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Chiu denies that Taiwan would suffer 240,000 casualties in 1st wave of China invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) on Tuesday (Nov. 2) refuted an alleged report that Taiwan could suffer 240,000 casualties in the first wave of an invasion by China. ...

Australian parliamentarian calls for relations with Taiwan, end to 'One China' policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chair of the Australian Senate’s foreign affairs committee has called for "full diplomatic relations" with Taiwan. In an interview with an Australia...

With heightened rhetoric, is US moving away from ‘strategic ambiguity’ on Taiwan?

Military tensions between China and Taiwan, the democratic, self-governing island Beijing considers its own, are at their worst in more than 40 years, according to Taiwan’s defence minister. The...

India test-fires ballistic missile that could reach most cities in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid heightened border tensions with China, India on Wednesday (Oct. 27) successfully test-fired the surface-to-surface Agni-V missile, which has a range of 5,000 kilomete...

Taiwan unveils its 'Army Iron Man' exoskeleton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Tuesday (Oct. 26) unveiled its new "Army Iron Man" powered exoskeleton system for troops to use on the battlef...

Taiwanese chuckle at John Oliver special on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese on Sunday (Oct. 24) got a kick out of John Oliver's long-awaited episode on Taiwan, which covered its history, tensions with China, and the point of view of ...

Australia will support US response if China attacks Taiwan: Australian defense chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australia's Defense Minister Peter Dutton said in a recent media interview that Australia will stand with the U.S. in the event of China launching a military attack on...

Defense secretary reiterates US commitment to Taiwan's defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Friday (Oct. 22) reiterated Washington’s pledge to help Taiwan strengthen its defense. While speaking to reporters after...

Joe Biden says US would defend Taiwan if attacked by China

President Joe Biden said on Thursday that the United States has a "commitment" to defend Taiwan as the island faces growing military and political pressure from Beijing. Biden was asked at ...

'We cannot trust China to make commitments on Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. President Joe Biden's nominee for ambassador to China, said that Washington cannot trust the communist country to keep its commitments on Taiwan and the solution ...

French presidential candidate says Taiwan not a country, independence red line for China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A French presidential candidate on Tuesday (Oct. 19) stated that he does not believe Taiwan to be a country, that a declaration of independence would be a red line for Chi...

Video shows ship packed with Chinese tanks for 'future battlefield' in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's military on Friday (Oct. 15) released a video showing a massive passenger ship fully loaded on every level with battle tanks and assault vehicles for a "f...

Chinese media warns US troops defending Taiwan would suffer 'death blow'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's state-run mouthpiece the Global Times on Thursday (Oct. 14) posted an editorial in which it warned the dispatch of U.S. forces to defend Taiwan would deal a &q...

Defense minister says Taiwan is prepared for war every day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will not start a war but it is prepared for war every single day, Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) said Friday (Oct. 15). He was responding to questions fro...

Nearly 60% of Taiwanese worried about possible war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new survey by the Brookings Institute on Taiwanese attitudes to the threat of conflict with China shows 57.6% of respondents said they “worry that war is a distinc...