Taiwan contains lowest percentage of citizens living below poverty line in Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan proportionally contains less people living in poverty than any other country in Asia, according to statistics obtained by an independent research center in the Unit...

Trump Japan visit to focus on personal ties, not substance

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump will be treated to an imperial banquet, a round of golf and a ringside view of a sumo match during his state visit to Japan as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe focuses on ...

Taiwan’s culture minister visits Washington to promote soft power

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Minister of Culture (MOC) Cheng Li-chun (鄭麗君) visited the think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on Wednesday (May 22), as part of a four-day...

Belt and Road Forum: Will China's 'digital Silk Road' lead to an authoritarian future?

In May 2017, at the first Belt and Road International Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that big data would be integrated into the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to create the "digita...

Former US official urges Washington not to interfere with Taiwan’s elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A former senior U.S. official has called on Washington to exercise caution in dealing with Taiwan affairs and refrain from making comments that could influence the country...

Belt and Road Forum: Will China's 'digital Silk Road' lead to an authoritarian future?

In May 2017, at the first Belt and Road International Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that big data would be integrated into the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to create the "digita...

Taiwan president to participate in videoconference Tuesday with leading US scholars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen is to participate in a videoconference with three leading U.S. think tanks on Tuesday (April 9). The occasion will mark Tsai’s first engage...

Taiwan President to hold video conference with US academics on April 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will address a seminar hosted by a prominent think tank in the United States about 40 years of Taiwan Relations Act by video conference on April 9. ...

Why did Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen ask for US arms during Hawaii visit?

During a visit to the US Pacific island state of Hawaii on Wednesday, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen made a request to buy new US military equipment, including M-1 Abrams tanks and F-16 fighter jets...

Ko’s comment on US-Taiwan-China relationship too ‘ambiguous,’ says US academic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An approach to the tri-lateral relationship between Taiwan, China, the United States suggested by Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) in an address delivered at the Heritage Foun...

Nuclear fears abound after India-Pakistan military escalation

India and Pakistan are once again on the verge of a full-scale war. It is an unimaginable scenario as the two South Asian neighbors possess high-tech nuclear arms. They have fought three wars over Kas...

Trump-Kim summit in Vietnam may be win for all

BANGKOK (AP) — Vietnam’s selection as the venue for the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is largely a matter of convenience and security, bu...

Vietnam site for 2nd Trump-Kim summit may bring wins for all

BANGKOK (AP) — Vietnam's selection as the venue for the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is largely a matter of convenience and security, but not withou...

US think tank advisors: Taiwan should up military capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lead researchers at two top U.S. think tanks have said now is the time for Taiwan to up its offensive and defensive military capabilities. While enjoying a fruitful, co...

Taipei Mayor Ko to visit US think tank in Washington DC, March 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It was first reported on Dec. 18 that Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is planning a trip to the United States in the spring of next year. It has since been reported that d...