Taiwan tech team wins $US175,000 in US-funded competition to combat disinformation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese tech team has been awarded $US175,000 in a competition funded by the U.S. Department of State to seek solutions to counter disinformation. A team of six mem...

US-Taiwan competition to grant US$250,000 to tech gurus developing tools to counter disinformation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A US-led technology competition with a focus on fighting disinformation entered its final round on Wednesday (Feb. 19), with at least one winning team to be chosen on Thur...

Taiwanese diplomats and military allowed to display national flag: US Senators

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — United States Senator Ted Cruz has introduced the Taiwan Symbols of Sovereignty (Taiwan SOS) Act, which would allow diplomats and service members from Taiwan to display th...

China's intimidation of Taiwan despite its Wuhan woes is a plan

As the number of coronavirus infections in China continues to spike, Beijing has sent multiple military aircraft across the median line in the Taiwan Strait. With a provocative move taking place ov...

US warns China after military aircraft encroach on Taiwanese airspace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Department of State on Tuesday (Feb. 11) issued a warning against China's recent military intimidation of Taiwan and its decision to send military aircraft to...

US issues highest-level travel warning for China's Hubei Province

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. declared its highest-level travel warning for Hubei Province on Tuesday (Jan. 28) amid serious outbreaks of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China. The U.S...

Lawmakers, professors seek return of Iranian college student

BOSTON (AP) — Federal lawmakers and college professors in Massachusetts are demanding answers after an Iranian student was denied entry into the U.S. despite a court order temporarily staying his remo...

Militant sentenced to 19 years for role in Benghazi attacks

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Libyan militant to more than 19 years in prison for his role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassa...

U.S. plans new visa rules to stop birth tourism: CNN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States Department of State plans to change visa rules in order to prevent foreign visitors giving birth on U.S. soil to ensure their children automatically rece...

Taiwan, US stage digital forum on enhancing people-to-people ties

Taiwan and the U.S. staged the Digital Dialogue Public Forum Jan. 17 in Taipei City, bringing together academics and officials from both sides to explore new ways of promoting closer people-to-people ...

Pompeo breaks silence on alleged threats to envoy in Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday broke nearly 72 hours of silence over alleged surveillance and threats to the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, saying he believed the alleg...

Taiwan foreign minister meets with US, Latin American allies in Guatemala

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) has convened with the leaders of Taiwan’s allies Guatemala and Honduras as well as senior U.S. officials during his trip to Latin Am...

US government expects fair Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An anonymous senior official from the U.S. Department of State expressed hopes on Tuesday (Jan. 7) for a fair voting process in the upcoming Taiwan elections. At a nati...

US Department of State reacts to Taiwan’s Anti-Infiltration Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an email addressed to Taiwanese media, the U.S. Department of State expressed hope that Taiwan and China could reach a peaceful reconciliation despite the passage of th...

Fewer Chinese being issued US student visas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of U.S. student visas issued to Chinese students has been dwindling amid intensifying U.S.-China relations. After the Trump administration began restricting ...