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US Senator Marco Rubio introduces Taiwan Peace Through Strength Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio on Tuesday (May 3) introduced the Taiwan Peace Through Strength Act, which would speed up the transfer of weapons and boost joint training and pla...

US must assist Taiwan with asymmetric defense: Former undersecretary of defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former U.S. Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy said her country must assist Taiwan in building its asymmetric defense capabilities to hinder any attempt by China t...

Pompeo: US should move from ambiguity towards strategic clarity on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday (March 4) that the United States should change its Taiwan policy from its long-standing "strategic ambiguity...

Fighter jet flown by contractor crashes in Arizona; pilot OK

PHOENIX (AP) — A fighter jet operated by a military contractor crashed outside Phoenix on Thursday, but the pilot ejected safely and no one on the ground was hurt, a spokesman for the contractor and U...

US approves major $14 billion arms sale to Indonesia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday approved a nearly $14 billion arms sale to Indonesia, as the U.S. presses ahead with steps it believes will help counter China’s increasing asser...

China lambasts US arms deal to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. arms sale to Taiwan is a violation of the “one China” principle, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian (趙立堅) said Tuesday (Feb. 8), following...

Despite defense buildup, Japan's arms industry struggles

ENIWA, Japan (AP) — The dozens of Type 90, or “Kyumaru,” tanks rumbling through recent shooting drills on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido exemplify the challenge its arms makers face both at home ...

US builds new software tool to predict actions that could draw China's ire

HONOLULU, Hawaii, Dec 15 (Reuters) - U.S. military commanders in the Pacific have built a software tool to predict how the Chinese government will react to U.S. actions in the region like military sal...

Chinese forces exercise near Taiwan in response to US visit

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese military forces are holding exercises near Taiwan in response to a visit by a U.S. congressional delegation to the island. The drills in the area of the Taiwan...

US, China sparring over Taiwan heats up anew

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are stepping up their war of words over Taiwan in a long-simmering dispute that has significant implications for the power dynamic in the Indo-Pacific and...

China vows no concessions on Taiwan after Biden comments

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday said there is “no room” for compromise or concessions over the issue of Taiwan, following a comment by U.S. President Joe Biden that the U.S. is committed to defending t...

Multilateral recognition is an answer to Taiwan’s independence question

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Much like the political scene here in Taiwan, the U.S. is a country massively split along party lines. There are no more than a handful of issues that bring Republic...

Xi takes firm line as China Communist Party marks centenary

BEIJING (AP) — China will not allow itself to be bullied and anyone who tries will face “broken heads and bloodshed in front of the iron Great Wall of the 1.4 billion Chinese people,” President Xi Jin...

US puts hold on foreign arms sales, including F-35s to UAE

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has put a temporary hold on several major foreign arms sales initiated by former President Donald Trump. Officials say that among the deals...

Initial Biden steps give Taiwan reason for optimism: William Stanton

Understandable concern All supporters of a free and democratic Taiwan have inevitably and understandably been concerned about the policies President Biden’s new administration will adopt towa...