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New China affairs head choice 'shows goodwill to Beijing': Scholar

The appointment of Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) to handle China affairs should be seen as a friendly gesture toward Beijing, as Chiu is known to be dovish in his approach to cross-strait issues, Taiwanese schol...

Taiwan reshuffles top defense and China policy officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office announced a major reshuffle of its top officials in charge of defense, national security and China policies Friday (Feb. 19), just days after the e...

Taiwan's president condemns Chinese fake news about missing F-16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) condemned Chinese netizens Friday (Nov. 20) for spreading “malicious fake news” alleging the pilot of a missing F-16 had defected ...

Signals from missing F-16's flight recorder detected: Taiwan defense minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military has picked up eight signals it believes could be from the missing F-16 fighter jet that disappeared two minutes after taking off on Tuesday evening (Nov. 17)....

China threatens retaliation over latest US arms sales to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China on Thursday (Oct. 22) threatened to retaliate after the latest round of U.S. arms sales to Taiwan was announced. The Trump administration has increased support fo...

Taiwan military mulls increasing frequency of reservist call-ups

Taiwan's military is considering increasing the frequency of calling up reservists to beef up the combat readiness of the country's reserve forces, a source told CNA on Wednesday. Under an ...

Taiwan welcomes US invite to RIMPAC maritime exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Friday (June 26) the proposal from a committee of the United States Senate to invite Taiwan to participate in the Rim of the Pa...

China’s rule by fear in Hong Kong also threatens Taiwan: The Economist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s passage of a national security law for Hong Kong not only introduced rule by fear for the former British territory, but also revealed its attitude toward the...

New appointments to Taiwan's Cabinet announced

Updated: May 19, 2020, 14:30 a.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will start her second and final four-year term on Wednesday (May 20) with most ministers in he...

Asia Today: Jump in cases on cruise ship docked in Nagasaki

BANGKOK (AP) — Japanese officials said Wednesday that 33 crew members on a docked cruise ship tested positive for the coronavirus in one day of testing after the first case from the ship was reported....

Taiwan’s MND announces punishments for virus infection on navy ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) held a press conference on Tuesday evening (April 21), releasing a report on the ministry’s initial investigation i...

Taiwan Navy's goodwill mission cut short due to COVID-19

A goodwill mission of a Republic of China (Taiwan) naval flotilla has been curtailed due to concerns over the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and is scheduled to arrive back in Taiwan on Thursda...

Mirage fighters based in Northern Taiwan to be temporarily relocated

Most of the Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets based at the Hsinchu air base will be temporarily moved to another location for about two years due to scheduled runway maintenance, Defense Minister Yen De-fa (...

Why the global pandemic raises the risk of CCP invading Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has brought on the world is quite understandably dominating headlines and affecting most ...

China's military poses increased threat to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is ramping up its military threat to Taiwan as the island country grapples with the spread of the coronavirus, warned Minister of National Defense Yen De-fa (嚴德發) on...