China admits detaining staffer at UK Consulate in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Wednesday (Aug. 21) that Simon Cheng Man-kit (鄭文傑), the missing staff member at the British Consulate General in Hon...

China ties shape cautious reaction to Hong Kong protests

For Canada and the European Union, they are a "situation." For President Donald Trump, a potential stumbling block in ongoing trade disputes. And for South Korea, an issue to be monitored. ...

Taiwan's Tsai expresses thanks over approval of F-16V sale

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen thanked the United States on Tuesdsay for approving the sale of 66 advanced F-16V fighter jets and urged rival China to respect Taiwan'...

US vice president warns trade deal at risk if China cracks down in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday (Aug. 19) warned China that the chances for a trade deal would diminish if it violently cracks down on the ongoing protests in Hon...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major ...

China calls on US to 'correct' Iran sanctions

BEIJING (AP) — China is calling on Washington to "correct" sanctions imposed on Chinese companies accused of helping Iran acquire materials for its nuclear program. A foreign ministr...

China says Prague's pro-Taiwan stance 'hurts feelings of Chinese people'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday (July 17) said that several pro-Taiwan stands by Czech Pirate Party member and Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib 'harmed the feelings of th...

China asks for 'friendly consultation' in Malaysia dispute

BEIJING (AP) — China's government has expressed hope Malaysia's dispute with a state-owned Chinese company building two multimillion-dollar gas pipeline projects can be resolved through "friendly cons...

'Don't mess with Taiwan': US Congressman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- U.S. Representative Michael McCaul made clear his feelings about Chinese aggression towards Taiwan in an interview with Fox News on Sunday (July 14), defending the recent sale ...

China to impose sanctions on Taiwan’s U.S. arms suppliers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) transited in New York City on her way to the Caribbean Friday (July 12), China announced it was going to impose sanctions on the U.S. f...

China says US should not allow visit by Taiwan's leader

BEIJING (AP) — China is criticizing a short visit by Taiwan's president to the United States, saying it violates the "one-China" principle. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang urg...

China blasts 22-nation letter criticizing Xinjiang policies

BEIJING (AP) — China has attacked a statement by 22 Western countries at the United Nations urging it to cease holding member of its Muslim population in detention centers. It calls ...

US State Department responds to China regarding Taiwan arms deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. State Department has responded to China’s complaints about Taiwan’s historic purchase of U.S. military equipment, reaffirming the deal’s legality and...

US demonstrates strong Taiwan support with US$2.2 billion arms sale

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A proposed US$2 billion (NT$68.6 billion) arms sale to Taiwan is being viewed as a strong demonstration of support to the island nation and likely to exacerbate deteriorating U...

China cries foul at US Abrams, Stinger sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Shortly after news broke on Tuesday (July 9) that the U.S. State Department has approved US$2.2 billion worth of Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles, and other equipment, the Chines...