China to dispatch 2 aircraft carriers near Taiwan for war games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is reportedly planning on deploying two aircraft carriers in waters near Taiwan as part of its war games in August to rehearse for a future assault on the Taiwan-con...

US Navy plane nears Taiwan airspace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion anti-submarine aircraft flew near southern Taiwan on Saturday (April 25) morning, marking the 12th time a U.S. military aircraft entered Taiwanese a...

Taiwan's 'Goodwill Fleet' prowled near Singapore on 'secret mission'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Thursday (April 23) released the southernmost coordinates of an additional, previously unreported "secret mission&q...

Taiwan President apologizes for coronavirus cluster on Goodwill Fleet ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has issued an apology for the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) on a Goodwill Fleet ship, which docked at Zuoying (左營) harbor in Southern Taiwa...

Goodwill Fleet vessels monitored China aircraft carrier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Defense Minister Yen Te-fa (嚴德發) confirmed Tuesday (April 21) that two Goodwill Fleet vessels at the center of a Wuhan coronavirus scandal returned to Zuoying naval...

Chinese, US warships steam past opposite sides of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese aircraft carrier the Liaoning was spotted prowling the waters to the east of Taiwan on Saturday (April 11) as a U.S. warship cruised through the Taiwan Strait....

China's first homemade aircraft carrier sails through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's first domestically built aircraft carrier passed through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday (Nov. 17), followed by two U.S. and Japanese military vessels, Taiwan'...

China aircraft carrier Liaoning heads north through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chinese aircraft carrier the Liaoning was on its way back to its base in Northern China through the Taiwan Strait, the Ministry of National Defense said Tuesday (June ...

US P-8A sub-hunting jet flies over Taiwan Strait to watch Chinese carrier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an apparent response to the presence of the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning, the U.S. Navy dispatched a P-8A sub-hunting Poseidon through the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday (Jun...

China aircraft carrier pilots complete first night missions

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese navy pilots aboard the country's sole operating aircraft carrier have completed their first nighttime takeoffs and landings, state media reported Friday. The missio...

Taiwan's annual live-fire military drill to start June 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced that the annual military drill would begin from April 30 to May 4, and from June 6 to 8. At a news conference on Tuesda...

Taiwan monitors politically charged voyage of Chinese aircraft carrier

Taipei (CNA) - The Ministry of National Defense released a statement Saturday assuring the public that the military is monitoring China's Liaoning aircraft carrier as it makes its way through the ...

China's Liaoning aircraft carrier joins naval formation of over 40 warships in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After crossing through the Taiwan Strait last week on March 20-21, the Chinese Aircraft Carrier Liaoning, has reached the South China Sea, where it is has been photographe...

US opposes Chinese attempts to challenge status quo across Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. State Department issued a statement in response to remarks from Chinese leader Xi Jinping made on March 20, and China’s deployment of the Liaoning aircraft ...

China says defense budget to rise 8.1 percent in 2018

BEIJING (AP) — China's defense budget will rise 8.1 percent to 1.1 trillion yuan ($173 billion) this year as the country prepares to launch its second aircraft carrier, integrate stealth fig...