US Senators refocus aim on China's ZTE amid likely violations in Venezuela

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese telecom giant ZTE once again finds itself in the midst of controversy, with reports that the company may be violating international sanctions in its dealings with ...

Taiwan has become an easy target for IP theft by China: Reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In addition to recent controversy involving China’s theft of trade secrets and technology from American tech companies, Taiwan’s semiconductor industry has als...

US Congressman calls on Trump Administration to utilize Taiwan Travel Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Veteran U.S. Congressman Chris Smith called on the Trump Administration to fully implement the Taiwan Travel Act, in a letter sent to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo o...

Trump ‘bows to Beijing’ over Taiwan: WSJ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China's threats towards U.S. engagement with Taiwan is working, and the U.S. should be doing more to deepen its ties to Taiwan, an opinion piece by the U.S. broadsheet...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - August 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top news this week includes 85C Bakery Café kowtows to Chinese bullying; US shows unprecedented courtesy to Taiwan President in LA; Sheraton hotel Wi-Fi screen post...

Trump signs Pro-Taiwan 2019 NDAA defense bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- U.S. President Trump on Monday (Aug. 13) signed the US$716 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year of 2019, which includes provisions to...

Potential Taiwan-US joint military exercise good for Taiwan and regional security: Premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Premier, William Lai (賴清德) said that a potential joint military exercise between Taiwan and the U.S. would be good for the security of both Taiwan and neighbo...

Pro-Taiwan 2019 NDAA defense bill ready for Trump's signature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. Senate yesterday (Aug. 1) passed its final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year of 2019, which includes provisions to improve T...

Opinion: Taiwan needs to boost defense spending, but it must be part of a long-term strategy

Taiwan’s defense spending has been in the spotlight once again this week after the US State Department urged the Taiwanese Government to increase its budget to meet the country’s...

Defense budget to increase by NT$18.3 billion in 2019: Taiwan premier 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Premier William Lai (賴清德) said Thursday the country’s defense budget is likely to increase by NT$18.3 billion (US$592 million) in 2019. The premier gave an...

US Congress sides with Trump, gives ZTE new lease on life with NDAA bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Congress has approved a final draft of the 2019 NDAA legislation which President Trump is expected to sign into law in the coming weeks. However despite provisions...

Congress approves 2019 NDAA bill heralding closer Taiwan-US defense ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The two legislative houses of the United States government have reportedly resolved their issues regarding the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2019, whi...

Taiwanese academic believes Taiwan should plan for US withdrawal from first island chain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former head of the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (國家中山科學研究院), Kung Chia-cheng (龔家政) said that the U.S. will withdraw from the first island chain ...

US Senators make final push to ban ZTE with NDAA amendment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on what will likely be the final version of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), some senators are making a final push f...

Reports: ZTE and China's 'Confucius Institute' operating international spy network

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The controversy surrounding China’s ZTE corporation in the United States may have just taken a much more serious turn, with implications that the well-known Confuciu...