Former US defense official backs Taiwan's WHO leadership role

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The former U.S. Defense Department official responsible for China’s affairs, Joseph Bosco, has endorsed a leadership role for Taiwan in the World Health Organization...

AIT chairman to visit Taiwan next week

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) announced Thursday that its chairman, James Moriarty, will visit Taiwan from March 1-7, his eighth trip to the country since he assumed the post in October 2016....

Democrat or Republican: Taiwan's choice in 2020 US presidential election

Editor's note: During his presidency, Barack Obama in fact signed several pieces of legislation pertaining to Taiwan into law, including the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017...

China will get tougher with Taiwan following President Tsai’s victory: Glaser

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China will intensify its diplomatic, military and economic actions targeting Taiwan following the successful re-election of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), Center for Strate...

Taiwan-China relations to decline regardless of election outcome: US analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. analyst visiting Taipei has raised the alarm on cross-strait relations, adding that Beijing is likely to ramp up pressure on Taiwan no matter who wins the president...

Former AIT director: Taiwanese do not believe China on reunification

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of Hong Kong's political unrest, many Taiwanese have come to realize that "believing China is dangerous," former AIT Director Stephen M. Young re...

US hopeful about Taiwan's diplomatic relations with Pacific island states

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The deputy director of the U.S. Department of State, Jennifer Spande, said Monday (Dec. 9) that the U.S. government remains hopeful about expanding Taiwan's diplomatic...

Taiwan should move to restrict disinformation spread by China-funded media: US scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American researcher has called on the Taiwanese government to impose policy restrictions on Taiwanese media ownership to prevent China-funded news outlets or media comp...

U.S. concerned at Taiwan's falling number of diplomatic allies

A U.S. official on Wednesday expressed concern over reports the Solomon Islands is considering a shift in diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China, saying that maintaining diplomatic partners is one way f...

Taiwan’s culture minister visits Washington to promote soft power

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Minister of Culture (MOC) Cheng Li-chun (鄭麗君) visited the think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on Wednesday (May 22), as part of a four-day...

US think tank urges support for Taiwan, sanctions on China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Think tank researcher Rick Fisher said on Tuesday (April 16) the U.S. ought to criticize China more directly and encourage other democratic nations to condemn its actions....

US officials promote Taiwan joining WHA, increased Taiwan-US military cooperation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A conference hosted by two U.S. think tanks was held on Thursday, March 14, to discuss the future of Taiwan-U.S. policy on the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act...

Taiwan Keelung mayor meets with senior US officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Keelung Mayor Lin Yu-chang (林右昌) on Tuesday met with senior United States officials to discuss the current state of affairs between Taiwan, China and the U.S., and said th...

Taiwan prepares to hold large-scale military drills to deter China

Taiwan's armed forces are on Thursday holding their first live-fire drill for this year, an exercise aimed at improving their military readiness. It comes after Chinese President Xi Jinping recent...

Contrary to Xi's speech, 84% of Taiwanese do not accept '1992 consensus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Despite Chinese President Xi Jinping's demand that Taiwan adhere to the mythical "1992 consensus" during a speech given on Wednesday, over 80 percent of Taiwanese...