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China announces missile drills as US delegation arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Just hours before a delegation sent by United States President Joe Biden touched down in Taiwan Wednesday (April 14), China announced it was holding six days of live missi...

US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American military is warning that China is probably accelerating its timetable for capturing control of Taiwan, the island democracy that has been the chief source of tension bet...

Missile developments could shape status quo in Taiwan Strait

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Exactly how many missiles communist China is aiming at Taiwan while you read this is a question no one can answer with certainty. Estimates range from 1,500 to over ...

US running out of time to counter China, prevent attack on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States is running out of time to counter China’s military rise and prevent an attack against Taiwan, according to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden adviser a...

Taiwan aims missiles at China to foil invasion plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lost in the daily barrage of speculation about China's planned invasion of Taiwan is the fact that the latter is both acquiring and building a mass arsenal of its own ...

Serbia considers buying Chinese missiles despite US warning

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia is considering buying a modern Chinese air defense missile system, the Serbian president said Tuesday, as the United States warned that such deals with Beijing could jeo...

Annual drill simulating Chinese air raid to be held across Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will hold its annual air raid drill as scheduled on Tuesday afternoon (July 14), but no evacuations or traffic restrictions will be in place this year to avoid the ...

Mysterious radar ship spotted off coast of S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photos have recently surfaced apparently showing a naval vessel prowling the waters off the coast of southern Taiwan with a massive newly mounted radar tower on top, leadi...

Taiwan's TSMC denies report US asked it not to sell chips to Huawei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, said it has never been asked not to ship chips to Huawei and that all shipme...

China vows to counter US deployment of midrange arms in Asia

BEIJING (AP) — China said Tuesday that it “will not stand idly by” and will take countermeasures if the U.S. deploys intermediate-range missiles in the Asia-Pacific region, which Was...

INF Treaty: Would US dropout begin an arms race with China?

Last Saturday, US President Donald Trump announced during a speech that the US would be pulling out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia. Although China is not included ...

Taiwan improves missiles to counter China military expansion

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan is responding to China's arms buildup by developing missiles and interceptors of its own that could reduce Beijing's military advantage over the self-ruled island, defense...

Republicans urge Trump to sell F-35 fighter jets to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two U.S. Republican senators in a letter to President Donald Trump on Monday urged him to allow Taiwan to procure Lockheed Martin F-35 Lighting fighter jets in order to counter...

Editorial: F-35 for Taiwan

Taiwan will draw up a list of weapons and defense systems it would like to acquire and submit it to the United States in July, with the F-35 jet from Lockheed Martin Corp. featuring at the top of the ...

THAAD may be deployed in Taiwan: HK media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As South Korea's defense ministry strives to complete the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system by the end of this year, Hong Kong media reports that the US mi...