Fearsome new stage begins as Florence floods inland rivers

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — As the death toll from Florence mounted and hundreds of people were pulled from flooded homes, North Carolina is bracing for what could be the next stage of a still-unfolding dis...

A self-isolated China would give Taiwan more space: ex-U.S. official

Taiwan is part of the new "Free and Open Indo-Pacific" strategy proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump, former U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Tuesday in Taipei. Speaking to re...

US approves sale of 36 amphibious assault vehicles to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Reports have emerged that on June 22, the United States Department of Defense approved the sale of 36 amphibious assault vehicles (type AAV7A1 AMTRAC) to Taiwan’s go...

US to export 36 Amphibious Assault Vehicles to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. has set aside 36 Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV-7) from its reserve inventory of vehicles to ship to Taiwan to bring the total fleet of the armored troop c...

Trump’s pick for Australia envoy: attempts by China to force reunification of Taiwan ‘unacceptable’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a U.S. congressional hearing, Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Australia Harry Harris said in a written testimony that “any attempt by China to forc...

With bank sanctions and arms sales, US hardens line on China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration hardened its approach to China on Thursday, blacklisting a small Chinese bank over dealings with North Korea while approving more than a billion dollars in m...

Taiwan's military prepares for Typhoon Megi

Taipei, Sept. 26 (CNA) The Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Monday mobilized 35,555 soldiers who are now on standby for Typhoon Megi, which is expected to make landfall in eastern Taiwan Tuesda...

No change in U.S. ties over delay: Navy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Navy denied media reports Saturday that relations with the United States had changed in a negative way as Washington was delaying the delivery of amphibious assault vehicles...

Latest U.S. arms sale not enough to defend Taiwan: WSJ

The latest package of U.S. weapons to be sold to Taiwan is not enough for the island's defense, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) said in its Opinion section Monday. The U.S. government on Dec....

Taiwan needs more weapons faster

On Wednesday, the administration of United States President Barack Obama notified Congress of a proposal to sell US$1.83 billion (NT$60 billion) worth of military hardware to Taiwan. The package inc...

Report details ROC efforts to raise awareness of its WWII role

Taipei, Oct. 27 (CNA) The Republic of China's biennial defense report, published Tuesday, described the country's attempts to increase public awareness of the part it played in the War of Resistanc...

China eyes force that can attack Taiwan by 2020: MND report

Taipei, Oct. 26 (CNA) China has in recent years continued to upgrade several major weapon systems to complete preparations for a reliable fighting force that can attack Taiwan by 2020, the Ministry ...

Navy snipers highlighted in live-fire drill

Kaohsiung, Jan. 28 (CNA) Taiwan's media got a rare chance on Wednesday to see the country's Marine Corps snipers in action when they participated in a drill to highlight the Navy's combat readiness ...

Navy showcases new equipment during drill ahead of Lunar New Year

Kaohsiung, Jan. 28 (CNA) The Navy showcased a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) it will soon acquire to help with its intelligence gathering during a drill Wednesday in southern Taiwan that simulate...

Navy conducts live-fire drill ahead of Lunar New Year

Kaohsiung, Jan. 28 (CNA) The Navy fended off a simulated attack from China in a drill held in southern Taiwan on Wednesday to highlight its combat readiness ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday next...