The TAIPEI Act is well-intended, but will it be effective?

The Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act, signed by President Donald Trump on March 26, is the latest legislation aimed to enhance U.S.-Taiwan relations and s...

Taiwan urges citizens in Indonesia to return amid coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Indonesia's death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) rose to 102 on Saturday (March 28), the Taiwanese government advised its citizens in the Southeast Asia...

WHO chief blames Taiwan for soiled reputation amid coronavirus failings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a petition calling for the resignation of World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus surpasses 580,000 signatures, the Ethiopian health...

WHO ignored Taiwan's warnings about coronavirus in December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (March 24) confirmed that it had warned the World Health Organization (WHO) about the human-to-human transmissio...

China now implying coronavirus may have originated in Italy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's state-run mouthpiece China Global Television Network (CGTN) published an article on March 22 making the extraordinary claim that the origin of the Wuhan corona...

US secretary of state scolds China for starting outlandish rumors about coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has rebuked the Chinese authorities for spreading disinformation about the coronavirus (COVID-19), which has been declared a pandemic a...

CBA demands US players return or face lifetime ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) has informed teams of its intention to resume play in early April and is demanding that American players return as soon as possibl...

US summons Chinese ambassador over coronavirus accusation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. government on Friday (March 13) summoned Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai (崔天凱) to the State Department to address Beijing’s controversial suggestion the U.S....

China pressured media outlets in Taiwan: U.S. human rights report

China has pressured media outlets in Taiwan to produce news in line with its political priorities, according to the latest human rights report released by the United States Wednesday (March 11). Th...

Officials set to receive thousands from ship hit by virus

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal and state officials in California were preparing Monday to receive thousands of people from a cruise ship that has been idling off the cost of San Francisco with at least ...

US Department of State expresses concerns over Jimmy Lai's arrest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Feb. 28, the U.S. Department of State released a statement of its concern over the arrest of Jimmy Lai, a Hong Kong media tycoon and prominent pro-democracy activist, a...

South Korea becomes newest front in shifting virus outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cases of a new virus swelled Friday in South Korea, making the country the newest front in a widening global outbreak centered in China and now reverberating elsewhere. ...

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...