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U.S. business groups criticize Biden's Taiwan arms sales policy

WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) - U.S. business groups on Tuesday criticized the Biden administration's Taiwan arms sales policy, arguing in a public letter that it was too restrictive and failed to ...

US National Intelligence head warns threat of Chinese invasion of Taiwan has grown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The threat of a Chinese attack on Taiwan between now and 2030 is "acute," U.S. Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines said. China is “working ha...

US officials advise Taiwan to adhere to asymmetric strategy to deter Chinese attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. officials are urging Taiwan to adhere to an asymmetric defense strategy to ward off a Chinese attack. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Washington has been re...

Blinken reasserts US commitment to enhancing Taiwan’s asymmetric defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said his country will continue to assist Taiwan in building its asymmetric defense capabilities during a meeting of the Senate Forei...

US must assist Taiwan with asymmetric defense: Former undersecretary of defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former U.S. Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy said her country must assist Taiwan in building its asymmetric defense capabilities to hinder any attempt by China t...

Foreign ministry thanks US senator for introducing Taiwan Weapons Exports Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Saturday (April 9) thanked U.S. Senator Josh Hawley for introducing the Taiwan Weapons Exports Act to expedite arms sales to Taiw...

US Senator Josh Hawley proposes Taiwan Weapons Exports Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — United States Senator Josh Hawley on Friday (April 8) introduced the Taiwan Weapons Exports Act to speed up Congressional and administrative approval of weapons sales to t...

Analysts expect next US arms sale to bolster Taiwan's asymmetric defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Scholars have predicted that the next U.S. arms sale to Taiwan may not be traditional weapons platforms such as aircraft and ships but items that will help Taiwan boost it...

Taiwan's military tests new capabilities to deter China threat

Taiwan is scheduled to hold several military exercises in the coming weeks as the self-governing island's leadership grows more concerned about a emboldened China after Russia's invasion of Uk...

Ukraine is case study for Taiwan to be 'as prickly as possible': US official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A senior U.S. defense official said Thursday (March 10) that the war in Ukraine is a case study demonstrating why Taiwan needs to be "as prickly as possible" wit...

Taiwan honing battle plan for China based on Ukraine war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's military strategists are closely monitoring Ukraine's battlefield tactics against the Russian invaders to fine-tune their asymmetric warfare strategies fo...

MOFA grateful for House bill calling for Taiwan office name change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) thanked the U.S. Congress for its long-term efforts to deepen bilateral relations through legislation after the House of Representat...

House passes act calling for renaming Taiwan office in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday (Feb. 4) urging a change of name of Taiwan’s representative office in the U.S. as the two countries enhance...

Arm Taiwan Act introduced in US House

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Representative Michael Gallagher on Friday (Jan. 21) introduced the Arm Taiwan Act, which would see the secretary of defense establish the Taiwan Security Assistance ...

Biden signs act inviting Taiwan to RIMPAC, boosting asymmetric defenses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Joe Biden on Monday (Dec. 27) signed a defense spending bill that includes sections calling on Taiwan's participation in the 2022 Rim of the Pacific Exercise...