Dear Washington, do not seek to appease the Chinese Communist Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On July 3, the Washington Post published an op-ed entitled “China is not an enemy” addressed to the White House and Congress, which was endorsed by 100 signato...

Xinjiang human rights crisis called to attention in US-China relations seminar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The arbitrary detention of over one million Muslim minority citizens in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region became central to discussions in a U.S.-China relations seminar last...

Ex-AIT chief sees name change of Taiwan agency as insignificant

A former director of the American Institute in Taiwan's (AIT's) Taipei office does not see much significance in the change in name of the Taiwan agency handling ties with the United States, in...

Former AIT director visits Taiwan, has closed-door meeting with Han Kuo-yu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and current director of Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment of International Peace, Douglas H. Paal, is in Tai...

Taiwan should ‘lie low’ amid U.S-China conflict: former U.S. official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is advised to lie low amid the tug of war between the U.S. and China while striving to secure a bilateral trade deal with the U.S., urged former director of the Ame...

US recall of Central American envoys intended to tilt scale in Taiwan’s favor: Richard Bush

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Regarding the move by the U.S. last Friday to recall its envoys to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Panama over their decisions to sever ties with Taiwan, former h...

Trump will not send U.S. Navy to Taiwan: former AIT officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – United States President Donald Trump is unlikely to send Navy vessels to Taiwan any time soon, said former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) officials Richard Bush and Do...

Chinese leader will be low-key about Taiwan at 19th Congress: U.S. scholars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) will keep Taiwan low-key at the upcoming 19th Congress of the Communist Party, but the island could lose a few more of its allies, top acad...

Taiwan should not worry about Trump: Yates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan should not worry about new United States President Donald Trump’s policies as he would focus on trade issues, former White House official Stephen Yates said T...

China will continue to try and steal Taiwan's allies: Experts

Washington -- In the wake of Sao Tome and Principe severing ties with Taiwan, China likely will continue to attempt to lure away countries that maintain diplomatic ties with Taiwan, according to two C...

Trump renews defense of his call with Taiwan leader

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is using Twitter to renew his defense of his engagement with the leader of Taiwan, a breach of diplomatic protocol as the U.S. shifted recognition from Tai...

Trump continues to defend his call with Taiwan's leader

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump continued to use Twitter Sunday to defend his engagement with the leader of Taiwan, a breach of diplomatic protocol as the U.S. shifted recognition from Ta...

Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call

BEIJING (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan's leader, a breach of long-standing tradition that risks...

Trump speaks directly with Taiwan's leader, irking China

BEIJING (AP) — In a break with decadeslong diplomatic tradition, President-elect Donald Trump spoke directly with the president of Taiwan, a move that drew an irritated response from China and looked ...

AIT releases video to praise Taiwan-U.S. relations

Kin Moy, director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Taipei office, published a video on the AIT's Facebook page to show that he and his five predecessors are upbeat about the cordial relati...