Pro-China president of Kiribati re-elected in blow to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hopes that the Pacific island nation of Kiribati might switch back to Taiwan were dashed Tuesday (June 23) as reports emerged that President Taneti Maamau had unexpectedly...

Aggressive Kiribati presidential election campaign centers on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An aggressive campaign for Monday’s (June 22) presidential election in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati has almost entirely focused on Taiwan, the Reuters news ...

Kiribati presidential election could lead to restoration of Taiwan ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The presidential election in Kiribati scheduled for June 22 might lead to the Pacific island nation restoring ties with Taiwan after switching to China last September, rep...

Taiwan in the post-coronavirus global order

Some prominent analysts have recently analyzed how the current coronavirus crisis will change the global order. In their March article in Foreign Affairs, Kurt Cambell and Ruch Doshi discussed the geo...

US sees coronavirus window to push Taiwan's global status

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is seizing the opportunity of the coronavirus pandemic to push a cause that has long been an irritant in U.S. relations with China: Taiwan. The virus has add...

The TAIPEI Act is well-intended, but will it be effective?

The Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act, signed by President Donald Trump on March 26, is the latest legislation aimed to enhance U.S.-Taiwan relations and s...

Trump signs TAIPEI Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Donald Trump on Thursday (March 26) signed the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative Act (TAIPEI Act) into law. The legislation, w...

Taiwan travelers impacted by entry restrictions from 23 countries and regions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Sunday (March 8) that currently 23 countries and regions have issued new border regulations impacting Taiwanese travelers. A...

UN rights panel finds climate change can be cause for asylum

BERLIN (AP) — A U.N. human rights panel has ruled for the first time that people fleeing the effects of climate change may be entitled to claim asylum, even as it dismissed an individual plaintiff's c...

Foreign minister ends 5-day visit to Central American allies: MOFA

Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Friday concluded a five-day visit to Guatemala and Honduras, reaffirming Taiwan's ties with two of its Central American diplomatic allies,...

China's Xi meets Kiribati leader after switch from Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping lauded Kiribati on Monday for “standing on the right side of history” during his first meeting with the Pacific island nation's leader since it severed ties...

Revelers around the world usher in the new decade

Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. ...

As Trump shuns US multilateralism, China ups diplomatic ante

GENEVA (AP) — Chinese leaders have long been sensitive about their communist country’s international image. Now, they are battling back — investing in diplomacy and a courtship of hearts and minds, ju...

Taiwan watches closely as opposition tries to oust pro-China Kiribatian president

TAIPEI (Taiwan) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has hinted the country remains open to mending its relationship with Kiribati, which switched ties to China in September. T...

Taiwan to put US$2 million in health fund for Pacific nations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will put US$2 million (NT$61 million) in a special fund to improve healthcare and living conditions in the Pacific islands, Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said...