Taiwan aims missiles at China to foil invasion plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lost in the daily barrage of speculation about China's planned invasion of Taiwan is the fact that the latter is both acquiring and building a mass arsenal of its own ...

Putin offers NATO site inspections to avoid missile buildup

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed Monday that NATO and Russia should conduct mutual inspections of each other's military bases to secure a moratorium on the deployment of new mis...

Window closed on Chinese invasion of Taiwan during US election: Easton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American researcher Ian Easton has debunked fears of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan during the U.S. presidential election by pointing out that the window for such a move has...

US warns China against Taiwan attack, stresses US 'ambiguity'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. national security adviser warned China on Wednesday against any attempt to retake Taiwan by force, saying amphibious landings were notoriously difficult and there was a...

China fires back at US over environment, South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — U.S.-China friction flared again Monday, with Beijing firing back at accusations by Washington that it is a leading cause of global environmental damage and has reneged on its promise n...

South China Sea Watch: China holds drills amid new tensions

BEIJING (AP) — A look at developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a m...

Czechs to acquire Israeli air defense system in $400M deal

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic wants to buy a new air defense system for its military from the Israeli government, the defense ministry said on Friday. The Czechs want to acquire t...

Taiwan unveils cruise missiles designed to strike Chinese military installations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Air Force on Tuesday (Sept. 22) displayed its new Wan Chien (萬劍, Ten Thousand Swords) air-to-ground cruise missiles at an offshore military base, along with i...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 22, the 266th day of 2020. There are 100 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept....

Taiwan: The threat that the world ignores

Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is ringing the alarm, hoping that the world will pay attention to the profound threat emanating from China. "The threat is very real and therefore Taiwan&...

Taiwan's MND calls reports of US arms sales 'mere speculation'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) issued a press release Wednesday evening (Sept. 16) saying reports the United States plans to sell seven weapon systems to Taiwan is...

Exclusive: U.S. pushes arms sales surge to 'Fortress Taiwan,' needling China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to sell as many as seven major weapons systems, including mines, cruise missiles and drones to Taiwan, four people familiar with the discussions said, as...

Chinese military calls US biggest threat to world peace

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Defense Ministry on Sunday blasted a critical U.S. report on the country’s military ambitions, saying it is the U.S. instead that poses the biggest threat to the international o...

Japan's Abe seeks preemptive strike capacity in policy shift

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that Japan should make a major change to its defense policy by developing a first-strike capability on enemy bases to defend against imminent attacks...

US flies heavy B-1 Lancer bombers over East Siberian Sea

BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. Air Force flew three B-1 heavy bombers over the East Siberian Sea, north of Russia's far east, as part of a series of recent maneuvers that the military said Friday are meant to...