If US stations troops in Taiwan, China may sever diplomatic ties: Scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China continues to ratchet up military aggression in the Taiwan Strait, an American scholar on Thursday (Oct. 22) worried that stationing American troops in Taiwan coul...

China deploys DF-17 hypersonic missiles across from Taiwan to prepare for invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has reportedly deployed new hypersonic missiles across from Taiwan as it marshals forces in preparation for a future invasion. On Sunday (Oct. 18), the South Chin...

China may try to restrict Taiwan's air access to outlying islands: Expert

A retired Taiwan Air Force general warned Saturday that an incident on Thursday, in which Hong Kong turned back a Taiwan military-chartered supply plane en route to the Dongsha Islands, may have been ...

Two Chinese warplanes approach Taiwan-held disputed islands on eve of national day

UPDATE 8:30 p.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Y-8 and a Y-9 anti-submarine aircraft from China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) approached the Taiwanese-held Dongsha Islands (...

Nearly 3,000 interceptions of intruding Chinese aircraft cost Taiwan NT$25.5 billion this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) on Wednesday (Oct. 7) told the Foreign and National Defense Committee in Taiwan’s legislature that the nation has so fa...

Taiwan military has conducted more than 11,000 air, maritime missions in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Monday (Oct. 5) mentioned in a report that in response to changes in the enemy’s situation, the military has dispatched air...

Military activity around Taiwan keeps nation busy during Mid-Autumn Festival weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Air Force Command on Saturday (Oct. 3) stated that a Chinese Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft flew into the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s air defense ide...

Retired general says Taiwan's combat capabilities are ‘close to none’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Retired Taiwanese general Chen Ting-chung (陳廷寵) said earlier this week that Taiwan's combat capabilities are "close to none" and its armed forces stand no ch...

2 Chinese anti-submarine aircraft enter Taiwan’s ADIZ yet again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese anti-submarine aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on two separate occasions on Tuesday (Sept. 29), according to the Taiwan ...

Taiwan's defense minister says no clear sign of cross-strait war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Defense Minister Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) said Tuesday (Sept. 29) that there has not been a clear sign of a cross-strait war and that the country's armed forces w...

Marine Corps holds ceremony for fallen marine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In memory of Sergeant Amal Dakadu, who passed away on Sept. 16 from injuries during a Han Kuang training accident, the Marine Corps held a memorial ceremony on Friday (Sep...

Taiwan's Matsu Defense Command conducts joint live-fire drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lieutenant General Chiu Shu-hua (丘樹華), the Ministry of Defense (MND) deputy chief of staff, on Thursday (Sept. 25) oversaw the Army’s Matsu Defense Command’s j...

Taiwan military expert shares how to survive China missile attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Ministry of Defense advisor Sung Chao-wen (宋兆文) on Friday (Sept. 25) shared how to survive a Chinese missile attack. As Beijing continues to threaten Taiwan by s...

Taiwan will not permit Chinese saber-rattling to continue in its airspace: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Sept. 22) emphasized that the Air Force will not allow China to engage in any form of saber-rattling in Taiwanese airspace, saying...

Taiwan says missiles sufficient to survive Chinese saturation attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Monday (Sept. 21) denied reports that it lacked sufficient missile supplies to defend against a "saturation attack&...