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China launches 'blockade' exercises around Taiwan on Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's military on Tuesday (Aug. 9) announced that it will extend military exercises by sea and air around Taiwan with a focus on "joint blockade and joint suppo...

China announces continued military exercises around Taiwan on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's military on Monday (Aug. 8) announced that it will extend military exercises by sea and air around Taiwan, prompting Taiwan's defense ministry to vow that ...

Video shows Taiwanese enjoy bubble bath party during China's wargames

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Saturday (Aug. 6) showing revelers enjoying a bubble bath party on a Taiwanese island off the coast of China despite being at the height of the People...

China says it will hold 'regular' drills east of Taiwan's median line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state-run media on Sunday (Aug. 7) announced that although four days of military exercises were set to end, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) will start to ho...

Fire breaks out on outer island during Taiwanese artillery drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fire broke out on an outer island during an artillery exercise held by the Taiwanese military on Friday evening (Aug. 5). On the second day of massive live-fire drill...

Record 68 Chinese warplanes, 13 ships intrude on Taiwan ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A record 68 Chinese military aircraft, plus 13 naval vessels, on Friday (Aug. 5) entered Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ), with many also crossing Taiwa...

Taiwan Air Force jets return to sky after Chinese missile launches

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Air Force aircraft resumed routine training on the east coast on Friday (Aug. 5), one day after China launched ballistic missiles near Taiwan as part of a military ...

7 US spy planes detected flying around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Friday (Aug. 5), the second day of China's live-fire drills launched around Taiwan, seven U.S. reconnaissance planes, including a U-2, and six tankers were detected...

10 PLA warships cross Taiwan's median line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Approximately 10 Chinese naval ships and 20 military aircraft crossed Taiwan's median line on Friday (Aug. 5). At 11 a.m. the Ministry of National Defense (MND) ann...

Map shows paths of Chinese missiles fired around Taiwan on Day 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the first day of live-fire drills imposed on Taiwan by China, missiles landed in five of six zones around Taiwan, with a Vietnamese reporter creating a map showing the ...

Taiwan president denounces China's live-fire drills as 'irresponsible'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday (Aug. 4) condemned the unprecedented launching of live-fire drills in six zones around Taiwan as "irresponsible" ...

Taiwan cancels flights as China holds military drills

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan canceled airline flights Thursday as China fired missiles near the self-ruled island in retaliation for a top American lawmaker’s visit, adding to the risk of disruptions in the ...

11 Chinese Dongfeng missiles strike near Taiwan

Update 6 p.m. Aug. 04: The MND issued another press release at 5:30 p.m. stating that from 1:56 p.m. to 4 p.m., the PLA launched a total of 11 Dongfeng ballistic missiles into the waters surroundin...

EXPLAINER: Why is China staging drills around Taiwan?

BEIJING (AP) — China is staging live-fire military drills in six self-declared zones surrounding Taiwan in response to a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the island Beijing claims as its ow...

China kicks off live-fire military drills in Taiwan Strait

Update-- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) issued a press release at 3:10 p.m. Thursday afternoon (August 4) saying China has launched multiple variants of Dongfeng ballistic missiles in waters n...