US has altered its Taiwan arms sales policy: Military analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Derek Grossman, a senior defense analyst at the Washington, D.C.-based think tank RAND Corporation, believes the U.S. has significantly changed its policy on arms sales to...

Tense India-China border raises fears of inadvertent escalation

Over the past few months, Chinese and Indian troops have been engaged in aggressive posturing at multiple locations along the two nations' de facto border, known as Line of Actual Control (LAC), r...

New peak of 71K US overdose deaths in 2019 dashes hopes

Nearly 71,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year, a new record that predates the COVID-19 crisis, which the White House and many experts believe will drive such deaths even higher. ...

Taiwan needs to prepare for China's maritime militia threat: experts

Taiwan needs to be better prepared for offensives by China's state-supported maritime militia, which Beijing uses to further its political, economic and military goals in the region, Taiwanese sec...

25 years after Oklahoma City bombing, anxiety remains high

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In the 25 years since a truck bomb ripped through a federal building in downtown Oklahoma City and killed 168 people, the United States has suffered through foreign wars, a rise i...

Estonia won its war on fentanyl, then things got worse

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Igor Smirnov was introduced to opiates the day his first son was born, when he got celebratory drunk and a neighbor injected him with an intoxicating extract of opium poppies. ...

Chicago police end effort to predict gun offenders, victims

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police have ended a program that sought to predict people most likely to be victims or perpetrators of gun crime, according to a watchdog report released Thursday that warned th...

US poll asks about Chinese invasion of Taiwan after 2035

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to a poll in the United States, 38 percent of respondents expect China to attack Taiwan if no unification agreement is reached by 2035, reports said Thursday (De...

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 territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

Large chunk of border wall funding diverted from tiny Guam

HONOLULU (AP) — President Donald Trump is raising a large chunk of the money for his border wall with Mexico by deferring several military construction projects slated for Guam, a strategic hub for U....

South Korea supports US Indo-Pacific strategy amid growing Chinese dominance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – South Korea President Moon Jae-in (文在寅) announced a new era of collaboration between his country and the U.S. in the South China Sea, which is expected to reinforce the ca...

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...

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...

Taiwan’s digital minister visits US for talks on open governance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang (唐鳳) is in Washington this week to promote Taiwan’s commitment to open government, in addition to exchanging opinions with exp...

Taiwan-China crisis could erupt in 2020: U.S. expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The United States should strengthen its deterrence amid the rising likelihood of a Taiwan-China crisis in the run-up to next year’s Taiwanese elections, said Michael Chase...