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Pentagon doubles number of US troops in Taiwan under Biden

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Pentagon has continued to increase the number of troops in Taiwan, with nearly twice the number in the country in the first year of the Biden administration as the end...

Defense minister acknowledges 40 Taiwan marines training in Guam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) on Tuesday (Nov. 2) tried to downplay news that 40 Taiwanese marines are currently training with U.S. troops in Guam. Earlier on T...

Tsai 1st president in 40 years to confirm US troops are in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview released on Thursday (Oct. 28), Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) became the first Taiwanese president in 40 years to acknowledge that there are U.S. troops deployed in t...

China's mouthpiece calls for airstrikes to kill US 'invaders' in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head editor of one of the Chinese Communist Party's largest propaganda outlets on Thursday (Oct. 7) called for an airstrike to "eliminate" Taiwan-based U...

US soldiers stationed in Taiwan for at least 1 year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid unprecedented large-scale intrusions into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) by Chinese warplanes earlier this week, reports surfaced on Thursday (Oc...

Chinese media threatens war with US over Taiwan troops typo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Twitter typo posted by a senator mistakenly suggesting the presence of a large number of U.S. troops in Taiwan on Tuesday (Aug. 17) prompted the head of one of China'...

Taiwan could play major operational role in US-China conflict: Analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan can play a significant role in preserving U.S. Marine Corps operational mobility in the case of a conflict with China, according to the Taipei-based Institute for N...

China shuts down channel for diplomatic dialogue in ongoing row with Australia

China on Thursday (May 6) cut off a channel for diplomatic and trade talks with Australia in a largely symbolic act of fury, following clashes over a wide range of issues including human rights, espio...

China suspends economic dialogue with Australia

China announced on Thursday the suspension of its economic dialogue agreement with Australia. The move comes amid a rift between the two countries that has deepened since Australia called for a probe...

China denies US Marine training will strengthen Taiwan's defenses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to an announcement by Taiwan's military on Monday (Nov. 9) that a team of U.S. Marines had arrived to provide training, Chinese state-run media denied that...

US Marines officially training in Taiwan for 1st time since 1979

Update: 11/13 10:00 a.m. Pentagon spokesman John Supple has told Taiwan News that "The reports about U.S. Marines in Taiwan are inaccurate" but did not elaborate on which details were inc...

2 charged in Michigan plots served in US Marines

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps confirmed Saturday that two men charged in plots against Michigan's government spent time in the military. Officials are “aware of the circumsta...

Japan: Okinawa declares COVID-19 emergency after US base outbreaks

Japan's Okinawa prefecture has declared a state of emergency following a spike in coronavirus infections connected to an outbreak among US forces based in the region. Okinawa Governor Denny Tam...

Dozens of US Marines in Japan's Okinawa get coronavirus

TOKYO (AP) — Dozens of U.S. Marines have been infected with the coronavirus at two bases on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa in what is feared to be a massive outbreak, Okinawan officials said ...

Asia Today: South Korea clamps down again as virus rebounds

BANGKOK (AP) — Areas around the South Korean capital curbed large gatherings Tuesday and officials urged churchgoers and some health care workers to avoid crowds as the number of new coronavirus once ...