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Japanese officials concerned Trump may weaken US support for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese foreign ministry officials are reportedly concerned Donald Trump may be prepared to weaken U.S. support for Taiwan to improve relations with China. On Friday (...

Taiwan has longest wait time for HIMARS, Abrams

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An analyst at a U.S. think tank has calculated that Taiwan suffers one of the worst backlogs among the recipients of U.S. major weapons systems. Eric Gomez, a senior fe...

Taiwan to receive 66 F-16V fighters in next 2 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will receive 66 F-16V Block 70 fighter jets over the next two years and the Air Force will send 65 pilots this year to the U.S. for training. A source told Liber...

Congressmen say 'time running out' on US Navy weapons sales to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two key congressmen on Wednesday (Oct. 25) sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary of the Navy to speed up the sales of weapons needed by Taiwan as "time is running out&q...

Taiwan's military not suited to defend against Chinese invasion: RAND

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan can and should do more to field forces capable of countering an invasion by China, according to a new report released by a leading U.S. security research institute....

US announces Taiwan weapons package worth up to $345 million

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States unveiled a Taiwan weapons aid package worth up to $345 million on Friday, a move likely to anger China even as the Biden administration declined to publicly pro...

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 seeks to convert Taiwan into weapons warehouse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. is planning on stockpiling mass quantities of mobile weapons to enable Taiwan to hold out for help in the event of a Chinese attack and blockade. The New York ...

Taiwan Policy Act calls for US$4.5 billion in military aid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bill that has just passed a Senate committee calls for allocating US$4.5 billion (NT$140 billion) in security assistance for Taiwan over the course of four years. On ...

Biden to push Congress for US$1.1 billion weapons sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Biden is reportedly preparing to request that Congress give the green light for a US$1.1 billion (NT$30.4 billion) weapons sale to Taiwan that includes at least ...

US bill seeks to speed arms shipments to Taiwan amid 'CCP aggression'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bill introduced by two congressmen on Friday (July 1) seeks to expedite the shipment of weapons to Taiwan by improving the transparency of the arms sale process. Repu...

US to sell US$120 million in naval equipment to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. has approved the possible sale of US$120 million (NT$3.54 billion) in spare parts and technical assistance for Taiwan's Navy amid increased provocative milita...

US has altered its Taiwan arms sales policy: Military analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Derek Grossman, a senior defense analyst at the Washington, D.C.-based think tank RAND Corporation, believes the U.S. has significantly changed its policy on arms sales to...