China to spend 1.19 trillion RMB on military in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s military spending for 2019 is to increase by 7.5 percent, despite a slowing annual GDP growth rate. The government released its annual defense budget on T...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2019. There are 325 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 9, 19...

Peace with the Taliban? Trump warned of Afghan pullout risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration claims of progress in talks with the Taliban have sparked fears even among the president's allies that his impatience with the war in Afghanistan will lead him t...

US defense report: Taiwan ‘primary driver for China’s military modernization’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S.’s Defense Intelligence Agency published an unclassified report today (Jan. 16) entitled “2019 China Military Power Report,” which cites Taiwan u...

Trump’s redefining diplomacy means opportunity for Taiwan: Stephen Yates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Stephen Yates, a former White House and Republican Party official, said during a recent interview with the Voice of America that US President Donald Trump’s redefining...

Taiwan Nat. Security Council to lead computerized war game simulations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Defense announced that the military will be holding computerized war game simulations this week, to test potential scenarios in the event of attack on the ...

Taiwanese academic believes Taiwan should plan for US withdrawal from first island chain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former head of the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (國家中山科學研究院), Kung Chia-cheng (龔家政) said that the U.S. will withdraw from the first island chain ...

Global Taiwan Institute Chairman Robert Lai passes away

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Robert Lai (賴義雄), the chairman of the United States-based think tank the Global Taiwan Institute (GTI, 全球台灣研究中心) passed away in Maryland at the age of 78 on April 27. J...

Trump tweets about conspiracies he sees behind challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russia collusion probe. The Stormy Daniels allegations. The escalating tension with Moscow. The tempests that have separately buffeted the White House for month...

Tempests buffeting White House now threaten to engulf Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russia collusion probe. The Stormy Daniels allegations. The escalating tension with Moscow. The tempests that have separately buffeted the White House for month...

Trump wants out of Syria, but don't say 'timeline'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spoken: He wants U.S. troops and civilians out of Syria by the fall. But don't call it a "timeline." Wary of charges of hypocrisy for pub...

Theory of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--A person’s life achievement will not exceed his or her wish, and the wish will not exceed action. Does the same rule apply to a country? When everybody is talking about &ld...

Turkey faces balancing act amid border offensive in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — As Turkey threatens a bloody confrontation with U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Afrin — the main Syrian Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria — it faces the challenge of maintaining its o...

Do the latest Chinese military drills suggest plans for an imminent invasion of Taiwan?

The Chinese Air Force has conducted another series of drills around Taiwan to stoke international speculation about what the short-term military aims of the Chinese Communist regime might be. One mili...

Activists ask US to suspend Bahrain prince's diplomatic visa

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Activists on Wednesday asked the United States to suspend a diplomatic visa for a Bahrain prince over allegations that he tortured prisoners during the island kingdo...