Six Taiwanese shipbuilders capable of making assault vessels, says Navy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—In response to legislators’ concern about the capability and human resources of Taiwanese shipyards, the Navy Command said on Friday (April 26) that six domestic shipy...

Beijing claims French warship 'illegally entered China's territorial waters' when transiting Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China on Thursday (April 25) claimed that it warned off a French warship as it passed through the Taiwan Strait earlier this month, and said that the ship had "illegally e...

China snubs France from PLA Navy parade after French warship transits Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- France was unceremoniously uninvited from taking part in a naval parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the PLA Navy, after a French warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait ea...

Pro-Taiwan professionals and politicians defend suspended FTV talk show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hundreds of pro-Taiwan professionals and politicians expressed support for a suspended political talk show on Wednesday (April 24), after the program's host claimed th...

Taiwan military holds first ever simulated 'anti-fake news' exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese military forces began the computer simulation phase of the 35th Han Kuang (漢光35號) exercises on Monday, April 22. The Ministry of National Defense (MND) an...

Taiwan’s president rallies supporters on re-election mission

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — cTsai paid her respects at three temples in southern Taiwan’s Pingtung County alongside Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators Chuang Jui-hsiung (莊瑞雄), Su Ch...

Taiwan plans new forward bases for Army Frogmen on Kinmen and Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwanese military has reportedly begun accepting bids from contractors for the development of two forward operating bases and equipment upgrades for the Taiwan Army’...

2020 presidential election crucial for Taiwan's future: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Friday (April 19) during a radio interview that the 2020 presidential election will be crucial for Taiwan’s future as it ...

Tsai says Chinese annexation advocates should be refused entry to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday (April 17) said that Chinese nationalists who come to Taiwan for the purposes of advocating "one country, two systems"...

China bombers simulated attack on Taiwan: Foreign Minister Joseph Wu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Chinese bombers among a group of 24 aircraft and five ships which approached Taiwan on April 15 simulated an attack on the southern and southeastern parts of the island, Foreign...

US think tank urges support for Taiwan, sanctions on China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Think tank researcher Rick Fisher said on Tuesday (April 16) the U.S. ought to criticize China more directly and encourage other democratic nations to condemn its actions....

US lawmakers visit Taiwan Air Force base, meet Minister of Defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) a delegation of U.S. lawmakers is visiting Taiwan this week. On Tuesday, April 16, four U.S. Congr...

US approves $500 million in support for Taiwan's F-16s

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale for the continuation of a pilot training program and maintenance and logistics support for F-16 aircraft currently sta...

Wan An Air Raid Drills planned across Taiwan for late May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) will be conducting air raid drills at the end of May, a spokesperson for the ministry has announced. From May 27 to Ma...

Foxconn founder Terry Gou considering run for Taiwan presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Foxconn founder and chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) says that he will decide whether to make a bid for the 2020 Taiwan presidential race in the next two days. At the sidelines of a...