China bombers simulated attack on Taiwan: Foreign Minister Joseph Wu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Chinese bombers among a group of 24 aircraft and five ships which approached Taiwan on April 15 simulated an attack on the southern and southeastern parts of the island, Foreign...

'Numerous' Chinese warplanes transit Bashi Channel south of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Shortly after noon on Monday, April 15, a squadron of numerous Chinese warplanes transited the Bashi Channel south of Taiwan, as confirmed by the Ministry of Defense (MND)...

Reports: Chinese carrier asking Boeing for compensation

BEIJING (AP) — One of China's three major state-owned airlines says it has joined carriers that are asking Boeing Co. for compensation after suspended use of its 737 Max jetliner following two fatal c...

Taiwan President visits Air Force base following incursion by China jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) visited an Air Force base in Chiayi Thursday to underline her concern about a recent incursion by Chinese jets. Last Sunday, two J-11 fighter jet...

Chinese bombers pass through Miyako Strait north of Taiwan, again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For the third day in a row, Chinese military aircraft have left Chinese air space, provoking neighbors in the region. On the afternoon of April 1, three Chinese aircraf...

AIT urges China to cease 'harmful' conduct after PLAAF incursion in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Sunday, March 31, two fighter jets from China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) were intercepted by the Taiwanese Air Force after crossing the median...

Taiwan president protests China’s provocative fighter jet incursion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) lodged a strong protest on Monday (April 1) after China’s military aircraft crossed the Taiwan Strait median line, adding Taiwan will no...

Chinese aircraft transit Miyako Strait between Taiwan and Okinawa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Japanese Self Defense Forces (JSDF) reported that seven Chinese military aircraft crossed through the Strait of Miyako on Saturday, March 30. The JSDF reportedly sc...

Taiwan needs to strengthen military cooperation with neighboring countries: expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As four Chinese air force planes and two navy vessels appeared close to the coast of southern Taiwan Tuesday, an expert recommended Taiwan forge closer military ties with its de...

Chinese military aircraft and ships appear close to southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Four Chinese air force jets and two navy vessels appeared close to the coast of southern Taiwan Tuesday, cable station TVBS reported. It was the first time such an incident o...

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 ...