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US official warns Chinese blockade of Taiwan would be costly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A blockade of Taiwan would be extremely costly for Beijing, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Ely Ratner said at a Center for Strategic and ...

China blockade of Taiwan would 'likely not succeed': Pentagon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pentagon officials on Tuesday (Sept. 19) said that a Chinese attempt to blockade Taiwan would likely end in failure, while there is "nothing easy" about an invas...

Pentagon, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs discuss ties

WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (Reuters) - The Pentagon's top official for Asia spoke with an official from China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, in a rare high-level convers...

US official calls China's military aggression root of escalating regional tensions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s increasingly provocative military exercises could potentially lead to conflicts in the South China Sea or Taiwan Strait, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense ...

Former US official says secret security talks sign of closer Taiwan-US ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The closed-door security talks between Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) and National Security Council Secretary General Wellington Koo (顧立雄) and Biden administration offic...

White House, Taiwan officials hold 7 hours of secret security talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) and National Security Council Secretary General Wellington Koo (顧立雄) held closed-door security talks with Biden administration officials a...

'It just rang': In crises, US-China hotline goes unanswered

WASHINGTON (AP) — Within hours of an Air Force F-22 downing a giant Chinese balloon that had crossed the United States, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin reached out to his Chinese counterpart via a spec...

US assistant defense secretary says China will not attack Taiwan before 2030

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Ely Ratner predicted that a Taiwan Strait conflict would not happen before 2030 during a senate forei...

CIA reportedly wants to cooperate with Taiwan's MIB

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has reportedly expressed interested in cooperating with Taiwan's Military Intelligence Bureau (MIB). During the high-level Tai...

US Senate's Taiwan Policy Act stuck in review limbo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The review of the Taiwan Policy Act 2022, proposed by U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez and Senator Lindsey Graham last month, has been delayed...

US military making plans in case Pelosi travels to Taiwan

SYDNEY (AP) — Nancy Pelosi hasn’t said if she’s going to Taiwan, but if she does she’d be entering one of the world’s hottest and most contentious spots. While U.S. offic...

Taiwan-US Monterey Talks to discuss arms sales policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Arms sales policy will be the main topic of discussion when Taiwan’s top National Security Council (NSC) officials meet Biden administration staff at the Monterey Ta...

US reaction to Chinese invasion of Taiwan would be 'different' from Ukraine: Pentagon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A senior Pentagon official on Wednesday (March 9) said that the U.S. has learned important lessons from the Russian invasion of Ukraine that would be applied to defending ...

US once again thinks Taiwan is 'unsinkable aircraft carrier'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Washington’s return to its historic policy of ensuring Taiwan’s security, so as to wield geopolitical advantage over Beijing is explored in a new Financial Tim...

US defense official says boosting Taiwan's defenses an 'urgent task'

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Bolstering Taiwan's defenses is an urgent task and essential to deterring the threat of invasion by China, the Pentagon's top official for Asia said on Wednesday,...