Recently leaked classified US intelligence documents show that China is expected to quickly establish air superiority over Taiwan in any future Chinese invasion of the small island nation, the Guardian UK reports. The documents were found to have been among those leaked by US air national guardsman Jack Teixeira, who has since been arrested and taken into custody by the FBI.
China announced Monday it “successfully completed” a three-day military exercise during which it practiced installing naval and aerial blockades around Taiwan, i24 News reports. The drill began on Saturday, causing some consternation amid ongoing fears that China is edging toward an invasion of self-ruled Taiwan, which Beijing considers part of the Chinese mainland.
China sent an anti-submarine helicopter and three warships disturbingly close to Taiwan, the Taiwanese Ministry of National Defence said in a statement Thursday, Reuters/AFP report. Successive Chinese regimes have considered the independent island nation of Taiwan to be part of China, and the US-supported Taiwanese have long lived under the threat of invasion by their giant neighbor.
The suspected Chinese spy balloon that attracted national attention as it traversed the United States was part of a larger surveillance program, the U.S. intelligence officials have concluded.
Chinese military vessels and aircraft encroached on Taiwanese waters and airspace again, early Monday morning in what has become a daily flexing of power against the island nation.
A four-star Air Force general told officers that he predicts the United States will be at war with China in 2025.
Days after Taiwan’s foreign minister said he believes China may invade Taiwan in 2027, the country’s Ministry of Defense announced that Chinese military aircraft and naval vessels again trespassed into Taiwanese air and space early on Wednesday.
The mandatory military service in Taiwan has been extended, President Tsai Ing-wen announced on Tuesday.
Taiwan’s defense ministry claimed Monday that China staged one of its biggest incursions into the island’s sea and airspace.
US President Joe Biden has approved arms sales to Taiwan worth over $425 million amid increased threats toward the island nation from China, the Hill reports.
American and Canadian warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday, in the first military freedom of navigation operation since U.S. President Joe Biden said the U.S. would defend Taiwan if it were attacked by China.
China now boasts a large navy with enough surface warships to blockade rival Taiwan, according to the commander of the U.S. Navy‘s frontline fleet.
U.S. President Joe Biden says that American forces will defend Taiwan if China attacks the island.
First responders in Taiwan are searching through rubble for survivors after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the island Sunday, triggering fears of a tsunami in Japan.
The United States on Friday announced a $1.1 billion arms package for Taiwan, vowing to keep boosting the island’s defenses as tensions soar with Beijing, which warned Washington of “counter-measures.”
Super Typhoon Hinnamnor has started to absorb Tropical Depression TD14 which forecasters predict will enable it to increase in intensity and size, likely prompting the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) to issue a sea warning on Friday (Sept. 2) and if it shifts west, a land warning on Saturday (Sept. 3).
Super Typhoon Hinnamnor, the strongest tropical storm of this year, is now moving towards the East China Sea, threatening Japan’s southern islands, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. The Hinnamnor Typhoon has been classified as a Super Typhoon by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. The typhoon is currently travelling with winds at a staggering 160 miles per hour. The height of the maximum significant wave has been observed at 50 feet by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.
The Biden administration plans to ask the U.S. Congress to approve an estimated $1.1 billion arms sale to Taiwan, including 60 anti-ship missiles and 100 air-to-air missiles, Politico reported on Monday, citing sources, amid heightened tensions with China.
Taiwan is staging military exercises to show its ability to resist Chinese pressure to accept Beijing’s political control over the self-governing island, following new rounds of threatening drills from China.
As China increases its military presence in the region, U.S. lawmakers arrived in Taiwan Sunday, just 12 days after a visit here by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi angered Beijing.