US should focus on bolstering Taiwan deterrence: US military officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As China increases its military clout in the Pacific, U.S. military officials are calling for a more firm stance towards supporting democracies in the region, particularly...

US warships pass through Taiwan Strait for third time this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Despite complaints from Beijing, two U.S. naval warships passed through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday (March 24), continuing pattern of increased activity in the strategic waterw...

Taiwan foreign minister: reunification with China 'not an option'

DW: For 70 years, there have been two governments on either side of the Taiwan Strait. What is your take on current relations between China and Taiwan? Joseph Wu: The bilateral relationship is diffi...

Taiwan military aims to bolster asymmetric warfare capability with array of new tech

TAIPEI ( Taiwan News) – In line with the Executive Yuan’s latest policy report on the country’s state of military preparedness, the government is requesting budgetary approval from t...

Taiwan military to build own vehicle to replace Humvees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The military will build its own vehicles to succeed its aging Humvees because buying a replacement from the United States will be too expensive, the Apple Daily reported Saturda...

Randall Schriver: US should provide protection to Taiwan based on TRA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Randall Schriver, the US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, said in an interview with Japanese media that Taiwanese people should have a say ...

Video shows awesome power of Taiwan's Thunderbolt-2000 missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Video of Taiwan's fearsome Thunderbolt-2000 missile system being launched during a live-fire drill was released to the public for the first time yesterday by the Military N...

Taiwan holds war drill to thwart Chinese invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's military on Thursday (Jan. 17) held a large-scale anti-amphibious landing exercise on its west coast as tensions mount between Taipei and Beijing, reported CNA. ...

Mirage 2000 jets only need 6 minutes to prepare for takeoff: Taiwan military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s French-built Mirage 2000 jets only need six minutes to get ready for takeoff, the Ministry of National Defense said Wednesday. Amid rising fears, partly by mil...

AI should be 'focal point' for Taiwan military to oppose China threat, says Defense Inst. Dir.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The acting Director of the Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR), Yisuo Tzeng, recently published a paper promoting increased focus on AI applications by...

Taiwan military revamps 2019 drill plans to safeguard against Chinese invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Wednesday, Jan. 9, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced that it was in the process of updating the military’s drill schedule and the scope ...

Taiwan military donates blood to boost reserves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In response to Taiwan’s critically low blood reserves, the armed forces begin a campaign to donate blood, reported CNA. Military spokesman Chen Chung-chi (陳中吉) sa...

Problems with Clouded Leopard vehicle resolved: Taiwan military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A total of 17 shortcomings with the Clouded Leopard armored vehicle have been fixed, the Ministry of National Defense said Friday. The military was responding to a report by ...

US think tank advisors: Taiwan should up military capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lead researchers at two top U.S. think tanks have said now is the time for Taiwan to up its offensive and defensive military capabilities. While enjoying a fruitful, co...

Taiwan rejects China's 'reunification' proposal

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday that the island's "unification" with China was not possible under the "one country, two systems" model. She, however, agreed ...