AIT director sees further possibilities for Taiwan-US relations in coming year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director William Christensen (酈英傑) said on Wednesday (Jan. 22) that the U.S. and Taiwan's shared values would open up more possibili...

'We would not be the US if we don't defend Taiwan': Stanton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview with China Uncensored, Former Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) William A. Stanton said that the U.S. would be turning its back on its cor...

Taiwan, US stage digital forum on enhancing people-to-people ties

Taiwan and the U.S. staged the Digital Dialogue Public Forum Jan. 17 in Taipei City, bringing together academics and officials from both sides to explore new ways of promoting closer people-to-people ...

'Real Friends, Real Progress': AIT recognizes Taiwan as true US friend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) wrapped up celebrations for its 40th year in Taiwan with the Digital Dialogue Public Forum on Friday (Jan. 17). In his opening ad...

Memorial ceremony held for Taiwan Black Hawk crash victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A public memorial ceremony was held Tuesday morning (Jan. 14) at Taiwan Air Force headquarters in Taipei to pay tribute to the military officers who lost their lives in th...

Taiwan leader meets top US official after her election win

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Fresh from a landslide reelection victory, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen met Sunday with the de facto U.S. ambassador to Taipei, as China warned that countries should stick with ...

The 2020 Taiwan Presidential Elections: A Laowai's Perspective

As a foreigner living in Taiwan, I cannot vote, but I have lived 11 years of my life here and it is hard to escape having a personal perspective on domestic politics. The Best KMT Candidate? It...

Black Hawk's data recorders to be sent to US for analysis: Air Force

Taiwan's Air Force will send the two data recorders from the military helicopter that crashed in New Taipei on Thursday to the United States for analysis to clarify the cause of the accident that ...

Taipei 101 salutes generals who died in helicopter crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As flags at military institutions remained at half-mast for three days, Taiwan’s tallest building, Taipei 101, put up a message of condolence in lights on its exteri...

'Island Nation': Then and now

When I first arrived in Taiwan in September 1986, I knew of course that the world is always changing, but I never realized how much it would change, and certainly not Taiwan itself. I had already serv...

US representatives introduce Taiwan Envoy Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With an eye toward further normalizing the relationship between Taiwan and the U.S., a bill dubbed the “Taiwan Envoy Act” has been introduced in the U.S. House...

US makes its presence felt in Taiwan's 2020 election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American influence in the upcoming 2020 presidential election has become more obvious, according to the chairman of the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation, You Ying-l...

Taiwan and U.S. sign agreement for F-16V fighter jet deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan and the United States have signed the Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for the purchase of 66 F-16V fighter jets and other weapons, the Ministry of National Def...

Kaohsiung fears violence, mobilizes police for Han rallies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Supporters and opponents of the Kuomintang presidential nominee, Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), are expected to march in different parts of Kaohsiung at the same time on Saturday after...

American Institute in Taiwan heralds Christmas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is ushering in its first Christmas at its new home after relocating to Taipei’s Neihu District in May. Golden, sparkling re...