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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...

Taiwan clamps down on Chinese speed measuring devices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s transportation authorities have ordered the removal of speed measurement equipment manufactured in China that could pose security risks. Facebook user &q...

Former Navy vice admiral reportedly tapped to head Taiwan Coast Guard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The outgoing head of Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration (CGA) will reportedly be replaced by a former senior Navy official as the maritime security unit takes up a ...

Former US official urges Taiwan to strengthen defense investment

A former U.S. defense official has said he sees a growing risk of military conflict between China and Taiwan, and he urged Taiwan to demonstrate a commitment to its own defense in order to justify U.S...

Pompeo says US committed to defusing cross-strait tensions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured Taiwan that the U.S. will take action to reduce cross-straits tensions and that “appeasement’is not the answer.&rdq...

Declassified Taiwan assurances, arms sales cables released by US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. released two declassified documents on its security assurances to Taiwan in an effort to counter China’s growing military aggressiveness toward the country....

'Polishing the gun': China, US tensions raise Taiwan conflict fears

TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Numerous Chinese and U.S. military exercises, Taiwan missiles tracking Chinese fighters and plummeting China-U.S. ties make for a heady cocktail of tension that is raising f...

Top U.S. envoy attends Second Taiwan Strait Crisis memorial for 1st time

Brent Christensen, director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), on Sunday attended for the first time an annual ceremony that commemorates a battle in which Taiwan fended off an attempted invas...

Joe Biden’s stance on China toughens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has adopted a tougher stance against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) after undergoing a strategic "tectonic shift&q...

Trump and Biden's mixed records on China and Taiwan: William Stanton

This is the second part of a two-part commentary. The first part can be found here. The most robust indication of American support for Taiwan has perhaps come in the form of the strongest U.S. gove...

Ex-Taiwanese president equates Taiwan's national security laws to HK security law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Presidential Office spokesman Ting Yun-kung (丁允恭) on Sunday (July 5) criticized former Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) comparison of China's recently pa...

8 Taiwanese Coast Guard ships outfitted with 40mm guns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ocean Affairs Council announced in a humorous Facebook post that eight Coast Guard ships have each been fitted with a 40mm gun, which has a maximum range of 12000 mete...