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New round of Afghan-Taliban peace talks off to a slow start

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The latest round of peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators that began this week in Qatar has been off to a slow start as concerns grow over a recent spike i...

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 ...

US government expects fair Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An anonymous senior official from the U.S. Department of State expressed hopes on Tuesday (Jan. 7) for a fair voting process in the upcoming Taiwan elections. At a nati...

U.S. concerned at Taiwan's falling number of diplomatic allies

A U.S. official on Wednesday expressed concern over reports the Solomon Islands is considering a shift in diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China, saying that maintaining diplomatic partners is one way f...

Speculation over joint US-Taiwan naval drills emerges before Nov. elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Director-General of the National Security Bureau (NSB), Peng Sheng-chu (彭勝竹), stated in the Legislative Yuan on Nov. 1, that Chinese military activity throughout the S...

Taiwan military should prepare for battle it cannot afford to lose: Pentagon official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s military needs to adapt its thinking and strategy in order to prepare for an eventual battle with an enemy which spends more and fields troops faster, a senior of...

Pentagon official proposes four defense strategies for Taiwan

A Pentagon official proposed four strategies for Taiwan to beef up its defense capabilities in the face of a growing military threat from China, including making efforts to prioritize national defense...