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US Air Force secretary says new planes must intimidate China

(TAIPEI) Taiwan News — U.S. Air Force leaders have said the service branch's old school models must be swapped out quickly for new platforms that intimidate the country’s up and coming...

2 Chinese military turboprops enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese military planes entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Wednesday (Dec. 1), marking the first intrusion this month. A People’...

Taiwan may lack urea needed for anti-aircraft missile launchers: Ministry of Defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sources in the Ministry of Defense (MOD) have admitted Taiwan's military forces will temporarily reduce deployments of anti-aircraft mobile missile launchers to deal w...

Deep dive into Taiwan’s secret submarine project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been secretly collaborating with at least seven countries over the past few years to build its indigenous submarine fleet. An investigative report from Reute...

As China menaces Taiwan, the island's friends aid its secretive submarine project

TAIPEI, Nov 29 (Reuters) - For more than two decades, Taiwan tried to buy a fleet of modern conventional submarines to fend off an existential threat – invasion by China. There were no takers. ...

Lawmakers say retired generals that hurt Taiwan’s interests should be stripped of pension

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers are urging financial penalties for conduct by retired military officers that is deemed to undermine Taiwan's national inte...

Taiwan vows to 'never bow to CCP pressure' after 27 warplanes penetrate ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The foreign minister on Sunday (Nov. 28) vowed to "never bow" to pressure from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) after 27 Chinese military aircraft intruded into...

27 Chinese military planes intrude on Taiwan's ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Sunday (Nov. 28) reported the intrusion of 27 Chinese military aircraft into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ),...

Taiwan scrambles to see off Chinese air force as Xi meets top brass

TAIPEI, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Taiwan's air force scrambled again on Sunday to warn away 27 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defence zone, Taiwan's defence ministry said, the latest increase ...

2 Chinese military turboprops enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese military planes entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Thursday (Nov. 25), marking the 24th intrusion this month. A People’s...

Four Chinese fighter planes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four People’s Liberation Army (PLA) fighter jets briefly entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday (Nov. 23), marking the 22nd intrusi...

Peng Shuai's break point versus CCP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Swedish cartoonist created this illustration to demonstrate Beijing's "unsportsmanlike" conduct against Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai (彭帥). On her offi...

Chinese military pilots radio provocative answers while degrading Taiwan's sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese military planes breached Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on five occasions Sunday morning (Nov. 21), and this time the Chinese pilots respond...

Monkey-brain study with link to China's military roils top European university

SYDNEY/COPENHAGEN, Nov 18 (Reuters) - A Chinese professor at the University of Copenhagen conducted genetic research with the Chinese military without disclosing the connection, the university told Re...

PLA has acquired initial invasion capacity of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest annual report by the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) states that China has acquired an "initial capability" to inva...