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Arm Taiwan Act introduced in US House

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Representative Michael Gallagher on Friday (Jan. 21) introduced the Arm Taiwan Act, which would see the secretary of defense establish the Taiwan Security Assistance ...

President orders Taiwan defense ministry to investigate cause of F-16 crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has instructed the Ministry of Defense (MND) to find the cause of last week's F-16 crash and to assist the pilot’s family. Presid...

Explosion at Taiwan defense contractor AIDC kills one

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An explosion at a Taichung factory of defense contractor Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC, 漢翔航空工業) killed one worker and injured six others, reports said...

Defense minister says Taiwan's submarine construction going smoothly despite 'obstacle'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) said during a Legislative Yuan meeting on Wednesday (Dec. 22) that despite some problems, the nation’s submarine project is pro...

Taiwan Navy receives final pair of rapid mine-laying ships

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Navy took delivery of its third and fourth rapid mine-laying ships on Thursday (Dec. 16) at Suao Port in Yilan. During the handover ceremony, Navy Commander ...

Defense ministry says Taiwan's security cannot be entrusted to foreign countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fang Mao-hung (房茂宏), executive deputy minister of national defense, on Monday (Dec. 13) said that Taiwan’s national security cannot be entrusted to other countries. ...

Defense ministry report suggests China may attack Taiwan under pretense of military drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Ministry of National Defense (MND) legislative report has warned that China may use military drills as a pretense to launch an attack on Taiwan. The report, titled &l...

Taiwan Army carries out counter-assault drills to boost combat readiness

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army’s 58th Artillery Command recently held a drill to strengthen its emergency response and combat readiness capabilities, including reconnaissance and patrol t...

Taiwan's Ministry of Defense weighing up new conscription, recruitment plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Minister of National Defense Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) on Wednesday (Dec. 08) that the decision to launch a new conscription drive or troop enlistment plan is no...

After urea crisis, Korea Herald predicts China will weaponize metals

TAIPEI - Taiwan News — An opinion column in the Korea Herald has warned that South Korea's recent urea crisis is just a “trailer” to the upcoming full-length “real movie&rd...

US Army secretary calls for deeper defense cooperation with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Christine Wormuth, Secretary of the U.S. Army, has said that the best way to prevent a Taiwan Strait conflict is for Washington to bolster defense cooperation with Taiwan....

Taiwan defense minister says Guam military attaché soon to be established

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Defense said on Monday (Nov. 29) that a military attaché in Guam is in the process of being established. During a legislative meeting, Democratic...

Chinese state media tells Australia ‘be prepared to sacrifice’ in defending Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state media outlet the Global Times has warned Australia it will come under “heavy attack” in the event the U.S. ally sends troops to defend Taiwan fro...

Taiwan Air Force considers buying 6 Hawkeye early warning aircraft

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force is considering purchasing six E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes (AHE) early warning aircraft — but the high price has cast doubts on whether it will do so. To ...

US congressmen's mysterious visit to Taiwan ends

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A surprise visit by six U.S. lawmakers ended Thursday night (Nov. 11) after boarding a civilian flight to Dubai. On Tuesday evening, news broke that a U.S. Navy C-40A c...