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US commander warns China could soon have capability to invade Taiwan during drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Admiral Samuel Paparo, President Biden's nominee to helm U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, warned that China could soon have the capability to use military exercises to conce...

US lawmakers demand Musk open SpaceX Starshield internet to US soldiers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. House committee has sent a letter to Elon Musk demanding he open access to the military version of his Space X Starlink internet service to U.S. troops in Taiwan. ...

Taiwan offers 50 agricultural scholarships to Filipino students from Cagayan Province

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines announced it will offer 50 full scholarships for students from Cagayan Province who would like to study a...

Manila angers China by increasing military presence on islands near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tensions between Manila and Beijing are on the rise after reports that the Philippines has plans to bolster its military presence in its northernmost province of Batanes, ...

'Underground CCP members are in all corners of Taiwan': Author

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Hong Kong warned in her new book that underground CCP operatives are "in all corners of Taiwan." Flore...

How the US is preparing for a Chinese invasion of Taiwan

WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - When U.S. and Australian troops practiced amphibious landings, ground combat and air operations last summer, they drew headlines about the allies deepening defense coope...

Pentagon seeks naval attack drones to thwart Taiwan invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Pentagon is seeking pitches for small naval attack drones that could help hold off a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) said on Monday (J...

US disabled Chinese hacking network targeting critical infrastructure, sources say

Jan 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. government in recent months launched an operation to fight a pervasive Chinese hacking operation that successfully compromised thousands of internet-connected devices, acco...

67% of US experts think Taiwan Strait crisis likely in 2024: CSIS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new study by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) found a majority of U.S. and Taiwanese experts believe that a Taiwan Strait crisis is likely in 20...

Ex-UK PM advocates defense sales to China after receiving NT$3.58 million for Taiwan trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss reportedly lobbied her government to allow the sale of military equipment to China three months after she was paid nearly NT$3.6 milli...

France's failed invasion of Taiwan offers lessons for defense against China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China threatens to annex Taiwan with force, France 24 on Thursday issued a report that explains why a battle 140 years ago still provides lessons to Taiwan's defens...

Chinese invasion of Taiwan would cost world economy NT$311 trillion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese invasion of Taiwan would cost the global economy US$10 trillion (NT$311 trillion), equivalent to 10% of global GDP, higher than the Ukraine war, COVID-19 pandemi...

Nikki Haley says 'We better believe' China's plans to invade Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Republican presidential candidate and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Monday (Jan. 8) argued that the U.S. should help Ukraine defeat Russia to deter a Chinese invas...

Taiwan Strait crisis rated Tier 1 risk by CFR

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. think tank Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) said in its latest report that a "severe cross-strait crisis" is at the highest tier level among potential...

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 ...