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Japan's new foreign minister pledges to defend universal values amid rising China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan’s new foreign minister, Yoshimasa Hayashi, vowed on Thursday (Nov. 11) to safeguard universal values as Beijing rapidly expands its military. Hayashi also p...

Japan mulls next generation stealth fighter program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Major Hosomi Akinori vanished on a cool evening in April 2019 while flying one of the world’s deadliest aircraft — the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter. There was...

India announces nuclear, conventional submarine fleet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — India’s navy will deploy a mix of both nuclear and conventional submarines to deal with maritime threats, a senior government official said Monday (Oct. 4). The a...

Taiwan congratulates Japan’s presumptive prime minister on victory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) congratulated former Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida Fumio after he won the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) leadership...

Lithuania president: We have right to choose which country we want to work with

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lithuania President Gitanas Nauseda said Lithuania is independent and can decide which countries it wishes to develop a relationship with, after China on Tuesday (Aug. 10)...

Hong Kong's last British leader: China's agenda 'Orwellian'

BEIJING (AP) — The last British governor of Hong Kong criticized the Chinese government on Friday over proposed national security legislation, calling it part of an “Orwellian" drive ...

UK's Johnson pledges to let in Hong Kong citizens if needed

HONG KONG (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday that the United Kingdom stands ready to open the door to almost 3 million Hong Kong citizens as the city's leader arrived...

UK's Johnson pledges to let in Hong Kong citizens if needed

HONG KONG (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday that the United Kingdom stands ready to open the door to almost 3 million Hong Kong citizens as the city's leader arrived in Beijin...

Heping Island in N. Taiwan likely site for indigenous submarine project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan’s domestic submarine project moves forward with a completed prototype expected as early as 2024, new reports suggest that northern Taiwan's Heping Isla...

Taiwan lawmaker voices concern over weapons developer traveling overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese lawmaker voiced security concerns Wednesday (Oct. 16) over staff at defense developer National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST, 中科院) tra...

G7 issues statement supporting Hong Kong autonomy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Leaders of the G7 summit taking place in France issued a statement on Monday (Aug. 26), affirming an agreement signed between China and Britain signed in 1984, and called ...

Japan and Taiwan should strengthen defense ties: Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Thursday, Aug. 30 at the 2018 Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue, military experts and academic analysts urged Taiwan and Japan to strengthen military ties to ensure stabil...

An ambitious future planned for defense shipbuilding in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – One of the key strategic areas discussed at the Taiwan-U.S. Defense Business Forum in Kaohsiung on May 10 was Taiwan's shipbuilding industry. During the talks Liu S...

US defense bill calls for strengthening Taiwan's defenses against China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- This year's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) up for consideration today in the U.S. Congress includes a section that calls for ways to improve Taiwan's defense...

Taiwan Ministry of National Defense publishes bi-annual report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Dec. 26, the Ministry of National Defense released its bi-annual report on military spending and readiness, and held a press conference to discuss the contents This ...