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US Marines officially training in Taiwan for 1st time since 1979

Update: 11/13 10:00 a.m. Pentagon spokesman John Supple has told Taiwan News that "The reports about U.S. Marines in Taiwan are inaccurate" but did not elaborate on which details were inc...

Taiwan's representative office in US gifts pro-democracy activist with special masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese pro-democracy activist Wang Dan (王丹) recently said that he had received a National Day-themed face mask from Taiwan’s U.S. representative office in Washingto...

2 pilots killed after helicopter crashes during Taiwan war games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While participating in the ongoing Han Kuang military exercises (漢光演習) in eastern Taiwan on Thursday (July 16), a Bell OH-58D Kiowa helicopter crashed, killing both the pi...

Chinese vessel suspected of collecting data from Taiwan's Han Kuang military drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese vessel that has appeared near Taiwan’s east coast is suspected of collecting data from the island nation’s annual Han Kuang military drills that bega...

Second soldier dies after anti-landing drill accident in S. Taiwan

A solider who fell overboard during a military anti-landing drill last week died in hospital Sunday, bringing the death toll to two in the boat accident that occurred off the coast of Kaohsiung in sou...

Supervisor of fatal military drill commits suicide: Taiwan Navy

One of the supervisors of a Navy anti-landing drill in Taiwan that went fatally wrong on Friday has committed suicide, the military said Sunday. Navy Lieutenant Commander Yang (楊) was found hanging...

One of three Taiwan Marine soldiers critically wounded in landing drill dies

One of the soldiers who fell overboard during a military drill on Friday passed away early Sunday, the Navy Command said in a statement. The Navy expressed condolences to the family of the 26-year-...

Helicopter safety paramount as Taiwan's Han Kuang military drills near

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan’s annual Han Kuang military drills are set to begin next month, the Army Aviation Depot, located in Tainan’s Guiren District, has been ensuring the a...

Photo of the Day: Cockpit view inside Taiwan-made warplane

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A missile can be seen being launched in this photograph taken inside of a Taiwanese-built Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF) on Wednesday (May 29). In the photo, a pilot takin...

Taiwan's army repulses simulated Chinese beach assault

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Troops from Taiwan's Army, Navy, and Air Force took part in a mock counterattack on a simulated landing on a beach in southern Taiwan by China's PLA forces on Thursday ...

Taiwan Army crash leaves 15 injured

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 15 soldiers were taken to hospital in Hsinchu County Tuesday (May 28) after their truck crashed into an empty sentry post during military maneuvers. The dril...

Video shows Taiwan fighter jets land on freeway to counter simulated 'Chinese attack'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's three major fighter jet models successfully made emergency takeoffs and landings on a section of freeway in western Taiwan on Tuesday morning (May 28), as part of ...

US, Japan, Australia, and S. Korea join inaugural 'Pacific Vanguard' naval exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States continues to shore up military alliances in the Indo-Pacific to counter China’s rapid military expansion in the region. On May 23, the navies of Ja...

Taiwan Ministry of National Defense releases video ahead of Han Kuang exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ahead of the annual Han Kuang military exercises (漢光演習) planned for later this month, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) released a promotional video for Taiwan’s arm...

Taiwan military holds first ever simulated 'anti-fake news' exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese military forces began the computer simulation phase of the 35th Han Kuang (漢光35號) exercises on Monday, April 22. The Ministry of National Defense (MND) an...