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US Congress passes defense bill with provisions to bolster Taiwan's military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Congress has approved a defense spending bill that includes strengthened military coordination between the U.S. and Taiwan, including military cybersecurity cooperation, sp...

US House passes defense bill that bolsters Taiwan's military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday (July 14) passed a defense spending bill that includes strengthened military coordination between the U.S. and Taiwan, military...

200 US military trainers now in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. has reportedly sent more than 200 troops to Taiwan to provide military training to Taiwan's armed forces. In February, the Wall Street Journal cited U.S. o...

US to boost troops up to 200 in Taiwan amid China menace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. is reportedly set to increase the number of troops in Taiwan amid increasingly aggressive military posturing by China. The Wall Street Journal on Thursday (Feb...

Taiwan troops to train in US at battalion-level for 1st time in history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Troops from the Army will reportedly go to the U.S. for exchanges at the battalion level for the first time in history in the second half of this year. Sources familiar...

Taiwan to bolster military ties with US: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Feb. 21) said Taiwan will continue to boost military ties with the U.S. and cooperate even more actively with American and ...

White House, Taiwan officials hold 7 hours of secret security talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) and National Security Council Secretary General Wellington Koo (顧立雄) held closed-door security talks with Biden administration officials a...

Pentagon's top China official makes surprise visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The top Pentagon official for China made a surprise visit to Taiwan on Friday (Feb. 17), according to British media. The Financial Times on Friday reported that Michael...

Pentagon's senior China official to visit Taiwan in 'coming days'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The top Pentagon official for China is scheduled to visit Taiwan in a matter of days, according to British media. As tensions rise over the appearance of a Chinese spy ...

Josh Hawley wants Biden to prioritize arming Taiwan over Ukraine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Josh Hawley on Tuesday urged President Joe Biden to prioritize arming Taiwan over Ukraine, amid reports a burgeoning backlog of weapons shipments to Taiwan ha...

US congressional panel calls for sanctions body to deal with China if it invades Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. congressional panel on Tuesday (Nov. 15) warned of China's increasing aggression toward Taiwan and called for the creation of a governmental body designed to im...

US Senate bill aims to start toughening Taiwan's defenses within 180 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 (NDAA FY23), which was filed with the Senate on Monday (July 18), includes a provision that requires the White ...

American soldiers building tank-training grounds in Taiwan's Hsinchu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. has sent military instructors to Taiwan to train local troops in operating the M1A2T Abrams tank, and they have also started setting up a training ground in north...

US trying to speed delivery of F-16Vs to Taiwan amid increased China threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. is seeking to accelerate delivery of F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan as China continues to ratchet up warplane incursions into the country's air defense identifi...

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...