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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 ...

Chinese man 'yearning for Taiwan's democracy and freedom' lands in Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese man who claimed that he was longing for "Taiwan's democracy and freedom" successfully reached Taiwan's Kinmen County over the weekend by way of...

Coast guard cooperation signifies strong Taiwan-U.S. relations: Foreign minister

The signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Taiwan and the United States to establish a Coast Guard Working Group (CGWG) signifies the strong relations between the two countries, Taiwan...

China denounces US-Taiwan coast guard cooperation agreement

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday denounced an agreement between the U.S. and Taiwanese coast guards that underscores growing ties between Washington and the self-governing island democracy. ...

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 ...

Tsai tells Coast Guard to paint 'TAIWAN' on ships to counter China's gray zone tactics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to counter China's "gray zone" tactics at sea, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has instructed the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) to display...

China's latest weapon against Taiwan: the sand dredger

(Reuters) - Taiwanese coast guard commander Lin Chie-ming is on the frontline of a new type of warfare that China is waging against Taiwan. China’s weapon? Sand. On a chilly morning in late J...

Former Navy vice admiral reportedly tapped to head Taiwan Coast Guard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The outgoing head of Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration (CGA) will reportedly be replaced by a former senior Navy official as the maritime security unit takes up a ...

Taiwan Coast Guard counts cost of chasing Chinese sand dredgers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) spent NT$600 million (US$21.3 million) on fuel from January through November in order to chase away 3,969 illegal sand dredging vessel...

Taiwan Coast Guard to commission indigenous corvette

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) will commission its first Tuo Jiang-class stealth corvette this week in another sign of progress for Taiwan’s shipbuilding secto...

Taiwan Coast Guard ship sails 8 days to save Indonesian fisherman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Coast Guard Administration (CGA) ship sailed eight days to save an Indonesian crew member on a Taiwanese fishing trawler who had fallen ill while working near Palau, rep...

Taiwan coast guard seizes trespassing Chinese fishing boat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said Thursday (Nov. 19) that it has seized a Chinese vessel illegally fishing in waters near the offshore Kinmen County and w...

Taiwan donates 2 patrol boats to Marshall Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan donated two patrol boats to the Marshall Islands during a special ceremony on Wednesday (Nov. 18). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs had announced the gift of two ...

Video shows Taiwan Coast Guard blasting Chinese sand dredger with water cannon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration (CGA) on Tuesday (Oct. 27) posted a video of one of its vessels blasting a Chinese sand-dredging vessel with a water cannon. As ...

Beijing blasts Taiwan Coast Guard for using water cannon on Chinese fishing boats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Taiwan Affairs Office Spokesperson Zhu Fenglian (朱鳳蓮) on Wednesday (Oct. 28) called the Taiwanese Coast Guard’s use of a water cannon on Chinese fishin...