Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs thanks US congressman for political support

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (July 28) expressed appreciation to U.S. Representative Tom Tiffany (R-WI) for drafting an amendment that would eliminate...

Taiwan seeks to observe in upcoming RIMPAC: MND

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is seeking the opportunity to observe the U.S.-led Rim of Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), which this year is scheduled for Aug. 17-31 amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID...

US Senate defense bill calls for Taiwan's participation in RIMPAC exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Senate on Thursday (July 23) passed its version of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes provisions to prevent China achieving a &quo...

Taiwan could first attend RIMPAC maritime exercise as observer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s military might be invited to attend the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) maritime exercises in August in the capacity of an observer, an expert said Saturday (Ju...

Taiwan welcomes US invite to RIMPAC maritime exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Friday (June 26) the proposal from a committee of the United States Senate to invite Taiwan to participate in the Rim of the Pa...

U.S. defense bill supports Taiwan's military, COVID-19 cooperation

The Armed Services Committee of the U.S. Senate released on Tuesday its version of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes provisions that support both the strengthening of ...

Taiwan seeks opportunities to join RIMPAC 2020: Defense minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Defense Minister Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) said on Monday (May 4) that the military is looking for opportunities to join the U.S.-led RIMPAC naval drills held biennially ...

US Navy will host Hawaii exercises but keep sailors at sea

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Wednesday it will host the world's largest maritime exercises in Hawaii again this year, but the drills will only be held at sea because of the coronavirus. ...

Hawaii: Delay international military drill over virus

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Friday he will ask the U.S. military to postpone the world's largest maritime exercises because of the coronavirus pandemic. Ige said at a...

Japanese call for Taiwan security partnership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hideaki Kaneda, a retired admiral from Japan’s maritime self-defense force, has called for a strategic partnership between Japan, the U.S., and Taiwan to counter Chi...

DPP lawmaker lobbies for Taiwan to join Pacific military exercises

Wang Ting-yu (王定宇), convener of the Legislature's Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee, said Saturday that the Unites States should invite Taiwan to participate in the upcoming multi-nat...

Top US Navy officer to visit China amid heightened tensions

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Navy’s top officer will visit China starting Sunday amid increasing frictions in the South China Sea and other tensions underscoring their rivalry for dominance in ...

Watch out Rim of the Pacific, a Rim of China may be on the horizon

YOKOSUKA (East Asia Forum) --The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and navies from 10 ASEAN member states carried out a field-training exercise in the South China Sea (SCS) from Oct. ...

Taiwan, Canada should deepen security cooperation: Canadian academic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former senior Canadian military official and academic, Eric Lerhe called for the Canadian government to review its strategic cooperation with Taiwan, and to loosen its tie...

Taiwan should be invited to RIMPAC military drill: senior US Congressman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Senior Republican Party Congressman Ted Yoho called for Taiwan to be involved in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), the world's largest international marine mil...