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Patriot missile battery carries out Han Kuang drills in Taipei's Dajia Riverside Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An Air Force Patriot missile battery was deployed to Taipei’s Dajia Riverside Park on Wednesday (July 27), the third day of the Han Kuang 38 wargames, where troops p...

Bank of Taiwan fined over employee embezzlement involving NT$84 million loss

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The state-owned Bank of Taiwan (BOT) on Tuesday (July 26) was slapped with a heavy fine of NT$14 million (US$467,425) over an employee embezzlement case that resulted in t...

Taiwan president oversees joint combat exercise aboard Navy destroyer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (July 26) oversaw a Hankuang naval drill aboard a Taiwanese destroyer and praised those involved for performing their duties well. ...

Chinese 'Twin-Tailed Scorpion' drone detected off east coast of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In addition to intruding on Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) with manned military aircraft on Monday (July 25), China also dispatched a drone off the ea...

Taiwan kicks off annual live-fire wargames

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The No. 38 Han Kuang live-fire exercises that started Monday (July 25) will test Taiwan’s readiness in air defense, combat capacity preservation, and counterattack c...

Chinese navy ship spotted off Taiwan east coast ahead of wargames

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese navy reconnaissance ship sailed past Hualien County early Friday (July 22) morning as Taiwan prepares for annual wargames scheduled for next week, according to m...

Coast Guard Anping-class vessel to join Taiwan's annual wargames

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense has confirmed that the Coast Guard Administration’s Anping-class patrol ship, the Chengkung, will participate in the upcoming Hankua...

South Taiwan base not affected by COVID case: Navy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The case of an officer at the country’s largest naval base in Kaohsiung City who was infected with COVID-19 after a trip to Keelung will not affect Navy operations, ...

Taiwan’s Keelung sees 47 rainy days from Jan. 1-Feb. 21, wettest since 2012

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s northern port city of Keelung saw 47 rainy days from Jan. 1 to Feb. 21, which is the longest rainy period the city has seen since 2012, the Central Weather ...

Taiwan tourist train fleet to offer first-class dining experience

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An excursion train fleet operated by Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) will start providing luxury dining service on March 30, the first of its kind in Taiwan. Toute...

President vows to boost Taiwan's defense capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday (Jan. 14) pledged to strengthen Taiwan’s defense capabilities during the inauguration ceremony of the Navy’s first and s...

Taiwan Navy receives final pair of rapid mine-laying ships

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Navy took delivery of its third and fourth rapid mine-laying ships on Thursday (Dec. 16) at Suao Port in Yilan. During the handover ceremony, Navy Commander ...

Man caught dancing on Taiwan highway in surveillance video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man was caught dancing in a tunnel along the Suhua Highway after parking illegally on the shoulder around midnight on Saturday (Dec. 11). Yilan County’s Suao Po...

Taiwan-built fishing training ship to be completed in 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Work officially started Wednesday (Sept. 29) on the first-ever Taiwan-built fishing training ship conforming to international standards, with the project scheduled to be c...

Taiwan president launches domestically made guided missile corvette

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday (Sept. 9) commissioned the Navy’s domestically made “Ta Chiang” corvette, the first of six vessels with air defe...