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KMT presidential candidate seeks to boost US arms sales to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) shared his plans to enhance U.S. arms deals and strengthen Taiwan-U.S. military cooperation during a press conferen...

China to sanction 5 US manufacturers over arms sales to Taiwan - ministry

BEIJING, Jan 7 (Reuters) - China will sanction five U.S. military manufacturers in response to the latest round of U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on Sunday. U.S. ar...

Taiwan, S.China Sea loom as dangers despite revived US-China military dialogue

BEIJING/HONG KONG, Dec 22 (Reuters) - A resumption of military dialogue between China and the United States could help mitigate some tensions, but fundamental differences over Taiwan and the South Chi...

Taiwan to retrofit M60 tanks with new engines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Army is planning to outfit its aging fleet of around 460 M60A3 Patton tanks with newer engines to extend their service life. The U.S. has offered to replace ...

China objects as US approves military aid to Taiwan under program aimed at sovereign nations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has approved the first-ever U.S. military transfer to Taiwan under a program generally reserved for assistance to sovereign, independent states. ...

US approves arms aid for Taiwan under program reserved for sovereign countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the first time, the U.S. has approved the provision of US$80 million (NT$2.5 billion) in arms to Taiwan under the Foreign Military Financing (FMF) program, which is us...

Taiwan-US Monterey Talks scheduled for July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Monterey Talks between Taiwan and the U.S. will be held this July in Washington, D.C. The Ministry of National Defense’s (MND) Department of Strategic ...

China reveals new details of Raytheon, Lockheed sanctions

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China revealed new details of sanctions it previously announced against two U.S. weapons manufacturers Tuesday, including a ban on Chinese companies doing business with them. ...

US-Taiwan Business Council envisions two paths for future US-Taiwan ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Considering the proximity of President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) trip to the U.S. and Central America and former President Ma Ying-jeou's (馬英九) visit to China, there ...

US 'Tiger Team' ensuring Taiwan's defense against China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin said on Thursday (March 23) that he has formed a "Tiger Team" to ensure that Taiwan's military needs are met amid r...

84-year-old philanthropist vying for Taiwan presidency in 2024

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's former Control Yuan President Wang Chien-shien (王建煊) on Tuesday (March 7) announced his intention to run in the 2024 presidential elections, while claiming th...

China sanctions Lockheed Martin, Raytheon for Taiwan sales

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday imposed trade and investment sanctions on Lockheed Martin and a unit of Raytheon for supplying weapons to Taiwan, stepping up efforts to isolate the island democracy c...

Chinese 'internet water army' attacks Facebook pages of Taiwan president, former premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sources familiar with Taiwan’s national security affairs said that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been using paid online commentators (internet water army) to...

US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to visit Taiwan in spring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is planning a visit to Taiwan in the spring, according to Punchbowl News, a Washington-based political news daily. The Pentagon is pre...

Today in History: JAN 09, Conn. ratifies U.S. Constitution

Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2023. There are 356 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 9, 201...