Lai says Taiwan already independent, China warns of 'disaster'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-presidential candidate William Lai stated that Taiwan is "already an independent sovereign country' on Monday (Nov. ...

Taiwan warns of attack if China's economy keeps crumbling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Wednesday (Nov. 6) said that Taiwan will need to brace itself for a "military conflict" if China's economy c...

Photo of the Day: 'Taiwan independence cave' spotted in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Given the simmering cross-strait tensions of the past few years, Taiwanese netizens got a kick out of a cave entrance in China whose shape bears a startling similarity to ...

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020 (127 days left):Tidbits from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, 2019

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020 (127 days left):Tidbits from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, 2019 Last updated: (GMT+8) 19:50 Sept. 5, 2019 Election Tidbits about Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu, Ko Wen-je, and ...

China to hold 3rd set of military drills near Taiwan this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China is preparing to hold a new round of military exercises near Taiwan this week, the third set of war games within a month. As cross-strait tensions continue to rise afte...

Japanese media NHK interviews Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday (Aug. 2), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was interviewed by Japanese news program “News Watch 9” on NHK, in which she discussed cross-strait tensions. ...

Breaking News: Beijing axes individual travel visas for Chinese tourists visiting Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced today (July 31) that due to the current state of cross-strait relations, applications for and the issuance of individual t...

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 ...

Scrap in Strait: Taiwanese YouTuber accepts challenge from Chinese fighter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Holger Chen (陳之漢) a popular, brawny Taiwanese vlogger has accepted a fight challenge from a Chinese boxer/kickboxer, after the latter took exception to Chen's "pro-Tai...

Taiwanese now care more about sovereignty than economy: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- A poll released by Academia Sinica has found that Taiwanese now care much more about sovereignty than the economy, a major reversal from last year, as bullying from Beijing ta...

US Senate introduces resolution supporting Taiwan's efforts to deter China's aggression

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Senate has introduced a new resolution, sponsored by Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri, which if passed would signal clear support from the U.S. Senate f...

Taiwan's Kinmen boasts wealth of fascinating military memorials, museums

Scattered across Taiwan’s outlying Kinmen County are memorials, museums and repurposed tunnels and fortifications spotlighting its unique military history. For decades, Kinmen was on the fron...

'Numerous' Chinese warplanes transit Bashi Channel south of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Shortly after noon on Monday, April 15, a squadron of numerous Chinese warplanes transited the Bashi Channel south of Taiwan, as confirmed by the Ministry of Defense (MND)...

China threatens to turn Taiwan into next 'Lebanon': Global Times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As tensions rise across the Taiwan Strait, China in its state-run media mouthpiece the Global Times earlier this month threatened to turn Taiwan into another "Lebanon.&quo...