China admits to detaining Taiwanese for ‘endangering national security’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) admitted on Wednesday (Sept. 25) it has detained a Taiwanese man who went missing in China in 2018. TAO spokesperson Ma Xiaogu...

Taiwanese man reported missing in China for more than 400 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the detention of a Taiwanese activist by China, the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) confirmed Friday (September 13) that another man, named as Tsai Chin-shu (蔡...

Magistrates of Kinmen, Matsu, Penghu fly to Beijing to plea for travel ban lift

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The magistrates of Kinmen, Matsu, and Penghu county flew to Beijing on Monday (Aug. 12) to meet with Liu Jieyi (劉結一), the director of the Taiwan Affairs Office, and plead ...

Breaking News: Beijing axes individual travel visas for Chinese tourists visiting Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced today (July 31) that due to the current state of cross-strait relations, applications for and the issuance of individual t...

Two policemen slashed, fraudster shot twice in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After slashing two police officers in Taipei City on Sunday (July 14), a fraud suspect was shot twice as he tried to flee the scene. While patrolling the intersection of Jug...

Bird carving exhibition in Taipei features artworks from Taiwan, Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The “Taiwan/Japan Bird Carving Crafts Exhibition” is taking place at the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute's (NTCRI) Taipei Branch b...

China issues air pollution warnings, 79 cities blanketed in heavy smog

Along with 78 other cities, China's capital, Beijing, was again blanketed in thick winter smog on Saturday, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Air pollution warnings were issued across the...

China’s holding intl. military contest near Taiwan’s outlying island spawns concern

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The People's Liberation Army Navy’s holding an international sea landing competition at Shishi Beach in Quanzhou, Fujian Province, which is close to Taiwan’s...

Chinese tourist entered Taiwan radar base during live-fire drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese tourist entered a sensitive radar base in the Taiwan Strait archipelago of Penghu during Chinese live-fire drills last week, reports said Wednesday. The intru...

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...

Indian Navy puts Chinese Navy on notice with 'Happy Hunting' tweet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Indian Navy’s official twitter account sent a message to the Chinese Navy (PLAN) that appears to be half warning, and half social media trolling earlier this wee...

President Tsai optimistic for Taiwan's defense industry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen received a delegation from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a Washington D.C. based think tank on April 16 to discuss democracy and security...

China's live fire drill just off coast of Fujian

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Despite the bluster and bravado, China's live fire exercises set to take place in the Taiwan Strait, are actually situated in a small area right off the coast of Fujian Pro...