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China sends spy plane over Taiwan's ADIZ on day of Biden's inauguration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China continued its "gray-zone" tactics by flying a spy plane into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Wednesday (Jan. 20), the same day Joe B...

Five Hongkongers, believed to have escaped via Taiwan, seek asylum in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters have arrived in the U.S. to seek asylum, and they are reportedly the same escapees detained in Taiwan last year for entering the co...

Taiwan's Ocean Affairs Council can order counterattack in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If Taiwanese ships are attacked near disputed South China Sea islands, the right to order return fire lies with the head of the Cabinet-level Ocean Affairs Council (OAC), ...

Professor discovers new Taiwan species lobster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A professor at the National University of Tainan (NUTN) has discovered a species of lobster never before cataloged in Taiwan that has a brilliant red-and-white exterior. ...

Analyst says ‘Biden would not intervene if China invaded Taiwan’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Australian analyst on Thursday (Nov. 5) predicted that the U.S. will not intervene if China invades Taiwan during the Biden administration. With vote-counting still ...

8 Chinese fighter jets, spy planes intrude into Taiwan's ADIZ on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of eight Chinese fighter jets and spy planes breached Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday (Nov. 2). According to the Ministry of Natio...

Taiwan must stand tall against China threats

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — For as long as most people can remember, cross-strait relations between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Taiwan’s democratically elected governments (of both...

China may try to seize Taiwan's Dongsha islands during US election: Freeman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An expert on China warns that the communist regime may try to exploit chaos during the U.S. presidential election to seize Taiwan's Dongsha Islands ((東沙群島, Pratas Isla...

Military charter flight safely lands in Taiwan's Dongsha Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A military chartered UNI Air flight has landed in Taiwan’s Dongsha Islands (東沙群島, Pratas Islands) after taking off from Kaohsiung early Monday morning (Oct. 26). ...

Taiwan's deputy military chief visits Dongsha Islands following plane row

Taiwan's deputy military chief on Tuesday (Oct. 20) made a visit to the Dongsha Islands in the South China Sea, in what is believed to be an attempt to dispel doubts about Taiwan's ability to ...

Three Chinese military planes enter Taiwan's ADIZ

Three Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan's southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday, the 21st day such incursions have occurred since mid-September, according to the Minis...

Two Chinese warplanes approach Taiwan-held disputed islands on eve of national day

UPDATE 8:30 p.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Y-8 and a Y-9 anti-submarine aircraft from China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) approached the Taiwanese-held Dongsha Islands (...

Chinese military ship detected off Taiwan's east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese military ship was detected sailing north off Taiwan’s east coast on Friday (Oct. 2), according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND). Military sourc...

Taiwan's armed forces strain in undeclared war of attrition with China

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen visited a low-key but critical maintenance base for fighter jet engines on Saturday (Sept. 26), offering encouragement as the Chinese-claimed island’s armed forces ...

South China Sea Watch: More talks and more tensions

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