US arms deal may signal new form of Taiwan-US military cooperation: UTBC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The US-Taiwan Business Council (UTBC) welcomed the recent deal for the U.S. military to supply US$330 million (NTD$10.02 billion) in arms to Taiwan, suggesting the deal ma...

Taiwan allocates more cash for F-16 overhaul

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense will add an additional NT$10.6 billion (US$340 million) to improve the performance and safety of its F-16 fighter aircraft f...

Tropical depression taskforce to expedite cleanup efforts in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A special meeting of the Executive Yuan (行政院) taskforce established to deal with the damage caused by the tropical depression on Aug. 23-24 was held on Sept. 4, and the ne...

Taiwan’s Central Emergency Operation Center upgrades disaster level after flooding in Southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Central Emergency Operation Center upgraded its alert level to "category A" on Aug. 25, after a tropical depression has caused significant flooding,...

Vietnam protests Taiwan military drills on Taiping Island in S. China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Vietnamese Foreign Ministry has protested Taiwan’s placement and use of artillery on Taiping Island (太平島) in the South China Sea. During a press conference on...

Taiwan army, navy, air force to conduct joint anti-landing exercise in Southern Taiwan 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – All three branches of Taiwan's armed forces will conduct a joint anti-landing exercise in Pingtung County (屏東縣), southern Taiwan on August 21. The Ministry of Natio...

Trump signs Pro-Taiwan 2019 NDAA defense bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- U.S. President Trump on Monday (Aug. 13) signed the US$716 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year of 2019, which includes provisions to...

Taiwan is the 10th biggest purchaser of U.S. arms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan spent US$7.5 billion (NTD$229.53 billion) on conventional arms, bought from the U.S. during 2008-2015, making the island nation the U.S.'s tenth biggest custome...

Taiwan should be invited to RIMPAC military drill: senior US Congressman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Senior Republican Party Congressman Ted Yoho called for Taiwan to be involved in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), the world's largest international marine mil...

Taiwan invited to join US National Guard exercise for third time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the third year in a row members of the Taiwan military have been asked to join in an annual National Guard training summit.  Taiwan has been invited to the Nat...

Taiwan reopens Chiang Kai-shek Mausoleum 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mausoleum of former Taiwan military and political leader Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) in Cihu Park, Taoyuan reopened July 8 for public viewing after being defaced e...

US to export 36 Amphibious Assault Vehicles to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. has set aside 36 Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV-7) from its reserve inventory of vehicles to ship to Taiwan to bring the total fleet of the armored troop c...

Senate bill would require US participate in Taiwan's military exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --The Senate Armed Services Committee's on Wednesday (June 6) released its version of the annual defense bill, which the House recently passed, including a section o...

New AIT complex in Taipei's Neihu District set to open in September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Kin Moy said Tuesday morning that the new AIT office complex in Taipei’s Neihu District will officially open in Se...

Taiwanese graduate in Taiwan navy uniform receives congrats from U.S. President Trump

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese student Hu Chia-lin (胡家琳) received congratulations – dressed in the uniform of the Taiwanese Navy -- from U.S. President Donald Trump at the...