Photo of the Day: Artist sketches M1A2T for Taiwan's National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To celebrate Taiwan's National Day (Oct. 10), a Taiwanese artist drew this intricate illustration of an M1A2T Abrams tank. Thomas Chen (陳安平), 25, who is a Taiwanese...

Taiwan president highlights new tank purchases after fatal tank accident

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Friday the military is planning the purchase of the most advanced tanks to speed up the pace at which it replaces old models while remembering a soldier killed in a t...

The Trump conundrum — A Taiwan-centric perspective: William Stanton

This is the first part of a two-part commentary. The second part can be found here. Whatever anyone might think of President Donald Trump, many Taiwanese and foreign friends of Taiwan will likely b...

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...

Taiwan to sign LOA with US for Abrams tanks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Army Chief of Staff Yang Hai-ming (楊海明) confirmed during a question-and-answer session at the Legislative Yuan on Monday (Oct. 28) that Taiwan will sign a Letter of Offer ...

Taiwan, US to deliver ‘considerable achievements’ in defense logistics cooperation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the United States are expected to deliver “considerable achievements” by cooperating on defense logistics, said the island’s top security offi...

Taiwan Army to receive first M1A2T tanks from U.S. in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Army will receive the first of the 108 M1A2T Abrams tanks it ordered from the United States in 2022, with their arrival in Taiwan scheduled for the following year, the...

Taiwan eyeing purchase of new Paladin howitzers from US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Monday (Sept. 23) said that the M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzer "meets the needs of Taiwan's defensive o...

US Congress reportedly to be notified of F-16V fighter jet sale to Taiwan soon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Congress is expected to be notified of the proposed sale of 66 F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan by the end of the month, said a Taiwanese military expert on Tuesday (...

'Don't mess with Taiwan': US Congressman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- U.S. Representative Michael McCaul made clear his feelings about Chinese aggression towards Taiwan in an interview with Fox News on Sunday (July 14), defending the recent sale ...

China's upcoming PLA drill a routine exercise: Taiwan MND

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) downplayed on Sunday an upcoming Chinese military exercise near Taiwan amid speculation it is meant to send a message after the United States rec...

China to impose sanctions on Taiwan’s U.S. arms suppliers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) transited in New York City on her way to the Caribbean Friday (July 12), China announced it was going to impose sanctions on the U.S. f...

US State Department responds to China regarding Taiwan arms deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. State Department has responded to China’s complaints about Taiwan’s historic purchase of U.S. military equipment, reaffirming the deal’s legality and...

US demonstrates strong Taiwan support with US$2.2 billion arms sale

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A proposed US$2 billion (NT$68.6 billion) arms sale to Taiwan is being viewed as a strong demonstration of support to the island nation and likely to exacerbate deteriorating U...

China cries foul at US Abrams, Stinger sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Shortly after news broke on Tuesday (July 9) that the U.S. State Department has approved US$2.2 billion worth of Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles, and other equipment, the Chines...