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Giving thanks for the past year in Taiwan and best wishes for the new year

Global problems persist… As we enter a new year, it is easy to be grim about the future. The continuing COVID-19 plague, ongoing PRC belligerence toward Taiwan and others, the Russian threat...

Taiwan likely to participate in 2022 RIMPAC as observer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is likely to take part in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise this year as an observer rather than a participant, said a Taiwanese defense analyst. The worl...

Biden signs act inviting Taiwan to RIMPAC, boosting asymmetric defenses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Joe Biden on Monday (Dec. 27) signed a defense spending bill that includes sections calling on Taiwan's participation in the 2022 Rim of the Pacific Exercise...

Congress passes bill inviting Taiwan to join RIMPAC, boosting its asymmetric defenses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Senate on Wednesday (Dec. 15) voted in favor by a wide margin for a defense spending bill that includes sections calling on Taiwan's participation in the 2022...

Taiwan's Ministry of Defense weighing up new conscription, recruitment plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Minister of National Defense Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) on Wednesday (Dec. 08) that the decision to launch a new conscription drive or troop enlistment plan is no...

Congress reaches deal on bill inviting Taiwan to take part in RIMPAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday (Dec. 7) finalized a deal on a defense spending bill that includes sections calling for the country's participation in the 2022 Rim of the Pa...

China denounces upcoming French Senate delegation to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) on Wednesday (Sept. 29) objected to a French Senate delegation's planned visit to Taiwan in October. The delegation will b...

Defense ministry affirms dedication to national security following UK Navy's Taiwan Strait passage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of National Defense Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) said on Monday (Sept. 27) that the military will monitor all foreign aircraft and ships that pass through the Taiwan Stra...

US House passes bill inviting Taiwan to take part in 2022 RIMPAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday (Sept. 23) includes a section calling for Taiwan's participation in the 2022 Rim of the Pacific Exercise...

UK deploys 2 navy ships to Indo-Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two British naval ships have set off for the Indo-Pacific where they will likely be deployed for the next five years. HMS Tamar and HMS Spey, two new Offshore Patrol Ve...

China: 'New historical starting point' with US military

BEIJING (AP) — Putting frictions aside for now, China says relations between the Chinese and U.S. militaries are at a “new historical starting point” and should focus on cooperation and avoiding confr...

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...