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Japanese media: Chinese ships simulated landing east of Taiwan in mid-November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese naval vessels simulated a landing attack against Taiwan in mid-November in an area just 111 kilometers east of the country, Japan’s Sankei Shimbun report...

Retired general claims Chinese warplanes are not harassing Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A retired Taiwanese general on Tuesday (Oct.19) claimed that China's warplanes are not harassing Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) and that the skies...

China video shows PLA troops in beach landing drill on Taiwan's National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's military on Sunday (Oct. 10), Taiwan's National Day, released a video showing troops invading a beach across the Taiwan Strait in southern China. On Sun...

Marines: Pandemic contributed to tragedy of troops' drowning

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic that curtailed trainings in 2020 contributed to nine service members drowning off San Diego's coast, according to a new military investigation into one of the...

China could use modified civilian ships for beach assault on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese military is using civilian cargo ships to bolster its amphibious landing capabilities, a report published by Washington D.C.-based Jamestown Foundation has sai...

China's amphibious capabilities insufficient for Taiwan invasion: Analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Institute for National Defense and Security Research military analyst Ou Hsi-fu (歐錫富) has said that China’s amphibious capabilities are still insufficient for it to ...

Taiwan could play major operational role in US-China conflict: Analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan can play a significant role in preserving U.S. Marine Corps operational mobility in the case of a conflict with China, according to the Taipei-based Institute for N...

China could alter Taiwan invasion strategy by 2025: Analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A military strategy analyst at the National Policy Foundation says the Chinese military might in the near future adjust the tactics it would use in an attempted invasion o...

Taiwan Navy launches new amphibious transport dock

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Navy's new amphibious transport dock, the Yushan, was launched Tuesday (April 13) at CSBC Corporation, Taiwan’s shipyard in Kaohsiung. President Tsai Ing-...

Human errors, mechanical woes caused Marine tank sinking

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Marine Corps investigation found the sinking of a seafaring tank last year off Southern California that killed nine service members was caused by a series of human errors and mechan...

Window closed on Chinese invasion of Taiwan during US election: Easton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American researcher Ian Easton has debunked fears of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan during the U.S. presidential election by pointing out that the window for such a move has...

What China's 'D-Day' invasion of Taiwan would look like

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A day after the 76th anniversary of the Normandy landings of WWII, Forbes published an article outlining the armada that China has already amassed for a potential future i...

Warship shows Japan's determination to expand military role

SUBIC, Philippines (AP) — One of Japan's largest warships, the helicopter carrier Izumo, is returning home from Subic port in the Philippines following a powerful show of Tokyo's determination to expa...

Taiwan flag, general appear at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command symposium

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a move sure to cause China to cry foul, a Taiwanese military leader and the Taiwanese Marine banner appeared at the annual Pacific Amphibious Leaders Symposium (PALS-19) fro...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...