Taiwan wants to sign free trade deal with US: foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) urged the United States to consider putting a possible Free Trade Agreement with Taiwan back on the agenda, during recorded video remarks ...

Taiwan says China 'coercion' poses threat to global values

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taiwan's foreign minister says that Chinese "coercion" of the self-governing island poses a threat to regional security and global values of freedom and democracy. ...

Fmr AIT director foresees stable US-Taiwan relationship based on mutual 'assurances'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Richard Bush, a former director of the American Institute in Taiwan (1997-2002) recently penned an essay for the Global Taiwan institute on Aug. 22, which was also publish...

Taiwan improves missiles to counter China military expansion

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan is responding to China's arms buildup by developing missiles and interceptors of its own that could reduce Beijing's military advantage over the self-ruled island, defense...

Can Taiwan counter China's mounting pressure?

On July 24, China successfully lobbied five other members of the East Asian Olympic Committee to revoke Taiwan's right to host its first-ever East Asian Youth Games next year. Recently, a group o...

China unable to take Taiwan by force if U.S. intervenes: U.S. expert

An American expert on East Asian security affairs believes the military balance in the Taiwan Strait is tilting toward Beijing, but that China currently remains unable to take Taiwan by force in the f...

Defense specialist AMS Group to open office in Taiwan by year-end

AMS Group Inc., which supplies innovative technologies and equipment with integrated logistics support services to global customers in the defense and security markets, is slated to open an office in ...

Global Taiwan Institute Chairman Robert Lai passes away

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Robert Lai (賴義雄), the chairman of the United States-based think tank the Global Taiwan Institute (GTI, 全球台灣研究中心) passed away in Maryland at the age of 78 on April 27. J...

Majority of Taiwanese people will defend country facing Chinese Invasion: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to a survey released by a Taiwan-based non-profit organization promoting democracy, the majority of the Taiwanese population favors the cross-strait "status...

Beijing using social networks to wage psychological warfare on Taiwanese netizens: researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –- Following China’s introduction of the “31 measures” to attempt to "win the hearts" of Taiwanese people, some analysts are warning that China i...

U.S. academic condemns China over M503 flight route close to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China should talk to Taiwan about the former’s unilateral launch of the contested M503 flight route in the Taiwan Strait, which has caused security concerns on the i...

U.S. academics oppose nuclear weapons for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Developing nuclear weapons of its own will bring Taiwan no benefits and might even disrupt its relations with the United States, American academics said Wednesday. The ...

President Tsai committed to boosting Taiwan-US collaboration

President Tsai Ing-wen said Aug. 18 that the government is dedicated to further strengthening robust Taiwan-U.S. relations through expanded collaboration spanning areas such as bilateral trade and reg...

U.S. Marines to be posted at new AIT building in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- U.S. Marines will be posted at the new American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) complex which is slated to be completed later this year, according to former AIT Director Stephen Youn...

Taiwan should push changes in U.S. Taiwan policy: ex-AIT head

Taiwan and its friends in the United States should help the new U.S. administration improve its knowledge of Taiwan's geo-strategic importance to any U.S. policy toward Asia and exercise greater c...