Azar leads highest-level US delegation to Taiwan in decades

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar arrived in Taiwan on Sunday in the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet official since the break in formal diplomatic rel...

Another Australian university limits academic freedom due to Chinese pressure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Charles Darwin University (CDU) has become the second Australian educational institution to give in to pressure from its Chinese students this week, apologizing for a staf...

President of Paraguay rebuffs China to stand by Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Mario Abdo Benítez of Paraguay has rejected Chinese pressure to switch diplomatic recognition from Taiwan, the Latin American country’s ambassador i...

UK tech consortium lists Taiwan as province of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government Department of Information Technology’s (DOIT) membership in The Open Group has its country of origin incorrectly listed as “Taiwan, ...

Former Danish PM invites Taiwan's president to democratic summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has been invited to speak at an international conference in Denmark, which will be held online from Thursday (June 18) to Friday (June 19). ...

Chinese pressure strengthens Czech senator's resolve to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As he announced on Tuesday (June 9) that he would be visiting Taiwan, Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil said that pressure from China only motivated him to visit the c...

Son of soccer icon released by Serbian team due to Chinese pressure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following his father Hao Haidong's (郝海東) public criticism of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) last Thursday (June 4), Chinese soccer player Hao Runze (郝潤澤) has report...

Czech parliament refuses to thank Taiwan for help amid Chinese pressure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the Czech Republic parliament on Thursday (June 4) criticized their fellow MPs as kowtowing to China after a measure to thank Taiwan for its help fighting the W...

French scholars criticize Europe's silence on Hong Kong issue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French scholars on Saturday (May 30) bashed European governments for maintaining ambiguity on their opposition to the Hong Kong national security law and said their priori...

Taiwan, US, Japan celebrate 5th anniversary of joint cooperative program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan, the U.S., and Japan celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF) on Monday (June 1), pledging to expand cooperation and...

EU weighs China policy amid concern over Hong Kong moves

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers debated Friday ways to manage tense relations with China as it asserts more control over Hong Kong and amid concern about Beijing’s influence over EU o...

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...

Czech Senate votes in favor of president's visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the Czech Republic's latest repudiation of Chinese pressure, the country's Senate has voted in favor of its head visiting Taiwan. A resolution to send a busi...

China driving Taiwanese to embrace formal independence: Foreign Policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As cross-strait tensions continue to build, Foreign Policy on Monday (May 18) published a piece claiming China's aggressive attitude toward Taiwan has pushed more Taiw...

Japanese envoy promises continual support for Taiwan's WHA participation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the World Health Organization's (WHO) disappointing decision to bar Taiwan from participating in the World Health Assembly (WHA) for the fourth year in a row...