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Chinese research ship detected near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese research ship was recently spotted in waters near Taiwan. The Chinese scientific expedition vessel “Experiment No. 1" entered the Bashi Channel fro...

Japan's local leaders form alliance pushing for Japanese 'Taiwan Relations Act'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Regional political leaders in Japan officially formed the “Japan-Taiwan Mutual Prosperity Leader Alliance” on Friday (Dec. 24) in Tokyo with the goal to see th...

Taiwan scrambles to see off Chinese air force as Xi meets top brass

TAIPEI, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Taiwan's air force scrambled again on Sunday to warn away 27 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defence zone, Taiwan's defence ministry said, the latest increase ...

Taiwan scrambles fighter jets after China sends 27 aircraft

Taiwan's defense ministry said Sunday the island's air force had scrambled fighter jets to warn off 27 Chinese aircraft that had entered its air defense identification zone (ADIZ) while missil...

China using closed civilian airport to launch Taiwan incursions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Satellite images show China is likely using an unused civilian airport just across the Taiwan Strait to conduct its incursions into Taiwan’s air defense identificati...

Two Chinese military spotter planes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New satellite photographs reveal Beijing probably leveraging an unused civilian airport on the opposite side of the Strait of Taiwan in Guangdong province to conduct its i...

Taiwan Railways Administration's iconic blue trains back in service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration’s (TRA) vintage "blue-painted" trains resumed operations Saturday (Oct. 23). Nicknamed the “anxiety-relief"...

Taiwan won't start a war with China, defence minister says

Taiwan will not start a war with China but will defend itself "full on", Defence Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said on Thursday, amid a spike in tensions across the Taiwan Strait that has raised c...

Eastern Taiwan shuts down offices, schools amid landslide fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Even though Tropical Storm Kompasu had moved off to batter Hong Kong, the eastern counties of Hualien and Taitung still closed down offices and schools Wednesday (Oct. 13)...

Tropical Storm Kompasu to bring rain to east Taiwan after weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Tropical Storm Kompasu forms Friday (Oct. 8) evening, it will move into the Bashi Channel separating Taiwan from the Philippines, bringing rain to the eastern part o...

Foreign minister says Taiwan girding for war with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Monday (Oct. 4) said the nation is preparing for war with China and closely monitoring the communist country's domestic situ...

Taiwan angered after largest ever incursion by Chinese air force

Taiwan sharply criticised China on Saturday after Beijing marked the founding of the People's Republic of China with the largest ever incursion by the Chinese air force into the island's air d...

Taiwan monitors Chinese missile frigates near southeast coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense said it was monitoring a Chinese missile frigate close to Taiwan’s southeast coast Friday (Sept. 24), the day after 24 Chinese warpl...

‘Anxiety relief’ train comes back to life in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) will honor vintage rail travel with the revival of a “blue-painted” tourist train in October. The train will run a ...

Update: Weather bureau expands land warning to 17 cities, counties in Taiwan

Update: 09/11 12:42 p.m. The CWB has expanded its land warning for Super Typhoon Chanthu to a total of 17 counties and cities now, including Nantou County, Chiayi County, Chiayi City, Yilan County,...