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China is developing cutting-edge weapons, and the greatest danger is that they may soon have the confidence to use them, the Pentagon warns

China is developing some of "most modern weapon systems in the world," and may soon be confident enough to use them in battle, a new DIA report warns.

Taiwan is changing up its combat drills to fight off an invasion by China

Taiwan's military announced Wednesday that will hold several new, large-scale drills to better defend the island against a possible Chinese invasion.

The US Navy sent a cruiser to challenge China in the South China Sea, and Beijing is not happy about it

A US guided-missile cruiser put China's claims in the South China Sea to the test Monday during a freedom-of-navigation operation.
US Navy guided-missile destroyers and guided-missile cruisers

US Navy warships just rocked the Taiwan Strait in a power play ahead of Trump’s meeting with the Chinese president

Two US warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait Wednesday for the third time this year, sending a clear message to China ahead of a major meeting.
Same-sex marriage supporters take part in a LGBT pride parade after losing in the marriage equality referendum, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on Sunday.

9 maps show how different LGBTQ rights are around the world

To understand how gay rights vary around the world, Business Insider created a set of maps.
A huge crowd takes part in a rally in support of same-sex marriage in Taiwan. The placards encourage the country to vote "no" on a series of referendums against marriage equality.

Taiwan voted to reject same-sex marriage in a surprise about-face that has changed the island both socially and politically

Last year, Taiwan's highest court ruled that same-sex couples had the right to legally marry and set a two-year deadline for legalization.
A composite image showing Fan Bingbing before her disappearance, and the image she re-shared on social media, asserting Chinese dominance over the South China Sea and Taiwan.

Fan Bingbing is cheerleading for China over the South China Sea after the government disappeared her

China disappeared actress Fan Bingbing for three months when she was accused of tax evasion. She has since emerged as a pro-government voice.
Military honour guards perform to mark the island's National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Palace on October 10, 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan.

A Pentagon official is urging Taiwan to spend more on a modern military in light of China’s ‘increasing frequency and scale of activity...

Last week by President Xi Jinping told the command which oversees the tense South China Sea to "concentrate preparations for fighting a war."

China’s commander-in-chief has ordered the military command overseeing the South China Sea to prepare for war

China's commander-in-chief ordered the military command overseeing the contested South China Sea and Taiwan to prepare for war last week.