Taiwan Air Force will lose advantage in 2027 without F-16V jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan needs the 66 F-16V jets it has ordered from the United States as soon as possible as its present fighters will lose their advantage in 2027, the Air Force said Frid...

The ‘new’ Taiwan beyond cross-strait relations

Beijing has been increasing pressure on Taiwan recently. From a move to ban individual travel permits for Chinese visitors to Taiwan to two large-scale military drills close to the Taiwan Strait, Chin...

Taiwan sends deputy minister to U.S. defense industry meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Deputy Defense Minister Chang Guan-chung (張冠群) will represent the country at the United States-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference in the U.S., as the defense minister hims...

Taiwan cabinet passes bill for F-16 fighter jets budget

Taiwan's Cabinet passed a draft bill Thursday that paves the way for the purchase of a new fleet of advanced F-16 fighter jets from the United States at a cost of NT$250 billion (US$8.08 billion) ...

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25, 2019

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25 Last updated: (GMT+8) 01:15 Aug. 30, 2019 Election Tidbits about Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu, Ko Wen-je, and Terry Gou **Continuously u...

US Air Force Special Operations Command tanker flies over Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A United States Air Force Special Operations Command MC-130J Commando II tanker flew over the Taiwan Strait from north to south Thursday (August 29), according to the Mini...

Taiwan president addresses American Legion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told the American Legion gathering for its 101st annual convention in Indianapolis by videoconferencing that Taiwan needed reinforcement from ...

China to hold 3rd set of military drills near Taiwan this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China is preparing to hold a new round of military exercises near Taiwan this week, the third set of war games within a month. As cross-strait tensions continue to rise afte...

Visit of US research ship not related to F-16V deal: AIT

Taipei (CNA) A port call by U.S. naval research vessel Sally Ride to Taiwan is unrelated to the F-16V sale recently notified by the Trump administration to U.S. Congress, according to the American Ins...

US secretary of state describes sale of F-16V jets to Taiwan as a consistent move

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The sale of 66 F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan was “deeply consistent” with past commitments, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Tue...

Taiwan wants US to complete delivery of F-16V jets in 2026

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of National Defense wants the delivery of 66 F-16V “Viper” fighter jets to be completed in 2026, one year earlier than originally planned, reports...

Regional security hinges on a secure Taiwan, says former US official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A former U.S. defense official commended the recent arms sales of advanced F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan on Tuesday (Aug. 20), while making a case for a secure Taiwan that ...

Taiwan's Tsai expresses thanks over approval of F-16V sale

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen thanked the United States on Tuesdsay for approving the sale of 66 advanced F-16V fighter jets and urged rival China to respect Taiwan'...

AIT touts US-Taiwan security cooperation with visit to naval base

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As part of the American Institute in Taiwan’s (AIT) celebration of the 40th year anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), August has been designated “Sec...

Trump OK's F-16V fighter deal to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- U.S. President Trump has confirmed that he has approved the sale of F-16V fighters to Taiwan and that the arms deal will be approved by Congress. According to information p...