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Video shows Taiwan fighter jets land on freeway to counter simulated 'Chinese attack'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's three major fighter jet models successfully made emergency takeoffs and landings on a section of freeway in western Taiwan on Tuesday morning (May 28), as part of ...

Taiwan lands aircraft on highway as part of military drills

CHANGHUA, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan has landed war planes on a normally busy highway to simulate a response to a Chinese attack on its airfields. Tuesday's exercise is part of annual dril...

Planes to land, takeoff on freeway Tuesday in Taiwan's military drill

Fighter jets and other combat aircraft will use Taiwan's main highway as an emergency airstrip Tuesday (May 18), during this year's Han Kuang series of military exercises. The aircraft will...

AI should be 'focal point' for Taiwan military to oppose China threat, says Defense Inst. Dir.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The acting Director of the Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR), Yisuo Tzeng, recently published a paper promoting increased focus on AI applications by...

State Dept OKs possible early warning aircraft sale to Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says that the State Department has approved the possible sale of up to nine early warning aircraft to Japan for about $3.1 billion. The department says...

U.S. voices concern after Chinese aircraft circle near Taiwan again

Washington (CNA) - The U.S. State Department on Friday again expressed concern over China's lack of military transparency and reiterated its opposition to attempts to change the cross-Taiwan Strai...

Chinese Su-35 jets fly over Bashi Channel south of Taiwan for the first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday, Chinese Sukhoi Su-35 jets and Xian H-6K strategic bombers for the first time flew over the Bashi Channel separating Taiwan from the Philippines, the Chinese Air...

China's PLA releases promotional video and photos of air force encircling Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chinese air force (PLAAF) has turned their recent encirclement drill of Taiwan into a publicity stunt to raise morale and push the nationalist “rejuvenation of t...

China air force conducts encirclement of Taiwan, as Beijing threatens 'further action'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese military aircraft reportedly circled Taiwan Thursday April 26, as a part of a campaign of intimidation that has heightened tension since China’s live fire mi...

China says defense budget to rise 8.1 percent in 2018

BEIJING (AP) — China's defense budget will rise 8.1 percent to 1.1 trillion yuan ($173 billion) this year as the country prepares to launch its second aircraft carrier, integrate stealth fig...

Chinese ships pass through Taiwan Straits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three Chinese Navy vessels passed through the Taiwan Straits Saturday on their way from maneuvers near the Japanese Pacific island of Miyakojima to the South China Sea, th...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: CHINA-US — President Donald Trump reaffirms Washington's long-standing "one China" policy in a call with Beijing's leader, a move that could ease anger in China over his earlie...

US, Chinese aircraft in 'unsafe' encounter over S. China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese early warning aircraft and U.S. Navy patrol plane had an "unsafe" encounter over the South China Sea this week, the U.S. Pacific Command said Friday, in the fi...

Trump reaffirms 'one China' policy in call with China's Xi

BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump has reaffirmed America's long-standing "one China" policy in a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, potentially alleviating concerns about a major shift ...

US, Chinese aircraft in 'unsafe' encounter over S. China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Pacific Command says a Chinese jet and a U.S. Navy patrol plane had an "unsafe" encounter over the South China Sea this week, raising concerns. Pacific Comma...