Taiwan monitors politically charged voyage of Chinese aircraft carrier

Taipei (CNA) - The Ministry of National Defense released a statement Saturday assuring the public that the military is monitoring China's Liaoning aircraft carrier as it makes its way through...

Taiwan calls Chinese military drills a threat to region

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan's government said Thursday that recent Chinese military drills are aimed at intimidating the island and are a threat to regional peace and stability. China is attemp...

In the name of Taiwan

There are few people active in politics today who are consistent from start to finish in what they say. One member of that rare breed is Premier William Lai (賴清德). No matter whether he was running for...

Chinese bombers transit Miyako Strait between Taiwan and Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the Chinese Navy is in the midst of five days of live-fire naval drills near Quanzhou in the Taiwan Strait, the Chines Air Force is conducting training exercises as wel...

China’s live-fire drills – more than just saber rattling, this is propaganda and fake news

The live-fire military drills which the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy) held yesterday have garnered a great deal of media attention this week both in Taiwan and around the world. Th...

Taiwan to hold Han Kuang military exercise to counter PLA live fire drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will hold its annual Han Kuang military drills to test its defense capabilities for five days starting June 4 in response to the planned Chinese live-fire exer...

Taiwan premier reiterates Taiwan-independence approach as 'pragmatic'

Taipei, April 15 (CNA) Premier Lai Ching-te  on Sunday once again described his approach toward Taiwan independence as being pragmatic and based on three basic beliefs. At a media roundtable i...

Fiji crushes NZ 50-7 to roll into Hong Kong 7s quarters

HONG KONG (AP) — Fiji crushed New Zealand 50-7 to complete pool play unbeaten at the Hong Kong Sevens on Saturday. Either Fiji or New Zealand has featured in 33 of the last 35 Hong K...

U.S. ban on offensive weapons for Taiwan no longer realistic: U.S. expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The restriction on arms sales to Taiwan to defensive weapons is no longer realistic considering China’s intensive military buildup, United States expert Richard Fish...

China's Liaoning aircraft carrier joins naval formation of over 40 warships in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After crossing through the Taiwan Strait last week on March 20-21, the Chinese Aircraft Carrier Liaoning, has reached the South China Sea, where it is has been photographe...

Vautier, Spirit of Daytona land pole for 12 Hours of Sebring

SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — Tristan Vautier will lead the field to the green flag to start the 12 Hours of Sebring. Vautier put the Spirit of Daytona Racing entry on the pole Friday in the ...

After changing China's constitution, Xi calls for military loyalty to it

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- At day after securing absolute power after altering China's constitution to end presidential term limits, President Xi Jinping on Monday (March 12) called on the military a...

Taiwanese educators lured by China's '31 measures' must take care not to violate national security laws

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In response to the “31 measures” introduced by the Chinese government as a strategy to attract talent and business away from Taiwan, Taiwan’s Mainland Af...

China says defense budget to rise 8.1 percent in 2018

BEIJING (AP) — China's defense budget will rise 8.1 percent to 1.1 trillion yuan ($173 billion) this year as the country prepares to launch its second aircraft carrier, integrate stealth fig...

The audacity of Xi Jinping and the coming collapse of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The world should take note of this moment and what is about to happen in China. Xi Jinping is more than likely about to be declared leader for life by the Chinese Communis...