Taiwan sends deputy minister to U.S. defense industry meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Deputy Defense Minister Chang Guan-chung (張冠群) will represent the country at the United States-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference in the U.S., as the defense minister hims...

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'...

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...

US tells Congress of plans to sell F-16 fighters to Taiwan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has informed Congress it plans to sell F-16 fighters worth $8 billion to Taiwan in a move that will inflame already high tensions with China. Two U....

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 ...

US says Taiwan defense spending to rise with China threat

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — America's top representative in Taiwan said Thursday that Washington expects the island to continue increasing its defense spending as Chinese security threats to the U...

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...

Taiwan president pledges government support for aerospace and drone industries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said that her government remains committed to developing Taiwan’s national defense and aerospace industries at a pair of exhibitions on ...

US to ensure Taiwan remains free from coercion: AIT

Taipei (CNA) The United States is strengthening its partnership with Taiwan under the Indo-Pacific Vision to ensure the island remains "free from coercion," the American Institute in Taiwan ...

UN study finds businesses funding Myanmar army abuses

BANGKOK (AP) — A United Nations fact-finding mission is calling for an embargo on arms sales to Myanmar and targeted sanctions against businesses with connections to the military that it says are help...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2019. There are 150 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 3,...

AIT marks US-Taiwan security cooperation month in August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The American Institute in Taipei (AIT) announced that it has designated August as “AIT@40 Security Cooperation Month” as part of a series of events marking the...

Senate bows to Trump vetoes, allows Saudi arms sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has failed in a bid to override a series of vetoes issued by President Donald Trump, allowing the administration to move forward with plans to sell billions of dollars of ...

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. The waters are a major ...