Taiwan team discovers antibodies that can battle Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese team of scientists has discovered 25 antibodies in patients infected with Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) that could be used to develop rapid test kits and medica...

Why the global pandemic raises the risk of CCP invading Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has brought on the world is quite understandably dominating headlines and affecting most ...

Taiwan develops rapid test kit for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) in Taiwan announced Thursday (April 2) it has successfully developed a rapid diagnostic test for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID...

Former legislator Hsiao Bi-khim tapped as Taiwan’s National Security Council adviser

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has tapped former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) as a member of the National Security Council’s (NSC)...

Former Taiwan Premier Hao Pei-tsun dead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwan Premier Hau Pei-tsun ( 郝柏村 ) died at the age of 101 at the Tai-Service General Hospital in Nei Hu District, Taipei on Monday (March 30). The former top ge...

Trump uses wartime act but GM says it’s already moving fast

DETROIT (AP) — Eleven days ago, General Motors put hundreds of workers on an urgent project to build breathing machines as hospitals and governors pleaded for more in response to the coronavirus pande...

Taiwan's former deputy defense minister killed in single-car crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Deputy Minister of National Defense Wang Wen-hsieh (王文燮) was killed in a single-car accident on the New Taipei Huanhe Expressaway on Sunday (March 29). According...

Virus takes toll on US military as it tries to aid civilians

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus is taking a growing toll on the U.S. military, and commanders and senior officials are bracing for worse. From nuclear missile fields at home to war zones abroad, fro...

Tanks spotted in NE Taiwan as tensions with China rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan battle tanks were spotted prowling the streets of Yilan, Taiwan, on Wednesday (March 25), as cross-strait tensions rise during the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pand...

US Navy ship sails through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy ship sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday (March 25), marking the third passage this year. The USS McCampbell (DDG 85), a guided-missile destroyer,...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 24 The Chicago Tribune on adopting a pet while social distancing amid t...

US Navy EP-3E reconnaissance aircraft passes by southwest Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Lockheed EP-3E reconnaissance aircraft operated by the United States Navy passed close by Taiwan’s southwest coast Wednesday, even flying near Kaohsiung, according...

Taiwan says China’s Army has not conducted major drills for 2 months amid coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) land forces have not held any major exercises for two months due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Tai...

Taiwan conducts military exercise in Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense carried out a military exercise off the east coast of Taiwan on Tuesday morning (March 24), just a few days after Chinese and American for...

Taiwan military postpones visits from US, Singapore amid coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Visits by military delegations from the United States and Singapore will be postponed, as the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced a thorough review of events ...