Taiwan defense officials meet after crash kills top officer

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen convened a meeting of top defense officials and urged them Friday to be on a lookout for military developments concerning China following a helic...

Taiwan defense ministry says 5 survivors found in crash of helicopter carrying 13, fate of top military officer unclear

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan defense ministry says 5 survivors found in crash of helicopter carrying 13, fate of top military officer unclear.

Taiwan defense ministry awarded compensation in minesweeper scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei District Court awarded the Ministry of National Defense compensation worth NT$73.19 million (US$2.4 million) on Thursday (Oct. 31) in a case involving Navy mine...

Taiwan to continue military relations with Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Defense Minister Yen De-fa (嚴德發) said Monday (Oct. 28) that the joint Taiwanese-Singaporean Starlight Program will continue to operate despite the recent signing of...

Taiwan KMT presidential candidate to focus on preventing war: aide

Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) defense policy will focus on "preventing our adversary from making a decision to use force" if he is elected president, a defense advisor to the Kuomintang (KMT) presi...

Taiwan, US to deliver ‘considerable achievements’ in defense logistics cooperation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the United States are expected to deliver “considerable achievements” by cooperating on defense logistics, said the island’s top security offi...

KMT, Han campaign join US-Taiwan Defense Conference in Maryland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Sunday (Oct. 6) in Ellicott, Maryland, defense industry representatives and military officials from the U.S. and Taiwan convened for the annual U.S.-Taiwan Defense Indu...

Taiwan defense report details coastal strategy to repel Chinese forces

Taiwan's latest defense report, released Wednesday, made public for the first time the military's plans to repel invading Chinese forces along the coast of Taiwan proper as part of the country...

Taiwan sends deputy minister to U.S. defense industry meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Deputy Defense Minister Chang Guan-chung (張冠群) will represent the country at the United States-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference in the U.S., as the defense minister hims...

Democracy in Asia-Pacific depends on defense of Taiwan: commentator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It is time for the U.S. to recognize China's endgame for what it is and throw its weight behind Taiwan, which will be next in China's cross hairs once Hong Kong is...

US says Taiwan defense spending to rise with China threat

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — America's top representative in Taiwan said Thursday that Washington expects the island to continue increasing its defense spending as Chinese security threats to the U...

Taiwan defense minister presents helicopters and Humvees to Paraguay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Defense Minister Yen De-fa (嚴德發) recently visited Paraguay to present Taiwan’s only ally in South America with helicopter and Humvees, the Ministry of National Defen...

Taiwan fires over 100 missiles during China war drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the midst of the war games being held by China, Taiwan fired 117 missiles during two days of live-fire exercises of its own. Ministry of National Defense (MND) Deputy Chi...

Taiwan Strait median line coordinates revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s defense ministry on Tuesday (July 30) refuted reports that the military drill carried out by China on Monday took place across the median line of the Taiwan...

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...