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US trying to speed delivery of F-16Vs to Taiwan amid increased China threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. is seeking to accelerate delivery of F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan as China continues to ratchet up warplane incursions into the country's air defense identifi...

Defense minister says Taiwan's submarine construction going smoothly despite 'obstacle'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) said during a Legislative Yuan meeting on Wednesday (Dec. 22) that despite some problems, the nation’s submarine project is pro...

4 Chinese military planes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four Chinese military planes flew into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Wednesday (Dec. 22), marking the 17th intrusion this month. Two People&r...

Taiwan looking forward to receiving US notification on drones, howitzers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense said Wednesday (Dec. 22) it was expecting to receive the letter of offer and acceptance (LOA) from the United States for the MQ-9B Sea Gua...

Defense minister faces press after revelations PLA has infiltrated deep into Taiwan's military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) on Wednesday (Dec. 22) faced media questions for the first time since Reuters revealed People's Liberation Army (PLA) operatives ...

Chinese invasion of Taiwan 'not easy' due to 3 weaknesses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) says that China's military will find it very difficult to invade Taiwan due to three key vulnerabilities. In the MND's la...

Taiwan's Ministry of Defense weighing up new conscription, recruitment plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Minister of National Defense Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) on Wednesday (Dec. 08) that the decision to launch a new conscription drive or troop enlistment plan is no...

Defense minister says all of Taiwan will be battlefield in conflict with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) on Wednesday (Dec. 8) said that the situation in the Taiwan Strait has recently become extremely severe as the Chinese military conti...

Taiwan defense minister says Guam military attaché soon to be established

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Defense said on Monday (Nov. 29) that a military attaché in Guam is in the process of being established. During a legislative meeting, Democratic...

Lawmakers say retired generals that hurt Taiwan’s interests should be stripped of pension

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers are urging financial penalties for conduct by retired military officers that is deemed to undermine Taiwan's national inte...

Defense minister says Taiwan Strait situation has worsened following latest Chinese ADIZ incursion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) said on Monday (Nov. 28) that recent developments in the Taiwan Strait have made the cross-strait situation worse. In an interview...

Taiwan's foreign ministry reveals details of recent US congressional delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Monday (Nov. 15) revealed more details about the U.S. congressional delegation that visited Taiwan from Nov. 9-11. In a press ...

Taiwan: China is using 'gray zone' tactics to take control

Taiwan on Tuesday said that China is seeking to take control of the island by wearing down its military capabilities and influencing public opinion. Beijing is employing "gray zone" tactics...

Retired Taiwanese general says China has right to patrol 'its territory' in Taiwan's ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators on Monday (Nov. 8) called on the government to weigh discontinuing pension payments to a former Taiwanese general after he t...

Taiwan to boost reserve training amid China tension

Taiwan's defence ministry said on Tuesday it will boost training of its reserve forces next year, including doubling down combat and shooting exercises, as China increased military activities near...