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Retired Taiwanese general says China has right to patrol 'its territory' in Taiwan's ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators on Monday (Nov. 8) called on the government to weigh discontinuing pension payments to a former Taiwanese general after he t...

Taiwan president promotes 2nd season of ‘Island Nation’ series

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an Instagram post on Saturday (Sept. 18), Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) suggested that those celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival at home watch and support &ldq...

Xi vows to crush Taiwan independence, US Navy posts pic of Independence carrier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping (習近平) on Thursday (July 1) threatened to crush attempts at Taiwan independence and confront foreign forces if necessary, the U.S. Pacific...

Biden preparing 1st arms sale to Taiwan with 40 self-propelled howitzers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Biden administration is reportedly preparing its first arms sale to Taiwan in the form of 40 self-propelled howitzers. On Monday (April 19), UDN cited sources famil...

Photo of the Day: US tanker shown refueling Taiwan F-16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the de facto U.S. embassy in Taiwan, on Thursday (Aug. 27) shared a photo on Facebook showing a U.S. Air Force (USAF) tanker refuel...

Assuming US will not help Taiwan 'huge gamble': Think tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense Randall Schriver on Tuesday (Aug. 25) said that it would be a huge gamble for China to believe that the United States will not f...

What China's 'D-Day' invasion of Taiwan would look like

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A day after the 76th anniversary of the Normandy landings of WWII, Forbes published an article outlining the armada that China has already amassed for a potential future i...

Taiwan eyeing purchase of new Paladin howitzers from US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Monday (Sept. 23) said that the M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzer "meets the needs of Taiwan's defensive o...

A secret phone call assured Taiwan President Lee of safety during Third Taiwan Strait Crisis: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Japan's Sankei News reported today (April 3) that then-Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) received a phone call, which was believed to have been made from a high-level Bei...