Taiwan, Indo-Pacific allies cooperate on development of indigenous peoples tourism

TAIPEI -- Taiwan and its six Indo-Pacific allies are sharing policymaking experience and know-how in advancing the indigenous peoples tourism industry and sustainable development throughout the region...

How powerful is China's military?

For the first time since 2015, China held a live-fire military exercise in the Taiwan Strait on April 18, aiming to intimidate self-governing Taiwan while showcasing its much-improved military strengt...

How PM Modi changed the face of Indian foreign policy

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not have any foreign policy experience prior to his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) taking over the reins of the country following a remarkable general election vi...

Reports alleging US Marines conduct training in Taiwan rebutted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s military authorities rebutted reports that a battalion of U.S. Marines had conducted training exercises on the island as part of a tour that saw them deploy...

Next president must oppose China, ensure Taiwan's sovereignty: William Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – William Lai (賴清德) Taiwan’s former premier and a presidential candidate vying for the Democratic Progress Party’s (DPP) nomination for the upcoming presidential...

Sieren's China: Trump feels threatened by China's rise

It was a surprising turn of events. The US and China had been expected to resolve their trade dispute, and steady progress had apparently been made. But then, US President Donald Trump decided to hike...

US, Japan, India, Philippines conduct joint naval patrol through South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Thursday, May 9, the U.S. Navy announced that it just completed a series of joint freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea along with naval vessels from ...

How powerful is China's military?

For the first time since 2015, China held a live-fire military exercise in the Taiwan Strait on April 18, aiming to intimidate self-governing Taiwan while showcasing its much-improved military strengt...

How PM Modi changed the face of Indian foreign policy

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not have any foreign policy experience prior to his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) taking over the reins of the country following a remarkable general election vi...

China is buying allies in the Pacific, says Australian scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Australian Professor of Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University Clive Hamilton recently told the Liberty Times that China is buying political allies in the Pacific regio...

'History is clear,' US will respond when Taiwan is threatened says Pentagon official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Following the release last week of the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) annual report to Congress on China, the DOD Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pac...

Report finds US warships made 92 transits through Taiwan Strait since 2007

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The South China Morning Post reported on Friday (May 3) that the United States warships have made 92 trips in total through the Taiwan Strait for the past 12 years. The tran...

Latest US amphibious assault ship deploys to Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - To address the growing threat from the Chinese military in the Asia-Pacific region, the United States Navy (USN) is deploying its latest America Class of amphibious assault ship...

Pentagon: Chinese carrier likely to join naval fleet in 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — China's first domestically built aircraft carrier is likely to enter into service this year, marking another advance in Beijing's ability to project influence well beyo...

New Emperor of Japan pledges to promote peace, and 'act in accordance with Constitution'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On May 1 in the Pine room of the Imperial Palace of Tokyo, the new Emperor of Japan, Naruhito (德仁), accepted the imperial regalia and gave his first address as Emperor to ...