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US Republican lawmaker says China 'bullying' Taiwan

A US delegation led by Republican lawmaker and vocal China critic Mike Gallagher arrived in Taiwan on Thursday for meetings with the island's top leadership. Gallagher, the chair of the House of ...

Battle-scarred Taiwanese islands star in Oscar nominated film

TAIPEI, Feb 12 (Reuters) - A film about frontline Taiwanese islands repeatedly fought over with China during the height of the Cold War is vying to win an Oscar this year, with its director hoping the...

China reportedly has 4 warships deployed around Taiwan at all times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is deploying four warships at four locations around Taiwan "around the clock" as it seeks to prevent the U.S. from having the capability of dispatching for...

China likely to show 'force against Taiwan in near term': US commander

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. military commander in the Pacific on Friday (Jan. 26) said that China is likely to make a show of force against Taiwan following its recent elections. U.S. Ind...

Study looks at links between Chinese drills and Taiwan suicides, searches for emigration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new study looked at the association between suicides and internet searches in Taiwan for depression, suicide, and emigration after large Chinese military activities arou...

Taiwan, S.China Sea loom as dangers despite revived US-China military dialogue

BEIJING/HONG KONG, Dec 22 (Reuters) - A resumption of military dialogue between China and the United States could help mitigate some tensions, but fundamental differences over Taiwan and the South Chi...

Canadian authors emergency guide to China attack for expats in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Canadian author has created a digital civil defense handbook for foreign residents in Taiwan that includes advice on contingency plans in the event of a Chinese invasion...

Biden, China's Xi will discuss communication, competition at APEC summit

WASHINGTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping will discuss strengthening communication and managing competition when they meet on t...

Foreign minister says Taiwan keeping close tabs on Biden-Xi meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will closely follow developments from the meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平), Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said...

Japanese island holds disaster drill in shadow of Taiwan threat

YONAGUNI, Japan (Reuters) — Japan on Sunday conducted a tsunami evacuation drill on its westernmost island, an exercise that could also help residents respond to an emergency arising from any at...

Weak yen forces Japan to shrink historic military spending plan

TOKYO, Nov 3 (Reuters) - A collapse in the yen is forcing Japan to scale back a historic five-year, 43.5-trillion-yen (US$29 billion) defence build-up aimed at helping to deter a Chinese invasion of T...

Taiwan prepared to respond to any Chinese attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has considered all the ways the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) may take action against Taiwan and is prepared to respond to any scena...

Taiwan detects 43 Chinese warplanes around island

China sent 43 warplanes and seven naval vessels near the island of Taiwan in a 24-hour period, the Tawainese Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. The Taiwanese military said 37 of the Chinese aircraft...

US, China to resume military dialogue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. and China have resumed military-to-military dialogue despite being at odds with each other over developments in the Taiwan Strait and South China Sea. Cynthia ...

Combat veteran is likely replacement for China's missing defence minister

BEIJING, Oct 12 (Reuters) - General Liu Zhenli, the head of the military body responsible for China's combat operations and planning, has emerged as the top contender to replace the country's ...