Congressional defense bill calls for creation of US-Taiwan cybersecurity task force

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. House and Senate on Monday (Dec. 9) reached an agreement on the final version of the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which proposes the est...

Former AIT director: Taiwanese do not believe China on reunification

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of Hong Kong's political unrest, many Taiwanese have come to realize that "believing China is dangerous," former AIT Director Stephen M. Young re...

India and Japan hold inaugural security talks

NEW DELHI (AP) — India says ties with Japan are key to stability in the Indo-Pacific region as the two countries held inaugural security talks in New Delhi. Saturday’s talks among th...

Visiting U.S., Italian legislators urge Taiwan to defend democracy

Visiting legislators from the United States and Italy urged the Taiwanese people Tuesday to defend democracy amid the worsening situation in Hong Kong. "Democracy is a precious thing and we ha...

Taiwan Legislative Yuan approves budget for 66 F-16V fighter jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Legislative Yuan on Friday (November 22) approved the NT$247.23 billion (US$8.1 billion) budget to procure 66 F-16V jets from the United States. The passage of ...

Taiwan, US stage GCTF workshop on good energy governance

The Workshop on Good Energy Governance in the Indo-Pacific held under the Taiwan-U.S. Global Cooperation and Training Framework kicked off Nov. 20 in Taipei City. Jointly organized by the Ministry ...

Int'l workshop co-hosted by Taiwan, US, Japan, Australia opens in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A regional workshop co-hosted by Taiwan, the United States, Japan, and Australia opened in Taipei on Wednesday (Nov. 20) with a focus on promoting energy governance in the...

Taiwan set to host Indo-Pacific Energy Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will team up with Japan, Australia, and the U.S. to host the Indo-Pacific Improvement on Energy Governance Forum in Taipei from Wednesday (Nov. 20) through Friday (...

US sends first warship through Taiwan Strait since September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. cruiser sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday (Nov. 12), according to Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND). Defense Minister Yen De-fa (嚴德發) on ...

Cross-border crime seminar in Taiwan centered on Chinese threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Western Asia Forum on Regional Security and Transnational Crime launched on Tuesday (Nov. 12) focuses on a joint effort to counteract Chinese meddling in the in...

Taiwan not alone in dealing with cyberattacks: AIT Director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Brent Christensen affirmed U.S. collaboration with Taiwan on cybersecurity, as a five-day series of cyberwarfare exercis...

US woos Asia with plan to rival China’s ‘Belt and Road’

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Tuesday the U.S. will invest and trade more in Asia as it rolls out an American plan to support "sustainable" projects in Asia as a counterpoint to China&...

Taiwan to form networking center to promote trade with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will establish a unit designated for promoting trade with the United States by the end of 2019, according to the government-sponsored Taiwan External Trade Developm...

US vows to help Taiwan develop effective deterrence capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States on Monday (Nov. 4) reiterated its commitment to helping Taiwan bolster its military capabilities in a report on the implementation of the U.S.'s stra...

US, China spar at Southeast Asian regional summit

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — The rivalry between the United States and China over influence in the Asia-Pacific region was on show Monday as the two superpowers traded barbs over freedom of navig...