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Legislative speaker commends Saint Lucian ambassador for promoting Taiwan-Saint Lucia ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) on Thursday (June 23) expressed his gratitude to Saint Lucia for being a long-term supporter of Taiwan and being fearless in the face ...

New Zealand PM to visit Australian counterpart in Sydney

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has held face-to-face meetings with the leaders of the United States, India, Japan and Indonesia during his hectic two weeks ...

Defense secretary reiterates US commitment to arm Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin reiterated Washington’s commitment to provide Taiwan with arms in the face of growing Chinese military aggression. “T...

Foreign minister talks Taiwan-Europe ties with German newspaper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) shared insight on Taiwan-Europe relations and highlighted the need for more defense capabilities against a growing Chinese threat during a...

Taiwan's 38th annual wargames based on possible Chinese offensive strategies, lessons from Ukraine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 38th Hankuang military exercise will be partially based on tactics China might use while invading Taiwan, the Ministry of National Defense said on Tuesday (April 26). ...

Former Japan prime minister calls on government to increase defense budget

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo on Thursday (April 21) called on the Japan government to increase its defense budget as the Chinese threat to Taiwan exacerbates....

France elections: What would a Le Pen victory mean for India?

The 2022 French presidential elections will see Marine Le Pen battle with Emmanuel Macron, the incumbent, for the second time. She managed to secure 23.2% of the votes in the first round. Macron recei...

Australian 3D missile printing could help US catch up with Chinese hypersonics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A small Australian 3D printing firm, Hypersonix, could give the U.S. the boost it needs to catch up with China and Russia in hypersonic missile technology. Senior U.S. ...

US Indo-Pacific military chief says Chinese threat to Taiwan serious

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Russian invasion of Ukraine shows that Asian nations must take the possibility of a Chinese attack on Taiwan seriously, United States Indo-Pacific Commander Admiral Jo...

Analysts urge Taiwan to extend military service, reform training

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Experts are calling for longer mandatory military service and reformed training curricula for Taiwan’s military as the Chinese threat rapidly increases. Sung Hsue...

Foreign minister says Taiwan will fight hard to protect its sovereignty, democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will fight hard to protect its sovereignty and democratic way of life, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said recently. Wu said in an interview with Australia&rsq...

Legislative Yuan speaker lauds Taiwan-South Korea democratic partnership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Yuan Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) highlighted the democratic alliance between Taiwan and South Korea amidst the growing Chinese threat in East Asia during a meetin...

South Carolina legislature passes pro-Taiwan resolutions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Both the South Carolina Senate and House of Representatives passed pro-Taiwan resolutions on Tuesday (Feb. 8) supporting meaningful international participation for Taiwan a...

Japan and U.S. vow more defence cooperation to counter Chinese threat

The United States and Japan on Friday voiced strong concern about China's growing might in unambiguous terms and pledged to work together against attempts to destabilise the region. The comment...

Taiwan's main opposition party eyes international pivot amid domestic setback

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) is in the midst of an international pivot as it prepares to reestablish an official presence in Washington to spread a counter-narrative to that of Pr...