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EXPLAINER: US keeps world guessing on Taiwan stance

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third time in less than a year, President Joe Biden has stirred controversy with his comments about Taiwan. The latest example came during his visit to Japan, when a reporter...

Taiwan's defense minister says Omicron will not interrupt reservist retraining

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Minister for Defense Chiu Kuo-zheng (邱國正) said he will not suspend military retraining programs for reservists due to the Omicron outbreak, but will adjust ...

Foreign ministry thanks UK foreign secretary for highlighting importance of Taiwan's defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Thursday (April 28) thanked British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss for calling on NATO to ensure Taiwan and other democracies can de...

Foreign minister thanks US House minority leader for supporting Taiwan's defense capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (April 19) expressed gratitude to U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for calling on the U.S. to take immediate ste...

US house minority leader says Biden should act faster to strengthen Taiwan's defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is an important lesson for the U.S. on how to respond to a possible Chinese attack on Taiwan, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said ...

EU and Taiwan should establish 'no limits' partnership: MEP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A member of the European Parliament (MEP) on Tuesday (April 5) called on the European Union (EU) to establish a "no limits" partnership to serve as a foil to Chi...

US would 'intervene more deeply' in war in Taiwan Strait than Ukraine: NSB head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Security Bureau (NSB) director told legislators Monday (March 28) that the U.S. would be much more involved in a war in the Taiwan Strait than it has been in ...

US general: Ukraine resistance highlights need to prepare

BANGKOK (AP) — Ukraine's stiff resistance to the Russian invasion, which has turned Moscow's advance into a grinding war of attrition, has underscored the importance to American allies of the need to ...

More Taiwanese think Japan will join war if China invades than US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, a new poll released on Tuesday (March 22) revealed that 43% of respondents think Japan would intervene if China invades Taiwa...

Taiwan's defense minister signals new Seahawk choppers still on the horizon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Minister of Defense Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) told the media he has not received any notification so far that the U.S. is unwilling to sell 12 MH-60R anti-submar...

Taiwan's defense minister says Mirage fighter crash not due to spare parts shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The cause of the crash of a Mirage-2000 on Monday (March 14) is not a lack of parts, Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) said Tuesday (March 15). A single-seat Mirage...

Taiwan's defense minister stresses reserve force training during peacetime

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If reservists are only mobilized for training in times of war and not during peacetime, it would be inappropriate to call them to the battlefield, as they would not be eff...

Taiwan minister: China war a disaster regardless of outcome

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A conflict with China, which threatens to invade Taiwan, would be a disaster for all sides regardless of the outcome, the island's defense minister said Thursday. ...

Taiwan's defense ministry seeks wartime control of rail transportation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) recently announced it is seeking to revise the law concerning mobilization of military transport and traffic control in order to pla...

US approves support deal with Taiwan for Patriot missiles

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has approved a $100 million support contract with Taiwan aimed at boosting the island’s missile defense systems as it faces increasing pressure from China. ...