Does it matter if Taiwan loses formal recognition?

In September 2019 both Solomon Islands and Kiribati ended diplomatic relations with Taiwan (formally the Republic of China), leaving the country with formal recognition from only 15 countries. This...

Taiwan's foreign minister, US senator call for stronger Taiwan-US ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) and U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) have co-authored an op-ed published by The Hill calling on the U.S. government to stre...

Japanese Diet member to mention Pacific security safeguards at 2020 meet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Diet member Keiji Furuya said Wednesday (October 9) that he would broach the topic of Pacific security guarantees at a conference with Pacific nations scheduled f...

Taiwan president meets US congressman, calls for closer ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) expressed her gratitude to the U.S. Congress for its support for Taiwan during a meeting with U.S. Representative for New York Sean Patrick Ma...

Taiwan foreign minister urges action from Pacific partners to prevent China's expansion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) lashed out at China on Monday (Oct. 7) for poaching the island’s Pacific allies, warning countries in the region of B...

US should help Taiwan defend itself better

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A former U.S. defense official is urging Washington to help Taiwan boost its asymmetric warfare capabilities rather than engaging in showboat diplomacy, such as sending sh...

Taiwan, US to hold first Pacific Island Dialogue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. authorities are set to convene with Taiwanese officials at the first Pacific Island Dialogue, as the island nation faces up to the increasing challenge of keeping...

Former US senior diplomat calls for US-Taiwan-Japan security cooperation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A senior U.S. diplomat on Friday (Oct. 3) called for tripartite security cooperation between the U.S., Taiwan, and Japan in response to the growing threat of China’s...

Up to two Taiwan allies may switch to China before 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The chief of Taiwan’s top intelligence agency confirmed Wednesday (Oct. 2) that China would try to lure up to two of the island’s diplomatic allies away before...

Nauru president to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nauru President Lionel Rouwen Aingimea will pay a special visit to Taiwan as a gesture of support for the island, which just lost two Pacific allies last week. Aingimea...

Nauru stands with Taiwan, Haiti might be next to turn to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While Taiwan’s Pacific ally Nauru has joined the Marshall Islands in expressing its solidarity with Taiwan, the island’s relations with the Caribbean nation of...

Kiribati protesters march against country's severed ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Demonstrators marched through the streets of the Kiribati capital of Tarawa Friday afternoon (Sept. 27), one week after their country ended 16 years of diplomatic ties wit...

US senior official to visit Taiwan for APEC affairs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A senior official at the U.S. Department of State is visiting Taiwan in the coming days in a move that demonstrates Washington’s commitment to supporting the island ...

US Senate committee passes Hong Kong Human Rights Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Sept. 25, the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations unanimously passed an amended version of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 (S. 1838). The...

US Senate committee passes TAIPEI Act in wake of China's poaching of allies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Wednesday (Sept. 25) passed a draft bill designed to counter China's bullying of Taiwan in the international...