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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 Congress members teach Elon Musk about Taiwan's history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two U.S. congress members wrote a letter to Elon Musk on Wednesday (Sept. 20) offering to teach him about the history of Taiwan. Musk, CEO of social media platform X, r...

Powerchip's Frank Huang says Americans 'tough to manage'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Powerchip Chair Frank Huang (黃崇仁) shared his views on TSMC's Arizona wafer fab at SEMICON in Taiwan on Thursday (Sept. 7). TSMC's decision to establish a factor...

Taiwan thanks US for unprecedented military aid package

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Thursday (Aug. 31) thanked Washington for approving military aid under the Foreign Military Financing (FMF) program usually reser...

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...

Biden approves NT$11 billion military aid package for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Biden administration said Friday (July 28) it will provide NT$10.9 billion (US$345) million in military aid to Taiwan from U.S. stockpiles. The White House issued a...

Top US general says delivery of arms to Taiwan must be speeded up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Friday (July 15) said that U.S. deliveries of weapons to Taiwan must be accelerated. Speaking at the U.S. ambassa...

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...

Chinese seizure of Taiwan would be 'disastrous for US': Intel brief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A takeover of Taiwan by China would be "disastrous for the U.S.," while providing Beijing with greater military power, control of key sea lanes, confidence in fu...

Senator's bill calls for hardening US hangers to prep for Chinese attack on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Republican Senator Marco Rubio on Thursday (May 11) introduced a bill that directs the Pentagon to fortify aircraft shelters for U.S. warplanes in the Indo-Pacific to...

US war game on China attack finds Taiwan must be armed 'to the teeth'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After conducting a war game simulating a Chinese invasion of Taiwan on Wednesday (April 19), U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher concluded that Taiwan must be armed 'to...

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 ...