China's upcoming PLA drill a routine exercise: Taiwan MND

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) downplayed on Sunday an upcoming Chinese military exercise near Taiwan amid speculation it is meant to send a message after the United States rec...

China holding military exercises 'along SE coast' after US approves arms sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Just after 8:00 a.m. Sunday (July 14), China’s Ministry of National Defense announced that the People Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) would be conducting military ...

China deploys 4 Chengdu J-10 fighter jets to South China Sea island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. media outlet CNN has obtained satellite images which show Chinese warplanes stationed on Woody Island (永興島) in the South China Sea. The satellite photographs, take...

'Numerous' Chinese warplanes transit Bashi Channel south of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Shortly after noon on Monday, April 15, a squadron of numerous Chinese warplanes transited the Bashi Channel south of Taiwan, as confirmed by the Ministry of Defense (MND)...

US warns China against use of 'force or coercion' against Taiwan after incursion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to reports that Chinese fighter jets crossed the Taiwan Strait median line on Sunday (March 31), the U.S. on Tuesday (April 2) warned China against the use of "...

Rubio says Chinese incursions will not 'scare US' into dropping commitments to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to news that Chinese fighter jets crossed over the Taiwan Strait median line on Sunday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio today on Twitter said that such incursions would not &...

US House members join Senate to propose act to reconfirm commitment to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Four Republican and Democratic U.S. House members on Monday (April 1) proposed a bill that would bolster Washington's ties with Taiwan, less than a week after the Senate pr...

China to put Taiwan's airspace in 'patrol range': Global Times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The same day Chinese warplanes crossed over the median line on the Taiwan Strait, the Chinese state-run mouthpieces the Global Times published an editorial stating that if the ...

Bolton says US commitments to Taiwan Relations Act 'are clear' after Chinese jet incursion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to an incursion by Chinese fighter jets across the Taiwan Strait median line on Sunday (March 31), President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolto...

Chinese bombers pass through Miyako Strait north of Taiwan, again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For the third day in a row, Chinese military aircraft have left Chinese air space, provoking neighbors in the region. On the afternoon of April 1, three Chinese aircraf...

AIT urges China to cease 'harmful' conduct after PLAAF incursion in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Sunday, March 31, two fighter jets from China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) were intercepted by the Taiwanese Air Force after crossing the median...

Taiwan president protests China’s provocative fighter jet incursion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) lodged a strong protest on Monday (April 1) after China’s military aircraft crossed the Taiwan Strait median line, adding Taiwan will no...

Taiwan condemns China for 'destroying status quo' in strait with warplane incursion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Sunday (March 31), Taiwan's government condemned China for it's "blatant destruction of the status quo" and "intentional, reckless & provocative a...

Chinese aircraft transit Miyako Strait between Taiwan and Okinawa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Japanese Self Defense Forces (JSDF) reported that seven Chinese military aircraft crossed through the Strait of Miyako on Saturday, March 30. The JSDF reportedly sc...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - March 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Top news this week includes Nauru parliament rejects 'one China' principle; China admits Taiwan F-16s are an effective deterrent for PLAAF H-6K bombers; Triathlete ...