Chinese soldiers write goodbye letters to spouses amid war fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) asked soldiers in the province of Fujian, opposite Taiwan, to write a goodbye letter to their spouses, giving rise to mu...

Biden safer bet for survival of Taiwan’s independence: Washington Post columnist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democrat Joe Biden in the White House is a safer bet than incumbent President Donald Trump to protect Taiwan against China, according to an opinion piece in the Washington...

Technology security to be major theme in Taiwan-US relations: New envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan should play a crucial part as technology security moves to the forefront of the strategic competition between the United States and China, the island’s new en...

Taiwan flag appears at Czech protest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a decision by the president of the Czech Senate to visit Taiwan later this year, Taiwanese flags appeared at a protest against government corruption in Prague Tu...

Czech Senate president plans Taiwan visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new president of the Czech Senate, Miloš Vystrčil, will announce next week that he is planning to visit Taiwan in the autumn despite threats by China, reports s...

Chinese military uses model of N. Taiwan city government building for drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese military has built a full-scale model of the Keelung City Government building for use during its drills, reports said Thursday (June 4). Over the past few y...

China’s rule by fear in Hong Kong also threatens Taiwan: The Economist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s passage of a national security law for Hong Kong not only introduced rule by fear for the former British territory, but also revealed its attitude toward the...

Japan official denounces China for 'ravaging' Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Keisuke Suzuki, on Thursday (May 21) pointed out Taiwan's importance to Japan's national security and said the Chin...

New Czech Senate president hints at Taiwan visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new president of the Czech Senate, Miloš Vystrčil, has hinted that the more China issues threats, the more he is likely to visit Taiwan. His predecessor, Jar...

China sends secret WHO letter to counter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China sent a secret letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) to counter the momentum in favor of Taiwan being allowed to attend the World Health Assembly (WHA), Forei...

US should recognize Taiwan independence: Foreign Policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The case for Taiwan to be recognized as a country by the United States and by the rest of the world is stronger than ever and partly because of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVI...

Taiwan's foreign minister invites US reporters expelled by China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Saturday (March 28) tweeted an invitation to three major U.S. newspapers to station correspondents in Taiwan after they were expelled f...

'Dangerous times ahead' for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic might see Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) trying to deflect public anger by moving against Taiwan, while a United States weakened...

Chinese admiral describes Taiwan president and vice president-elect as warmongers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Vice President-elect William Lai (賴清德) should be listed as warmongers and war criminals because they are exploiting the Wuhan coronavirus ...

Chinese warplane's radar locked onto Taiwanese fighter jet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China steps up its 'provocative" air patrols around Taiwan over the past few weeks, a report has surfaced that on at least once occasion, a Chinese warplane lo...