Taiwan, US hold new economic dialogue, leave out BTA and American pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. and Taiwan inaugurated a new economic dialogue on Friday evening (Nov. 20). The first U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue (EPP) began with the...

US senator flies flag for Taiwan on its National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz on Friday (Oct. 9) issued a statement recognizing Taiwan’s National Day and at the same time urged Washington to relax restrictions on exchange...

South China Sea Watch: Taiwan alarm and Indonesia standoff

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

Visiting US officials discuss bilateral trade relationship with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Visiting U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach reportedly met with Taiwanese officials to talk about economic cooperat...

US Under Secretary of State Keith Krach arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach landed in Taiwan on Thursday afternoon (Sept. 17), the second high-ranking U.S. ...

Visit of highest-ranking US State Department official to Taiwan in 41 years confirmed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department confirmed on Wednesday (Sept. 16) that U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach will visit Taiw...

US envoy accuses China of insincerity toward Southeast Asia

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. official accused China on Tuesday of bullying and insincerity in its dealings with Southeast Asian nations, but said Washington isn't forcing the region to choose sid...

Time is 'ripe' for Taiwan-US BTA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Thursday (Sept. 10) said the government’s relaxation of import restrictions on American pork and cattle removes trade barr...

Pompeo wants all Confucius Institutes in US closed by end of year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed hopes on Tuesday (Sept. 1) that every Confucius Institute in the U.S. would be shuttered by the end of 2020. The top Ameri...

U.S. increases support for Taiwan, says to counter rising China pressure

The United States said on Monday (Aug. 31) it was establishing a new bilateral economic dialogue with Taiwan, an initiative it said was aimed at strengthening ties with Taipei and supporting it in the...

US planning new economic dialogue with Taiwan after restrictions on American beef, pork lifted

[Last update: Sep. 4 2020] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. and Taiwan will enter a new stage of trade talks following the Taiwanese government’s decision to expand American beef and por...

Taiwan's economic minister, US assistant secretary of state to discuss economic relations in forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua (王美花) will join U.S. Assistant Secretary of State David Stilwell, who heads East Asian and Pacific Affairs, at a v...

Taiwan's US envoy, assistant secretary of state discuss collaboration in Latin America

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Representative to the U.S. Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) on Wednesday (Aug. 19) met virtually with Michael Kozak, the U.S. State Department’s acting assistant s...

China attacks new US demand to register Confucius Institutes

BEIJING (AP) — China accused the United States on Friday of trying to “demonize and stigmatize” relations between the two countries, in a scathing attack on the Trump administration's designation of C...

Taiwan's envoy meets with US assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Representative to the U.S. Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) has met with Clark Cooper, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs, to discuss r...