Pompeo wraps up anti-China tour of Asia in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U,S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is wrapping up an anti-China tour of Asia in Vietnam as the fierce American presidential election race enters its final stretch. ...

Pompeo encourages closer ties with Indo-Pacific nations amid Chinese influence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a whirlwind trip across the Indo-Pacific, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that relations between Washington and countries in the region have been strengthe...

US, Japan, Australia help Taiwan ally Palau with telecom cable

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States, Japan, and Australia will invest US$30 million (NT$858 million) in an underwater cable in the Pacific to help the island nation of Palau, reports said W...

Taiwan to promote ties with US regardless of election outcome: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said her administration will continue to promote closer ties with the United States no matter who wins in the U.S. presidential electio...

Pompeo brings anti-China roadshow to Indian Ocean islands

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday brought the Trump administration’s anti-China campaign to Indian Ocean islands considered particularly at risk for what Ameri...

China arrests Hong Kong student near US consulate

Former student group leader Tony Chung has been arrested in a coffee shop near the US consulate in Hong Kong. Democracy advocates have said they were in the process of trying to arrange for him to ent...

US, Japan launch 'Keen Sword' exercise amid fears of Chinese attack on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. military, Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF), and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) on Monday (Oct. 26) began holding the "Keen Sword" military exercises amid...

Pompeo, Esper driving US's anti-China message in India visit

NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense chief Mark Esper are in India to drive the Trump administration’s anti-China message exactly a week ahead of America’s presidential ele...

US announces planned $2.37 billion weapon sale to Taiwan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday notified Congress of plans for a $2.37 billion sale of Harpoon missile systems to Taiwan just hours after Beijing announced sanctions on U.S. defen...

Post-Abe agenda: Suga says Japan to go carbon-free by 2050

TOKYO (AP) — Japan will achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared Monday in his first policy speech as leader, outlining an ambitious agenda as the country struggle...

Pompeo, Esper to push Trump's anti-China message in India

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a week before November's election, two of President Donald Trump's top national security aides will visit India for meetings focused largely on countering China's growing global...

Taiwan to lead session at Indo-Pacific Business Forum

Taiwan will take part in the upcoming 2020 Indo-Pacific Business Forum organized by the United States and its regional partners and share its experience in fighting COVID-19, according to the American...

Multiple plane spotters report US spy plane flew over Taipei, previous flight confirmed

(Update: 10/24 5 p.m.) Pacific Air Forces say that contrary to previous statement, no U.S. aircraft flew over Taipei on Wednesday (Oct. 21). TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple aircraft spot...

Taiwan's envoy says she is not taking sides in US election

Taiwan's de facto ambassador to the United States said she is staying neutral on the U.S. presidential election because it is up to Americans, not people from other countries. "As a govern...

China threatens retaliation over latest US arms sales to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China on Thursday (Oct. 22) threatened to retaliate after the latest round of U.S. arms sales to Taiwan was announced. The Trump administration has increased support fo...