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China sneers at standards of Taiwan's Hankuang exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s Taiwan Affairs Office Spokesperson (TAO) Ma Xiaoguang (馬曉光) on Wednesday (April 27) belittled Taiwan’s Hankuang exercises. Ma said that the nature o...

Taiwan's military tests new capabilities to deter China threat

Taiwan is scheduled to hold several military exercises in the coming weeks as the self-governing island's leadership grows more concerned about a emboldened China after Russia's invasion of Uk...

China sends 39 warplanes toward Taiwan, largest in new year

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China flew 39 warplanes toward Taiwan in its largest such sortie of the new year, amid tensions over the self-ruled island's future and as the U.S. pushes to assert its presence ...

Taiwan's military, US National Guard look to formalize training program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. has proposed that Taiwan join a state-based program with its National Guard, enabling the Taiwanese military to be involved in joint training exercises. This w...

Defense minister faces press after revelations PLA has infiltrated deep into Taiwan's military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) on Wednesday (Dec. 22) faced media questions for the first time since Reuters revealed People's Liberation Army (PLA) operatives ...

Chinese spies have penetrated Taiwan's military, case documents reveal

TAIPEI – For more than 20 years, Xie Xizhang presented himself as a Hong Kong businessman on visits to Taiwan. He now stands accused of having another mission: recruiting spies for China. On ...

Congress reaches deal on bill inviting Taiwan to take part in RIMPAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday (Dec. 7) finalized a deal on a defense spending bill that includes sections calling for the country's participation in the 2022 Rim of the Pa...

Two same-sex couples in military marry in first for Taiwan

TAOYUAN, Taiwan (AP) — Two lesbian couples tied the knot in a mass wedding held by Taiwan's military on Friday in a historic celebration with their peers. Taiwan is the only place in...

Taiwan holds military drills against potential China threat

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's military fired missiles from the air and the island's shore facing China on Thursday in a live-fire exercise to demonstrate its ability to defend against any Chinese i...

Taiwan holds latest military drills following elections

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese marines staged drills Thursday as part of a series of military exercises following the reelection of pro-independence President Tsai Ing-wen. The ...

Taiwan defense officials meet after crash kills top officer

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen convened a meeting of top defense officials and urged them Friday to be on a lookout for military developments concerning China following a helic...

4 bodies found in Taiwan bridge collapse, 2 people missing

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese authorities say four bodies have been found and two people are missing after three fishing boats were hit by an oil tanker truck that fell off a collapsing bridge. ...

Taiwan's military trains for a Chinese invasion on the beach

FANGSHAN, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese tanks and soldiers have fired at simulated Chinese forces in an anti-invasion drill on the island's coast. The live-fire drill on Thursday at a beac...

North Korea pitched state-of-the-art submarine system to Taiwan military: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Taiwan's first indigenous submarine project is underway, media reported the North Korean government years ago reached out to Taiwan's military in an attempt to sell ...

China will declare no-fly zone around Taiwan before invasion: Japanese general

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A retired Japanese general claims that as part of its plan to invade Taiwan in 2025, it will first set up a no-fly zone, followed by a battle with its naval and air forces and ...