U.S. to issue LOA to finalize M1A2 tank sale soon: Taiwan

The United States will soon send Taiwan a letter of offer and acceptance (LOA), a contract between the U.S. military and a foreign military sale customer, to officially seal the M1A2 tank sale, Taiwan...

US deputy assistant secretary of state visits Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A senior official of the United States Department of State, Sandra Oudkirk, visited the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) Tuesday (October 8) before meeting with Preside...

Taiwan foreign minister urges action from Pacific partners to prevent China's expansion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) lashed out at China on Monday (Oct. 7) for poaching the island’s Pacific allies, warning countries in the region of B...

Taiwan, US to hold first Pacific Island Dialogue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. authorities are set to convene with Taiwanese officials at the first Pacific Island Dialogue, as the island nation faces up to the increasing challenge of keeping...

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Oudkirk to attend Yushan Forum in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A senior official at the United States Department of State, Sandra Oudkirk, will attend the October 8-9 Yushan Forum, which this year is devoted to the theme of “Dee...

Oxfam, other nonprofits urge feds to raise refugee cap

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts refugee resettlement agencies are urging the Trump administration to raise the admissions cap it has proposed. Leaders of Oxfam America and other groups a...

US senior official to visit Taiwan for APEC affairs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A senior official at the U.S. Department of State is visiting Taiwan in the coming days in a move that demonstrates Washington’s commitment to supporting the island ...

Taiwan's envoy invited to US President's speech at UN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Regarded as a gesture of support for the island country, Taiwan’s representative in New York, Lily Hsu (徐儷文), was invited to an event hosted by U.S. President Donald...

Taiwan Air Force will lose advantage in 2027 without F-16V jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan needs the 66 F-16V jets it has ordered from the United States as soon as possible as its present fighters will lose their advantage in 2027, the Air Force said Frid...

New US National Security Adviser O’Brien friendly to Taiwan: MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States' new National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien visited Taiwan in 2016 and is known to be friendly to the island country, the Ministry of Foreign...

Lawyers seek testimony for US woman charged with aiding IS

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Attorneys for an Indiana woman accused of providing support to the Islamic State group received a judge's approval to seek depositions from three Yazidis who were taken as slaves ...

Taiwan inks MOU with US to improve consular assistance

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan and the United States on Friday (September 13) signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate consular assistance and institutionalize consular functions for better pro...

Taiwan president hopes for regular Indo-Pacific democracy consultations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Scott Busby Wednesday (September 11) that she hoped a dialogue on democratic governance...

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25, 2019

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25 Last updated: (GMT+8) 01:15 Aug. 30, 2019 Election Tidbits about Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu, Ko Wen-je, and Terry Gou **Continuously u...

Taiwan wants US to complete delivery of F-16V jets in 2026

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of National Defense wants the delivery of 66 F-16V “Viper” fighter jets to be completed in 2026, one year earlier than originally planned, reports...