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US, Taiwan holding defense review talks this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the U.S. are holding their Defense Review Talks this week on the heels of the virtual summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平...

US senators propose ‘Taiwan Deterrence Act’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Jim Risch has introduced a bill for the “Taiwan Deterrence Act,” which would authorize US$2 billion (NT$55.82 billion) of yearly financing for Tai...

US senator seeks to bolster Taiwan's asymmetric defense with new bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Josh Hawley on Tuesday (Nov. 2) introduced the Arm Taiwan Act of 2021 to bolster Taiwan’s ability to defend itself in a conflict with China. In a pre...

Chinese military's AI systems used to wargame Taiwan operations: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new report released by the Centre for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) at Georgetown University reveals China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) is using ar...

Taiwan-Japan ties headed for breakthrough

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chen Kuan-ting (陳冠廷), CEO of the Taiwan think tank NextGen Foundation, says momentum is building for a breakthrough in Taiwan-Japan relations as the two countries’ f...

Chinese diplomat slams Japanese legislator for saying Taiwan's security its own affair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Zhao Li-jian (趙立堅) spoke out strongly against Japanese Deputy Defense Minister Nakayama Yasuhide’s statement this we...

American Institute in Taiwan promotes 'Security Cooperation Month'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said on Tuesday (Aug. 17) that as part of “Security Cooperation Month,” which takes place every August, it will share di...

Taiwan Strait tensions threaten Japan's national security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo said Thursday (June 24) that Taiwan’s security is directly linked to that of Japan’s. “The peace and stability o...

G7 summit a landmark moment for Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – Cornwall is a stereotypically English landscape of rugged cliffs and rolling countryside, a land packed with stories of pirates and smuggling, where tourists from aroun...

Taiwan security officials sentenced to over 10 years for cigarette smuggling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two former intelligence officials received prison sentences of more than 10 years Friday (June 11) for masterminding a cigarette smuggling plan, using an overseas trip by ...

China invites Taiwanese to come to get vaccinated against COVID-19

China's government said on Friday that it welcomed Taiwanese to come and get vaccinated against COVID-19 and called on Taiwan to remove obstacles and allow its people to receive the "highly e...

US presses Japan to issue joint statement in support of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Biden administration is reportedly pushing Japan's Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide to issue a joint statement in support of Taiwan during Suga's visit to the Whi...

US Strategic Competition Act calls for toughening Taiwan's defenses against Chinese invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bill designed to counter China's aggressive actions in many areas, includes sections calling for the deepening of U.S.-Taiwan ties and strengthening Taiwan's def...

10 Chinese military aircraft intrude into Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 10 Chinese military planes flew into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday (March 29), marking the 17th such incursion this month. ...

'Biden will not be Obama 2.0': TaiwanThinktank scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Scholars participating in a conference agreed on Saturday (Jan. 31) the Biden administration’s recent actions toward Taiwan have assuaged fears about waning American...