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Taiwan hopes for exchanges with US National Guard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan delegation at the annual United States-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference hopes for exchanges with the U.S. National Guard, reports said Tuesday (Oct. 12). W...

EXPLAINER: How China flights near Taiwan inflame tensions

BANGKOK (AP) — A recent spate of Chinese military flights off southwestern Taiwan has prompted alarm from the island, which Beijing claims as its own, and is increasing tensions in a region already on...

EXPLAINER: How China flights near Taiwan inflame tensions

BANGKOK (AP) — A recent spate of Chinese military flights off southwestern Taiwan has prompted alarm from the island, which Beijing claims as its own, and is increasing tensions in a region already on...

Taiwan Air Force releases defiant video after Chinese incursions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China began to send large numbers of aircraft into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ), the country's Air Force on Saturday (Oct. 2) released a patr...

US-China challenge: Easing tensions despite differences

BEIJING (AP) — In a relationship as fraught as America’s and China’s, just an agreement that talks were productive was a sign of progress. Nine months into Joe Biden's presidency, th...

China's Taiwan military incursions test the limits of airspace

Over the past four days, more than 120 Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) aircraft have passed by Taiwan in separate maneuvers, entering the self-governing island's Air Defense Identificat...

Taiwan military stays away from US defense conference due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Friday (Oct. 1) it would not send a delegation to the United States-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference because of the COVID-19 ...

Fighter jets soar over Presidental Palace in rehearsal for Taiwan's National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military and the Ministry of the Interior’s Air Service Corps conducted a scaled-back rehearsal on Tuesday (Sept. 28) in preparation for the National Day celebra...

Taiwan military resumes field unit assignment for troops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Monday (Sept. 27) announced that it will resume assigning conscripts to field units, saying that this will maintain combat readin...

Taiwan looking to purchase 5 new Black Hawks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force is planning to purchase five Black Hawks with night-operation capabilities to improve flight safety. During an inquiry session on Monday (Sept. 27) at the...

Taiwan strengthens combat readiness with simulated enemy attack drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said on Sunday (Sept. 26) that it recently simulated attacks by enemy aircraft and cruise missiles at the Jiupeng military base to v...

US House passes bill inviting Taiwan to take part in 2022 RIMPAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday (Sept. 23) includes a section calling for Taiwan's participation in the 2022 Rim of the Pacific Exercise...

Taiwan jets fight off simulated enemy on final day of Han Kuang exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force conducted a counterattack drill on Friday (Sept. 17), the last day of the Han Kuang military exercise, which involved Indigenous Defense Fighters (IDF) drivi...

Taiwan to mass produce extended range anti-ship missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Cabinet on Thursday (Sept 16) approved a military weapons procurement plan that allows for the mass production of an extended-range variant of the Hsiung Fe...

Taiwan conducts multiple counterattack drills around nation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Han Kuang 37 live-fire exercise entered its fourth day on Thursday (Sept. 16) and saw multiple drills held around the nation simulating an enemy invasion. In Taiwan...