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Taiwan defense minister says Guam military attaché soon to be established

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Defense said on Monday (Nov. 29) that a military attaché in Guam is in the process of being established. During a legislative meeting, Democratic...

Retired Taiwanese general says China has right to patrol 'its territory' in Taiwan's ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators on Monday (Nov. 8) called on the government to weigh discontinuing pension payments to a former Taiwanese general after he t...

Taiwan's pleas to be part of COP26 fall on deaf ears

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The COP26 Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, has focused the thoughts of the world once more on the issue of climate change. These U.N. climate change conferences ofte...

Taiwan vice foreign minister optimistic about ties with Honduras

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan should not worry about Honduras switching diplomatic relations to China after its presidential elections later this month, Vice Foreign Minister Alexander Yui (俞大㵢)...

Since China is no-show at COP26, Taiwan should be let in: Lawmaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker on Monday (Nov. 1) said that if China does not "even bother to show up" to the 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference ...

Taiwanese officials criticize retired general for 'whitewashing' China's ADIZ incursions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese government officials on Wednesday (Oct. 20) denounced a retired general for "whitewashing" China's military incursions into its air defense identif...

MOFA under fire over ‘Alps’ footage in Taiwan’s national day promo video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is in hot water after a Double Ten Day video released last month was found to have erroneously depicted Yushan, Taiwan’s highe...

Taiwan lawmaker expects 1 million COVID vaccine doses to arrive by end of July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will receive 1 million doses of the AstraZeneca and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines by the end of the month, Legislator Wang Ting-yu (王定宇) said Tuesday (July 27). He s...

Analysis: Caught between China and the U.S., Asian countries stockpile missiles

Asia is sliding into a dangerous arms race as smaller nations that once stayed on the sidelines build arsenals of advanced long-range missiles, following in the footsteps of powerhouses China and the ...

Lawmaker calls for universal vaccinations in Taiwan with 620,000 AZ doses due Wed.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In anticipation of a large shipment of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses set to arrive in Taiwan on Wednesday (July 7), Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Wang...

Signs on Grand Hotel, Taipei 101 thank US for 2.5 million Moderna jabs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Grand Hotel Taipei and Taipei 101 on Sunday evening (June 20) both flashed messages thanking the U.S. for its donation of 2.5 million Moderna COVID-19 vaccines that da...

Taiwan Air Force test fires US-made AIM-120 missile for first time ever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Air Force test-fired its AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAM) on Tuesday morning (May 11), marking the first time the American-made projec...

Taiwan-US relations undergoing major adjustments: Foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Thursday (April 8) spoke about ongoing changes in Taiwan-U.S. relations. At a meeting of the Legislative Yuan's Forei...

Beijing plans to build highway connecting China to Taiwan by 2035

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China late last month announced plans to build a highway connecting Taiwan with the communist country by 2035, drawing mockery from Taiwanese politicians and netizens. ...

CECC head says Chinese vaccines not an option for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to former President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) recent comment on accepting Chinese vaccines, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) ...