China to hold live-fire drill following US health minister's historic Taiwan visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing is set to "welcome" the historic visit of the United States' highest level official to Taiwan since 1979 by launching a live-fire exercise between Au...

Taiwan's Marine 'Iron Force' sent to Dongsha Islands ahead of PLA invasion drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to news that China is allegedly planning a simulated invasion of the Dongsha Islands (Pratas Islands, 東沙群島) this month, Taiwan's military has reportedly di...

Army makes history with military drill in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 36th annual Han Kuang Exercise entered its fourth day on Thursday (July 16), with an anti-beach landing drill on Taichung’s Chia Nan beach featuring two military...

Taiwanese Navy rules out human, mechanical error in marine training accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lieutenant General Sun Chang-te (孫常德), director of political warfare at the Naval Command, said Monday (July 6) that a comprehensive assessment of Friday's marine trai...

Supervisor of fatal military drill commits suicide: Taiwan Navy

One of the supervisors of a Navy anti-landing drill in Taiwan that went fatally wrong on Friday has committed suicide, the military said Sunday. Navy Lieutenant Commander Yang (楊) was found hanging...

One of three Taiwan Marine soldiers critically wounded in landing drill dies

One of the soldiers who fell overboard during a military drill on Friday passed away early Sunday, the Navy Command said in a statement. The Navy expressed condolences to the family of the 26-year-...

36th Han Kuang exercise to feature 'joint battalion' training

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 36th Han Kuang military exercise is scheduled to last from Monday (July 13) to Friday (July 17). While last year’s exercises featured fighter jets conducting ...

Taiwan releases video of fierce live-fire drill as tensions with China rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As tensions with China continue to ratchet up, Taiwan's military on Wednesday (June 3) released footage of machine guns blazing during a night exercise off the coast o...

Kaohsiung mayor may visit Dongsha Islands to assert Taiwan’s sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) may visit Taiwan’s outlying islands in the South China Sea to assert territorial authority following reports that the People’s...

Hawaii: Delay international military drill over virus

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Friday he will ask the U.S. military to postpone the world's largest maritime exercises because of the coronavirus pandemic. Ige said at a...

US Navy fires missile during South China Sea military drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Navy said Tuesday (March 24) that it had fired a missile during a live fire exercise in the South China Sea as tensions between the world's two superpowers co...

North Korean swagger may conceal brewing virus disaster

TOKYO (AP) — In these days of infection and fear, a recent propaganda photo sums up the image North Korea wants to show the world, as well as its people: Soldiers with black surgical masks surround le...

Kim watches N Korea military drill alongside masked officers

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised an earlier live-fire rocket artillery exercise to confirm his military’s combat readiness and “further kindle the flames of trainin...

North Korean leader calls for stronger anti-virus efforts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for stronger anti-virus efforts to guard against COVID-19, saying there will be “serious consequences” if the illness spreads to th...

Taiwan starts military exercises days after Chinese aircraft carrier sails by

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military launched a new series of exercises on Tuesday (Nov. 19), just two days after China sent its first domestically built aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strai...