Taiwan has other deterrence options besides costly and controversial nuclear weapons

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China Uncensored asks, 'Should Taiwan have Nukes?'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an interview with American scholar Ian Easton posted on YouTube on Monday (April 1), China Uncensored host Chris Chappell asked: "Should Taiwan have nuclear weapons?&qu...

How Taiwan can defeat China in a war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The magazine Foreign Policy yesterday presented key points from two recent studies which demonstrated ways in which Taiwan could successfully repel an invasion by China. &...

China might provoke a crisis to take Taiwan’s smaller islands: US expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Considering China’s recent aggressive moves, the communist country might try and provoke a crisis during which it would occupy Taiwan’s offshore islands, an expert i...

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. ...

Could China pull off a 'flash invasion' of Taiwan?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In his latest article posted in The Diplomat, American researcher Ian Easton assesses the likelihood of a Chinese "flash invasion" of Taiwan.   In an art...

Taiwan could be left in even more vulnerable position amid US-China tensions: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan could be dragged into a US-China trade war and power struggle, inevitably hurting the export-reliant economy, according to the Washington Post on Monday.  Before ...

U.S. begins to adapt Taiwan policy: Easton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) is tightening his grip on power, the United States have begun to adapt their policy toward Taiwan, Project 2049 Institute expert Ian Eas...

New U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton seen as friend of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – United States President Donald Trump’s choice as a new national security adviser, John Bolton, has a reputation for tough talk, including some past eyebrow-rais...

Taiwan defense spending to rise by 20 percent by 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Annual defense spending should rise by 20 percent to reach NT$381.7 billion (US$12.8 billion) by 2025, according to the Central News Agency. The government plan was a r...

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...

PLA is being 'tailor-made' to invade Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In part two of Taiwan News' exclusive interview with Ian Easton, author of the new book "The Chinese Invasion Threat: Taiwan's Defense and American Strat...

No matter what Taiwan does, China continues invasion plans: researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Taiwanese media went into a frenzy earlier this month reporting that a new book by Ian Easton was revealing the details of China's plan to invade Taiwan in 2020,...

Chinese leader might set deadline for Taiwan resolution: AIT ex-chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) might take a tougher line on Taiwan at this month’s 19th Congress of the Communist Party and set a deadline for what Beijing ...

No sign of war between Taiwan and China: Taiwan Premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Premier William Lai (賴清德) said on Friday both Taiwan and China are aware of the importance of making peace and that there is no sign showing a war would break out bet...