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Chinese navy, air force inferior to US, Russian counterparts: Former PLA general

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A retired People’s Liberation Army (PLA) general has recently said that even though China’s military has made great strides in recent times, it still has a lon...

U-2 spy plane, PLA aircraft simultaneously spotted in Taiwan ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Air Force (USAF) U-2 reconnaissance aircraft was detected by aircraft spotters on Monday morning (Jan. 25) patrolling Taiwan's Air Defense Identification Zone (...

Taiwan needs a strategy to counter China's grey-zone tactics

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Another week, another series of incursions by the Chinese navy and air force into Taiwanese territory. This week has seen eight Chinese military aircraft entering Ta...

Taiwan's 8 planned submarines could sink Chinese invasion fleet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan commences the production of eight new submarines, a warfare expert was cited on Wednesday (Dec. 2) as saying a Chinese invasion fleet would be highly vulnerable ...

Hawkish candidate for Biden's defense secretary could bode well for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President-elect Joe Biden's reported top choice for secretary of defense appears to be in favor of building a stout defense against China in the South China Sea, bodin...

US Coast Guard to deter illegal Chinese fishing in Western Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States is dispatching Coast Guard cutters to the Western Pacific to help deter the illicit activities of China's fishing fleet, the largest in the world, wh...

China has the world's largest navy — what now for the US?

When the US destroyer John S. McCain sailed near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea two weeks ago, it was quickly met and tracked by ships and planes from China's People's Liberation A...

Taiwan: The threat that the world ignores

Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is ringing the alarm, hoping that the world will pay attention to the profound threat emanating from China. "The threat is very real and therefore Taiwan&...

Chinese military reconnaissance ship appears east of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese navy reconnaissance ship appeared in the Pacific east of Hualien County, as three United States Navy vessels passed near Orchid Island further down Taiwan’...

AP Explains: What's driving India-China military standoff

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Tensions along the disputed India-China border seem to be getting worse, three months after their deadliest confrontation in decades. The Asian giants accused ...

China's two aircraft carriers conduct exercises together for 1st time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's state-run media reports that the communist autocracy's two aircraft carriers conducted simultaneous military exercises at sea for the first time. China&...

China wants a canal to cross Thailand into the Indian Ocean

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As tension between China and India mounts, the former wants to build a canal across Thailand’s Isthmus of Kra to shorten its access to the Indian Ocean by 1,100 kilo...

Taiwan's defense ministry seeking recon pods for nighttime photography of Chinese navy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force wants to buy six reconnaissance pods from the United States which would allow it to improve its aerial photography of Chinese targets both by day and night, ...

Taiwan interested in Harpoon missiles to scare Chinese Navy away

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is expediting moves to purchase Harpoon missiles from the United States, which would raise the possibility of hitting Chinese Navy vessels to ...

Philippine navy chief says China wants 'us to take first shot'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chief of the Philippines Navy on Monday (Aug. 10) called on his government to protest the presence of Chinese ships near Reed (Recto) Bank and accused the People's...