China might not win attack, but Taiwan needs to spend more on defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An eventual military attack by China against Taiwan would not necessarily end with a victory for Beijing, but the island needs to step up its military spending, according ...

China threatens to 'dock' warships in Taiwan's harbors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Jan. 1 of 2018, editors at China’s state-backed “Global Times” published an opinion piece entitled “What can China expect in 2018.” Qui...

PLA is being 'tailor-made' to invade Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In part two of Taiwan News' exclusive interview with Ian Easton, author of the new book "The Chinese Invasion Threat: Taiwan's Defense and American Strat...

No matter what Taiwan does, China continues invasion plans: researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Taiwanese media went into a frenzy earlier this month reporting that a new book by Ian Easton China was revealing the details of China's plan to invade Taiwan in 2020...

Editorial: Taiwan needs to strike while the iron is hot

China’s military reform and modernization have received maximum coverage, partly due to President Xi Jinping’s aggressive stance in the South China Sea and toward Japan. The advances by...

Helicopters simulate evacuation of Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan) – Military helicopters landed at the Ministry of National Defense Friday morning in what local media interpreted as a drill for the evacuation of President Tsai Ing-wen during an...

Taiwan carries out drill amid growing threat from China

Taipei (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense simulated a Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s invasion in preparing itself against any possible attack duri...

What US presidents said about ties with China and Taiwan

President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, a highly unusual and probably unprecedented move since the U.S. broke diplomatic ties with the self-governing island in ...

Three soldiers killed after Army tank falls into river

Taipei, Aug. 16 (CNA) An Army CM-11 tank fell into a stream in Pingtung County on Tuesday after a training exercise, leaving one soldier and two non-commissioned officers dead and one severely injure...

Hsuehshan Tunnel to be closed for Han Kuang military exercises

Taipei, Aug. 9 (CNA) The Hsuehshan Tunnel, which connects the greater Taipei area with northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County, will be closed for the first time for the annual Han Kuang military exercises...

Taiwan concludes Han Kuang exercises that simulated China attack

Taipei, Sept. 11 (CNA) Taiwan successfully concluded its most important war games, the annual Han Kuang series of military exercises, which this year simulated an attack by China, the Ministry of N...

DPP chairwoman meets 'Taiwan's Dire Straits' author in Chicago

Washington, June 2 (CNA) Tsai Ing-wen (???), chairwoman of Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the party's 2016 presidential candidate, held a closed-door forum with ...

Atheistic China claims 'right to reincarnate' Dalai Lama

BEIJING (AP) -- China's Communist Party is officially atheist, but that has not stopped it from making some impassioned claims on the afterlife.Some of the strongest language at this week's annual nat...

Naming warship 'Baozhen' will protect it from Chinese attack: diplomat

Taipei, Jan. 7 (CNA) Shen Lyushun, Taiwan's representative to the United States, said Wednesday that if Taiwan names one of its new warships after his great-great-grandfather Shen Baozhen, China wou...

Niu says Chinese civil war film changed his life

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Niu Chen-zer has fulfilled a longtime dream to make a film paralleling his father's journey as a soldier who left China for Taiwan during the civil war in the late 1940s. And ma...