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Chinese balloon crosses Taiwan Strait median line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced that a People's Liberation Army (PLA) balloon was detected crossing the Taiwan Strait median line on Thursday (Dec. 7)...

Taiwanese faith in US intervention against Chinese attack increases: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The proportion of Taiwanese believing that the United States will come to aid the country if it faces an attack by China has increased by 8% from last year, a poll showed ...

66% of Taiwanese support shooting down Chinese spy balloons in nation's airspace: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A survey conducted by the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF) found that 66% of Taiwanese respondents agree that the country’s military should shoot down any ...

Chinese balloon crashes on Taiwanese base

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese balloon on Thursday (Feb. 16) crashed on an Army base on one of Taiwan's frontline islands in Lienchiang County. In a press release, the Army's Dongyi...

Chinese balloons reason to begin Japan-Taiwan intelligence sharing: Lawmaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The recent furor over alleged Chinese spy balloons is reason for Japan and Taiwan to share intelligence, a Japanese lawmaker said today (Feb. 16). "We don't ha...

China threatens US entities over downing of balloon

BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday it will take measures against U.S. entities related to the downing of a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the American East Coast. At a daily bri...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Feb. 13 The Washington Post on strange objects in the sky When President Biden ga...

Latest downed objects could well be 'benign,' US says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The three still-unidentified aerial objects shot down by the U.S. in the past week likely had merely a "benign purpose,” the White House acknowledged Tuesday, drawing a distinction b...

Taiwan threatens to shoot down any Chinese balloons

BEIJING (AP) — Amid speculation over alleged Chinese spy balloons, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday it would shoot down any suspected military object coming close to its shores from mainland Chi...

Chinese spy balloons near Taiwan airspace that pose threat can be shot down: MND

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Tuesday (Feb. 14) that the country’s principle of handling high-altitude spy balloons is similar to that of th...

Balloon trials, UFOs, guardrails and Taiwan

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — As U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was preparing to visit Beijing to meet the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) top foreign policy official Wang Yi (王毅) on Fe...

Taiwan says Chinese spy balloons 'very frequently' enter airspace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese officials have revealed that Chinese military balloons have been entering Taiwan's airspace "very frequently" with dozens of such intrusions record...

White House: Improved surveillance caught Chinese balloon

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said Monday that improvements ordered by President Joe Biden to strengthen defenses against Chinese espionage helped to identify last week’s spy balloon — and to deter...

US downs Chinese balloon, drawing a threat from China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military on Saturday shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America. China insisted the fl...

U.S. fighter jet shoots down suspected Chinese spy balloon with missile

A U.S. military fighter jet shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday, a week after it entered U.S. airspace and triggered a dramatic -- and public -- spyin...