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2016/07/13 | Bing-sheng Lee

Taiwanese Veterans Recruited as Chinese Spies

A Taiwanese army veteran has been giving confidential military information to Beijing’s spies while on business trips to China. Although the security breach is not major, authorities say the Chinese appear to be using new espionage tactics.

2016/07/13 | Edward White

South China Sea: How to Enforce the Tribunal Decision?

Enforcement of the international ruling in favor of the Philippines in the South China Sea dispute now depends on the international community, the lawyer representing the Philippines says.

2016/07/07 | The Japan Times

Dhaka Terrorist Attack a Reminder on 'Soft Targets'

The killings come as yet another reminder of the vulnerability of soft targets with lax security, as the Islamic State spreads terror across national borders.

2016/07/04 | J. Michael Cole

Missile Incident Propels New Round of Insanity in Taiwan’s Media

Like other forces the world over, the Taiwanese military is prone to mistakes. While it should be pressured to improve its performance, repeated public humiliation isn’t the way to reach that goal.

2016/07/02 | Shuhei Omi

Cross-Strait Watch No. 3

An overview of key developments in relations between Taiwan and China this week.

2016/07/01 | J. Michael Cole

UPDATED: Taiwanese Navy ‘Mistakenly’ Fires ‘Carrier Killer’ Cruise Missile, Killing 1 Fisherman

One fisherman was killed and three injured in the incident. The Navy is conducting an investigation.

2016/06/29 | Shuhei Omi

More Dogs Could Be Killed After Video Hanging Controversy

The public backlash over a video clip showing Taiwanese marines abusing and killing a dog earlier this week could have unintended consequences: more euthanasias.

2016/06/27 | Olivia Yang

Taiwan Marines Hang Dog and Film the Act, Sparking Outrage

A video of Taiwan military personnel abusing a dog to death has gone viral on the Internet and sparked an investigation.