Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU), an investigative consultancy aimed at assisting law enforcement agencies to root out cybercrime, employs a dynamic map that displays locations from which cyberattacks are originating, as well as locations that are being victimized. Until roughly seven years ago, the map showed Taiwan as being the victim of large-scale cybercrime. But…

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Taiwan’s Submarine Project Resurfaces Taiwan’s two major political parties appear to be in agreement on prioritizing the acquisition of submarines, which many experts see as vital in augmenting Taiwan’s defense in the face of China’s rapid military expansion. China has more than 1,100 ballistic missiles trained on Taiwan, along with large fleets of advanced fighter…

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The newly elected DPP government has stated its intention to strengthen Taiwan’s defense industry as a way to both enhance national security and expand the economy. Taiwan’s National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology has already demonstrated its capability to develop various types of weaponry, including advanced missile systems, and the Aerospace Industry Development Corp. –…

Speaking at an AmCham Taipei membership luncheon on October 23, Tsai Ing-wen, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate in the upcoming presidential election, reminded attendees of the “mutual interests” and “shared values” tying the United States and Taiwan, identified the United States as Taiwan’s “most important economic partner,” and called U.S.-Taiwan relations the “cornerstone for…

At its national party congress on July 19, the ruling Kuomingtang (KMT) officially named Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu as its candidate for the January 2016 presidential election. The nomination put an end to months of speculation about who would be the KMT standard-bearer. When Party Chairman Eric Chu, Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng, and other…