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...

Taiwan President inspects Navy drill in Yilan amid Chinese maneuvers off Hainan

YILAN (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) boarded the country’s Keelung- (Kidd-) class destroyer to inspect a Navy drill in eastern Taiwan Friday, but denied the inspection...

President Tsai supervises military exercises in northeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The armed forces of Taiwan held an exercise on Taiwan’s East Coast, near the Su’ao naval base in Yilan County on Friday, April 13. The exercise takes place ...

China announces live-fire military drills in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China announced Thursday it would hold live-fire military drills in the Taiwan Strait on April 18, in what looked like an escalation of President Xi Jinping’s (習近平) ...

Massive drugs catch on Chinese fishing boat near Taiwan’s Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – More than 500 kilograms of illegal drugs with an estimated market value of NT$1 billion (US$33 million) were found inside a fishing boat from China near Penghu County in t...

Photos of Taipei's Qingshan Temple festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The three-day miaohui (廟會) or temple festival held by the Bangka Qingshan Temple (艋舺青山宮) in which Qingshan Wang (青山靈安尊王, King of Green Mountain) toured Taipei's Wanhua Dist...

Taipei’s largest ‘miaohui’ temple festival kicks off

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – From Thursday to Saturday (December 7-9), one of the three biggest miaohui (廟會) or temple festivals in Taipei takes place in the city's Wanhua District where the proce...

Don't miss two must-see attractions while visiting historic township of Lukang on west coast of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Lukang is a historic township located in northwestern Changhua County on the west coast of Taiwan, facing the Taiwan Strait. In March 2012, it was named one of the Top 10 Small T...