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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...

Taiwan's Coast Guard to hold artillery drills March 2, 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Coast Guard Administration (CGA) announced on Monday (March 1) that it would hold a live-fire artillery drill that day and again on March 9, simulating various ...

11 Chinese military planes intrude into Taiwan's ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 11 Chinese air force planes breached Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) Saturday (Feb. 20) and included another appearance of Xi'an JH-7 fi...

US must be 'crystal clear' it will not allow China to invade Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Senator Tom Cotton on Thursday (Feb. 18) said it is time for the U.S. to make it "crystal clear" that it will not permit China to invade Taiwan. While deliver...

China sends spy plane over Taiwan's ADIZ on day of Biden's inauguration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China continued its "gray-zone" tactics by flying a spy plane into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Wednesday (Jan. 20), the same day Joe B...

Five Hongkongers, believed to have escaped via Taiwan, seek asylum in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters have arrived in the U.S. to seek asylum, and they are reportedly the same escapees detained in Taiwan last year for entering the co...

2020 saw most PLA intrusions into Taiwan's ADIZ since 1996: report

In 2020, the Chinese military violated Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) more times than in any year since 1996, with the majority observed in the southwest corner of the ADIZ, accor...

Taiwan's Ocean Affairs Council can order counterattack in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If Taiwanese ships are attacked near disputed South China Sea islands, the right to order return fire lies with the head of the Cabinet-level Ocean Affairs Council (OAC), ...

Professor discovers new Taiwan species lobster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A professor at the National University of Tainan (NUTN) has discovered a species of lobster never before cataloged in Taiwan that has a brilliant red-and-white exterior. ...

Analyst says ‘Biden would not intervene if China invaded Taiwan’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Australian analyst on Thursday (Nov. 5) predicted that the U.S. will not intervene if China invades Taiwan during the Biden administration. With vote-counting still ...

Update: Taiwan issues typhoon land warning for Atsani

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) today (Nov. 5) has issued sea and land typhoon warnings for Tropical Storm Atsani as it is expected to come closest to the country on Frid...

8 Chinese fighter jets, spy planes intrude into Taiwan's ADIZ on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of eight Chinese fighter jets and spy planes breached Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday (Nov. 2). According to the Ministry of Natio...