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Personal reflections on secretary of state I admire most: William Stanton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As a former U.S. Foreign Service officer, I had the privilege to work with many men and women who were truly accomplished and memorable. Certainly among the very best was ...

Longtime publishing editor Genevieve Young dead at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Genevieve Young was a publishing editor with a long and diverse legacy. She entered the business in the early 1950s, when there were few female ed...

Kissinger advises Biden to resume dialogue with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger advised the incoming Biden administration to quickly restore communication channels with China after several years of diplom...

Scowcroft, national security adviser to 2 presidents, dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lifetime before he served two presidents as national security adviser, Brent Scowcroft was just 12 when he decided to become a West Point cadet after reading about cadet life. Afte...

Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brent Scowcroft, who played a prominent role in American foreign policy as national security adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush and was a Republican voice against...

Sieren's China: Tension rises between Washington and Beijing

The tension between the US and China continues to rise. Last week, US authorities ordered the closure of the Chinese Consulate in Houston, Texas. Then, the US Consulate in Chengdu in western China was...

Congressman to introduce 'Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act' Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) on Tuesday (July 28) announced he will introduce a bill the next day that would authorize the U.S. to use military force if China invades ...

House to introduce Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) on Friday (July 17) announced that he will introduce a bill this week that would authorize the U.S. to use military force if China invades...

Trump and Biden's mixed records on China and Taiwan: William Stanton

This is the second part of a two-part commentary. The first part can be found here. The most robust indication of American support for Taiwan has perhaps come in the form of the strongest U.S. gove...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 27, the 148th day of 2020. There are 218 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 27, ...

Wuhan virus finally alters global perceptions of the PRC: William Stanton

Twenty-nine years ago, on April 18, 1991, I delivered an informal talk at the Hoover Institution about the People's Republic of China (PRC), which I recently found among my papers. What surprised ...

Historic data indicate a Chinese invasion of Taiwan is easier said than done

Shih Ming-teh (施明德), a renowned political activist in Taiwan and a former political prisoner for 25 and a half years, recently published a research paper entitled "On Taiwan's sovereignty and...

Sirio Maccioni, who opened famed eatery Le Cirque, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Italian restaurateur Sirio Maccioni, who opened the celebrated French restaurant Le Cirque and watched it grow into arguably Manhattan’s favorite dining room of the rich and famous, ha...

How Trump's new intel chief stacks up against predecessors

President Donald Trump's new acting director of national intelligence is facing criticism that he doesn't have the right experience for the job. Richard Grenell is the American ambassador to Germany a...

'Island Nation': Then and now

When I first arrived in Taiwan in September 1986, I knew of course that the world is always changing, but I never realized how much it would change, and certainly not Taiwan itself. I had already serv...