Taiwan seizes trespassing Chinese boat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese dredger boats that trespassed the Cross-Strait Median (海峽中線) were seized by the Coast Guard Administration and Penghu County Government on Thursday (Oct. 24) morni...

Taiwan KMT presidential candidate to focus on preventing war: aide

Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) defense policy will focus on "preventing our adversary from making a decision to use force" if he is elected president, a defense advisor to the Kuomintang (KMT) presi...

Taiwan cabinet passes bill for F-16 fighter jets budget

Taiwan's Cabinet passed a draft bill Thursday that paves the way for the purchase of a new fleet of advanced F-16 fighter jets from the United States at a cost of NT$250 billion (US$8.08 billion) ...

US Navy ship passes through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the latest move emphasizing freedom of navigation, the United States Navy sent an amphibious transport dock through the Taiwan Strait Friday (August 23). The ship sa...

Taiwan Strait median line coordinates revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s defense ministry on Tuesday (July 30) refuted reports that the military drill carried out by China on Monday took place across the median line of the Taiwan...

Canadian warship makes rare patrol through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As tensions ratchet up between Ottawa and Beijing, a Canadian warship patrolled through the waters of the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday (June 18). Taiwanese netizens on the onlin...

US warships deploy new tactic when transiting Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two United States warships transited through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday (April 28), the fourth such mission by U.S. warships this year, but this time around, they were initial...

'Numerous' Chinese warplanes transit Bashi Channel south of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Shortly after noon on Monday, April 15, a squadron of numerous Chinese warplanes transited the Bashi Channel south of Taiwan, as confirmed by the Ministry of Defense (MND)...

Taiwan to conduct annual live-fire military exercises in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s Air Force and Navy are set to carry out the annual Han Kuang military exercises from May 27 to May 31 in the country's eastern territorial waters and airspac...

China threatens to turn Taiwan into next 'Lebanon': Global Times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As tensions rise across the Taiwan Strait, China in its state-run media mouthpiece the Global Times earlier this month threatened to turn Taiwan into another "Lebanon.&quo...

US warns China against use of 'force or coercion' against Taiwan after incursion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to reports that Chinese fighter jets crossed the Taiwan Strait median line on Sunday (March 31), the U.S. on Tuesday (April 2) warned China against the use of "...

Taiwan President visits Air Force base following incursion by China jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) visited an Air Force base in Chiayi Thursday to underline her concern about a recent incursion by Chinese jets. Last Sunday, two J-11 fighter jet...

EU calls for cross-strait dialogue after Chinese jet incursion

The European Union called on China and Taiwan Tuesday to restart bilateral dialogue and avoid actions and words that may increase tension across the Taiwan Strait after China sent fighter jets across ...

Rubio says Chinese incursions will not 'scare US' into dropping commitments to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to news that Chinese fighter jets crossed over the Taiwan Strait median line on Sunday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio today on Twitter said that such incursions would not &...

Japanese cabinet chief calls for direct Taiwan-China dialogue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of China’s repeated intrusions on Taiwan’s airspace, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has called for a direct cross-strait dial...