Taiwan military corrects record after New York Times publishes false claim

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Tuesday (Sept. 10) issued a statement critical of a story in The New York Times that falsely alleged that the MND woul...

Wan An drill simulating air raid by China to held in Taipei today from 1:30-2 pm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 41st annual Wan An exercise, a drill simulating an air attack by Chinese military forces, will be held today (May 27) in northern Taiwan, with drills to be held in other pa...

Taiwan can fend off first wave of attack by China: minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Minister of National Defense Yen De-fa (嚴德發) told legislators yesterday (Feb. 25) that Taiwan's military can fend off an attack by China, and the U.S. and Japan may come to...

'We have to be prepared' for growing China threat: Taiwan President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an interview with CNN, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said that the country must be prepared for China's growing military threat, but the rest of the world should t...

China will declare no-fly zone around Taiwan before invasion: Japanese general

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A retired Japanese general claims that as part of its plan to invade Taiwan in 2025, it will first set up a no-fly zone, followed by a battle with its naval and air forces and ...

Defense intel report fuels worries of China attack on Taiwan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new defense intelligence assessment lays out U.S. concerns about China's growing military might, underscoring worries that Beijing could decide it has the ability to attack Taiwan ...

China plans to take Taiwan by 2025, Okinawa by 2045: Fmr Japan Air Force Commander

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a recent interview, former Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Air Support Commander, Orita Kunio (織田邦男), offers a warning and a bleak outlook for the Indo-Pacific regio...

Taiwan prepares for spike in Chinese cyber-attacks in lead-up to elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is preparing for a drastic increase in Chinese cyber-attacks in a bid to influence the result of Taiwan's municipal and local elections on November 24, 2018 and...

Could China pull off a 'flash invasion' of Taiwan?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In his latest article posted in The Diplomat, American researcher Ian Easton assesses the likelihood of a Chinese "flash invasion" of Taiwan. In an article publi...

China announces live-fire military drills in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China announced Thursday it would hold live-fire military drills in the Taiwan Strait on April 18, in what looked like an escalation of President Xi Jinping’s (習近平) ...

U.S. think tank describes Chinese attack plan against Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A study from a leading United States think tank describes how China could approach and plan for a potential invasion of Taiwan, reports said Thursday. In “Coping ...

Likelihood of successful Chinese attack against Taiwan rising: RAND Corp.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The chances of success of an attack by China’s People’s Liberation Army against Taiwan are rising fast, according to a report by United States think tank the R...

Taiwan 2nd most likely place where WW III starts in 2018: scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is listed second out of five places where World War III could break out in 2018 by a scholar and contributor to The National Interest in an article published on Dec. 15....

100% chance US, Japan would help Taiwan if China attacks: researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In part three of Taiwan News' exclusive interview with Ian Easton about his new book "The Chinese Invasion Threat: Taiwan's Defense and American Strategy in Asia,&...

Taiwan concludes Han Kuang exercises that simulated China attack

Taipei, Sept. 11 (CNA) Taiwan successfully concluded its most important war games, the annual Han Kuang series of military exercises, which this year simulated an attack by China, the Ministry of N...