Taiwan makes moves to bolster its military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been making moves to revamp its military in the face of increased military threats and posturing from China. Talking to the New York Times, Wang Ting-yu (王定宇...

Video shows Chinese 'amphibious' tank sink in 30 seconds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the weekend, netizens got a kick out of watching a People's Liberation Army (PLA) tank, theoretically designed to spearhead an invasion of Taiwan, sink like a roc...

Taiwan's Minister of Foreign Affairs concerned nation could become 'next Hong Kong'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Wednesday (Aug. 12) shared his views on Taiwan-U.S. relations and expressed concerns about growing Chinese aggression in the...

Former president of Taiwan says US will not engage in cross-strait conflict

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) on Monday (Aug. 10) said the U.S. will not come to Taiwan's aid in the case of a conflict in the Taiwan Strait. On Monday after...

89% of Taiwanese oppose China's 'one country, two systems': Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Close to 90 percent of Taiwanese do not support the "one country, two systems" framework proposed by China, according to a recent survey conducted by Taiwan'...

Australia needs to help US defend Taiwan against China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If the United States defends Taiwan against a Chinese attack, Australia must go and help out or it will be seen as betraying its alliance commitments in its own Pacific ho...

China could attack Taiwan's smaller islands: Analysts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A panel of experts on Tuesday (July 21) warned that China could attack one of Taiwan's smaller islands, resulting in a "low-intensity" conflict between the t...

Taiwan holds military drills against potential China threat

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's military fired missiles from the air and the island's shore facing China on Thursday in a live-fire exercise to demonstrate its ability to defend against any Chinese i...

Taiwan Navy chases Chinese spy ships away during war games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Navy chased two Chinese spy ships away from Orchid Island off the southeast coast Wednesday morning (July 15) during the Han Kuang 36 war games in the area. The pro...

Taiwan Defense Act submitted to House

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A draft of the Taiwan Defense Act (TDA) was submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill, which was first drafted for the Senate by U.S. Senator...

Taiwan special forces train to counter Chinese incursions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Special forces used helicopters in large-scale maneuvers playing out resistance against a Chinese attack on a Taiwan airport in Hsinchu County on Friday (June 19). Over...

US Navy flight over Taiwan proves it's not part of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former U.S. defense official told VOA that last week's flight by a U.S. Navy aircraft showed the U.S. does not consider Taiwan to be part of Chinese territory. On...

Taiwanese war correspondent's remarks anger former Chinese military officer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese war correspondent Liang Tung-ping (梁東屏) last Tuesday (June 9) angered a retired officer of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) by claiming on a talk s...

US senator introduces Taiwan Defense Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) on Thursday (June 11) introduced the Taiwan Defense Act (TDA). Hawley said the bill is intended to enable the U.S. to fulfill its obliga...

What China's 'D-Day' invasion of Taiwan would look like

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A day after the 76th anniversary of the Normandy landings of WWII, Forbes published an article outlining the armada that China has already amassed for a potential future i...