over foiled weekend attack on State palace