CCP using pandemic as cover for expansionist agenda

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – As the Wuhan coronavirus sweeps the world there has been plenty of discussion among China observers about how the regime has sought to use the pandemic to its advantage...

China thinks US will abandon Taiwan, past American military operations prove otherwise

If China were to successfully occupy Taiwan, it would no longer merely be a country on the Asian continent. Such a victory would cement its claim as a Pacific military superpower. The takeover woul...

Taiwan should increase military cooperation with Japan: US expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and Japan should expand on existing military collaboration in the face of Chinese aggression, which poses a common threat to both nations, said Roy Kamphausen, Seni...

US Navy passage through Taiwan Strait benefits Indo-Pacific and Taiwan: India expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Last Monday’s passage of two United States Navy warships through the Taiwan Strait was beneficial to the Indo-Pacific region and to Taiwan, as it told China clearly ...

Chinese leader Xi Jinping will visit the Philippines by end of year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Foreign Secretary of the Philippines Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday Aug. 7 announced that Chinese leader Xi Jinping is expected to visit the Philippines for a meeting ...

The View from Taichung: Trump and Xi Meeting: Much Ado at Mar-a-Lago

As Presidents Trump of the US and Xi of China met this week in Florida, a tsunami of anxious commentary crested in the media. Writing in the Washington Post, political scientist Daniel Drezner thunder...

Japan's emperor in Thailand to pay respects to late king

BANGKOK (AP) — Japanese Emperor Akihito has arrived in Bangkok to pay his respects to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, following a weeklong trip to Vietnam aimed at winning support against Chine...

The View from Taichung: Taiwan's magic and Chinese threats

Cycling Taiwan's lovely east coast drives home the complexities of Taiwan's interaction with China. In Dulan in Taitung I stayed overnight at a backpacker's hostel. Dulan used to be a s...