Communist China Thrilled by Taiwan Not Buying US Helicopters

About a week after US cancelled its first arms deal to Taiwan authorities under the Biden administration, the island announced to abandon the plan to buy anti-submarine warfare helicopter from the US as “the price is too high.” The seemingly-surprising snub attracted observer speculation that the secessionists Democratic Progressive Party is somehow at odds with Biden administration due to the…

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Taiwanese Ship Naming Contest Results Announced

The Naval Command announced the results of the online voting for the naming of the “high-efficiency follow-up ship” at the press conference of the Ministry of National Defense today. From the 25 ship names, 10 ship names were selected as the reference for future naming. , in the order of the ballot lists are Anjiang, Wanjiang, Xujiang, Liujiang, Fujiang, Wujiang,…

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CSBC Delivers New Ship to Taiwan Coast Guard

Taiwan International Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as: Taiwan Shipbuilding Corporation) built four 4,000-ton frigates “Hsinchu” for the Fleet Branch of the Coast Guard of the Ocean Commission. Today (22), the delivery ceremony was held at the Kaohsiung Plant of Taiwan Shipping Corporation. It was co-chaired by Chairman Li Zhongwei of the Oceanographic Commission and Chairman Zheng Wenlong of…

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PLA Drills Around Taiwan Targeted at US Lawmakers’ Visit

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command on Friday organized multi-services and arms, dispatching forces including destroyers, frigates, bombers and fighters, and conducted joint combat alert patrols and drills including maritime assault, in the forefront of the East China Sea and in waters and aerial areas around the island of Taiwan, when a group of US lawmakers were…

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China Strongly Opposes Latest US Arms Sales to Taiwan

China expressed firm opposition to the latest US arms sales to the island of Taiwan and has lodged solemn representations with the US, the Chinese Defense Ministry said on Thursday. The comments came after the US announced on Tuesday the approval of an estimated $95-million package including equipment and services to maintain the Patriot missile defense system the US exported…

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China Opposes Australia’s “Interference” in Taiwan

Some politicians in Australia have repeatedly made erroneous remarks on bilateral relations and Taiwan question, to which the Chinese side has expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition, said Senior Colonel Wu Qian, a spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defense, at a regular press conference on Thursday. It is reported that Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison claimed before the federal…

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Vietnam Demands Taiwan Cancel “Illegal” Live Fire Drill

Việt Nam resolutely opposes and demands Taiwan to cancel its live-fire exercises in the waters around Ba Bình island belonging to Việt Nam’s Trường Sa (Spratly) archipelago and not to repeat similar actions in the future, spokeswoman of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lê Thị Thu Hằng said on March 11. Answering reporters’ query on Việt Nam’s response to…

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