Taiwan KMT candidate says 'Big Brother' will blast him with '5 nukes'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Sunday (Nov. 10) warned that "Big Brother" is going to drop "five nuclear bombs" to "b...

Taiwan begins constructing 4,000 ton Coast Guard patrol vessel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It was revealed this week during a budget committee meeting at the Legislative Yuan that the Taiwan Coast Guard’s first heavy patrol ship, which will weigh approxima...

Young DPP member’s appointment to CSBC subsidiary slammed as nepotism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The decision by a subsidiary of a shipbuilding company in Taiwan to appoint a young member of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party to its board of directors has sparked...

Taiwan's CSBC Corp. completes desulfurization mod on 13,000-TEU container ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s premier shipbuilding company, CSBC Corp., recently completed modifications to a massive container ship owned by Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Li...

Indigenous submarine production 'the only path' for Taiwan: Tsai Ing-wen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indigenous submarine production is the only path for Taiwan, said President Tsai Ing-wen today (Thursday, May 9) at a submarine plant groundbreaking ceremony in Kaohsiung....

Six Taiwanese shipbuilders capable of making assault vessels, says Navy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—In response to legislators’ concern about the capability and human resources of Taiwanese shipyards, the Navy Command said on Friday (April 26) that six domestic shipy...

CSBC Chairman: Taiwan's indigenous submarine to be ready by Jan. 2024

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chairman of Taiwan’s CSBC Shipbuilding Corporation, Cheng Wen-Lon (鄭文隆), speaking at an industry conference on Feb. 25 said that the completion of Taiwan’s...

Taiwan President attends commissioning ceremony for two naval ships

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) stated on Thursday that the two newly commissioned frigates are a message to the international community that Taiwanese people will defend the...

U.S. official raises doubts about design consultancy firm overseeing new submarine construction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. national defense official expressed skepticism about the credentials of Gavron Limited, a consultancy appointed to supervise the design of Taiwan’s new domest...

Taiwan to complete first domestic submarine in 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The construction of Taiwan’s first-ever domestic submarine should be completed by 2025 following the spending of NT$49.3 billion (US$1.6 billion) beginning next year...

Experts from Japanese companies Mitsubishi, Kawasaki to join Taiwan submarine project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Retired experts from Japan’s Mitsubishi and Kawasaki Heavy Industries will visit Taiwan next month to present a report on Taiwan’s domestic submarine program, report...

Taiwan’s new ocean research fleet to be delivered in June 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – CSBC Corporation, Taiwan (台灣國際造船) held a steel-cutting ceremony to announce it had begun to build the third of three new ocean research vessels for Taiwan's Ministry o...

An ambitious future planned for defense shipbuilding in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – One of the key strategic areas discussed at the Taiwan-U.S. Defense Business Forum in Kaohsiung on May 10 was Taiwan's shipbuilding industry. During the talks Liu S...

Taiwan-US Defense Business Forum to be held in Kaohsiung May 10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Defense Industry Development Association (TW-DIDA) announced that the “Taiwan-US Defense Business Forum” will take place at the Grand Hi-Lai Hotel i...