Taiwan KMT presidential candidate to focus on preventing war: aide

Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) defense policy will focus on "preventing our adversary from making a decision to use force" if he is elected president, a defense advisor to the Kuomintang (KMT) presi...

Japan sees N Korea missile, China space activity as threat

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has raised its caution level about North Korea's missile capability, saying in a defense report that the country resumed missile tests while taking no concrete denucleariz...

Taiwan's Tien-Kung III missile modified for ship-based launch platforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taiwan’s Navy has reportedly succeeded in modifying the domestically produced Tien-Kung III (天弓三型) missile system, also known as the Sky Bow III, to be deployable on ...

Taiwan Navy missile boat program delayed due to lack of funds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Navy has been forced to suspend its missile boat project until more funding becomes available, according to a report from the United Daily News (UDN). Despit...

US says Taiwan defense spending to rise with China threat

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — America's top representative in Taiwan said Thursday that Washington expects the island to continue increasing its defense spending as Chinese security threats to the U...

Taiwan president tests F-16 simulator at defense technology exhibition

Taipei, Aug. 15 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday made clear her intention to buy more upgraded F-16 fighter jets from the United States and expressed hope that the U.S. will reach a deci...

Taiwan approves US$11.4 billion for 2020 defense budget

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Thursday (Aug. 15) the Executive Yuan announced that Taiwan’s defense budget for 2020 has been increased to NT$358 billion (US$11.4 billion), representing an incr...

Taiwan president pledges government support for aerospace and drone industries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said that her government remains committed to developing Taiwan’s national defense and aerospace industries at a pair of exhibitions on ...

Taiwan set to increase defense spending as Chinese threat grows

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is expected to increase next year’s defense budget in response to the growing military expansion of China, which reiterated on Wednesday (July 24) that it cou...

Deal sealed on US federal budget, ensuring no shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders announced Monday a critical debt and budget agreement that’s an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeki...

2020 Democrats see opportunity on foreign policy

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the leading Democrats in the 2020 presidential contest are working to strengthen their foreign policy bona fides, eager to address their own inexperience on national security m...

Pakistan gets approval from IMF for $6 billion loan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has approved a $6 billion bailout plan requested by the government of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to resuscitate the country's ailing economy. ...

Pelosi: No debt increase until spending limits are raised

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the Democratic-controlled House won't pass must-do legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap until the Trump administration agree...

Pakistan presents budget meeting IMF conditions for bailout

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's finance minister has presented the new federal budget to Parliament, proposing additional taxes and increasing electricity and gas tariffs to meet IMF conditions for gettin...

Repression marks China 30 years after Tiananmen Square Massacre

BEIJING (AP) — Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square protests, China's economy has catapulted up the world rankings, yet political repression is harsher than ever. Hundreds of thousands...