Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
September 2010 - Taiwan Special Weapons News
- Taiwan disinclined to incite controversy over Tiaoyutais CNA 30 Sep 2010 -- The Republic of China claims full sovereignty over the Tiaoyutai Islands but has no intention of inciting controversy.
- Taiwan welcomes China's remarks on missile withdrawal CNA 24 Sep 2010 -- President Ma Ying-jeou has welcomed China Premier Wen Jiabao's Sept. 22 statement that missiles deployed by Beijing across the Taiwan Strait aimed at Taiwan will eventually be removed, one of Ma's aides said Friday.
- President renews call for U.S. sale of F-16 C/Ds to Taiwan CNA 23 Sep 2010 -- President Ma Ying-jeou reiterated Thursday a call for the United States to sell F-16 C/D fighters to Taiwan and expressed hope for continued bilateral cooperation on security issues.
- MND censured for inability to get compensation from school dropouts CNA 23 Sep 2010 -- The watchdog Control Yuan censured the Ministry of National Defense (MND) Thursday for its poor efficiency in securing compensation from military school dropouts.
- Defense Ministry censured over mishandling of expired ammunition CNA 23 Sep 2010 -- The watchdog Control Yuan censured the Ministry of National Defense (MND) Thursday for its flawed handling of expired ammunition.
- U.S.-Taiwan defense industry conference slated for Oct. 3 CNA 22 Sep 2010 -- The annual Taiwan-U.S. Defense Industry Conference will be held in the U.S. state of Maryland Oct. 3-5, the U.S.-Taiwan Business Council said in a statement released Tuesday.
- Additional military typhoon aid to be deployed in southern Taiwan CNA 20 Sep 2010 -- The Ministry of National Defense announced Monday that an additional 4,477 military personnel and 315 pieces of machinery and equipment will be mobilized to the south of the country to boost rescue and clean-up efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Fanapi.
- Army helicopters complete unprecedented flight drill over water CNA 17 Sep 2010 -- The Army Aviation Special Forces Command held an unprecedented drill in early September in which a fleet of military helicopters flew from Taiwan proper to the outlying Penghu Islands in formation.
- U.S. congressman urges sale of F-16 C/Ds to Taiwan CNA 17 Sep 2010 -- US Congressman Edward Royce has urged his government to agree to sell F-16 C/D fighter jets to Taiwan.
- Taiwan Will Deploy Missiles, Despite Improved Relations With China VOA 16 Sep 2010 -- Taiwan has drawn closer to mainland China since President Ma Ying-jeou came to office in 2008.
- Poor Taiwan military fitness test results raise concern CNA 15 Sep 2010 -- Abysmal results from a recent physical fitness test suggest Taiwan's armed forces may lack combat capability.
- No comment on reported Taiwanese spies in Myanmar CNA 14 Sep 2010 -- Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense declined to comment on report Myanmar's junta has allowed Taiwanese spies to operate in country.
- DPP supports Wuchiu Township's opposition to nuclear waste CNA 14 Sep 2010 -- Opposition Party expressed support for opposition to plans to make the remote group of islets a site for nuclear waste disposal.
- Taiwan, China to launch joint maritime rescue drill CNA 10 Sep 2010 -- Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration (CGA) will conduct a joint maritime rescue drill next week with its Chinese counterpart, the first time the two countries' coastal patrol agencies hold joint marine exercises.
- Kinmen Agreement monumental in cross-strait ties: MAC CNA 10 Sep 2010 -- The Kinmen Agreement, a landmark pact that Taiwan and China concluded 20 years ago amid a political impasse, laid a solid foundation for systematic civilian exchanges across the Taiwan Strait, a ranking Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) official said Friday.
- Ex-president Chen may be sued for removing state documents CNA 08 Sep 2010 -- Former President Chen Shui-bian may be sued for illegally removing 20 boxes of state documents from the Presidential Office after the change of government in May 2008, Presidential Office spokesman Lo Chih-chiang said Wednesday.
- Spokesman defends president's remarks about war history CNA 05 Sep 2010 -- A spokesman for President Ma Ying-jeou said Sunday that as the chief of state, the president has an obligation to defend the Republic of China's role in the second Sino-Japanese War based on historial facts.
- Taiwan to help would-be soldier resolve dual nationality problem CNA 03 Sep 2010 -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs promised to help a new university graduate who wants to serve in the military.
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