How Taiwan can defeat China in a war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The magazine Foreign Policy yesterday presented key points from two recent studies which demonstrated ways in which Taiwan could successfully repel an invasion by China. &...

Taiwan wants to sign free trade deal with US: foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) urged the United States to consider putting a possible Free Trade Agreement with Taiwan back on the agenda, during recorded video rem...

Taiwan allocates more cash for F-16 overhaul

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense will add an additional NT$10.6 billion (US$340 million) to improve the performance and safety of its F-16 fighter aircraft f...

Taiwan plans military drone fleet to protect coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's coastline will be patrolled by unmanned reconnaissance and armed drones in the future, according to funding allocated in Taiwan's 2019 draft budget. Th...

Taiwan Navy proposes NT$31.6 billion for fast attack missile boats

The Navy has submitted a request for NT$31.6 billion (US$1.02 billion) to build 50-ton fast attack missile boats, as part of the national annual defense budget which was submitted for legislative revi...

NATO sees Russian buildup ahead of wargames with China

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO says major military exercises between Russia and China next month demonstrate that Moscow continues to focus on large-scale conflict. Acting Deputy Spokesman Dyl...

Support builds for plan to rename Senate building for McCain

WASHINGTON (AP) — A proposal to rename the Russell Senate Office building after Arizona Sen. John McCain appears to be gaining bipartisan support, but success is far from assured. Se...

Premier Lai: US to assist Taiwan with domestic submarine program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This week Taiwanese Premier William Lai indicated that the United States military and defense industry contractors have agreed to assist Taiwan with its domestic submarine...

Taiwan’s indigenous submarines to bring in Navy’s new age: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said that Taiwan's development of domestically made submarines will bring in the new age of Taiwan's Navy, during a speech unve...

Taiwan is the 10th biggest purchaser of U.S. arms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan spent US$7.5 billion (NTD$229.53 billion) on conventional arms, bought from the U.S. during 2008-2015, making the island nation the U.S.'s tenth biggest custome...

China's pressuring will only make Taiwan stronger: Premier Lai

Taipei, July 27 (CNA) China's pressuring of Taiwan is not conducive to cross-Taiwan Strait relations and will only make Taiwan stronger and more united, Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said F...

Opinion: Taiwan needs to boost defense spending, but it must be part of a long-term strategy

Taiwan’s defense spending has been in the spotlight once again this week after the US State Department urged the Taiwanese Government to increase its budget to meet the country’s...

Defense budget to increase by NT$18.3 billion in 2019: Taiwan premier 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Premier William Lai (賴清德) said Thursday the country’s defense budget is likely to increase by NT$18.3 billion (US$592 million) in 2019. The premier gave an...

Trump vs EU: next round in battle features White House visit

BRUSSELS (AP) — One of the European Union's main leaders will sit down with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday hoping to convince him to hold off from raising tariffs on imported cars and avoid ...

State dept. reaffirms US support for Taiwan, encourages Taipei to increase defense budget

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A U.S. State Department official reportedly reaffirmed the U.S.’ commitment to uphold the Taiwan Relations Act on July 23 (U.S. time) pledging that the U.S. would pr...