Azar's Taiwan trip signifies strategic shift for US: Financial Times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Financial Times said Sunday (Aug. 9) that while U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar's visit to Taiwan is a sign of Washington's strategic shi...

UK and Japan aim to strike outline trade deal this month

LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Britain and Japan have reached substantial agreement in most areas for a bilateral post-Brexit trade deal and will try to clinch a preliminary deal by the end of this month, ...

Nicaraguan ambassador moves to India after 12 years in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After 12 years in Taiwan, Nicaraguan Ambassador William Manuel Tapia Alemán will move to India and be succeeded by Mirna Rivera, reports said Thursday (Aug. 6). ...

Taiwan's US envoy prioritizes bilateral economic cooperation, national security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴), Taiwan’s new envoy to the U.S., has stated that her primary goal will be to expand bilateral economic and trade cooperation as well as maintain ...

Taiwan’s membership in CPTPP will benefit Malaysia: Taiwan diplomat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Allowing Taiwan to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will benefit Malaysia by eliminating tariffs and attracting more ...

House bill, senator call for US-Taiwan trade agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Both a House bill and a senator on Wednesday (July 29) called for a bilateral trade agreement between the U.S. and Taiwan. On Wednesday, Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) int...

US congressman introduces Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) on Wednesday (July 29) introduced a bill that would authorize the U.S. to use military force if China attacks Taiwan. In a press releas...

New Zealand prime minister reiterates importance of including Taiwan in WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has once again spoken out against Beijing's pressure to exclude Taiwan from participating in the World Health Organization (W...

Dutch envoy to Taiwan awarded Economic Professional Medal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Dutch representative to Taiwan, Guy Wittich, was on Thursday (July 24) awarded the Economic Professional Medal by Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua (王美花) durin...

Can India wean off its economic reliance on China?

The recent clashes between Chinese and Indian troops along the two nations' disputed border have heightened anti-China sentiment in India and triggered calls for a total ban on trade with that cou...

Trump and Biden's mixed records on China and Taiwan: William Stanton

This is the second part of a two-part commentary. The first part can be found here. The most robust indication of American support for Taiwan has perhaps come in the form of the strongest U.S. gove...

No need for Taiwanese visiting England to quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese will no longer be required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival in England, the British government announced on Friday (July 3). A total of 59 countries a...

Kim Jong Un urges North Koreans to keep up virus fight

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un urged officials to maintain alertness against the coronavirus, warning that complacency risked “unimaginable and irretrievable crisis,” state ...

Taiwan not on list of safe countries as EU reopens next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has reportedly not been included on the list of safe countries determined by the European Union (EU), which is set to reopen borders next week and revive commerce a...

Taiwan, US reach deal to recognize organic products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new equivalence arrangement deal will allow organic products certified in Taiwan or the U.S. to be sold as organic in either market. Signed and exchanged by the Taipe...