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Ex-Japan navy official clarifies Tokyo's defense obligations in Taiwan Strait conflict

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the event of a Taiwan contingency, Japan would only be obligated to defend its territory, former Japanese navy Rear Admiral Yamamoto Katsuya said on Monday (Feb. 19). ...

US strategic ambiguity towards Taiwan shows 'weakness of will' says former Aussie PM

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently addressed the Legatum Institute in London, where he urged liberal democratic countries around the world to focus on d...

Taiwan's diplomatic isolation is not as dire as it may seem

Taiwan is an amazing country. In 47 years, from 1949 to 1996—when Taiwan held its 1st free and fair elections—the country transformed itself from a dictatorship into a democracy and mov...

Decoding China: Taiwan election must preserve status quo

"Are you committed to the Constitution of the Republic of China?" A journalist posed this question during a live television debate between three candidates contesting Taiwan's upcoming ...

US Congress passes defense bill with provisions to bolster Taiwan's military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Congress has approved a defense spending bill that includes strengthened military coordination between the U.S. and Taiwan, including military cybersecurity cooperation, sp...

US lawmakers voice concern over slow progress of F-16V delivery to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of U.S. lawmakers have expressed concern over the delayed delivery of F-16 Vipers to Taiwan in a letter shared by congressman Robert J. Wittman on Tuesday (Nov. 21...

Republican presidential candidates must address defense of Taiwan, says House China Task Force chair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mike Gallagher, chair of the House China Task Force said the U.S. Republican Party’s second presidential candidate primary debate must address the "New Cold War...

New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih meets New York Mayor Eric Adams

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After arriving in the U.S. on Friday (Sept. 15), New Taipei Mayor and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) has made several public appearances, includin...

When they can, Chinese citizens vote with their feet

Most Taiwanese and friends of Taiwan everywhere are now rightly focused on the country’s upcoming Jan. 13, 2024 presidential election. The critical issue for most of us remains the future of ...

US military expert’s analysis on China’s timetable for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview with Taiwan News released on Monday (Aug. 14), retired U.S. Air Force Foreign Area Officer Guermantes Lailari said that the People's Liberation Army (P...

Japan reluctant to send its military to join US in defense of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan was reluctant to intervene on the side of the United States if China attacked Taiwan, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday (July 15). While military official...

Japan think tank invites Taiwan to military simulation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the first time, the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies (JFSS) is inviting academics from Taiwan to attend the military simulation of a conflict involving the Taiwan Str...

US provides Taiwan with JUMP 20 drone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two legislators confirmed on Monday (June 26) that the U.S. has provided Taiwan with a JUMP 20 drone and offered training on how to operate the unmanned aerial vehicle (UA...

Defense bill calls for joint US-Taiwan production of weapons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The House Armed Services Committee on Monday (June 12) released a draft of Congress's defense bill for fiscal year 2024 that calls for Washington and Taipei to jointly...

Hou and Gou on relations with China, Taiwan's national defense

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chair Eric Chu (朱立倫) has put himself in the crosshairs of the supporters of New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) and Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) after c...