Taiwan president pledges government support for aerospace and drone industries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said that her government remains committed to developing Taiwan’s national defense and aerospace industries at a pair of exhibitions on ...

China cries foul at US Abrams, Stinger sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Shortly after news broke on Tuesday (July 9) that the U.S. State Department has approved US$2.2 billion worth of Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles, and other equipment, the Chines...

Senator proposes routine US arms sales to Taiwan once every two years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. Senator from Colorado, Cory Gardner, speaking at a forum in Washington D.C. on June 18, called for the U.S. to make routine arms sales to Taiwan, proposing a single bu...

US Senator to reintroduce TAIPEI Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Senator from Colorado, Cory Gardner, signaled his intention to reintroduce the proposed “TAIPEI Act” to the Senate, in a tweet on Jan. 6. The “Ta...

Photo story: Taiwan commissions two frigates into Navy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) presided over a ceremony at the the Zuoying naval base in Kaohsiung on Nov. 8, where two frigates were officially commissioned into the...

Taiwan President attends commissioning ceremony for two naval ships

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) stated on Thursday that the two newly commissioned frigates are a message to the international community that Taiwanese people will defend the...

US-Taiwan military sales to become ‘more normal’: US official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, Randall Schriver said that U.S.-Taiwan military sales are becoming a “more normal foreign...

US arms deal may signal new form of Taiwan-US military cooperation: UTBC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The US-Taiwan Business Council (UTBC) welcomed the recent deal for the U.S. military to supply US$330 million (NTD$10.02 billion) in arms to Taiwan, suggesting the deal ma...

US approves military sale to Taiwan worth of US$330 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Department of State has approved a possible military sale to Taiwan worth US$330 million, with items including spare parts for F-16 fighter jets and other military air...

Former US Pacific Fleet commander visits Taiwan, meets with President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a meeting without any notice in advance, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) met with Scott Swift, former commander of the United States Pacific Fleet, Friday, Aug. 24....

Taiwan to propose new round of arms purchases from US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MOND) confirmed Thursday, March 15 that a new round of arms purchases from the U.S. was underway and could include items such ...

Key senator to stop blocking US arms sales to Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key U.S. senator says he will no longer block Persian Gulf nations from buying American-made lethal weapons even though the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its neighbors remain...

US arms sales to Taiwan should normalize: Randall Schriver

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Randall Schriver, nominee for Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, mentioned normalizing the due process of arms sales to Taiwan multiple time...

China strongly protests US arms sales to Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing has strongly protested a U.S. plan to sell $1.4 billion worth of arms to Taiwan and demanded that the deal be canceled. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu K...