US Treasury Secretary holding up Taiwan arms deal: TIME

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The news publication TIME reports that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is holding up a final decision on the recently confirmed US$2.6 billion arms deal with Taiwan...

Wall Street Journal sows uncertainty over US arms deal to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Wall Street Journal is sowing doubt about the possibility of U.S. President Donald Trump meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the upcoming G20 Summit in Osaka, pr...

Delegation of US military and FBI officials arrives in Taiwan: Stratfor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In line with the Taiwan Travel Act (TTA) implemented in 2018, the U.S. has sent a large number of military and law enforcement officials to Taiwan to engage in bilateral t...

Defense chief calls out China on tech theft, South China Sea

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Saturday denounced China’s efforts to steal technology from other nations and militarize man-made outposts in the South C...

The Latest: Shanahan calls out China over South China Sea

SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the U.S.-China relationship (all times local): 8:30 a.m. U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is describing China's actions...

Shanahan to call out China over South China Sea

SINGAPORE (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says he will call out China's bad behavior in a speech Saturday, including what he termed the excessive militarization of manmade i...

Pentagon nominee focuses on China despite Mideast tensions

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tensions may be high in the Middle East, but the man chosen by President Donald Trump to run the Pentagon is turning his focus to China. Acting Defense Secr...

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...

Global weapons sales up 8% over past 5 years, US still No. 1 arms trader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released its annual report on global arms sales on March 11, which reveals that the volume of weapons sales wo...

US Congress approves US$330 million arms sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A US$330 million arms package for Taiwan gained U.S. congressional approval by passing a 30-day review process without meeting any opposition by midnight on Wednesday (Oct. 24)...

Top 3 US weapons Taiwan wants most: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Taiwan and the U.S. appear to possibly be moving toward a more normalized relationship in terms of arms sales, the South China Morning Post today listed the three U.S.-made ...

Lockheed announces Taiwan order for F-16 sniper targeting pods

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Sept. 26 Lockheed Martin announced that Taiwan has placed a delivery order with the company for 18 Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP). The ATPs will be an equipmen...

China summons US envoys over sanctions linked to Russia deal

BEIJING (AP) — China summoned the American ambassador and the defense attache and recalled its navy commander from a U.S. trip to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions Washington l...

China vows 'consequences' over US sanctions on Russian weapons purchase

(Deutsche Welle) -- Chinese officials demanded on Friday that the United States cancel its economic sanctions against a Chinese military agency over a Russian weapons purchase. Foreign Ministry spo...

US to export 36 Amphibious Assault Vehicles to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. has set aside 36 Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV-7) from its reserve inventory of vehicles to ship to Taiwan to bring the total fleet of the armored troop carriers to...