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Defense minister says Taiwan is prepared for war every day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will not start a war but it is prepared for war every single day, Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) said Friday (Oct. 15). He was responding to questions fro...

Taiwan hopes for exchanges with US National Guard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan delegation at the annual United States-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference hopes for exchanges with the U.S. National Guard, reports said Tuesday (Oct. 12). W...

3 Chinese military planes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Chinese military planes entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Sunday (Oct. 10), marking the sixth intrusion this month. Two People&rsqu...

Taiwan rejects China's 'path' amid show of military force

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president on Sunday vowed to defend the island from China's rising pressure for reunification, after a week of unprecedented tensions with Beijing. Spe...

Taiwan considers stationing Sky Bow III missiles on small island near China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of National Defense has reportedly allocated an extra NT$9.4 billion (US$335.87 million) to allow for the production of more Sky Bow III surface-to-air missil...

Defense minister says China could launch 'full-scale invasion' of Taiwan by 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) on Wednesday (Oct. 6) estimated that China will have the ability to launch a "full-scale invasion" of Taiwan b...

Biden says China will abide by unknown 'Taiwan agreement'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday (Oct. 5) said that he and China's leader Xi Jinping (習近平) would abide by the "Taiwan agreement" — although no such ...

Chinese military turboprop enters Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After several days of large shows of aerial force, a single Chinese military plane entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday (Oct. 5), marki...

Taiwan reports more than 600 Chinese military sorties so far this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has recorded more than 600 Chinese military sorties into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) so far this year. ...

Taiwan premier condemns China's 'over the top' military aggression

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Tuesday (Oct. 5) condemned China's "over the top" military actions following a record single-day incursion of 56 military air...

Australia warns China against using force after Taiwan incursions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following unprecedented large-scale intrusions by Chinese military aircraft into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ), Australia warned Beijing Tuesday (O...

China flies record 56 warplanes toward self-ruled Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China flew 56 fighter planes toward Taiwan on Monday in the largest show of force on record, continuing the three days of sustained military harassment against the self-ruled isl...

56 Chinese warplanes intrude on Taiwan's ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) reports that a record 56 Chinese military aircraft violated Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday (...

China shows off joint combat abilities with large-scale ADIZ incursions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s show of aerial force in Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) over recent days was designed to show off its joint combat capabilities, defens...

16 Chinese military aircraft enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sixteen Chinese military planes flew into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Sunday (Oct. 3), marking the third intrusion this month. Eight People...