US secretary of state describes sale of F-16V jets to Taiwan as a consistent move

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The sale of 66 F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan was “deeply consistent” with past commitments, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Tue...

Taiwan wants US to complete delivery of F-16V jets in 2026

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of National Defense wants the delivery of 66 F-16V “Viper” fighter jets to be completed in 2026, one year earlier than originally planned, reports...

Trump OK's F-16V fighter deal to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- U.S. President Trump has confirmed that he has approved the sale of F-16V fighters to Taiwan and that the arms deal will be approved by Congress. According to information p...

Trump Administration moves to submit Taiwan F-16V deal to Congress: Washington Post

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Trump administration notified the United States Congress late Thursday (August 15) that it wanted to submit the US$8 billion (NT$250 billion) sale of 66 F-16V fighter ...

Taiwan says F-16V deal still under review by US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The likely sale of 66 F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan is currently still going through the United States government's usual review process, the Ministry of Foreign Affair...

Ex-US Customs officer, likely Chinese agent, charged in California gun running scheme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. government has filed federal charges against a former high-ranking agent of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with connections to China for operating a...

'Don't mess with Taiwan': US Congressman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- U.S. Representative Michael McCaul made clear his feelings about Chinese aggression towards Taiwan in an interview with Fox News on Sunday (July 14), defending the recent sale ...

China holding military exercises 'along SE coast' after US approves arms sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Just after 8:00 a.m. Sunday (July 14), China’s Ministry of National Defense announced that the People Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) would be conducting military ...

China to impose sanctions on Taiwan’s U.S. arms suppliers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) transited in New York City on her way to the Caribbean Friday (July 12), China announced it was going to impose sanctions on the U.S. f...

US State Department responds to China regarding Taiwan arms deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. State Department has responded to China’s complaints about Taiwan’s historic purchase of U.S. military equipment, reaffirming the deal’s legality and...

US demonstrates strong Taiwan support with US$2.2 billion arms sale

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A proposed US$2 billion (NT$68.6 billion) arms sale to Taiwan is being viewed as a strong demonstration of support to the island nation and likely to exacerbate deteriorating U...

China cries foul at US Abrams, Stinger sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Shortly after news broke on Tuesday (July 9) that the U.S. State Department has approved US$2.2 billion worth of Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles, and other equipment, the Chines...

US State Department greenlights US$2.2 billion sale of tanks, missiles to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. State Department has approved a plan to sell US$2.2 billion dollars worth of Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles, and other weapons and equipment, despite protests from Bei...

Taiwan military officials expect approval for US$2.6 billion arms deal 'within days'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The sale of 108 M1A2 Abrams tanks and missile defense systems to Taiwan is on track for approval in Washington D.C., according to unnamed Taiwan government officials. R...

Senior US official confirms arms sales to Taiwan will normalize

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A senior U.S. Pentagon official said on Wednesday (June 26) that Washington is moving toward a normalized arms sales relationship with Taiwan, amid reports the Trump admin...