Taiwan to hold air raid drills spread over May 27-30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists in Taiwan will be forced off the roads between 1:30 and 2 p.m. on four separate days next week depending on the region for the latest r...

US, Japan, Australia, and S. Korea join inaugural 'Pacific Vanguard' naval exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States continues to shore up military alliances in the Indo-Pacific to counter China’s rapid military expansion in the region. On May 23, the navies of Ja...

2 US warships pass through Taiwan Strait for 5th time this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) said that two U.S. warships sailed north through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday (May 22). The MND issued a statement Thursday...

Taiwan says 2 US warships sail through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's defense ministry says two U.S. warships have sailed through the Taiwan Strait in the latest apparent move by Washington to challenge China's claims in the region. ...

Taiwan military holds largest live-fire drills in five years off east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The military mobilized 22 ships and 22 aircraft to hold its largest seabound live-fire drills in five years off Taiwan’s east coast Wednesday morning (May 22). Th...

Less dependence on China means stable growth for Taiwan’s economy: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Looking back at her first three years as President, Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who is seeking re-election, laid out all the reforms and policies her administration has carried ou...

How powerful is China's military?

For the first time since 2015, China held a live-fire military exercise in the Taiwan Strait on April 18, aiming to intimidate self-governing Taiwan while showcasing its much-improved military strengt...

Taiwan Ministry of National Defense releases video ahead of Han Kuang exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ahead of the annual Han Kuang military exercises (漢光演習) planned for later this month, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) released a promotional video for Taiwan’s arm...

Former US official urges Washington not to interfere with Taiwan’s elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A former senior U.S. official has called on Washington to exercise caution in dealing with Taiwan affairs and refrain from making comments that could influence the country...

Reports alleging US Marines conduct training in Taiwan rebutted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s military authorities rebutted reports that a battalion of U.S. Marines had conducted training exercises on the island as part of a tour that saw them deploy...

Sieren's China: Trump feels threatened by China's rise

It was a surprising turn of events. The US and China had been expected to resolve their trade dispute, and steady progress had apparently been made. But then, US President Donald Trump decided to hike...

Authorities to monitor Chinese influence on Taiwanese media: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a meeting between Chinese officials and Taiwanese media representatives hit headlines, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Sunday (May 12) that national security au...

Taiwan Assurance Act may lay groundwork for Taiwan-US FTA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday (May 7) unanimously backed the “Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019,” which supports Taiwan and urges it to increase its ...

How powerful is China's military?

For the first time since 2015, China held a live-fire military exercise in the Taiwan Strait on April 18, aiming to intimidate self-governing Taiwan while showcasing its much-improved military strengt...

People in China very interested in Taiwan lifestyle: microblogger

Chinese nationals are very interested in the lifestyle of people in Taiwan, according to a popular Chinese microblogger on the Sina Weibo platform, who received a huge number of comments and questions...