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Foreign minister thanks US House minority leader for supporting Taiwan's defense capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (April 19) expressed gratitude to U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for calling on the U.S. to take immediate ste...

Former Japanese PM pushes US to drop strategic ambiguity toward Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. should be clear about its defense commitments to Taiwan, Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo said on Sunday (April 17). Speaking at a Liberal Democratic ...

US must assist Taiwan with asymmetric defense: Former undersecretary of defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former U.S. Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy said her country must assist Taiwan in building its asymmetric defense capabilities to hinder any attempt by China t...

Taiwan thanks US for Patriot missile weapons sale

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has officially thanked the Biden administration for approving its third arms package to the country and the second in 2022 alone. Announced by the U.S. Defense S...

National Endowment for Democracy president says Taiwan's democracy is best defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — “Taiwan’s democracy is its national security,” National Endowment for Democracy (NED) President Damon Wilson said on Thursday (March 31). By having a ...

Australian defense minister hints at new Darwin site to check Chinese-run port

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A major announcement is expected from Canberra on the potential for constructing a new port in Darwin, according to Australian media reports, amid ongoing concerns about t...

Taiwan learning from Ukraine war to defend against China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused Taiwan to take a serious look at how it will defend itself in the event of a Chinese attack on the country. Taiwan has alread...

Former US secretary of state urges Washington to drop strategic ambiguity towards Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. should end its policy of strategic ambiguity and officially recognize Taiwan as a sovereign nation, former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an intervie...

Changes to conscription not imminent: Taiwan defense minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government will study proposals to lengthen the conscription period from four months to one year, but any changes will not take effect this year, Defense Minister Chiu...

Taiwanese pessimistic about prospect of US sending troops to help defend nation: Pollster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Scenes of Ukrainians fighting against the invading Russian military have made Taiwanese less hopeful of American support in the event of a war in Taiwan, and this is refle...

More Taiwanese think Japan will join war if China invades than US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, a new poll released on Tuesday (March 22) revealed that 43% of respondents think Japan would intervene if China invades Taiwa...

60% fear Taiwan will fight Chinese invasion alone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a poll released on Tuesday (March 22), nearly 60% of respondents said they believe that if Taiwan is faced with an invasion by China, it will have to do so alone, and 7...

China's frequent military exercises pose great security risk to Taiwan: MND

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has gradually increased the scale, frequency, and intensity of military exercises targeted at Taiwan, which poses a serious challenge to national security, the Minis...

Taiwan Air Force requests datalink equipment for forthcoming US-made SeaGuardian drones

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force recently said it has already requested datalink equipment from the U.S. for its four MQ-9B SeaGuardian drones. Datalinks are "digital air/ground comm...

Foreign minister says Taiwan will fight hard to protect its sovereignty, democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will fight hard to protect its sovereignty and democratic way of life, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said recently. Wu said in an interview with Australia&rsq...