'Tragedy of Xi Jinping' book says China intended to take islands from Japan in 2013, but failed

TAIPE (Taiwan News) -- A reporter working for the conservative Japanese newspaper Sankei Shunbun, Akio Yaita, has recently published a book detailing his time working in the Beijing field office. T...

Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign brings down another top Chinese general 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The anti-graft and corruption campaign carried out under Xi Jinping among top party and PLA officials has reportedly led to the arrest of another major military figure on ...

'Don't fear death,' Xi Jinping exhorts the Chinese military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In what is being called a rare address directed to the Chinese military, President Xi Jinping called on the PLA  to "fear neither hardship nor death” ...

Trump tweets and the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Donald Trump’s Jan. 1 tweet bashing the country of Pakistan has brought attention to the country at the start of 2018, and there may be more to the tweet than meets ...

China threatens to 'dock' warships in Taiwan's harbors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Jan. 1 of 2018, editors at China’s state-backed “Global Times” published an opinion piece entitled “What can China expect in 2018.” Qui...

New Year's Day 'Protect Hong Kong' march targets HK-CHI rail-link project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An annual march and protest was held in Hong Kong on New Year ’s Day, with organizers claiming 10,000 took to the streets. Police suggested a smaller number of about...

'Not even the Gods can save Taiwan' unless air defenses upgraded, says expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The upcoming issue of Asia Weekly will include an article analyzing the latest data on Taiwan’s air defense systems, and the prognosis is not good. The report ent...

Chinese official threatens 'decisive action' if Taiwan declares independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Dec. 25, the Chinese state-run newspaper "The Study Times," published an article by Liu Junchuan (劉軍川), an official with the Taiwan Affairs Office of the...

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...

President Tsai outlines strategy to bolster Taiwan's informational security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen spoke Monday Dec. 11 at an event jointly hosted by the Presidential Office and the National Security Council to discuss the issue of informational s...

Chinese general being investigated for corruption kills self

BEIJING (AP) — A former top Chinese general under investigation for major corruption has killed himself, official media reported Tuesday, denouncing his death as a "despicable" act to ...

Atletico held by 3rd-tier Elche to 1-1 draw in Copa del Rey

MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid could only manage a 1-1 draw at third-division club Elche as Spain's leading clubs struggled in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday. Villarreal and Athletic B...

PLA is being 'tailor-made' to invade Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In part two of Taiwan News' exclusive interview with Ian Easton, author of the new book "The Chinese Invasion Threat: Taiwan's Defense and American Strat...

No matter what Taiwan does, China continues invasion plans: researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Taiwanese media went into a frenzy earlier this month reporting that a new book by Ian Easton China was revealing the details of China's plan to invade Taiwan in 2020...

Chinese pilot who defected to Taiwan dies at 82

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – One of the first pilots of China’s People Liberation Army Air Force to defect with a plane died in Taiwan at the age of 82, reports said Thursday. Sun Tianqin (孫天...