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...

Former AIT chairman analyzes 2020 Taiwan presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman Richard Bush shared his thoughts Thursday (Dec. 12) on the 2020 Taiwan presidential election. At a conference hosted ...

President pitches bilateral trade pact in meeting with U.S. official

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) expressed hope Monday during a meeting with a high-level U.S. Department of Commerce official that Taiwan and the United States can sign a bilateral trade agreement to add...

AIT Kaohsiung chief lauds benefits of learning Taiwanese

Even among polyglot foreign diplomats, Matthew O'Connor, chief of the American Institute in Taiwan's (AIT) Kaohsiung branch office, may be one of the few able to greet an interviewer in fluent...

Ex-US diplomat says peaceful Taiwan-China unification impossible

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A peaceful unification between Taiwan and China is beyond the bounds of possibility, said Raymond Burghardt, former chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT). ...

American think tank pitching US-Taiwan joint communiqué to normalize relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. think tank is pitching the idea of a new joint directive between the U.S. and Taiwan modeled after the Shanghai Communiqué as a means to pave the way for nor...

AIT investigates Taiwan flag change on ESTA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said on Wednesday (Nov. 27) that it’s investigating whether Taiwan’s national flag was replaced by China's on the El...

Pentagon sends senior official to Taiwan amid Chinese threats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States sent one of its most senior Pentagon officials to Taiwan this week for the first time in more than a decade as China ramped up its threats ahead of Janua...

US is looking forward to working with elected Taiwan leader: AIT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States is hoping to work with the president to be elected next January, American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Brent Christensen said Friday (Nov. 22). ...

Taiwan, US jointly hold women’s empowerment expo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first Talent Circulation Alliance — Women's Empowerment Expo (W-Expo) opened at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei on Thursday (Nov. 21). The event seek...

Taiwan, US stage GCTF workshop on good energy governance

The Workshop on Good Energy Governance in the Indo-Pacific held under the Taiwan-U.S. Global Cooperation and Training Framework kicked off Nov. 20 in Taipei City. Jointly organized by the Ministry ...

Int'l workshop co-hosted by Taiwan, US, Japan, Australia opens in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A regional workshop co-hosted by Taiwan, the United States, Japan, and Australia opened in Taipei on Wednesday (Nov. 20) with a focus on promoting energy governance in the...

Taiwan set to host Indo-Pacific Energy Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will team up with Japan, Australia, and the U.S. to host the Indo-Pacific Improvement on Energy Governance Forum in Taipei from Wednesday (Nov. 20) through Friday (...