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Opinion: Vladimir Putin hedges his bets on Ukraine

Vladimir Putin is irritated: There's Joe Biden's recent "Putin is a killer" ABC interview, the painful sanctions imposed on the Russian aerospace industry by the White House in early...

US lawmakers suggest letting Taiwan fill void left by Confucius Institutes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Republican lawmakers recently penned a letter to the U.S. Department of Education suggesting it replace the Chinese government-affiliated Confucius Institutes w...

US promotes English teacher training base in southern Taiwan amid closer ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The top American representative to Taiwan hailed the U.S.-Taiwan Education Initiative as a boost for Taiwan’s effort to go bilingual as he attended the Bilingual Edu...

US lawmakers reintroduce Taiwan Relations Reinforcement Act

Two United States bipartisan lawmakers on Friday reintroduced the Taiwan Relations Reinforcement Act, which according to them, seeks to update U.S. policy toward Taiwan to better reflect U.S. values a...

U.S. Senate backs bill to clamp down on China-funded Confucius Institutes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a bill to tighten controls on Chinese-funded cultural centers on university campuses known as Confucius Institutes, the latest in a series o...

A look at how Biden's Cabinet nominees fared Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's Cabinet is starting to fill out, with nominees for agriculture secretary and United Nations ambassador gaining Senate approval Tuesday. Senat...

Senate confirms Biden's choice for UN ambassador

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s choice to lead U.S. diplomacy at the United Nations on Tuesday. The vote for Linda Thomas-Greenfield reflected a divide between the Biden a...

US urges Taiwan to fill gap as China’s Confucius Institutes wane

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The top American representative to Taiwan is urging the country to fill the gap left by the exodus of China's Confucius Institutes in the U.S., following accusations t...

Confucius' 76th generation descendant to star in Taiwanese comedy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese actress Kung Ling-yuan (孔令元), a 76th-generation descendant of Confucius, has taken the lead role in the new comedy film "Daydreaming Deliveryman" (白日夢外...

US needs to 'support Taiwan as a democracy': UN ambassador nominee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During her confirmation hearing Wednesday (Jan. 27), President Joe Biden's pick for ambassador to the U.N. said Taiwan "is one of the strongest democracies in the...

Taiwan, US launch new language education initiative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the U.S. on Thursday (Dec. 3) unveiled an initiative to cooperate on Chinese- and English-language teaching, following concerns in the U.S. about academic excha...

Special Pokémon GO event to kick off Sunday in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The developer of mobile game phenomenon Pokémon GO is hosting a special event Sunday (Nov. 22) in Tainan, where Pokémon trainers can catch featured monsters ...

US secretary of state reiterates bipartisan commitment to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated on Thursday (Nov. 12) that Washington's commitment to Taiwan is bipartisan and that the country "has not been a par...

US hits Chinese media with new restrictions, upping tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is hitting Chinese media outlets in the U.S. with new restrictions, a move that will further foment tensions in already deteriorating ties between the world’...

Feds say US colleges 'massively' underreport foreign funding

A scathing report from the Trump administration on Tuesday concluded that top U.S. universities have “massively underreported” funding they accept from China, Russia and other nations described as “fo...