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China's Pacific plan seen as regional strategic game-changer

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When China signed a security pact with the Solomon Islands in April it raised concerns from the U.S. and its allies that Beijing may be seeking a military outpost in the...

More nations speak up for Taiwan on 3rd day of WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the World Health Assembly (WHA) continues, more like-minded countries and allies voiced their support of Taiwan on Tuesday (May 24). Despite not including a suppleme...

WHA rejects Taiwan bid for inclusion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite Taiwan’s and its allies’ efforts, the World Health Assembly (WHA) will not include a supplemental item proposal (to include Taiwan at the event), WHA P...

North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak, Kim orders lockdown

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea imposed a nationwide lockdown Thursday to control its first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak after holding for more than two years to a widely doubted claim of a pe...

Taiwan foreign minister awards Tuvalu ambassador with prestigious medal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Wednesday (April 27) awarded outgoing Tuvalu Ambassador to Taiwan Limasene Teatu the Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon for her ...

US assistant secretary of state pledges to encourage global partners to deepen ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. has always lauded Taiwan as a democratic leader and will continue to call on regional allies to deepen ties with it, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East As...

UN warns Earth 'firmly on track toward an unlivable world'

BERLIN (AP) — Temperatures on Earth will shoot past a key danger point unless greenhouse gas emissions fall faster than countries have committed, the world’s top body of climate scientists said Monday...

Marshall Islands foreign minister reaffirms close diplomatic ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Marshall Islands remains committed to “being a friend and staunch ally of Taiwan,” Marshall Islands Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Casten N. Nemra s...

Taiwan to launch climate change fund with Marshall Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the Marshall Islands will set up a joint fund to combat the effects of climate change, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told visiting Marshall Islands President Dav...

Marshall Islands president due to arrive in Taiwan Monday evening

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Marshall Islands President David Kabua is leading a delegation to Taiwan from Monday to Friday (March 21-25), according to the Presidential Office. Presidential Office ...

Samoa detects scores of COVID cases within days of outbreak

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Samoa has reported scores of new COVID-19 cases each day since detecting its first case of community transmission last week. The South Pacific island n...

Facing its first COVID outbreak, Samoa goes on lockdown

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Samoa will go into lockdown from Saturday as it faces its first outbreak of COVID-19 after a woman who was about to leave the country tested positive. ...

11 foreign representatives to Taiwan attend Matsu Biennial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ambassadors and representatives from 11 countries arrived in Taiwan’s outlying Lienchiang County to attend the inaugural Matsu Biennial, an art event running from Fe...

US, UK call for Taiwan's participation at WHO meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Representatives of the U.K. and U.S. called for Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Organization (WHO) during the group’s meeting on Friday (Jan. 28), a...

Italian minister: Climate talks include fund governance

MILAN (AP) — Government officials and diplomats from the world’s most climate-polluting nations are grappling with the issue of how to govern the vast funds being pledged to fight global warming, Ital...