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China completes drills around Taiwan, plans 'regular patrols'

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday announced military exercises around Taiwan have been completed, but left the door open for more drills in the future. China carried out it...

Taiwan says China military drills appear to simulate attack

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan said Saturday that China’s military drills appear to simulate an attack on the self-ruled island, after multiple Chinese warships and aircraft crossed the median line of the Taiw...

China halts climate, military ties over Pelosi Taiwan visit

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday said it is canceling or suspending dialogue with the United States on a range of issues from climate change to military relations and anti-drug efforts in retaliation fo...

Why Taiwan is not trying to shoot down China's missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese social media post on Friday (Aug. 5) explains the reasons why Taiwan is not attempting to shoot down the ballistic missiles being fired over Taiwan. From 1:...

Taiwan defense ministry blasts China's live-fire zones as 'blockade'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Wednesday (Aug. 3) accused China of trying to set up a blockade around Taiwan with the unprecedented live-fire drills it...

Taiwan military to carry out live-fire artillery exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan military will conduct live-fire drills in southern Pingtung County on Aug. 9 and Aug. 11, CNA reported on Monday (Aug. 1). The artillery drills are intended ...

Taiwan defense minister praises service members for Han Kuang exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) commended the performance and hard work of the officers and soldiers involved in the Han Kuang 38 military exercise during a closing ...

Taiwan defense ministry to bolster asymmetric strategy, request larger budget

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military will continue to develop asymmetric warfare capabilities to improve combat capacity, and strive for budget increases to demonstrate its determination to defen...

US Senate bill aims to start toughening Taiwan's defenses within 180 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 (NDAA FY23), which was filed with the Senate on Monday (July 18), includes a provision that requires the White ...

US bill seeks to speed arms shipments to Taiwan amid 'CCP aggression'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bill introduced by two congressmen on Friday (July 1) seeks to expedite the shipment of weapons to Taiwan by improving the transparency of the arms sale process. Repu...

U.S.-Taiwan Business Council urges Biden administration to abandon strategic ambiguity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Biden administration must be clear in its Taiwan defense commitments, U.S.-Taiwan Business Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers said on Tuesday (June 21). Cham...

US Congress pushes for close military ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Both the U.S. Senate and House Armed Services Committees have recently pushed for stronger military exchanges with Taiwan in their respective draft bills of the 2023 Natio...

Lawmaker warns Taiwan's missiles can hit Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) on Sunday (June 12) warned China to "think twice" before invading Taiwan because it has missile...

Video shows Zelensky call on world to help Taiwan before China invades

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday (June 11) called on the world to take "preemptive measures" to prevent China from invading Taiwan. After deli...

UK must convince Beijing invasion of Taiwan would be too costly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.K. must ensure Taiwan can effectively defend itself by convincing Beijing the cost of a military attack on Taiwan will be too high, former U.K. Chief of the Defense ...