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Taiwan president visits army base to thank soldiers for standing guard during Spring Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (Feb. 14) continued her visits to the armed forces by stopping by the base of the Army Guandu Area Command's first mechanized in...

Taiwan's military strategy will not change: MND

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ministry of National Defense Spokesman Shi Shun-wen (史順文) on Tuesday (Jan. 5) denied rumors that the nation’s overall defense strategy will change. After Presiden...

Taiwan needs a strategy to counter China's grey-zone tactics

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Another week, another series of incursions by the Chinese navy and air force into Taiwanese territory. This week has seen eight Chinese military aircraft entering Ta...

Taiwan can mobilize 450,000 soldiers upon president's order

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) said on Thursday (Oct. 22) that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) can mobilize approximately 450,000 soldiers for a major war if s...

Two Chinese warplanes approach Taiwan-held disputed islands on eve of national day

UPDATE 8:30 p.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Y-8 and a Y-9 anti-submarine aircraft from China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) approached the Taiwanese-held Dongsha Islands (...

Nearly 3,000 interceptions of intruding Chinese aircraft cost Taiwan NT$25.5 billion this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) on Wednesday (Oct. 7) told the Foreign and National Defense Committee in Taiwan’s legislature that the nation has so fa...

Pompeo says US committed to defusing cross-strait tensions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured Taiwan that the U.S. will take action to reduce cross-straits tensions and that “appeasement’is not the answer.&rdq...

Taiwan military has conducted more than 11,000 air, maritime missions in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Monday (Oct. 5) mentioned in a report that in response to changes in the enemy’s situation, the military has dispatched air...

More than half of Taiwanese support adding women in military draft: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As cross-strait tensions continue to run high, a new poll released Sunday (Oct. 4) shows that 52 percent of Taiwanese are in favor of including women in the country's ...

Taiwan's defense minister says no clear sign of cross-strait war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Defense Minister Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) said Tuesday (Sept. 29) that there has not been a clear sign of a cross-strait war and that the country's armed forces w...

Taiwan's missile inventory insufficient to counter Chinese attack: MND

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Military officials say the results of the Han Kuang 36 computer drills, which ended Friday (Sept. 18), point to an insufficient number of long-range missiles to counter a ...

Taiwan's Chief of General Staff announces more integration across Armed Forces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chief of the General Staff Huang Shu-kuang (黃曙光) on Friday (July 31) announced that in the future, the armed forces will be more integrated to closely monitor Chinese targ...

Taiwan Defense Minister praises deceased helicopter pilots as heroes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the tragic Kiowa helicopter crash Thursday (July 16) afternoon, in which both of the pilots died, Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) paid his respects...

Taiwan's Han Kuang military exercise gets underway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 36th Han Kuang exercise started Monday (July 13) and will feature four historical firsts: the deployment of joint battalions, cooperative training of three special for...

Taiwan’s defense minister pledges combat preparedness

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Defense Minister Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) has pledged the military will be combat ready in the face of China's military’s repeated provocations. Yen on...