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Taiwan deploys advanced F-16V fighter jets amid China threat

CHIAYI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan has deployed the most advanced version of the F-16 fighter jet in its air force, as the self-ruled island steps up its defense capabilities in the face of continuing...

Air Force to conduct Tienlong military exercise on Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force will carry out its annual Tienlong military exercise in Pingtung’s Jiadong Township from Oct. 19-29, according to a military official. The large-sca...

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 President Tsai Ing-wen's National Day speech (Full Text)

TAIPEI (Central News Agency) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) delivered her National Day address on Sunday (Oct. 10), pledging to defend Taiwan's sovereignty and democracy amid "un...

Taiwan Air Force releases defiant video after Chinese incursions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China began to send large numbers of aircraft into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ), the country's Air Force on Saturday (Oct. 2) released a patr...

Taiwan cancels National Day reception over COVID concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said on Saturday (Sept. 25) that the National Day reception has been canceled, as no foreign delegations have been invited to visit ...

Taiwan monitors Chinese missile frigates near southeast coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense said it was monitoring a Chinese missile frigate close to Taiwan’s southeast coast Friday (Sept. 24), the day after 24 Chinese warpl...

Taiwan to show 4 missile types, 47 aircraft at Double Ten National Day event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Apart from a huge flag, the Double Ten National Day parade on Oct. 10 will also see 47 aircraft fly over the Presidential Office Building and four new types of missiles mo...

Taiwan and France’s Dassault sign service agreement for Mirage jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) and France’s Dassault have signed a technical support service agreement valued at NT$790.96 million (US$28.45 million) for wor...

Taiwan Air Force conducts rehearsal drill ahead of Han Kuang exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force on Monday (Sept. 6) conducted a takeoff and landing rehearsal drill ahead of the annual Han Kuang exercise. Monday's drill began at 5 a.m. in Pingtung...

Taiwan mulls victory parade for Olympians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is considering hosting a parade to celebrate the achievements of Taiwanese athletes at the Tokyo Olympics as the games draw to a close. The Ministry of E...

Taiwan's Olympic badminton heroes make triumphant return

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's victorious Olympic badminton team made its triumphant return to the country from the Tokyo Games Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 4) and was greeted with cheers by a...

Jet fighters to welcome Taiwan's Olympians on their journey home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four Mirage 2000 fighter jets will meet the flight carrying Taiwanese Olympians as it makes its way home Wednesday (Aug. 4) afternoon in a show of national support for the...

COVID forces Taiwan to delay life-extension work on French-built missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Life-extension work on French-built MICA and Magic 2 air-to-air missiles has been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, reports said Tuesday (Aug. 3). In 1992, Taiwan signe...

Taiwan postpones highway landing drills due to spike in COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This year’s Air Force highway landing drills have been postponed due to the recent spike in local COVID-19 cases. The decision comes as the Ministry of National D...