Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Taiwan is keeping a close eye on an upcoming meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping (習近平) scheduled to be held later this month, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.
The real test of cross-Taiwan Strait relations will begin after Taiwan's 2016 presidential election if the new government does not accept the "1992 Consensus," a U.S. expert said Monday.
Monday, September 14, 2015
China has begun to develop a fourth-generation attack helicopter which will have stealth capabilities and expects to deliver it to the People's Liberation Army by around 2020, according to a report by China Daily.
Taiwan and China will hold their latest round of talks under a bilateral platform on cooperation in supervising the banking sector in Nantou County, Central Taiwan next week.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said Thursday that Taiwan will not let its guard down and will remain committed to maintaining its self-defense capabilities, even though ties across the Taiwan Strait have improved to the point that they are the most stable in 66 years.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
A Canada-based defense commentator told the Voice of America that the reaction of the United States toward China's military buildup after the Sept. 3 military parade in Beijing is worth noting, because Beijing's muscle flexing may instigate a regional or even a global arms race and lead to destabilization.
Friday, September 4, 2015
President Ma Ying-jeou rebuked former president Lee Teng-hui as he paid respects to fallen soldiers at Wuzhi Mountain Military Cemetery (五指山國軍示範公墓) in New Taipei to mark Armed Forces Day, yesterday.
The German newspaper "Die Welt" reported Thursday in a WWII retrospective that "most independent historians agree that the forces of the Nationalist Party or Kuomintang, under Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石), led the fight against Japan" in China.4 Comments
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) yesterday said it will closely monitor the latest development regarding the mainland Chinese military after Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) pledged earlier in the day that his administration will cut its troop numbers by 300,000 personnel.
The various ballistic missiles displayed by mainland China at a massive military parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's World War II defeat fully demonstrated Beijing's strategic ambitions, experts said Thursday.