Taiwan to conduct annual live-fire military exercises in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s Air Force and Navy are set to carry out the annual Han Kuang military exercises from May 27 to May 31 in the country's eastern territorial waters and airspac...

Chinese military aircraft and ships appear close to southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Four Chinese air force jets and two navy vessels appeared close to the coast of southern Taiwan Tuesday, cable station TVBS reported. It was the first time such an incident o...

China aircraft carrier prowls Taiwan Strait while Xi threatens 'punishment of history'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced today that China's aircraft carrier Liaoning was detected prowling the waters of the Taiwan Strait yesterday (Marc...

Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning passes through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, was passing through the Taiwan Strait heading south Friday, and would leave Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zo...

Taiwan military will no longer publicize Chinese incursions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of National Defense said Wednesday it would no longer issue reports about aircraft or ships from China’s People Liberation Army moving close to Taiwan a...

Chinese spy plane spotted prowling near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Chinese military spy plane was spotted prowling over international waters to the east of Taiwan yesterday, according to Japan's Ministry of Defense. The ministry ...

Chinese warplanes graze Taiwan’s airspace yet again Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed Monday that Chinese bombers grazed the southern fringe of Taiwan’s airspace during a long-distance flight t...

Editorial: There is no place for reluctance in Taiwan’s defense

Tsai Ing-wen, the rebel. That was the headline in prominent French newsmagazine L’Express this week, as the publication launched a series of profiles of powerful Asian women. In a passage ...

China's 'rusty' aircraft carrier lurches through Taiwan's ADZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China's first aircraft carrier the Liaoning entered Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to the Ministry of Nationa...

Taiwan held military drills during passage of Chinese aircraft carrier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Navy and Air Force held joint military drills near Penghu (澎湖) as the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning (遼寧號) was passing nearby, reports said Tuesday. L...

China's aircraft carrier shadows Taiwan as US destroyer patrols Paracels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a sign of rising tensions in the South China Sea, a U.S. destroyer passed within 12 miles of a disputed island on Sunday, while the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning&nb...

Chinese DF-16 ballistic missiles pointed at Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬) confirmed on Monday that China has Dongfeng 16 (DF-16) medium-range ballistic missiles aimed at Taiwan.  At 1,600 k...

U.S. challenges Taiwan, 21 others over maritime claims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The United States Department of Defense (DoD) released its latest Freedom of Navigation (FON) report on Tuesday, in which it challenged 22 countries over excessive maritime clai...

Chinese ships pass through Taiwan Straits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three Chinese Navy vessels passed through the Taiwan Straits Saturday on their way from maneuvers near the Japanese Pacific island of Miyakojima to the South China Sea, th...

Taiwan scrambles fighter jets as China carrier enters air defense zone

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- China's sole operational aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, and its escort ships crossed into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Wednesday, prompting Taiwa...