PLA troops in Hong Kong awaiting orders from Xi: Boxun

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As protests in Hong Kong intensify over a proposed law that would allow for the extradition of prisoners to China, an inside source tells the news site Boxun that Chinese Presi...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

Beijing will risk everything to annex Taiwan, says Chinese Defense Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese Defense Minister, Wei Fenghe (魏鳳和), spoke at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue and security summit on Sunday (June 2), declaring that China would “fight at all ...

China vows military action if Taiwan, sea claims opposed

SINGAPORE (AP) — China's defense minister is warning its military will "resolutely take action" to defend Beijing's claims over self-ruled Taiwan and disputed South China Sea waters. ...

US condemns China's crackdown on activists ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s crackdown on activists seeking to commemorate victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre “couldn’t be more troubling,” the U.S. State De...

Taiwan's army repulses simulated Chinese beach assault

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Troops from Taiwan's Army, Navy, and Air Force took part in a mock counterattack on a simulated landing on a beach in southern Taiwan by China's PLA forces on Thursday ...

Photo of the Day: Inflatable 'tank man' pops up in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre nears on June 4, photos of an inflatable 'tank man' sculpture have surfaced on Taiwanese social media. Due t...

Taiwan's Han Kuang drills to feature F-16Vs, Perry-class frigates

A wide range of military equipment, weapons and vehicles, including F-16V fighter jets from the United States, Taiwan's indigenous Clouded Leopard armored vehicles and two U.S.-made Perry-class gu...

How powerful is China's military?

For the first time since 2015, China held a live-fire military exercise in the Taiwan Strait on April 18, aiming to intimidate self-governing Taiwan while showcasing its much-improved military strengt...

U.S. lawmakers want to keep out Chinese students with military links

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Republican members of Congress have introduced a bill banning student or research visas for anyone employed or sponsored by the Chinese military, the Reuters news agency r...

How powerful is China's military?

For the first time since 2015, China held a live-fire military exercise in the Taiwan Strait on April 18, aiming to intimidate self-governing Taiwan while showcasing its much-improved military strengt...

Pentagon report discusses strategies for a Chinese attack against Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In its annual report to Congress about the Chinese military, the United States Department of Defense has discussed the options that China could follow for a military campa...

Taiwan must respond carefully to changing methods of Chinese coercion: defense expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan must implement stricter responses to threats from China in what will be a more complicated environment in the future, said defense institute executive Ou Si-fu (歐錫富...

Taiwan mulling acceleration of plan to ban plastic straws

A plan to ban plastic straws that was expected to be carried out in stages may now be put in place in a single step, an environmental official said Monday. The government intends to put the ban in ...

China’s deadly bombers deployed in Tibet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has deployed its deadly Xian H-6 bombers in Tibet, further expanding the presence of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in the region, according to Voice of Am...