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Spy chief says China bribes Taiwan's internet influencers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Security Bureau (NSB) Director-General Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) said Monday (May 16) that local celebrities are being paid by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to tak...

National Security Bureau denies rumor Taiwan must have US approval to proceed with runway expansion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s National Security Bureau (NSB) on Thursday (April 28) denied reports that Taiwan, with the approval of the U.S., will expand the runway on Taiping Island. ...

Taiwan knew about China-Solomon Islands security agreement last year: NSB director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Security Bureau (NSB) was already aware China and the Solomon Islands were planning on signing a security agreement last year, NSB Director Chen Ming-tung (陳明...

Taiwan says internationalization of Chinese yuan helped by Ukraine war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The war in Ukraine and global economic sanctions levied against Russia could help raise the profile of the Chinese yuan against the U.S. dollar, a senior Taiwanese securit...

US would 'intervene more deeply' in war in Taiwan Strait than Ukraine: NSB head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Security Bureau (NSB) director told legislators Monday (March 28) that the U.S. would be much more involved in a war in the Taiwan Strait than it has been in ...

Taiwan sees Ukraine war helping Chinese yuan's internationalisation

The war in Ukraine and Russia's effective exclusion from the global currency system could be an opportunity for China to raise the profile of its currency in a challenge to the U.S. dollar, a seni...

Biden in Warsaw to call on 'free world' to counter Putin

US President Joe Biden is in Warsaw on Saturday for meetings with Polish and Ukrainian government officials, followed by an address underlining the global response to Russia's war in Ukraine. T...

Taiwan intelligence agency rules out role by hackers in recent spate of blackouts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The country's top intelligence agency, the National Security Bureau (NSB), on Thursday (March 24) ruled out the possibility that a recent spate of blackouts had been c...

Taiwan says 'reunification law' would put too much pressure on China

TAIPEI, March 24 (Reuters) - A senior Taiwanese official said on Thursday he did not see China adopting a "reunification law" as it would put too much pressure on Beijing to set a timetable ...

Chinese Y-8 spotter plane enters Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Shaanxi Y-8 ELINT spotter plane from China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Wedn...

Taiwan air force Mirage fighter lost, pilot ejects safely

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s air force said one of its French-made Mirage 2000 fighter jets appears to have been lost off the island’s east coast, but the pilot has been rescued after parachuting to...

Taiwan military purchases Field Information Communications System from US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has finalized a deal to purchase the Field Information Communications System (FICS) after signing a US$246.21 million (NT$6.99 billion) procurement contract with th...

Early results of Ukraine war will emerge in several weeks: Taiwan's national security head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Security Bureau Director General Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) has said the war in Ukraine cannot last long and expects early results from the conflict to emerge within se...

Taiwan confirms Chinese military plane crashed into South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's National Security Bureau (NSB) has confirmed that a Chinese military aircraft crashed in the South China Sea earlier this month. NSB Director-General Chen ...

Taiwan president issues 4 directives in response to Ukraine crisis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After hearing a briefing by the National Security Council’s (NSC) Ukrainian Status Response Team on Wednesday (Feb. 23), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) issued four dir...