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Pacific may be most likely to see 'strategic surprise' -U.S. policymaker Campbell

The Pacific may well be the part of the world most likely to see "strategic surprise," the U.S. Indo-Pacific coordinator Kurt Campbell said on Monday, in comments apparently referring to pos...

Honduras reportedly considering switch in Taiwan recognition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There are mixed messages emanating from Honduras’ incoming administration as to the future of the country’s ties with Taiwan. Two members of the interim gov...

EXPLAINER: Why did China woo away Nicaragua from Taiwan?

BEIJING (AP) — Nicaragua’s decision to sever diplomatic links with Taiwan and recognize China leaves the self-governing island democracy with just 14 diplomatic allies. Most are smal...

Belize reaffirms support for Taiwan as doubts grow over Honduras

A senior politician from Belize pledged on Wednesday "steadfast" support for Taiwan during a meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen, amid doubts whether fellow Central American nation Honduras ...

Some fear China could win from US spat with Marshall Islands

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — For decades, the tiny Marshall Islands has been a stalwart American ally. Its location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean has made it a key strategic outpost for t...

US invites Taiwan to democracy summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. revealed on Tuesday (Nov. 23) that Taiwan is on its list of invitees to a democracy summit slated for December. The U.S. State Department released a list of 11...

Taiwan says it will respect Honduras vote outcome, warns again on China

Taiwan will respect the outcome of the Honduras election but the country should be aware of getting sucked in by China's "false" promises, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday ahead of a...

Survey: Majority of Pacific islanders see corruption problem

BANGKOK (AP) — A majority of Pacific islanders say corruption is a problem in their governments, with significant numbers saying they have been offered bribes for their votes, according to a new surve...

Actions, not words – Pacific Islands urge strong commitment on climate

CANBERRA, Oct 29 (Reuters) - The world must unite and take significant action now to tackle climate change that is threatening the survival of Pacific island nations, the region's leaders said on ...

Think tank finds Chinese aid to Pacific nations has declined

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China gave significantly less aid to Pacific island nations in recent years despite Beijing’s diplomatic efforts to increase its influence in the region, according to a Sydn...

Small islands caught between tourism economy, climate change

NEW YORK (AP) — Come visit the Maldives, its president entreated the world at this year's United Nations General Assembly, moments before switching to an impassioned plea for help combating climate c...

U.S. funding tapped for Pacific undersea cable after China rebuffed

SYDNEY, Sept 3 (Reuters) - The Federated States of Micronesia will tap a U.S. funding facility to construct a Pacific undersea communications cable, two sources told Reuters, after rejecting a Chinese...

Olympic Weightlifting Results

Sunday Men 61kg Group B 1. Luis Alberto Garcia Brito, Dominican Republic (2, 120-265; 1, 154-340), 274 kg.-604 pounds. ...

US congressmen warn of potential for 'Chinese mischief' amid unrest in Haiti

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two U.S. congressmen have warned the Biden administration that China could choose to capitalize on the unrest in Taiwan's diplomatic ally following the recent assassin...

Taiwan foreign minister says China expanding influence beyond first island chain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) called on the international community to pay attention to Beijing’s true intentions and said that China is trying to expan...