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China denies maritime boundaries around Taiwan's Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) on Saturday (Feb. 17) denied the existence of maritime boundaries around Kinmen County, a move that experts say is designed to exer...

Decoding China: Inevitable Taiwan tensions in 2024

Members of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) are apparently not taking a vacation to mark the Chinese New Year, which began on February 10. Taiwan's Ministry of Defense has counted a...

Analyst highlights challenges of Chinese amphibious assault on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An amphibious assault by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on Taiwan would be a worst-case scenario, Institute for National Defense and Security Research ...

More than half of Taiwanese support defense budget of 3% of GDP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 60% of Taiwanese support increasing the national defense budget to 3% of GDP, a recent survey conducted by the defense ministry’s Institute for National Defen...

Defense think tank chair emphasizes Taiwan’s need for strong deterrence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s deterrence against China needs to be strengthened for the world to avoid yet another military conflict, the chair of one of the country’s top defense ...

Taipei Security Dialogue 2023 kicks off this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR) is set to host the 2023 Taipei Security Dialogue on Wednesday (Nov. 8). The forum, sponsored...

Expert explains Chinese invasion scenarios, India alliance, and Taiwan's new sub

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese defense expert spoke with Taiwan News on Thursday (Oct. 5) on his assessment of the conditions for a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, the potential for a growing In...

India considers impact of war between Taiwan and China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — India might have to play a part in a war between Taiwan and China as it relies on minerals shipped from Russia’s east coast, academics said Thursday (Sept. 22). I...

Academics call for closer Taiwan-Japan communication channels in case of war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tabletop simulation of a Chinese attack on Taiwan showed that Taipei and Japan needed to establish closer and more efficient communication channels, reports said Tuesday...

Taiwan troops 'annihilate' PLA special forces in Japan tabletop simulation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of a Taiwan-based think tank said Taiwanese troops "annihilated" People's Liberation Army (PLA) special forces during a Japanese tabletop scenario s...

Defense experts expect drones will play key role in attack on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If China attacks Taiwan, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will play a key role, defense experts said Saturday (July 8). The war between Russia and Ukraine revealed impor...

Taiwan think tank signs MOU with India defense university

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a university in India to promote exchanges and ...

Japan think tank invites Taiwan to military simulation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the first time, the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies (JFSS) is inviting academics from Taiwan to attend the military simulation of a conflict involving the Taiwan Str...

Germany fears ex-pilots share secrets with China

Germany has officially conducted military training programs with China in the past. Indeed, it is common for militaries to exchange technical and tactical experience. It is also not unusual for servic...

New poll shows 85% of public supports extending Taiwan military service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At the end of 2022, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced that the current 4-month compulsory military service period would be restored to a one-year system, expected to ...