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Ex-Japan navy official clarifies Tokyo's defense obligations in Taiwan Strait conflict

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the event of a Taiwan contingency, Japan would only be obligated to defend its territory, former Japanese navy Rear Admiral Yamamoto Katsuya said on Monday (Feb. 19). ...

China's intimidation of Taiwan is a global issue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The international community should stand with Taiwan as it continues to face Beijing’s political and military intimidation, Taiwan Representative to Canada Harry Tse...

Taiwan increased defense spending by 24.2% in 2023 amid growing Chinese threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s defense spending jumped by 24.2% in 2023 compared to the year prior, according to an annual global military report by London-based think tank International ...

Taiwan envoy urges UK to help counter Chinese aggression

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan envoy to the U.K. Yao Chin-hsiang (姚金祥) called on the U.K. and other Western allies to help deter Chinese aggression against Taiwan during a Council on Geostrategy ...

Taiwan military widening 7 runways as countermeasure to Chinese missile strikes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense has decided to widen the runways of seven Air Force bases across the nation in response to the threat of Chinese ballistic missile attacks...

Only 3% of Taiwanese consider themselves Chinese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Pew Research Center poll released on Tuesday (Jan. 16) showed that over two-thirds of people in Taiwan consider themselves Taiwanese, while only a small percentage see t...

Envoy says Taiwan-France ties rapidly growing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-France relations are taking off, Taiwan representative to France Francois Wu (吳志中) said during a flag-raising ceremony on New Year’s Day, adding that he hopes...

French foreign minister underscores importance of peace in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna reiterated the importance of peace in the Taiwan Strait in an address at Australia’s National Press Club in Canberra on Mon...

American Institute in Taiwan director says no imminent Chinese threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There is no imminent threat of invasion for Taiwan, American Institute in Taiwan Director Sandra Oudkirk said in an NPR interview released on Friday (Dec. 1). “Th...

Survey finds Taiwanese trust in US has dropped

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese skepticism toward the U.S. has not changed much in recent years, an Academia Sinica survey has found. The survey, conducted by Academica Sinica’s Instit...

Former Australia prime minister calls for 'integrated deterrence' in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Deterrence is key to peace in the Taiwan Strait, Australian Ambassador to the U.S. Kevin Rudd said in a television interview with Sky News on Tuesday (Nov. 21). Rudd sa...

Envoy to Austria affirms Taiwan's sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s claim over Taiwan is not based on the facts, Taiwan envoy to Austria Katharine Chang (張小月) said in an opinion article published by Die Presse on Tuesday (Nov...

Taiwan Statebuilding Party warns of potential security breach on fishing vessels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Statebuilding Party (TSP) politicians on Tuesday (Nov. 14) urged the government to keep a closer eye on Taiwanese fishing vessels after one was found to be equipped...

Top US military official thinks Xi will not seize Taiwan by force

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) may not necessarily want to take Taiwan by force, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Charles Q. Brown said on Friday (Nov. 10). Xi will try to a...

Taiwan overhauls military training for new conscripts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Conscripts will undergo a revamped training program beginning next year, according to a Cabinet report released recently. As mandatory service will be extended to one y...