Kim Jong Un meets high-ranking Chinese diplomat in Pyongyang

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has met with a high-ranking Chinese diplomat in Pyongyang, amid a flurry of diplomacy following Kim's recent surprise visit to Beijing. ...

High-ranking Chinese diplomat to visit North Korea

BEIJING (AP) — A high-ranking Chinese diplomat plans to travel to Pyongyang later this week amid a flurry of diplomacy following North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's surprise visit to Beijing. ...

China tells N. Korea official Beijing supports its US summit

BEIJING (AP) — Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi has told North Korea's foreign minister that Beijing supports the North's planned summits with South Korea and the United States. The F...

China interrupts dissident at UN Human Rights Council

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese government official repeatedly tried to interrupt a speech by a Chinese dissident at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The human rights group...

Chinese dissident, official trade barbs at UN rights body

GENEVA (AP) — A Chinese diplomat repeatedly interrupted a brief speech by prominent Chinese dissident in a failed attempt to block him from speaking at the U.N. Human Rights Council. ...

China says its activities in Arctic will bring opportunities

BEIJING (AP) — A top Chinese diplomat sought Friday to allay concerns about his country's increasingly prominent activities in the Arctic, saying Beijing won't interfere in the interests of nations in...

China might not win attack, but Taiwan needs to spend more on defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An eventual military attack by China against Taiwan would not necessarily end with a victory for Beijing, but the island needs to step up its military spending, according ...

Taiwan's president pledges stronger defense to counter China

TAOYUAN CITY, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen pledged Friday to step up military spending to defend the self-ruled island's sovereignty in the face of China's growing asse...

Taiwan 2nd most likely place where WW III starts in 2018: scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is listed second out of five places where World War III could break out in 2018 by a scholar and contributor to The National Interest in an article published on Dec. 15....

Following Trump's report, China urges US to accept its rise

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government on Tuesday criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to label Beijing a strategic rival and called on Washington to "abandon a Cold War men...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - December 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top stories this week included drunk Japanese passengers force China Airlines flight to return to Taiwan, Chinese diplomat in U.S. threatens Taiwan with military attack,'Ge...

Kaohsiung port expansion completed ahead of schedule

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Kaohsiung port expansion project carried out by the Dutch company Van Oord has been competed 8 months ahead of schedule, it was reported on Dec. 13. The project, or...

Trump will not send U.S. Navy to Taiwan: former AIT officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – United States President Donald Trump is unlikely to send Navy vessels to Taiwan any time soon, said former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) officials Richard Bush and Do...

Taiwan headline news

Taipei, Dec. 12 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Tuesday are as follows: @United Daily News: President says Taiwan is partner in U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy @China Times: Referendum...

Taiwan responds to Chinese diplomat's threat with call for peace

Taiwan's government wants peaceful development of relations across the Taiwan Strait, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Saturday in the wake of a comment by a Chinese diplomat that threa...