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Retired general claims Chinese warplanes are not harassing Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A retired Taiwanese general on Tuesday (Oct.19) claimed that China's warplanes are not harassing Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) and that the skies...

German experts, politicians call on new government to support Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — German scholars and politicians within Germany's future ruling parties have called on the country's new government, when it is formed, to support Taiwan's inte...

Taiwan requests US to expedite shipment of F-16s

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is asking the U.S. to expedite the delivery of several squadrons of F-16s it ordered in 2019 amid unprecedented incursions by Chinese warplanes in recent weeks. ...

Video shows ship packed with Chinese tanks for 'future battlefield' in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's military on Friday (Oct. 15) released a video showing a massive passenger ship fully loaded on every level with battle tanks and assault vehicles for a "f...

CCP’s saber-rattling and ADIZ incursions are backfiring

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – Double Ten Day is fast approaching and around the globe, Taiwan’s representative offices and expat communities are celebrating the 110th anniversary of the establ...

Defense minister says China could launch 'full-scale invasion' of Taiwan by 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) on Wednesday (Oct. 6) estimated that China will have the ability to launch a "full-scale invasion" of Taiwan b...

Foreign minister says Taiwan girding for war with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Monday (Oct. 4) said the nation is preparing for war with China and closely monitoring the communist country's domestic situ...

US deputy secretary of defense says Washington 'carefully watching' China's every move

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks on Friday (Oct. 1) said that the Pentagon is closely monitoring the situation in the Taiwan Strait. During an online eve...

Defense ministry affirms dedication to national security following UK Navy's Taiwan Strait passage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of National Defense Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) said on Monday (Sept. 27) that the military will monitor all foreign aircraft and ships that pass through the Taiwan Stra...

Are the US and China tiptoeing towards an Indo-Pacific Cold War?

The new security partnership between the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, dubbed "AUKUS," has made waves from Asia to Europe. Beijing called the partnership "highly irrespon...

Taiwan plans US$9 billion boost in arms spending in response to 'severe threat' from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced plans to spend an additional NT$240 billion (US$8.69 billion) on defense over the next five years on Thursday (Sept. 16), warning of the dire need to bols...

China can 'paralyze' Taiwan's defenses, threat worsening: Ministry of National Defense

(Taiwan News) — China's military can "paralyze" Taiwan's defenses and can fully monitor its movements, Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) said in a report released...

China's Type 003 aircraft carrier to increase area-denial capabilities around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A report released by the Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Tuesday (Aug. 31) states that China's area-denial capabilities will increase significantly when it compl...

Taiwan's Taichung Harbor may be target in Chinese invasion plans: US think tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ian Easton of the U.S.-based think tank Project 2049 says Taichung Harbor is the most suitable landing point for a People's Liberation Army (PLA) invasion in a recent ...

Japan calls on international community to support Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan’s defense minister has called on the world to pay more attention to Taiwan’s national security amid increasingly aggressive military threats from China. ...