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.1 Comment
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.
Top officials from both sides of the Taiwan Strait who are in charge of their countries' respective cross-strait policies could meet this month, informed sources said Thursday.
Shares in Taiwan closed higher Thursday as investors were encouraged by a strong technical rebound on Wall Street overnight in the wake of a U.S. Federal Reserve report signaling optimism toward the U.S. economic climate, dealers said.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Former National Development Council (NDC, 國發會) Minister Kuan Chung-ming (管中閔) yesterday rebuked former Vice-President Lien Chan for remarks made on Tuesday on World War Two in the presence of mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping.1 Comment
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Former Vice-President Lien Chan highlighted the role of Nationalists and Communists in fighting Japan 70 years ago, during a meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping yesterday in Beijing.
A former People's Liberation Army (PLA) officer was given a prison term of four years for violation of the National Security Act Tuesday.