Taiwan cabinet passes bill for F-16 fighter jets budget

Taiwan's Cabinet passed a draft bill Thursday that paves the way for the purchase of a new fleet of advanced F-16 fighter jets from the United States at a cost of NT$250 billion (US$8.08 billion) ...

Taiwan Strait median line coordinates revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s defense ministry on Tuesday (July 30) refuted reports that the military drill carried out by China on Monday took place across the median line of the Taiwan...

US warships deploy new tactic when transiting Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two United States warships transited through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday (April 28), the fourth such mission by U.S. warships this year, but this time around, they were initial...

China threatens to turn Taiwan into next 'Lebanon': Global Times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As tensions rise across the Taiwan Strait, China in its state-run media mouthpiece the Global Times earlier this month threatened to turn Taiwan into another "Lebanon.&quo...

US warns China against use of 'force or coercion' against Taiwan after incursion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to reports that Chinese fighter jets crossed the Taiwan Strait median line on Sunday (March 31), the U.S. on Tuesday (April 2) warned China against the use of "...

Rubio says Chinese incursions will not 'scare US' into dropping commitments to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to news that Chinese fighter jets crossed over the Taiwan Strait median line on Sunday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio today on Twitter said that such incursions would not &...

China to put Taiwan's airspace in 'patrol range': Global Times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The same day Chinese warplanes crossed over the median line on the Taiwan Strait, the Chinese state-run mouthpieces the Global Times published an editorial stating that if the ...

Bolton says US commitments to Taiwan Relations Act 'are clear' after Chinese jet incursion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to an incursion by Chinese fighter jets across the Taiwan Strait median line on Sunday (March 31), President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolto...

Taiwan president protests China’s provocative fighter jet incursion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) lodged a strong protest on Monday (April 1) after China’s military aircraft crossed the Taiwan Strait median line, adding Taiwan will no...

Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning passes through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, was passing through the Taiwan Strait heading south Friday, and would leave Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zo...

U.S. calls for Taiwan-China talks about M503 flight route

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States was calling on Taiwan and China to “engage in constructive dialogue” about Beijing’s unilateral decision Thursday to open a route close...

Taiwan carries out drill amid growing threat from China

Taipei (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense simulated a Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s invasion in preparing itself against any possible attack during the Lunar Ne...

Missile fired by mistake did not cross Taiwan Strait median line: Navy

Taiwan's Navy said Friday that a supersonic anti-ship missile fired by mistake earlier in the day did not cross the median line of the Taiwan Strait when it fell into waters off outlying Penghu County...