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Taiwan foreign ministry asserts sovereignty over Taiping Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Wednesday (June 29) affirmed that Taiping Island belongs to Taiwan. Responding to the Philippine foreign ministry’s prot...

Nesting season for green sea turtles in Taiwan arrives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Visitors are being urged to watch where they step on the beaches of southern Taiwan to avoid trespassing on the nesting grounds of green sea turtles, a protected species i...

National Security Bureau denies rumor Taiwan must have US approval to proceed with runway expansion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s National Security Bureau (NSB) on Thursday (April 28) denied reports that Taiwan, with the approval of the U.S., will expand the runway on Taiping Island. ...

China 'very likely' to seize Taiwan's Kinmen as distraction: Official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An official was cited by Taiwanese media as saying it is highly likely that China will take a page from Putin's playbook in Ukraine and first seize Taiwan's outer ...

Taiwan Air Force denies rumors of runway extension plan on Taiping Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force Command on Sunday (April 17) shut down rumors that it is planning to extend the runway on Taiping Island. The command said Taiping Island’s runway i...

Taiwan monitors Chinese militarization of man-made islands in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is closely monitoring China’s militarization of man-made islands in the South China Sea, Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) said Tuesday (March 22). Uni...

Chen Shih-chung puzzles press over Taipei mayor run, Lin grins and ducks

This year’s local elections are on the horizon, and Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) of the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) will be term-limited. The (Taipei-based) political writers, (Taipei-base...

Taiwan voices support at Vietnam seminar for South China Sea mediation efforts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is willing to participate in any peaceful mediation and resolution process for disputes in the South China Sea, Taiwan officials told a seminar in Vietnam Friday (N...

Taiwan sent submarine to drills near disputed South China Sea island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan sent its aging Hai Lung submarine to participate in defense drills near its disputed South China Sea island of Taiping, according to a report published by the Minis...

Taiwanese researcher popularizes science with literature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "The trouble with poetry is that it encourages the writing of more poetry." A longing to write haunted American poet laureate Billy Collins, but it has also guid...

Taiwan may shoot down Chinese drones if they fly over Dongsha Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration has been tracking Chinese drones around the Dongsha Islands (東沙群島, Pratas Islands) in the disputed South China Sea and may shoot ...

Taiwan deploys 292 Kestrel anti-armor rockets to South China Sea islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has deployed a total of 292 Kestrel anti-armor rockets to its Dongsha (東沙群島, Pratas Islands) and Taiping islands (太平島, Itu Aba) in the South China Sea in response t...

Taiwan to build up defenses after Chinese drones spotted over Dongsha Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said Thursday (April 1) it would strengthen defenses around the disputed South China Sea islands after Chinese drones were spotted nea...

Taiwan bolsters South China Sea deployments, gets US submarine parts approval

Taiwan’s newly-appointed defense minister said on Wednesday (March 17) it has strengthened deployments in the disputed South China Sea and that the United States has approved the export of sensi...

Taiwan's Coast Guard to hold artillery drills March 2, 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Coast Guard Administration (CGA) announced on Monday (March 1) that it would hold a live-fire artillery drill that day and again on March 9, simulating various ...