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...

Beijing removes missile platforms from disputed S. China Sea island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China has reportedly removed some missile platforms from Woody Island, the largest island in the South China Sea’s Paracel Island chain. Last month when China ins...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 30 The Japan News on President Donald Trump and military action in the So...

US to step up South China Sea operations, Beijing unable to control sea lanes

TAIPE (Taiwan News) – Tensions in the South China Sea continue to simmer, with the U.S. military to begin taking a tougher stance on protecting freedom of navigation in the region, according to ...

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 disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

China calls US withdrawal of drills invite 'unconstructive'

BEIJING (AP) — China's Defense Ministry is criticizing Washington's withdrawal of an invitation for it to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer as "unconstructi...

US disinvites China from RIMPAC multinational military exercise

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Wednesday it has withdrawn an invitation for China to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer, a sign of fresh tension b...

Taiwan to apply for U.S. Navy visits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the introduction of relevant legislation in the United States, Taiwan was likely to actively apply for mutual visits by Navy vessels, reports said Saturday. T...

Pompeo stresses diplomacy with China, supports US weapon sales to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Thursday April 12, Congress held a confirmation hearing to interview Mike Pompeo who has been nominated for the office of Secretary of State. Although Pompeo’s...

China consulting with US on participation in RIMPAC naval drills

BEIJING (AP) — China's Defense Ministry said Thursday it is consulting with the U.S. over again participating in large-scale multinational military exercises being held this summer...

China consulting with US on participation in naval drills

BEIJING (AP) — China's Defense Ministry says it is consulting with the U.S. over participating in large-scale multinational military exercises being held this summer. Spokesman Wu Qi...

US destroyer visit latest twist in China-US military ties

QINGDAO, China (AP) -- The visit of the U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Benfold to the northern Chinese port of Qingdao this week is the latest development in a long-term effort to build trust ...

U.S. House passes amendment to invite Taiwan to RIMPAC

Washington, May 19 (CNA) The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the U.S. military budget for 2017, with an amendment that directs the U.S. secretary of defense to grant Taiwan observer ...

U.S. admiral stresses importance of negotiation in case of conflict

Taipei, Aug. 25 (CNA) Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. Scott Swift said Tuesday that negotiation is the "best mechanism" if an armed conflict were to break out, citing the latest develop...