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China's PLA Navy ramps up shipbuilding, puts three ships to sea in one day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is ending the year with a bump in output of new vessels as it ramps up production across the Chinese seaboard. On Thursday ...

Defense ministry says Taiwan's security cannot be entrusted to foreign countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fang Mao-hung (房茂宏), executive deputy minister of national defense, on Monday (Dec. 13) said that Taiwan’s national security cannot be entrusted to other countries. ...

Chinese nuclear sub spotted in Taiwan Strait, shadowed by US patrol plane

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese nuclear attack submarine was spotted plowing through the Taiwan Strait on Monday (Nov. 29) while a U.S. patrol aircraft flew overhead. Monday evening, USNI co...

Japanese media: Chinese ships simulated landing east of Taiwan in mid-November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese naval vessels simulated a landing attack against Taiwan in mid-November in an area just 111 kilometers east of the country, Japan’s Sankei Shimbun report...

Taiwan's torpedo shortage could affect submarine program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan pushes to expand its underwater naval capabilities with an indigenous submarine fleet, a persistent problem lies beneath the surface — a torpedo shortage. ...

China's new aircraft carrier features advanced systems nearly matching US tech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s newest aircraft carrier, which is outfitted with technology almost on par with American carriers, could be launched as soon as February next year. A Cente...

German engine technology found in Chinese warships — report

Several types of Chinese navy warships are powered by engines that were either developed or built by German manufacturers, an investigation by public broadcaster ARD and the Welt am Sonntag newspaper ...

Chinese military planes entered Taiwan’s ADIZ 680 times in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has so far registered 680 incursions into its air defense identification zone (ADIZ) this year, the Ministry of National Defense said Wednesday (Oct. 27). Defens...

Biden hosts Indo-Pacific leaders as China concerns grow

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday is set to host the first in-person gathering of leaders of an Indo-Pacific alliance known as “the Quad” as he wraps up a difficult week of diplomacy aft...

Taiwan monitors Chinese missile frigates near southeast coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense said it was monitoring a Chinese missile frigate close to Taiwan’s southeast coast Friday (Sept. 24), the day after 24 Chinese warpl...

Taiwan Coast Guard adds new ship to protect east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) has launched a new frigate to monitor the movements of foreign navy vessels, illegal Chinese fishing crews, and ships in peril off Tai...

China conducts military drills southwest and southeast of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China announced Tuesday (Aug. 17) it was conducting military drills on the sea and in the air southwest and southeast of Taiwan during the day. Taiwan's Ministry of...

Analyst says China could attack Taiwan from all directions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — David Axe, a military analyst for Forbes magazine, said in an article published on Monday (July 12) that Taiwan should anticipate a Chinese attack from all directions. ...

Chinese navy ships lurk near Taiwan's waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three navy ships from China’s Eastern Theater Command passed through waters near Taiwan's eastern maritime border on Friday (June 18). At approximately 2 a.m....

China's carrier group conducts exercises in South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Shandong aircraft carrier group has recently conducted routine annual exercises in the South China Sea, the People’s Liberation Army said Sunday, after Beijing criticized the U....