U.S. Vice President and Japan take joint stance against China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – During talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo Tuesday morning, United States Vice President Mike Pence emphasized that they shared the values of opposing a...

Japanese TV lists Taiwan's baseball team as 'Taiwan,' not 'Chinese Taipei'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- During an international friendly between the national teams of Japan and Taiwan, a Japanese TV station listed the Taiwanese baseball team as "Taiwan," not "...

Shih Chien University president protests against ‘Taiwan, China’ name

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Shih Chien University (實踐大學) President Michael Chen (陳振貴) successfully protested against the use of the name ‘Taiwan, China’ by a conference in Beijing, report...

Chinese pressure delays bilateral investment agreement with EU: Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Pressure from China is responsible for the failure of talks about a bilateral investment agreement (BIA) with the European Union to get off the ground, the Ministry of Foreign A...

China might use Taiwan to divert attention from domestic troubles: Foreign Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China might use the Taiwan issue to divert attention from its growing number of domestic problems, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) told the German newspaper Sueddeutsche ...

Interpol kowtows to China by rejecting Taiwan's assembly bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Despite the forced disappearance of its president in China, the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) bowed to Beijing by officially denying ...

China instructs foreign governments to ‘refrain’ from Taiwan National Day event in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In an move that has caused offense, the Chinese government instructed foreign consulates in Hong Kong to ‘refrain’ attending an event celebrating Taiwan’...

Palau politician predicts switch from Taiwan to China within two years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Pacific island nation of Palau might switch recognition from Taiwan to China within two years, despite standing by Taipei against a Chinese tourism boycott, reports said Sat...

Woman disappears after slamming China for luring Taiwan’s allies away

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A social commentator in China has reportedly gone missing after posting online criticism of the government for luring Taiwan’s diplomatic allies away. Since 2016, five ...

US Congressman calls on Trump Administration to utilize Taiwan Travel Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Veteran U.S. Congressman Chris Smith called on the Trump Administration to fully implement the Taiwan Travel Act, in a letter sent to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo o...

Chinese media cries foul when Apple lists Taiwan as country at conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Apple's annual September press conference on Wednesday (Sept. 12) drew an outcry from a Chinese state-run media outlet simply for continuing to list Taiwan as a c...

Taiwanese photographer pulls photo from contest after WMO kowtows to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese photographer has withdrawn his entry for a photo competition organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), after the specialized United Nation...

Times of London calls for solidarity with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The West needs to stand together in order to defend Taiwan against bullying by China, a leading article in the Times of London said Friday. The opinion piece comes as t...

Taiwan can teach Canada a thing or two about human rights: Ottawa Citizen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – If Canada is serious about championing democratic values, it should defend Taiwan’s threatened democracy against bullying by China, author Terry Glavin wrote in the ...

Witnesses refute report stranded Taiwanese in Japan had to identify themselves as Chinese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Witnesses are refuting reports by Chinese state-run media outlets which had claimed yesterday that Taiwanese tourists stranded at Japan's Kansai International Airport ...