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Chinese media warns US troops defending Taiwan would suffer 'death blow'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's state-run mouthpiece the Global Times on Thursday (Oct. 14) posted an editorial in which it warned the dispatch of U.S. forces to defend Taiwan would deal a &q...

Mainland Affairs Council says 'quasi-war-like situation' unfolding in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) said on Thursday (Oct. 14) the constant air defense identification zone (ADIZ) incursions by Chin...

China says US inflaming tensions with Taiwan and India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As tensions in the Taiwan Strait ratchet up to new heights, China faces a renewed risk of conflict on its border with India, compounding geopolitical pressure on the super...

Nearly 60% of Taiwanese worried about possible war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new survey by the Brookings Institute on Taiwanese attitudes to the threat of conflict with China shows 57.6% of respondents said they “worry that war is a distinc...

Russian president suggests China could seize Taiwan without force

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday (Oct. 13) said that China does not need to use force to take Taiwan. Putin told CNBC at the Russian Energy Week conference...

Taiwan won't start a war with China, defence minister says

Taiwan will not start a war with China but will defend itself "full on", Defence Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said on Thursday, amid a spike in tensions across the Taiwan Strait that has raised c...

Prominent Indian think tanker calls on US to 'save Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Brahma Chellaney, an academic at New Delhi–based Centre for Policy Research and fellow at Belin’s Robert Bosch Academy, has penned an article calling for U.S. ...

France acknowledges it sent Navy ship to Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French Defense Minister Florence Parly acknowledged Tuesday (Oct. 12) that the country sent a Navy signals intelligence ship to the Taiwan Strait. The minister provided...

Think tank director urges Taiwan to focus on deterring conflict rather than predicting war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan NextGen Foundation CEO Chen Kuan-ting (陳冠廷) has called for Taiwanese officials to advance cooperation with like-minded countries and enhance regional security coope...

China says military drills near Taiwan a 'just' move

BEIJING, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Chinese military exercises near Taiwan are targeted at forces promoting the island's formal independence and are a "just" move to protect peace and stability,...

China: Military drills, flights were needed to defend Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — China's recent increase in military exercises and warplane missions near Taiwan — which have raised concerns around the region — were necessary to defend the nation's sovereignty and te...

China video shows PLA troops in beach landing drill on Taiwan's National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's military on Sunday (Oct. 10), Taiwan's National Day, released a video showing troops invading a beach across the Taiwan Strait in southern China. On Sun...

Taiwan rejects China's 'path' amid show of military force

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president on Sunday vowed to defend the island from China's rising pressure for reunification, after a week of unprecedented tensions with Beijing. Spe...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's National Day speech (Full Text)

TAIPEI (Central News Agency) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) delivered her National Day address on Sunday (Oct. 10), pledging to defend Taiwan's sovereignty and democracy amid "un...

Taiwan shuts down Beijing's dreams of unification following Xi Jinping speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s (習近平) speech on Saturday (Oct. 9) that pledged to “reunify” with Taiwan, the Presidential Office responded by sayin...