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House to vote on bill to help veterans exposed to burn pits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is poised to pass legislation that would dramatically boost health care services and disability benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. ...

Taiwan VP stays night in US, meets with officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) was received by the top Taiwanese envoy to the U.S. and American Institute Taiwan Chair James Moriaty during a stopover in Los Angeles Tu...

Big US foreign affairs delegation expected in Taiwan next month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In another show of sustained support for Taiwan, U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairperson Greg Meeks said he plans to bring a bipartisan delegation of lawmakers to...

Taiwan to station 2 retired military officers in US to oversee bilateral veteran affairs cooperation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Veterans Affairs Council (VAC) Minister Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬), on Thursday (Dec. 2) said that the council will send an envoy of two retired military officials next year to ...

Taiwan scrambles fighter jets after China sends 27 aircraft

Taiwan's defense ministry said Sunday the island's air force had scrambled fighter jets to warn off 27 Chinese aircraft that had entered its air defense identification zone (ADIZ) while missil...

Taiwan foreign minister sees US delegation as symbol of strong ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Friday (Nov. 26) said the latest U.S. congressional delegation — the second one this month — symbolizes the close relations...

US lawmakers visit Taiwan; China conducts military patrols

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Five U.S. lawmakers met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday in a surprise one-day visit intended to reaffirm America's “rock-solid” support for the self-governing isl...

China sends 8 aircraft into Taiwan’s ADIZ during visit US Congress members

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As five members of the United States House of Representatives were visiting Taiwan, China sent eight military aircraft into the country’s air defense identification ...

Taiwan to station Veterans Affairs Council envoy in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet-level Veterans Affairs Council will post an envoy in Washington, D.C., in January, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told visiting members of the United States Cong...

Taiwan is a 'force for good', senior U.S. lawmaker says on trip to Taipei

TAIPEI, Nov 26 (Reuters) - The leader of a U.S. Congressional delegation to Taiwan praised the island as a "force for good" in the world during a meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen on Frida...

US congresswoman describes landing in 'Republic of Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. congresswoman on Thursday (Nov. 25) announced on Twitter that she had landed in the "Republic of Taiwan" as she joined a delegation of U.S. lawmakers on a...

U.S. lawmakers visit Taiwan, plan to meet senior leaders

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Five U.S. lawmakers are in Taiwan on Friday in a surprise one-day visit, said the American Institute in Taiwan, the de facto embassy. The lawmakers from the U.S...

Busy US congress delegation visits government ministries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. congressional delegation touched down at around 10:10 p.m. at Taipei’s Songshan Airport on Thursday (Nov. 25). Led by Mark Takano, chairperson of the U.S. ...

US lawmakers meet with Taiwan president on visit to Taipei

Five US lawmakers met with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday morning during their visit to Taipei to reaffirm Washington's support for the island. The members of the US House of Re...

Taiwan foreign ministry welcomes 2nd US congressional delegation of month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Thursday (Nov. 25) welcomed a second U.S. congressional delegation this month. The 17-member group, which arrived at Taipei&rs...