Taiwan sends deputy foreign minister to presidential inauguration in Marshall Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Deputy Foreign Minister Hsu Szu-chien (徐斯儉) has arrived in the Marshall Islands to attend the swearing in of President David Kabua, the new head of state of one of Taiwan&...

Marshall Islands to choose new president just days before Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of Taiwan’s 15 official diplomatic allies, the Marshall Islands, will select a new president on January 6, 2020, just days before Taiwan has scheduled its presid...

Marshall Islands could flip allegiance from Taiwan, US to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Diplomatic relations between the Marshall Islands and Taiwan and the U.S. are on the line after a general election commenced on Monday (Nov. 18). The Marshall Islands, ...

US envoy nominee promises support for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Roxanne Cabral, the nominee for U.S. ambassador to the Marshall Islands and current representative to Panama, promised on Tuesday (Oct. 29) to protect Taiwan and its Pacif...

Taiwan and Marshall Islands to sign economic cooperation agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President of the Marshall Islands Hilda Heine arrived in Taiwan on Thursday (Oct. 24) on a four-day trip to meet with Taiwanese leaders. It is the third visit to Taiwan...

Suspension sought for politician in human trafficking case

PHOENIX (AP) — The governing board in Arizona's most populous county took the first step Wednesday toward suspending an elected official accused of running a human smuggling scheme involving pregnant ...

Marshallese president applauds arrest in adoptions case

PHOENIX (AP) — The president of the Republic of the Marshall Islands on Thursday applauded U.S. authorities for arresting an Arizona elected official accused of running an illegal adoption scheme invo...

Marshall Islands leadership reaffirms ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine has reaffirmed the country’s diplomatic relations with Taiwan after two Pacific nations switched ties to China earlier this mo...

'You are failing us': Plans, frustration at UN climate talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Scolded for doing little, leader after leader promised the United Nations on Monday to do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels. As th...

Taiwan, Marshall Islands set up fund for women to start businesses

The presidents of Taiwan and the Marshall Islands witnessed Tuesday the establishment of a fund that will offer loans to women in the Marshall Islands to start their own businesses. The two countri...

Tsai: Taiwan to play even stronger role in gender equality in Pacific islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan will play an even stronger part in the promotion of gender equality in the Pacific islands, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told an international women’s conference in...

Marshall Islands President survives no confidence vote amid alleged Chinese conspiracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine narrowly survived a vote of no confidence on Nov. 12, amid what she described as an influence campaign mounted by China. Heine sa...

Analysis: At UN, world leaders grapple with fragmented world

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — To watch events unfold at the United Nations this week — the parade of human leaders bringing their entreaties to the rostrum one after another — was not unlike being a therapist...

Small islands use big platform to warn of climate change

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — On the map, their homes are tiny specks in a vast sea of blue, rarely in the headlines and far removed from the centers of power. But for a few days each year, the leaders of sma...

Taiwan belongs in the UN: presidents of Paraguay and Marshall Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan belongs inside the United Nations as it can make major contributions to the global community, the presidents of Paraguay and the Marshall Islands told the world body&rsqu...