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Spy chief says China bribes Taiwan's internet influencers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Security Bureau (NSB) Director-General Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) said Monday (May 16) that local celebrities are being paid by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to tak...

US would 'intervene more deeply' in war in Taiwan Strait than Ukraine: NSB head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Security Bureau (NSB) director told legislators Monday (March 28) that the U.S. would be much more involved in a war in the Taiwan Strait than it has been in ...

Taiwan sees Ukraine war helping Chinese yuan's internationalisation

The war in Ukraine and Russia's effective exclusion from the global currency system could be an opportunity for China to raise the profile of its currency in a challenge to the U.S. dollar, a seni...

Taiwan intelligence agency rules out role by hackers in recent spate of blackouts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The country's top intelligence agency, the National Security Bureau (NSB), on Thursday (March 24) ruled out the possibility that a recent spate of blackouts had been c...

Taiwan says 'reunification law' would put too much pressure on China

TAIPEI, March 24 (Reuters) - A senior Taiwanese official said on Thursday he did not see China adopting a "reunification law" as it would put too much pressure on Beijing to set a timetable ...

Early results of Ukraine war will emerge in several weeks: Taiwan's national security head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Security Bureau Director General Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) has said the war in Ukraine cannot last long and expects early results from the conflict to emerge within se...

Taiwan confirms Chinese military plane crashed into South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's National Security Bureau (NSB) has confirmed that a Chinese military aircraft crashed in the South China Sea earlier this month. NSB Director-General Chen ...

Taiwan president issues 4 directives in response to Ukraine crisis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After hearing a briefing by the National Security Council’s (NSC) Ukrainian Status Response Team on Wednesday (Feb. 23), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) issued four dir...

Taiwan says China not planning to attack Dongsha Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China will not try to take control of Dongsha Island during President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) period in office, Taiwan’s intelligence chief said Thursday (Nov. 4)...

Talks impossible amid threats: Chief of Taiwan's National Security Bureau defies Chinese aggression

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Security Bureau (NSB) Chief Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) said Thursday (Nov. 4) that talks with China would be impossible while the country continues to threaten Taiwan w...

China insists on '1992 Consensus' as anchor for peace in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing on Wednesday (Feb. 24) insisted that the "1992 Consensus" is an important foundation for cross-strait peace after being accused by Taiwan's new Mainl...

Former minister of justice appointed head of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) held a handover ceremony on Tuesday (Feb. 23), with Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) replacing Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) as head of the agency. During t...

New China affairs head choice 'shows goodwill to Beijing': Scholar

The appointment of Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) to handle China affairs should be seen as a friendly gesture toward Beijing, as Chiu is known to be dovish in his approach to cross-strait issues, Taiwanese schol...

Taiwan reshuffles top defense and China policy officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office announced a major reshuffle of its top officials in charge of defense, national security and China policies Friday (Feb. 19), just days after the e...

MAC head tries to reassure legislators that Biden won't 'sacrifice Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's top official in charge of China-related matters on Monday (Nov. 9) sought to reassure concerned reporters and legislators that President-elect Joe Biden will ...