Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Aug. 11 The Los Angles Times on TikTok and WeChat: Even bef...

Q&A: Nagasaki marks 75th A-bomb anniversary on Sunday

TOKYO (AP) — The city of Nagasaki in southern Japan marks the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing on Sunday. It was the second nuclear bomb dropped by the U.S. three days af...

Congress awards its highest honor to USS Indianapolis crew

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, its highest honor, to surviving crew members of the USS Indianapolis, the ship that delivered key components of the first nuclear b...

Fear of Chinese justice at core of Hong Kong concerns

HONG KONG (AP) — With Britain the latest country to scrap its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, the focus in the semi-autonomous city has returned to the concerns about China's legal system that spar...

Taiwan’s submarines hit targets with SUT torpedoes in Navy drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Navy Chien Lung-class submarines fired German surface and underwater target (SUT) heavyweight torpedoes in a drill off the coast of southeastern Taiwan on Wednes...

Taiwan's Han Kuang military exercise gets underway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 36th Han Kuang exercise started Monday (July 13) and will feature four historical firsts: the deployment of joint battalions, cooperative training of three special for...

US approves Taiwan Patriot III missile recertification request

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department has approved a request from Taiwan to recertify its Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles for an estimated cost of US$620 million. According ...

The Trump conundrum — A Taiwan-centric perspective: William Stanton

This is the first part of a two-part commentary. The second part can be found here. Whatever anyone might think of President Donald Trump, many Taiwanese and foreign friends of Taiwan will likely b...

Taiwanese Navy set to test-fire torpedoes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of the 36th Han Kuang military exercise, a Navy Chien Lung-class submarine will test-fire German-made surface and underwater target (SUT) heavy torpedoes off Taiwa...

Asian shares fall on US friction with China, Hong Kong fears

Shares slipped in Asia on Friday (May 22) as tensions flared between the U.S. and China and as more job losses compounded the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Hong Kong’s Hang ...

Foreign minister says arms sales symbolize US commitment to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the U.S. sale of torpedoes to Taiwan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) stated on Thursday (May 21) this demonstrated U.S. support for Taiwan'...

US announces potential arms sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. on Wednesday (May 20) approved the potential sale of heavyweight torpedoes to Taiwan. The U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs is...

Iran's president says an end to UN arms embargo is a 'right'

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Iranian president said Wednesday that lifting a U.N. arms embargo on Tehran would be an “obvious right" and added a veiled warning of unspecified steps Iran could take if the e...

Is the KMT in crisis?

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – They say a week is a long time in politics. If that’s true then a couple of months must seem like eons, and for the Kuomintang (KMT), it probably does. At the ...

Chinese submarine spotted near Taiwan’s Matsu Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Chinese submarine has been spotted by a ferry during a routine passage from the Matsu Islands to Keelung. The submarine was seen at around 1:15 p.m. on Thursday (July 4). ...