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Legislative deputy speaker urges President Tsai to visit Taiwan's Taiping Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Deputy Speaker Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) called on President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to visit Taiping Island to defend national sovereignty. With the completion of dre...

DPP lawmakers encourage Tsai to visit Taiwan's Taiping Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators on Monday (Jan. 29) urged President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to visit Taiping Island before her term ends. During a caucus meet...

US sails through South China Sea challenging Taiwan's 'unlawful restrictions'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Navy sailed near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on Sunday (Nov. 26) to challenge what it called "unlawful restrictions" imposed by Taiwan, V...

Taiwan defense chief indicates US ships entered Taiping Island's waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s defense minister on Monday (Nov. 20) said information he has on recent activity around Taiwan’s South China Sea claim differed from the Coast Guard, w...

Taiwan says US, Chinese military vessels did not enter Taiping Island territorial waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Deputy Chief of the Coast Guard Administration’s (CGA) Patrol Division Chia Chih-kuo (賈治國) on Monday (Nov. 13) assured lawmakers that the U.S. and Chinese military s...

Taiwan legislators to visit disputed South China Sea island in December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators will visit an island claimed by Taiwan in the South China Sea to "inspect and declare sovereignty" over the island in December, Kuomintang (KMT) legi...

Taiwan to keep deploying frigates to disputed South China Sea island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will continue to send large Coast Guard vessels to its disputed South China Sea claim hoping to “stabilize the regional situation," the country’s n...

Vietnam's criticism of live fire drills in Spratly Is. 'totally unacceptable': Taiwan

UPDATE: 08/30/23 09:30: Added comment from Taiwan's foreign ministry. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vietnam has again demanded Taiwan cease live fire drills conducted around Taiping Island, also...

Taiwan responds to possible China-built airstrip on disputed island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Satellite imagery appears to show an airstrip being constructed on a China-controlled island in the South China Sea that is also claimed by Taiwan. The images were publ...

Taiwan seeks peaceful resource exploration with other claimants in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said that Taiwan wants to resolve disputes in the South China Sea through peaceful dialogue, and engage in scientific research with...

Vietnam demands Taiwan cancel military drills in Spratly Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) says it completely rejects Vietnam's assertion that Taiwan’s planned live-fire drills in the Spratly Islands terr...

Why care about Taiwan, besides its chip tech?

Semiconductors produced in Taiwan are essential components of the world economy. Yet, production of semiconductors is not the primary reason to support Taiwan. Taiwan is important to the world beca...

Taiwan asserts claims over Taiping Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiping Island belongs to Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said on Friday (Dec. 2), following a complaint by Vietnam’s foreign ministry that a Taiwanes...

Navy commander says US could break Chinese blockade of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If Beijing put in place a maritime blockade of Taiwan, Washington and its allies have the capability to break through it, Admiral Samuel Paparo, commander of the U.S. Paci...

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...