The ‘new’ Taiwan beyond cross-strait relations

Beijing has been increasing pressure on Taiwan recently. From a move to ban individual travel permits for Chinese visitors to Taiwan to two large-scale military drills close to the Taiwan Strait, Chin...

Regional security hinges on a secure Taiwan, says former US official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A former U.S. defense official commended the recent arms sales of advanced F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan on Tuesday (Aug. 20), while making a case for a secure Taiwan that ...

Taiwan's Tsai expresses thanks over approval of F-16V sale

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen thanked the United States on Tuesdsay for approving the sale of 66 advanced F-16V fighter jets and urged rival China to respect Taiwan'...

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...

Taiwan's Air Force says it plans to add new wing of F-16V

Taipei (CNA) Taiwan's Air Force said it is planning to establish a new fighter wing when new fighter jets are acquired after the Washington Post reported that the Trump administration is moving ah...

Taiwan president tests F-16 simulator at defense technology exhibition

Taipei, Aug. 15 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday made clear her intention to buy more upgraded F-16 fighter jets from the United States and expressed hope that the U.S. will reach a deci...

House representative reaffirms US support for Taiwan's self-defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. House Representative Michael McCaul on Wednesday (July 24) reaffirmed the U.S.’ support for Taiwan to protect itself from Chinese coercion while urging the two ...

New US defense secretary supports arms sales to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Mark Esper, confirmed by the U.S. Senate as secretary of defense by a vote of 90 to 8, was sworn in on Wednesday (July 24), bringing an end to the longest period in which ...

US Congress reportedly to be notified of F-16V fighter jet sale to Taiwan soon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Congress is expected to be notified of the proposed sale of 66 F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan by the end of the month, said a Taiwanese military expert on Tuesday (...

Photo of the Day: 'Taiwan clichés, inaccuracies, and bad takes' bingo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In anticipation of the standard disinformation spewed forth by Chinese state-run media and its regurgitation by Western media outlets over the latest arms sale to Taiwan, a res...

House votes to block sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is heading for a showdown with President Donald Trump after the House voted on Wednesday to block his administration from selling billions of dollars in weapons and maintena...

'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's upcoming PLA drill a routine exercise: Taiwan MND

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) downplayed on Sunday an upcoming Chinese military exercise near Taiwan amid speculation it is meant to send a message after the United States rec...

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 ...

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...