Taiwan will not permit Chinese saber-rattling to continue in its airspace: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Sept. 22) emphasized that the Air Force will not allow China to engage in any form of saber-rattling in Taiwanese airspace, saying...

China fires Long March rocket directly over Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's state-run media has announced that the autocratic country has fired a Long March rocket "over the skies of Taiwan Island, China." According to a p...

Chinese fighter jets cross Taiwan Strait median line amid US official visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese fighter jets crossed over the median line of the Taiwan Strait and into the country's airspace on Monday morning (Aug. 10), one day after U.S. Health and Human...

Chinese think tank alleges that US spy plane flew over S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Beijing-based think tank alleges that a U.S. spy plane flew directly over Taiwan's territory on Monday (July 27). At 10:23 a.m., the Peking University Institute o...

Chinese warplane enters Taiwan's ADIZ during live-fire drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Taiwanese military was holding a live-fire artillery exercise, a Chinese warplane entered Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Thursday (July 16)....

US Navy flight over Taiwan proves it's not part of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former U.S. defense official told VOA that last week's flight by a U.S. Navy aircraft showed the U.S. does not consider Taiwan to be part of Chinese territory. On...

US spy plane spotted south of Taiwan in 14th flight since early April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A United States reconnaissance aircraft flew over the Bashi Channel separating south Taiwan from the Philippines Saturday (May 2), the 14th such appearance since the begin...

US Navy plane nears Taiwan airspace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion anti-submarine aircraft flew near southern Taiwan on Saturday (April 25) morning, marking the 12th time a U.S. military aircraft entered Taiwanese a...

Taiwan Air Force and NCSIST conduct live fire exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Air Force and the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science & Technology (NCSIST, 中科院) both conducted live fire exercises off Taitung's shores in March a...

Legislator says Chinese warplanes near Taiwan ‘not provocative’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Retired lieutenant general and at-large legislator Wu Sz-huai (吳斯懷) of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) has come under fire for his claims that Chinese warplanes approachin...

China's military poses increased threat to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is ramping up its military threat to Taiwan as the island country grapples with the spread of the coronavirus, warned Minister of National Defense Yen De-fa (嚴德發) on...

Three American military planes fly past Taiwan: MND

Three United States military aircraft flew close to Taiwan early Wednesday, two days after Chinese military planes crossed into Taiwan airspace, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND). ...

Taiwan headline news

The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Monday are as follows: @United Daily News: Aged braised pork sauce carcinogenic: study @China Times: Judicial reform requires popular support @Liberty Ti...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - July 28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The top stories this week included Taoist gods protest against burning restrictions, Chinese bombers pass through Taiwan airspace, 60 percent of handmade drinks contain ex...

Chinese bombers pass through Taiwan airspace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two Chinese bombers crossed through Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone on the island’s east side, but were tailed by Taiwanese Indigenous Defense Fighter...