US House passes pro-Taiwan defense bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020 with a vote of 220-197 on Friday (July 12), backing strengthened defense and security cooperat...

U.S. Senate passes pro-Taiwan defense bill calling for more patrols in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- The U.S. Senate has passed a mammoth US$750 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020 which calls for improving Taiwan's defense capabilities and includes...

Senate, House pass pro-Taiwan 2020 defense bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Armed Services Committees of the U.S. House and Senate have now both passed drafts of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020 which calls for improving Taiwa...

'History is clear,' US will respond when Taiwan is threatened says Pentagon official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Following the release last week of the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) annual report to Congress on China, the DOD Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pac...

Foxconn tycoon says Taiwan should use drones instead of F-16s

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- At an event in Taichung on Sunday (April 28), Foxconn founder and prospective Kuomintang presidential candidate Terry Gou (郭台銘) said that instead of relying on F-16s from the U...

Taiwan's F-16 fighter jet upgrade program delayed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The local upgrade program for Taiwan’s F-16 fighter jet fleet is going slower than expected, according to industry insiders. A representative from the Aerospace I...

US approves $500 million in support for Taiwan's F-16s

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale for the continuation of a pilot training program and maintenance and logistics support for F-16 aircraft currently sta...

Taiwan defense ministry considering deploying female honor guards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Tuesday (April 9) announced that it is open to discussion on recruiting female ceremonial honor guards. At a press confere...

William Lai shows support for Taiwan Relations Act ahead of DPP primary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Former premier William Lai (賴清德) showed his support for the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) and its 40th anniversary this year, in a Facebook post on Wednesday (April 10). Lai sa...

US sells $50 million naval radar refurbishment package to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. Department of Defense last month announced that a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract has been awarded to Raytheon to refurbish radar for Taiwan's naval vessels ...

China Uncensored asks, 'Should Taiwan have Nukes?'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an interview with American scholar Ian Easton posted on YouTube on Monday (April 1), China Uncensored host Chris Chappell asked: "Should Taiwan have nuclear weapons?&qu...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - February 22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Top news this week includes Tibetan woman elected student president in Canada amid backlash; Pork sample from Vietnam tests positive for ASF; Minimum wage to increase again...

'We have to be prepared' for growing China threat: Taiwan President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an interview with CNN, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said that the country must be prepared for China's growing military threat, but the rest of the world should t...

China will declare no-fly zone around Taiwan before invasion: Japanese general

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A retired Japanese general claims that as part of its plan to invade Taiwan in 2025, it will first set up a no-fly zone, followed by a battle with its naval and air forces and ...

Google Maps accidentally reveals Taiwan defense missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Google revealed a 3D-rendered map of Taipei on Wednesday, and along with it revealed the secret location of some of Taiwan’s Patriot defense missiles. Google Maps...