WHO bars Taiwan from health assembly for third year running

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has turned its back on Taiwan once again, excluding the island from its upcoming annual assembly due to political pressure from China. ...

US State Department botches map of Taiwan in anti-BRI video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. State Department has blundered in its attempt to counter Communist Chinese propaganda about its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) by falling for Beijing's mantra that...

'China's actions consistent with status-quo in Taiwan Strait' says ex-US State Dept. official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The annual conference for the Institute for China-America Studies was held in Washington D.C. on April 25, where some speakers addressed the issue of Taiwan at the forum o...

F-16V sale to bolster Taiwan's ability to deter Chinese threats: US official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall Schriver said on Tuesday (April 16) that the U.S. sold fighter jets to Taiwan to bolster...

Judge: Militant's statements may be used in Benghazi trial

NEW YORK (AP) — The interrogation of a Libyan militant accused of playing an instrumental role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks was conducted lawfully and may be admitted at his trial next month, a federa...

Hard-hitting DPP video supports Uyghurs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) launched a five-minute video on its Facebook page Friday (April 5) featuring prominent Uyghur activists and revealing the brutality ...

China cries foul at deployment of US soldiers at AIT in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke on Wednesday (April 3) that soldiers have been posted at the de-facto American embassy in Taiwan since 2005, China's government issued a statement on Thurs...

New American Institute in Taiwan to open on May 6, military staff posted since 2005

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) acknowledged on Wednesday (April 3) that military staff has been posted at its Taiwan offices since 2005, and that similar security ...

EU calls for cross-strait dialogue after Chinese jet incursion

The European Union called on China and Taiwan Tuesday to restart bilateral dialogue and avoid actions and words that may increase tension across the Taiwan Strait after China sent fighter jets across ...

Washington won’t send high-level officials to China's Belt and Road summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The US Department of State said on Tuesday (April 2) the country will not send high-level officials to attend China's second Belt and Road summit in Beijing in late April, ...

Whooping cough case at Texas Capitol leads to vaccinations

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nearly 50 people who work at the Texas Capitol have been vaccinated this week because a page contracted whooping cough, a health scare that comes as legislatures around the countr...

The new Taiwan-U.S. initiative not an act to provoke Beijing: AIT Director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan-U.S. initiative aimed at promoting democratic governance in the region was announced Tuesday in Taipei at a joint press conference hosted by Foreign Minister Jose...

Pediatrician to be sentenced for assaulting 31 children

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania pediatrician is scheduled for sentencing Monday in the sexual assault of 31 children, most of them patients, in a case that state medical regulators failed ...

Taiwan’s religious freedom presents pro-unification voices with a dilemma

The issue of religious freedom has been high on the news agenda this week after U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback, paid a visit to Taiwan. The fact that an...

Taiwan Keelung mayor meets with senior US officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Keelung Mayor Lin Yu-chang (林右昌) on Tuesday met with senior United States officials to discuss the current state of affairs between Taiwan, China and the U.S., and said th...