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Taiwan and Ukraine situations eerily similar: Defense analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A defense analyst has compared the risks of conflict in Ukraine and Taiwan and concluded they are “eerily similar.” In an opinion piece for Washington, D.C....

Bloomberg ranks conflict in Taiwan Strait in top eight global economy risks for 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Conflict in the Taiwan Strait has been listed among the top eight risks for the global economy in 2022 by Bloomberg. The report, released on Monday (Dec. 13), lists eig...

Taiwan think tank adds China to 'Types of Headaches' meme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan think tank on Wednesday (Dec. 8) posted its take on a popular meme showing what a headache it is living next to China, to show solidarity with Ukraine as it girds...

PLA has acquired initial invasion capacity of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest annual report by the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) states that China has acquired an "initial capability" to inva...

Chiu denies that Taiwan would suffer 240,000 casualties in 1st wave of China invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) on Tuesday (Nov. 2) refuted an alleged report that Taiwan could suffer 240,000 casualties in the first wave of an invasion by China. ...

With heightened rhetoric, is US moving away from ‘strategic ambiguity’ on Taiwan?

Military tensions between China and Taiwan, the democratic, self-governing island Beijing considers its own, are at their worst in more than 40 years, according to Taiwan’s defence minister. The...

President Biden vows to defend Taiwan if attacked by China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. President Biden said on Thursday (Oct. 22) that the U.S. has a commitment to defend Taiwan if it is attacked by China. President Biden was attending a town hall co...

'We cannot trust China to make commitments on Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. President Joe Biden's nominee for ambassador to China, said that Washington cannot trust the communist country to keep its commitments on Taiwan and the solution ...

US conservatives claim China 'licking chops' at Taiwan after fall of Kabul

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Conservative commentators in the U.S. are suggesting that the fall of the Afghan government following a precipitous retreat of U.S. forces from the country will embolden C...

Taiwan needs to acquire electronic warfare capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s recent procurement of AGM-88E HARM (high-speed anti-radiation missile) from the U.S. is a step in the right direction aimed at destroying People’s Lib...

Australia defence minister says conflict with China over Taiwan 'should not be discounted'

Conflict with China over Taiwan "should not be discounted," but Australia will work with its allies in the region to try and maintain peace, Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton said on ...

Taiwan to include 'spiritual warriors' in reserve force to fight off China invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's military is planning on integrating members of temples into its new reserve force as China steps up its grey-zone warfare against the country and fears of an ...

China could invade Taiwan by 2027: US admiral

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Admiral Philip Davidson, commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, on Tuesday (March 9) said China could take military action against Taiwan within the next six years. ...

China expands its 2 air force bases closest to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid dramatically more frequent incursions by Chinese military planes into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ), China appears to be expanding its two airba...

US must be 'crystal clear' it will not allow China to invade Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Senator Tom Cotton on Thursday (Feb. 18) said it is time for the U.S. to make it "crystal clear" that it will not permit China to invade Taiwan. While deliver...