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Initial Biden steps give Taiwan reason for optimism: William Stanton

Understandable concern All supporters of a free and democratic Taiwan have inevitably and understandably been concerned about the policies President Biden’s new administration will adopt towa...

US official lauds Taiwan’s public health prowess, vibrant food scene

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American diplomat posted in Kaohsiung has shared his insights into U.S.-Taiwan relations and commented on Taiwan’s disease prevention success as the world continu...

US ambassador to UN praises Taiwan as 'model for democracy'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) on Friday (Jan. 15) released the text of U.S. Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft’s opening remarks made during a video conferenc...

US to lift restrictions on exchanges with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. government is set to revoke decades-old rules guiding its exchanges with Taiwan, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday (Jan. 9), an announcement...

Mayor of central Taiwan city absent from AIT video after criticism of US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) looking back at the year featured many Taiwanese politicians but not Taichung City Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕), Taiwanese me...

A New Year's Taiwan wish list for President Biden: William Stanton

With only a few weeks to go before Joseph Biden becomes president of the United States, Taiwan’s American friends need to press hard for the policies we want to see the new administration pursue...

American man fights for custody of daughter after Taiwanese wife 'abducts' her for 17 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. citizen has left his job and flown to Taiwan to try and gain custody of his daughter after his Taiwanese wife allegedly abducted her twice and has refused to allow ...

American Institute in Taiwan dismisses safety concerns over US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the opposition in Taiwan to U.S. pork imports containing the leanness-enhancing drug ractopamine, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) on Monday (Dec. 21)...

Taiwan 'in process' of seeking Washington office's name change

[Last update: December 22 at 9:42 a.m.] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said it is in the process of pushing for the name change of the country’...

Taiwan, U.S. sign agreement on scientific cooperation

Taiwan and the United States on Friday jointly announced the signing of a U.S.-Taiwan Scientific and Technological Cooperation Agreement aimed at providing a legal structure for further cooperation in...

US congressmen call for name change to Taiwan's representative office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seventy-eight lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday (Dec. 17) sent a joint letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, calling for the Taipei Eco...

Taichung mayor chews out AIT director over US pork imports to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mayor of Taichung caused a diplomatic incident on Wednesday (Dec. 16) when she publicly lectured the de facto American ambassador to Taiwan over U.S. pork imports cont...

Taiwan, US, Japan lay out areas of further cooperation, from health to technology

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American and Japanese diplomats joined Taiwanese officials on Tuesday (Dec. 15) to talk about areas of cooperation ranging from public health to artificial intelligence to...

Russian woman reunited with son after Taiwanese family allegedly abducts him

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Russian woman was finally able to see her son on Friday (Dec. 11) after his Taiwanese grandparents allegedly abducted him for over a week. The 24-year-old, Anna Kuzne...

Former Taiwan president urges US to help restore cross-strait dialogue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said Monday (Dec. 7) that he had recommended the Biden administration help resolve cross-strait disputes peacefully by restoring dialog...