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Philippine President Marcos points out China threat to Australian parliament

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. spoke at the Parliament of Australia on Thursday (Feb. 29), where he and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese reaffirmed the importanc...

Taiwan begins extended one-year conscription in response to China threat

TAICHUNG, Taiwan, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The first batch of new recruits began serving their one-year compulsory military service in Taiwan on Thursday after the conscription period was extended from four...

Taiwan's KMT struggles to attract voters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) lost to Democratic Progressive Party candidate Lai Ching-te in the 2024 presidential election, the nearly 112...

Taiwan election: What it means for ties with US and China

Taiwan is holding presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday, which will be watched closely by China as well as the United States. Beijing views the self-ruled democratic island as part ...

Foreign minister highlights China's hybrid warfare against Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is waging intense hybrid warfare against Taiwan, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said in an interview with Le Monde. Beijing employs misinformation, cyberattacks...

Biden's additional budget request shows US support for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The additional budget request submitted by the Biden administration to congress in October reflects America's strategic commitment to the Indo-Pacific region, includin...

More Japanese than Taiwanese consider China major threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new poll by Pew Research Center showed that a higher percentage of Japanese consider China a major threat, while in Taiwan, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) supporters...

Japan would play major supportive role in Taiwan crisis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan would likely play a key role in a Taiwan Strait conflict, similar to Poland in the Ukraine war, former Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (SDF) three-star lieutenant ge...

US lawmakers voice concern over slow progress of F-16V delivery to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of U.S. lawmakers have expressed concern over the delayed delivery of F-16 Vipers to Taiwan in a letter shared by congressman Robert J. Wittman on Tuesday (Nov. 21...

Foreign ministry notes UK aware of China threat in new report mentioning Taiwan 40 times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Giving Taiwan 40 mentions in its latest defense report about the Indo-Pacific shows how highly the United Kingdom judges the Chinese threat, the Ministry of Foreign Affair...

India: Crackdown on NewsClick alarms journalists

Hundreds of journalists, civil society activists and free speech campaigners rallied in New Delhi this week over the raids targeting reporters working for NewsClick. The move of unprecedented solidar...

Sub expert trying to profit from China threat, claims Taipei councilor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Kuomintang (KMT) councilor Hsu Chiao-hsin (徐巧芯) has accused a former advisor to Taiwan's Navy Kuo Hsi (郭璽) of seeking to profit from the country's Indigenou...

Taiwan top national security official calls for larger NATO role in Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — United States-led alliances need to take on a larger role in countering China’s military designs in Asia, National Security Council Secretary General Wellington Koo ...

Australia, Philippines boost ties amid China threat

Australia and the Philippines boosted their ties on Friday amid fears about China's growing power in the Indo-Pacific region. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese visited Manila for a meeti...

Taiwan beefs up island deployment to meet China threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is preparing to send 700 conscripts to address staffing shortages on outlying island garrisons, according to reports. As part of the Ministry of National Defense...