American Enterprise Institute calls for strengthened US-Taiwan relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A position paper from the U.S. think tank, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), published on April 8, just days ahead of the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations A...

Taiwan to benefit from Japan’s move to boost island defense capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan is poised to boost its defense capabilities with the inauguration of multiple military bases on the Nansei Islands, a chain of Japanese islands that stretches southw...

Taiwan's Premier calls for public awareness of China's 'real intention'

Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said Wednesday the public needs to be aware that the "real intention" behind China's efforts to pressure Taiwan is annexation. In an exclusive interview wit...

Appeasing China will not bring peace

People who love peace, freedom and human rights should not forget the words of German pastor Martin Niemoeller (1892-1984) about the Nazis, paraphrased at the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston:...

Australian scholar says East Asia, Taiwan a 'ticking time bomb'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Sun newspaper in the U.K. published an article on Aug. 9 suggesting that East Asia is a “ticking time bomb” in order to promote a recently published book b...

Taiwanese academic believes Taiwan should plan for US withdrawal from first island chain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former head of the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (國家中山科學研究院), Kung Chia-cheng (龔家政) said that the U.S. will withdraw from the first island chain ...

Taiwan 'won't sit idly by' while China's flexes muscles: ex-minister

TAIPEI (CNA) - Taiwan is continuing to upgrade its self-defense capability to safeguard its sovereignty as China keeps flexing its military muscles in the skies and seas around Taiwan, former Min...

US INDO-PACOM officers may visit Taiwan in near future, says researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ian Easton, the author of the book “The Chinese Invasion Threat” spoke this week at an event held by the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C on June 7. ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 16 Sun Sentinel on the reality for Israel after the embassy opening: ...

In response to Chinese incursions, Japan plans new radar system in western Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With Chinese incursions into the western Pacific ocean on the rise, the Japanese Ministry of Defense has decided establish a long range radar system on one of its mos...

100% chance US, Japan would help Taiwan if China attacks: researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In part three of Taiwan News' exclusive interview with Ian Easton about his new book "The Chinese Invasion Threat: Taiwan's Defense a...

US military remains dominant in Asia, but China is rising

BEIJING (AP) — China's announcement of a 7 percent rise in military spending for the year came shortly after President Donald Trump called for a 10 percent increase in America's defense budget, prompt...

THAAD may be deployed in Taiwan: HK media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As South Korea's defense ministry strives to complete the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system by the end of this year, Hong Kong media reports that...

From the Liaoning to Lagos: China stays on an aggressive course

        The Liaoning, China’s first aircraft carrier, spent most of Wednesday moving through the Taiwan Strait from south to north on its way back to Qingdao from exerci...

Taiwan meets a new military environment

        The past few weeks has seen increased military activity by China’s People Liberation Army.         President Xi Jinping has...