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Chinese vessels sailed near Diaoyutai Islands on 333 days in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Government vessels from China reportedly came within 24 nautical miles (44.4 kilometers) of the disputed Diaoyutai Islands on 333 days last year, including one eight-day s...

Taiwan hopeful about restarting trade deal talks with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said recently the Taiwan government is confident it and the U.S. will restart negotiations over a bilateral trade agreement in the near fu...

Military scholar highlights importance of Taiwan's Leshan radar station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Institute for National Defense and Security Research scholar Ou Hsi-fu (歐錫富) pointed out Sunday (Nov. 29) that as the South China Sea becomes a sanctuary for China’s...

Taiwan's representative to Spain calls attention to Chinese threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's representative to Spain Jose Maria Liu (劉德立) on Thursday (Nov. 19) highlighted the dangers of China's expanding influence and urged countries around the w...

Japan to produce new fighter jet suited for incidents in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese government recently carried out an administrative review during which it revealed its plan to design and produce a new fighter jet capable of responding to th...

Taiwan Air Force test-fires domestic cruise missile

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A two-seater Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF) from the Air Force’s First Fighter Wing on Wednesday (Nov. 11) took off from Tainan to carry out a test firing of the d...

Global Times claims intruding Chinese planes in search of US nuclear submarines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing's state-run mouthpiece the Global Times claimed Monday (Oct. 26) that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) incursions into Taiwan's air defense identific...

Former US official urges Taiwan to strengthen defense investment

A former U.S. defense official has said he sees a growing risk of military conflict between China and Taiwan, and he urged Taiwan to demonstrate a commitment to its own defense in order to justify U.S...

Taiwan willing to team up with India against China: Joseph Wu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) emphasized Wednesday (Oct. 21) that Taiwan is willing to collaborate with India to defend freedom and democracy against Beijing. During...

US says Taiwan’s defense budget spending ‘insufficient’ against Chinese threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — David Helvey, the acting U.S. assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, said Tuesday (Oct. 6) that Taiwan's recent military budget increase is ...

Political, opinion leaders from Latin America show support for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 80 political and opinion leaders and scholars from eight Latin American nations have signed a letter supporting Taiwan in the face of ongoing Chinese pressure. ...

Taiwan not intimidated by Beijing's threats: former president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) said Wednesday (Sept. 30) that Taiwanese are not afraid of China's intimidation and that no foreign power has the right to decide...

Taiwan's defense minister says no clear sign of cross-strait war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Defense Minister Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) said Tuesday (Sept. 29) that there has not been a clear sign of a cross-strait war and that the country's armed forces w...

Taiwan's armed forces strain in undeclared war of attrition with China

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen visited a low-key but critical maintenance base for fighter jet engines on Saturday (Sept. 26), offering encouragement as the Chinese-claimed island’s armed forces ...

Taiwan military expert shares how to survive China missile attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Ministry of Defense advisor Sung Chao-wen (宋兆文) on Friday (Sept. 25) shared how to survive a Chinese missile attack. As Beijing continues to threaten Taiwan by s...