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Prominent security forum to hold its first Asia meeting in Taiwan in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Halifax International Security Forum (HFX) announced on Thursday (July 22) that its first major meeting in Asia will be co-hosted by a Taiwanese think tank in Taipei e...

Military analyst praises Taiwan Navy's new corvette for its survivability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR) analyst Shu Hsiao-huang (舒孝煌) has described Taiwan’s new Tuo Chiang-class corvette as "mobile, stea...

Military expert calls on Taiwan to bolster its drone defense capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR) on Friday (July 16) published a paper recommending that Taiwan consider Western-developed drone defense sy...

Aerial refueling capabilities could boost Taiwan's regional air superiority

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defenses’ Institute of National Defense and Strategic Research (INDSR) said that aerial refueling aircraft for Taiwan’s F-16 fleet wou...

If China rebuilds Kiribati airstrip, it could spy on US Pacific Fleet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese military scholar Chang Jung-ming (章榮明) has warned that if China rebuilds a World War II-era airstrip in Kiribati, a former diplomatic ally of Taiwan, it may beco...

Taiwan could play major operational role in US-China conflict: Analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan can play a significant role in preserving U.S. Marine Corps operational mobility in the case of a conflict with China, according to the Taipei-based Institute for N...

China could alter Taiwan invasion strategy by 2025: Analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A military strategy analyst at the National Policy Foundation says the Chinese military might in the near future adjust the tactics it would use in an attempted invasion o...

China's latest warships pose regional and US threat: Taiwan analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three new Chinese navy warships demonstrate the communist country's intention to become a major maritime power and challenge the United States, according to a senior a...

Foreign military exchanges can boost Taiwan's defense capabilities: Scholars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan can improve its defense capabilities by substantially deepening international military exchanges, according to Taiwanese scholars. Su Tzu-yun (蘇紫雲), a senior ana...

Taiwan’s TSMC denies Washington Post story about chips for Chinese military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest contract chipmaker, has denied a Washington Post report suggesting its products ended up in both A...

Taiwan scholar releases report on defense ministry's military strategy review

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ou Hsi-fu (歐錫富), an Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR) expert on Chinese political and military affairs, on Saturday (March 20) commented on the ...

China's vaccine diplomacy could squeeze Taiwan internationally

China's "vaccine diplomacy," which has become central to its foreign policy in 2021, may hamper Taiwan's efforts to build relations with developing countries, according to an expert ...

China's gray-zone warfare against Taiwan at highest possible level: Analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shu Hsiao-huang (舒孝煌), a scholar at the Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR), said on Thursday (Feb. 25) that China’s gray-zone warfare tacti...

Biden to continue US arms sales, international support for Taiwan: Experts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States Wednesday (Jan. 20), his administration will continue to sell weapons to Taiwan and back th...

Three Chinese military aircraft intrude into Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Chinese military planes entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday (Jan. 12), marking the 9th such intrusion this month. A People&rs...