Taiwan’s new Presidential Office officials announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese Presidential Office announced the new arrangement for after President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) begins her second and final four-year term on May 20. The former ...

China to set up ADIZ in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Monday morning (May 4) confirmed that China is planning to set up an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the South China Se...

Taiwan’s national security head under fire over comment on Kim’s health

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's National Security Bureau (NSB) director has come under fire for alleging that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was ill, after the dictator made an appearance o...

Taiwan NSB director says Kim Jong Un is 'sick'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's National Security Bureau (NSB) director on Thursday (April 30) said that North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un is "sick" and that there are contingen...

National Security Bureau to continue declassifying files from Taiwan's martial law era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Security Bureau (NSB) will continue its declassification of political archives to be used in probes into the wrongdoings of the Kuomintang nationalist governm...

China may quit trade deal with Taiwan to allay discontent over handling of virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s top national security official has suggested that China may refuse to renew a trade deal with the country in an effort to ease public discontent over its ha...

Taiwan president bolsters security due to US-Iran tensions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Given the U.S.-Iran confrontation, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) held a National Security Bureau (NSB) meeting on Thursday morning (Jan. 9) to discuss potential resp...

Taiwan presidential candidates to wear state-of-the-art bulletproof vests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Candidates in Taiwan’s general presidential election will be provided with state-of-the-art bulletproof vests, according to the head of the National Security Bureau ...

Annette Lu calls on Taiwan govt to arrest and try Hong Kong killer according to law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the news that self-confessed murderer Chan Tong-kai (陳同佳) will be released from prison in Hong Kong and that he plans to willingly return to Taiwan to face justi...

Up to two Taiwan allies may switch to China before 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The chief of Taiwan’s top intelligence agency confirmed Wednesday (Oct. 2) that China would try to lure up to two of the island’s diplomatic allies away before...

Taiwan intelligence agency chief moves 20 officers in cigarette smuggling scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – National Security Bureau (NSB) chief Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) has ordered 20 officers moved to new postings as a consequence of the scandal involving the smuggling of duty-fre...

Former Defense Minister to head Veterans Affairs Council

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬), the former defense minister who is currently the chairman of the Institute for National Defense and Security Research, has been appointed minister of...

Taiwan intelligence agency chief vows tough action against cigarette smugglers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At his first news conference since taking office, National Security Bureau (NSB) chief Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) vowed to take severe disciplinary measures against any official...

Taiwan appoints minister of veterans affairs as new intelligence agency chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister of Veterans Affairs Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) is the new director general of the main intelligence agency, the National Security Bureau (NSB), following the resign...

Taiwan Transportation Minister sends deputy to supervise China Airlines in smuggling scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) sent his deputy, Wang Kuo-tsai (王國材), to China Airlines (CAL) Wednesday (July 24) to find out more about the company’s ro...