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January 2012 - Taiwan Special Weapons News
- Taiwan lodges third protest against Japan's naming of islands CNA 31 Jan 2012 -- Taiwan has lodged its third protest with Japan in three months over Tokyo's move to name some uninhabited islands claimed by Taiwan.
- Minehunters to be delivered to Taiwan this year: Defense Ministry CNA 31 Jan 2012 -- Two overhauled Osprey-class coastal minehuntersare scheduled to be delivered in the middle of this year.
- Air Force denies wasting billions on rescue choppers CNA 21 Jan 2012 -- The Air Force denied a report Saturday that it had squandered NT$3.2 billion (US$106 million) by purchasing search-and-rescue helicopters that were not capable of fulfilling their missions.
- Ma wants small, strong, flexible, skillful military CNA 18 Jan 2012 -- Establishing a small but strong and skillful military force has been a steadfast target of Taiwan's military preparations, President Ma said.
- Navy maneuvers ahead of Lunar New Year CNA 18 Jan 2012 -- The Navy dispatched two of its four Kidd-class destroyers and anti-submarine warfare helicopters to take part in a maneuver off the coast of Yilan.
- Taiwan protests Japan's naming of islands CNA 17 Jan 2012 -- Taiwan has lodged a protest with Japan over Tokyo's recent attempt to name several uninhabited islands claimed by Taiwan.
- Taiwan Puma EC-225 choppers make debut CNA 17 Jan 2012 -- An EC-225 Super Puma search-and-rescue helicopter acquired by the Taiwan Air Force was put through its paces for the media.
- Taiwan President's Reelection Signals Easing Tensions with Beijing VOA 16 Jan 2012 -- Experts say Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeouís reelection will further cool long-standing military tensions in East Asia.
- MAC urges Beijing to face ROC CNA 16 Jan 2012 -- Taiwan's latest elections show that voters value cross-strait peace and stability but also insist on their right to govern themselves.
- Taiwan to seek better interactions with unofficial allies CNA 16 Jan 2012 -- Taiwan plans to seek more frequent interactions with high-level officials in countries that have no official ties with Taiwan.
- No big changes forecast in Taiwan's diplomatic situation CNA 15 Jan 2012 -- Taiwan's diplomatic situation will remain largely unchanged following President Ma Ying-jeou's victory in Saturday's presidential election, a former Taiwan representative to the U.S. said Sunday.
- Ma promises to leave legacy after second term CNA 15 Jan 2012 -- President Ma Ying-jeou vowed Sunday to leave a legacy in Taiwan, after he was re-elected Saturday for a second four-year term.
- Re-elected Ma vows to strengthen U.S.-Taiwan ties CNA 15 Jan 2012 -- President Ma Ying-jeou stressed Sunday that further strengthening bilateral ties between Taiwan and the United States will be one of the most important goals of his new administration over the next four years.
- KMT maintains majority but loses seats in legislative race CNA 14 Jan 2012 -- The ruling Kuomintang (KMT) managed to retain its majority in the Legislative Yuan, capturing 64 of the 113 seats up for grabs in Saturday's elections.
- Government formally announces election results CNA 14 Jan 2012 -- President Ma Ying-jeou, presidential candidate of the Kuomintang (KMT), won Taiwan's presidential election Saturday, the chairwoman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) announced.
- KMT retains majority but loses seats in legislative race (roundup) CNA 14 Jan 2012 -- The ruling Kuomintang (KMT) managed to retain its majority in the Legislative Yuan, capturing 64 of the 113 seats up for grabs in Saturday's elections.
- President Ma elected to second term CNA 14 Jan 2012 -- President Ma Ying-jeou of the Kuomintang (KMT) was elected Saturday to a second term, defeating his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) challenger Tsai Ing-wen with 51.6 percent of the vote.
- China pledges further peace with Taiwan under '1992 consensus' CNA 14 Jan 2012 -- China will take further steps to promote peace with Taiwan based on both sides' acknowledgment of the '1992 consensus,' a Beijing official said Saturday after President Ma Ying-jeou was elected to a second term.
- No rush for political dialogue with China: President Ma CNA 14 Jan 2012 -- Taiwan is in no rush to begin political dialogue with China as economic issues remain the priority, said President Ma Ying-jeou Saturday at an international media conference shortly after winning re-election.
- 'Mr. Clean' wins re-election in Taiwan CNA 14 Jan 2012 -- Campaigning on a platform of peace, stability and clean government, incumbent President Ma Ying-jeou of the Kuomintang (KMT) emerged as the winner in a keen presidential race, beating his main challenger Tsai Ing-wen by a comfortable margin.
- Taiwan Re-Elects President Ma VOA 14 Jan 2012 -- Taiwan's incumbent president, Nationalist Ma Ying-jeou, easily won a second term in elections on Saturday, giving him four more years to improve relations with China. Ma beat opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen by more than five percent. His victory is seen as a mandate to keep peace with Beijing while managing wealth-distribution issues at home.
- Foreign minister meets U.S. congressmen on F-16C/D sale CNA 09 Jan 2012 -- Taiwan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Timothy Yang met with two U.S. congressmen during a recent transit stop in Miami to lobby their support for the country's F-16 C/D fighter procurement plan, diplomatic sources said Sunday.
- U.S. lawmaker to continue urging F-16C/D sale to Taiwan CNA 09 Jan 2012 -- A U.S. lawmaker has said he will continue to help Taiwan acquire F-16C/D jet fighters and submarines from the United States to strengthen its self-defense ability.
- B-26 bomber shipped from U.S. to Taiwan for museum display CNA 04 Jan 2012 -- A classic B-26 bomber of the type once used by the Republic of China Air Force has been shipped from the United States to Taiwan.
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