Taiwan's defense ministry emphasizes combat readiness amid criticism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) released a video Tuesday night (July 7) in which it said that training is the daily routine of the country's armed forces, whose...

Taiwan's defense minister addresses training concerns after military mishap

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense Minister Yen Te-fa (嚴德發) said at a Ministry of National Defense (MND) internal meeting on Monday (July 6) that the military will not stop drills or lower its train...

Taiwan’s defense science institute entangled in security breach over Chinese cloud service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A procurement flaw has been found at Taiwan’s military technology development institute, and critics say it may have jeopardized the country’s national securit...

Taiwan military holds rehearsal drill ahead of 36th Han Kuang exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan military held live-fire rehearsal drills at Taichung’s Ta Chia river and Chia Nan beach on Thursday (July 2), ahead of the 36th Han Kuang exercise. Ove...

Taiwan’s defense minister pledges combat preparedness

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Defense Minister Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) has pledged the military will be combat ready in the face of China's military’s repeated provocations. Yen on...

36th Han Kuang exercise to feature 'joint battalion' training

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 36th Han Kuang military exercise is scheduled to last from Monday (July 13) to Friday (July 17). While last year’s exercises featured fighter jets conducting ...

Rare footage shows joint training of US, Taiwan special forces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A promotional video featuring joint U.S.-Taiwan military training has surfaced on social media—the first of such footage to be seen, as these kinds of operations are...

China's missile stockpile has US, Taiwan on high alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing’s total number of land-launched ballistic missiles and cruise missiles has reached a high number, posing a serious threat to Taiwan, the U.S., and other Indo...

Asian shares fall on US friction with China, Hong Kong fears

Shares slipped in Asia on Friday (May 22) as tensions flared between the U.S. and China and as more job losses compounded the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Hong Kong’s Hang ...

Taiwan signs arms sales maintenance agreement with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese military announced on Sunday (May 10) that the warranty on its Black Hawk helicopters expired in September last year and that it has signed a post-sale agree...

Taiwan military research institute announces new president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) announced Thursday (April 16) that its vice president Chang Chung-Chung (張忠誠) has been chosen...

U.S. military aircraft fly south of Taiwan after PLA training mission

Two United States military aircraft were reported close to Taiwan's southern airspace on Monday, one day after the Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed a Chinese aircraft carrier battle gr...

Taiwan Air Force and NCSIST conduct live fire exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Air Force and the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science & Technology (NCSIST, 中科院) both conducted live fire exercises off Taitung's shores in March a...

Taiwanese man arrested for avoiding military duty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese man, surnamed Jin (金), has been sentenced to five months on Friday (March 27) for attempting to dodge his mandatory military service by staying overseas for 13...

Taiwanese military personnel returning from 29 countries to be quarantined

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Military personnel who have traveled to any of the 29 countries on which travel warnings have been imposed will be subject to a 14-day quarantine after returning as Taiwan...