Japan and Taiwan should strengthen defense ties: Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Thursday, Aug. 30 at the 2018 Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue, military experts and academic analysts urged Taiwan and Japan to strengthen military ties to ensure stabil...

Taiwan should train for an attack on China’s aircraft carrier: retired US admiral

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The next time China sends its aircraft carrier the Liaoning (遼寧號) near Taiwan, the island’s military should practice for an attack, retired United States Navy Admira...

Taiwan, Japan should reconsider response to Chinese incursions: Fmr. USPACOM Commander

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A former commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Dennis Blair, published an address for the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA on Aug. 22, urging Taiwan and Japan to take a t...

China's new aircraft carrier begins sea trials near Dalian

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Reports from Chinese state-run media announced that China’s newest aircraft carrier left Dalian port in northeastern China for sea trials at around 6:45 a....

U.S. voices concern after Chinese aircraft circle near Taiwan again

Washington (CNA) - The U.S. State Department on Friday again expressed concern over China's lack of military transparency and reiterated its opposition to attempts to change the cross-Taiwan ...

Computerized war games of Han Kuang drill to focus on scenario for 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The computerized war games, slated between April 30 and May 4, will no longer focus on future conflict scenarios, but rather simulate warfare taking place “this...

Taiwan monitors politically charged voyage of Chinese aircraft carrier

Taipei (CNA) - The Ministry of National Defense released a statement Saturday assuring the public that the military is monitoring China's Liaoning aircraft carrier as it makes its way through...

Chinese bombers transit Miyako Strait between Taiwan and Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the Chinese Navy is in the midst of five days of live-fire naval drills near Quanzhou in the Taiwan Strait, the Chines Air Force is conducting training exercises as wel...

China's Liaoning aircraft carrier joins naval formation of over 40 warships in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After crossing through the Taiwan Strait last week on March 20-21, the Chinese Aircraft Carrier Liaoning, has reached the South China Sea, where it is has been photographe...

New Taipei Mayor meets head of China's Taiwan Affairs Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –- On Monday, March 26, The mayor of New Taipei City, Eric Chu (朱立倫), met with the newly appointed head of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO), Liu Jieyi (劉結一). The...

Taiwan President inspects military facilities after Chinese military flight drills raise alarm 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) inspected three military facilities in Hsinchu, Taiwan Monday after China had once again sent military aircraft for flight drills in the regio...

Chinese military jets once again enter Taiwanese airspace: MOND

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of National Defense (MOND) confirmed on March 26, that Chinese military aircraft conducted flight drills into Taiwanese airspace crossing through the Bashi Ch...

Twelve Chinese PLA aircraft passed near Taiwanese airspace on Feb. 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Incursions of the Chinese PLA Air Force into Taiwanese airspace continue to increase, according to a spokesman from the Ministry of National Defense. On the afternoon o...

Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning passes through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, was passing through the Taiwan Strait heading south Friday, and would leave Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zo...

Philippines keep silent about Chinese jets near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has been unwilling to comment on the frequent appearances of Chinese military jets near Taiwan, though the country’s mil...