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Taiwan Coast Guard, Marines conduct drill in Dongsha Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— Coast Guard Administration (CGA) personnel and Marines stationed on Taiwan’s Dongsha Island (東沙群島, Pratas Island) on Sunday (Sept. 5) conducted a military drill invol...

Taiwan Coast Guard to replace aging radars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to strengthen its maritime reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities, the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) will carry out radar system replacement in eastern a...

Taiwan plans live-fire drills near disputed South China Sea island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) plans to hold live-fire drills involving Kestrel anti-armor missiles near the disputed South China Sea island of Dongsha next month, r...

Taiwan Marines fire anti-tank missile during nighttime drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Navy released pictures of its Marines firing a mid-range anti-tank missile during nighttime exercises, reports said Wednesday (June 2). While no precise date was gi...

Aerial refueling capabilities could boost Taiwan's regional air superiority

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defenses’ Institute of National Defense and Strategic Research (INDSR) said that aerial refueling aircraft for Taiwan’s F-16 fleet wou...

Taiwan could play major operational role in US-China conflict: Analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan can play a significant role in preserving U.S. Marine Corps operational mobility in the case of a conflict with China, according to the Taipei-based Institute for N...

Taiwan builds wastewater treatment plant on disputed South China Sea island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A wastewater treatment plant Kaohsiung is building on the disputed South China Sea island of Dongsha will be completed next month, reports said Friday (May 14). The isl...

Taiwan may shoot down Chinese drones if they fly over Dongsha Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration has been tracking Chinese drones around the Dongsha Islands (東沙群島, Pratas Islands) in the disputed South China Sea and may shoot ...

Taiwan deploys 292 Kestrel anti-armor rockets to South China Sea islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has deployed a total of 292 Kestrel anti-armor rockets to its Dongsha (東沙群島, Pratas Islands) and Taiping islands (太平島, Itu Aba) in the South China Sea in response t...

Taiwan has removed 403 authoritarian symbols

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) stated Monday (April 5) that as of March 31, various agencies across the country have removed a total of 403 martial law-era stat...

Taiwan begins renovation of Dongsha Island runway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to strengthen the defense of Taiwan’s Dongsha Islands (東沙群島, Pratas Islands), Taiwan has begun the reconstruction of the Dongsha Airport runway, which is sc...

Taiwan to build up defenses after Chinese drones spotted over Dongsha Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said Thursday (April 1) it would strengthen defenses around the disputed South China Sea islands after Chinese drones were spotted nea...

2 Chinese fighter jets enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese fighter planes entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday morning (March 22), marking the 12th such occurrence this month. Two ...

Satellite maps show China building helicopter base facing Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A military expert said on Friday (March 12) that new satellite imagery appears to show a helicopter base that could threaten Taiwan is being built in China's Fujian Pr...

Taiwan nabs smuggled cigarettes near disputed South China Sea island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) found 1.63 million packs of smuggled cigarettes with a street value of more than NT$100 million (US$3.54 million) on a ship near the d...