Taiwan is important partner facing potential Taiwan Strait crisis: senior US Congressman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Senior Republican Party Congressman Ted Yoho said that Taiwan is an important partner of the U.S. and exemplar of human rights in the region, facing an increasingly assert...

US Senate passes 2019 NDAA calling for joint Taiwan-US military drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a vote of 85 to 10, the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was passed by the Senate yesterday (June 18) with provisions to facilitate greater miliary cooper...

Brent Christensen to be inaugurated new AIT Director on June 12 in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Brent Christensen will take over from Kin W. Moy as Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) on June 12 at a ceremony in Taipei, reports say. The appointment ...

Taiwan's flag mysteriously disappears from official US websites

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The official Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) webpage, which introduces the U.S.-Taiwan trade relations, as well as a United States Department Burea...

The View from Taichung: Trump and Xi Meeting: Much Ado at Mar-a-Lago

As Presidents Trump of the US and Xi of China met this week in Florida, a tsunami of anxious commentary crested in the media. Writing in the Washington Post, political scientist Daniel Drezner thunder...

Trump's trade-chief pick urges stronger ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee for the nation’s top trade negotiator, Robert Lighthizer, said the U.S. plans to promote stronger bilateral ties with Taiwan, a...

Late-night U.S talk shows joke about Tsai-Trump call

While U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s conversation with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has made international headlines, late-night U.S. talk show hosts had shown no hesitation in exploiting ...

Bob Dole arranged for Trump-Tsai phone call

Former Republican senator and presidential nominee Bob Dole arranged the phone call between U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, according to a transition officia...

Taiwan should push changes in U.S. Taiwan policy: ex-AIT head

Taiwan and its friends in the United States should help the new U.S. administration improve its knowledge of Taiwan's geo-strategic importance to any U.S. policy toward Asia and exercise greater c...

U.S. House committee reaffirms Taiwan Relations Act

A U.S. House of Representatives committee has unanimously passed a bipartisan measure to reaffirm the Taiwan Relations Act and the "Six Assurances" -- the guidelines used to conduct relations betwe...