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Taiwan court sentences US man to jail for ammo in luggage at airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. man was sentenced by a Taiwan court to one year and one month in jail for carrying 50 bullets in his luggage as he was transiting through Taoyuan International Airp...

China pressures influential Taiwanese band ahead of elections - sources

TAIPEI, Dec 28 (Reuters) - China has pressured an influential Taiwanese rock band called Mayday to make pro-China comments ahead of Taiwan's key elections next month, according to sources with dir...

Chinese forces neared Taiwan coast to ‘intimidate’ voters ahead of elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese military drove away four attempts by Chinese forces to approach the country’s contiguous zone in November, Reuters reported on Wednesday (Dec. 13). ...

Taipei Security Dialogue 2023 kicks off this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR) is set to host the 2023 Taipei Security Dialogue on Wednesday (Nov. 8). The forum, sponsored...

China depicts Taiwan elections as choice between war and peace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese interference in Taiwan’s election campaign moved from sowing doubts about United States intentions to portraying the election as a choice between war and pea...

Vice president envisions new era of diplomacy for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan vice president and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Lai Ching-te (賴清德) on Thursday (Oct. 26) pledged to create a new era of diplomacy roote...

Lai Ching-te envisions peaceful, innovative Taiwan under 'National Hope Project'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Lai Ching-te (賴清德) on Saturday (Oct. 21) pledged to pursue his "National Hope Project" to make Taiwan&#...

Guam is 'tip of the spear' in ensuring Taiwan's security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan must fortify its relationship with Guam to maintain security in the Taiwan Strait, said Paul Chen (陳盈連), the director-general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Of...

US assistant secretary reaffirms peace in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel J. Kritenbrink underscored the importance of maintaining peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait during...

Hou Yu-ih pledges to ensure security, peace in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a national leader, the most important duty is to prevent war, Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) said on Thursday (Sept. 28). Only in a stable a...

Taiwan top national security official calls for larger NATO role in Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — United States-led alliances need to take on a larger role in countering China’s military designs in Asia, National Security Council Secretary General Wellington Koo ...

Taiwan says Chinese movements 'abnormal', flags amphibious drills

TAIPEI, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Recent Chinese military movements around Taiwan were "abnormal", the island's defence minister said on Friday, flagging amphibious exercises in addition to dr...

Japan elevates Taiwan security ties in move likely to rile China

TOKYO, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Japan has appointed a serving government official to act as its de facto defence attache in Taiwan, four sources said, elevating security ties in a move likely to anger Chin...

Taiwan security experts on possible China reaction to vice president's US transits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Taiwanese security experts do not expect China to mount a large scale military retaliation against Vice President Lai Ching-te’s (賴清德) recent stopovers in the U....

Philippines sees risk of conflict over Taiwan as a 'major concern'

MANILA, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The Philippines seeks to bolster its ability to address threats while underlining the need to strengthen ties with allies while pursuing an independent foreign policy, under...