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Ex-Japan navy official clarifies Tokyo's defense obligations in Taiwan Strait conflict

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the event of a Taiwan contingency, Japan would only be obligated to defend its territory, former Japanese navy Rear Admiral Yamamoto Katsuya said on Monday (Feb. 19). ...

Taiwan increased defense spending by 24.2% in 2023 amid growing Chinese threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s defense spending jumped by 24.2% in 2023 compared to the year prior, according to an annual global military report by London-based think tank International ...

President visits Army units in northern Taiwan ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) visited Army brigades in Hsinchu on Tuesday (Feb. 6) to boost morale amongst troops ahead of the Lunar New Year. Tsai observed close combat...

US Navy officer calls on Taiwan to boost asymmetric warfare capability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Admiral Samuel J. Paparo, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command commander nominee, urged Taiwan to continue bolstering its asymmetric warfare capability to counter a Chinese attac...

US begins production of glide bombs for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — RTX Corporation, formerly Raytheon Technologies Corporation, is set to produce 50 Joint Standoff Weapons (JSOWs) for Taiwan. Most of the work will be done in Tucson, Ar...

Taiwan Army carries out joint exercise in Taitung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army’s Taitung Area Command conducted a joint exercise consisting of target protection and anti-infiltration drills on Wednesday (Jan. 31) to enhance combat read...

Taiwan could become the next Ukraine: NATO secretary-general

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — What happened to Ukraine could happen to Taiwan next, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said during a joint press conference on Monday (Jan. 29). Speaking to repo...

President Tsai commends Taiwan's efforts to bolster defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) praised the nation’s progress in bolstering defense while on a visit to Penghu on Tuesday (Jan. 30). Speaking at the Wude Barracks, T...

Army to hold live-fire 'red beach' exercise in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army’s 101st Infantry Brigade is set to conduct a live-fire exercise in its designated defense zone on March 25 to enhance combat readiness. Troops will condu...

Taiwan military widening 7 runways as countermeasure to Chinese missile strikes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense has decided to widen the runways of seven Air Force bases across the nation in response to the threat of Chinese ballistic missile attacks...

Envoy to UK affirms Taiwan's sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has never been a part of the People's Republic of China (PRC), Taiwan envoy to the U.K. Vincent Yao (姚金祥) said in a BBC interview broadcast on Wednesday (Jan. 1...

Taiwan's 1st domestic sub rumored to be sea-worthy by May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s first domestically produced submarine, dubbed the Narwhal, is rumored to be delivered to the Navy by May. Recent reports suggested that preparations for ...

Taiwan begins construction of 2nd light frigate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Construction of the anti-submarine warfare light frigate has begun, the Navy confirmed on Tuesday (Jan. 16). To strengthen its combat capabilities, the Navy has planned...

China expected to ramp up military intimidation against Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China will continue to increase intimidation against Taiwan through various means, defense ministry intelligence officer Huang Ming-chieh (黃明傑) said on Tuesday (Jan. 16). ...

KMT presidential candidate seeks to boost US arms sales to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) shared his plans to enhance U.S. arms deals and strengthen Taiwan-U.S. military cooperation during a press conferen...