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Taiwanese military set to carry out live-fire drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Army is scheduled to carry out live-fire artillery drills in southern Taiwan on Tuesday (Aug. 9) and Thursday (Aug. 11) to assess combat readiness. The dr...

China says military drills around Taiwan will continue

The Chinese military carried out further military drills around Taiwan on Monday, Beijing said, despite calls to end its largest-ever exercises enclosing the self-governed island. Live-fire drills st...

Taiwan says China's military drills a 'possible simulated attack'

Taipei scrambled jets and deployed naval patrols in response to multiple Chinese military "craft" deployed near the island on Saturday. The latest incident comes as China is conducting its ...

Fire breaks out on outer island during Taiwanese artillery drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fire broke out on an outer island during an artillery exercise held by the Taiwanese military on Friday evening (Aug. 5). On the second day of massive live-fire drill...

Map shows paths of Chinese missiles fired around Taiwan on Day 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the first day of live-fire drills imposed on Taiwan by China, missiles landed in five of six zones around Taiwan, with a Vietnamese reporter creating a map showing the ...

Expert predicts China will fire missiles over Taiwan cities to hit Zone No. 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese military expert Lu Li-shi (呂禮詩) predicts that China could fire missiles over Taipei, Taichung, and Kaohsiung as they head toward one of the six zones the People&...

Pelosi's Taiwan visit captivates public in China and Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — A few Chinese old-timers read the pages of a newspaper on Wednesday hung up behind glass on an outdoor display board in a relic of pre-smartphone days, when that's how people in China g...

Patriot missile battery carries out Han Kuang drills in Taipei's Dajia Riverside Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An Air Force Patriot missile battery was deployed to Taipei’s Dajia Riverside Park on Wednesday (July 27), the third day of the Han Kuang 38 wargames, where troops p...

Taiwanese military in need of major reforms says former defense official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s armed forces are in need of massive reforms amid increasing military aggressiveness from China, according to a former defense official. Retired admiral a...

Chinese intrusions in Taiwan's ADIZ, Ko Wen-je and death of the Davis Line

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — The Davis Line has surprisingly been in the news recently. Also referred to as the “median line,” “middle line” and “center line,” it...

US Congress pushes for close military ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Both the U.S. Senate and House Armed Services Committees have recently pushed for stronger military exchanges with Taiwan in their respective draft bills of the 2023 Natio...

Ukrainians wave Taiwan flag in thanks for military aid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photos surfaced on Monday (June 6) showing Ukrainians holding a Taiwan flag to express their thanks for the shipment of military supplies to the country. It has been mo...

Taiwan turns coast guard vessels into 'ship killers'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Coast Guard vessels are being transformed into missile-launching “ship killers” that could be quickly rolled out to defend the nation in the event of a ...

Video shows Taiwanese soldier serving in Ukraine's foreign legion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Tuesday (May 24) showing a Taiwanese soldier serving in Ukraine's foreign legion introducing himself in English as he proudly holds a Taiwanese flag....

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...