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Facebook photos show Taiwan Army officers undergoing Abrams training in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Facebook page for the U.S. Army Armor Basic Officer Leader Course released images posted on Tuesday (April 19) showing Taiwan Army officers participating in training o...

US must assist Taiwan with asymmetric defense: Former undersecretary of defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former U.S. Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy said her country must assist Taiwan in building its asymmetric defense capabilities to hinder any attempt by China t...

Taiwan thanks US for Patriot missile weapons sale

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has officially thanked the Biden administration for approving its third arms package to the country and the second in 2022 alone. Announced by the U.S. Defense S...

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...

Congress reaches deal on bill inviting Taiwan to take part in RIMPAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday (Dec. 7) finalized a deal on a defense spending bill that includes sections calling for the country's participation in the 2022 Rim of the Pa...

PLA has acquired initial invasion capacity of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest annual report by the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) states that China has acquired an "initial capability" to inva...

US, Taiwan holding defense review talks this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the U.S. are holding their Defense Review Talks this week on the heels of the virtual summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平...

US envoy Nicholas Burns sticks to strategic ambiguity on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nicholas Burns, President Joe Biden's nominee for the new U.S. ambassador to China, has indicated he views strategic ambiguity in regard to Taiwan's security situa...

Record majority of Americans favor defending Taiwan if China invades

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A survey released by an American think tank on Thursday (Aug. 26) shows that a record percentage of Americans now favor sending troops to defend Taiwan if China invades, w...

US Strategic Competition Act calls for toughening Taiwan's defenses against Chinese invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bill designed to counter China's aggressive actions in many areas, includes sections calling for the deepening of U.S.-Taiwan ties and strengthening Taiwan's def...

US should be clear about defense commitments to Taiwan: DOD nominee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary nominee Kathleen Hicks said Tuesday (Feb. 2) that Washington should be "crystal clear" about its commitments to Taiwan and help rei...

Congress overrides Trump's veto of defense bill with pro-Taiwan provisions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Congress on Friday (Jan. 1) overrode U.S. President Donald Trump's veto of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which contains two provisions supportive...

Taiwan reportedly buying 300 more Patriot missiles from US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is reportedly planning on purchasing an additional 300 Patriot missiles from the U.S. to counter China's growing threat against the country. Amid increasing ...

60% of Taiwanese believe US would send troops if China attacks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China continues to menace Taiwan with aggressive military actions, a new poll released on Monday (Sept. 28) shows that 60 percent of Taiwanese believe that the U.S. wou...

Trump administration preparing for Taiwan arms sale

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. is expected to approve a large weapons package to Taiwan, according to congressional and administration sources. A congressional aide told CNN the Trump admini...