U.S. Senate defense authorization bill cuts parts involving Taiwan

The content of the U.S. Senate's version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020 that touches on Taiwan affairs has not been kept in a curtailed version of the bill, which it is ...

DPP lawmaker lobbies for Taiwan to join Pacific military exercises

Wang Ting-yu (王定宇), convener of the Legislature's Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee, said Saturday that the Unites States should invite Taiwan to participate in the upcoming multi-nat...

U.S. Congress paves way for new sanctions against China over Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Both houses of the United States Congress are working on measures which could open the door to new sanctions against China, possibly in connection to the recent protests i...

US House passes pro-Taiwan defense bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020 with a vote of 220-197 on Friday (July 12), backing strengthened defense and security cooperat...

House Democrats move to pass a trimmed defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House is moving to put a liberalized stamp on Pentagon policy with a $725 billion measure that pares back the Trump administration's defense request and its...

U.S. Senate passes pro-Taiwan defense bill calling for more patrols in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- The U.S. Senate has passed a mammoth US$750 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020 which calls for improving Taiwan's defense capabilities and includes...

Senate, House pass pro-Taiwan 2020 defense bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Armed Services Committees of the U.S. House and Senate have now both passed drafts of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020 which calls for improving Taiwa...

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 defense bill with weakened China measures

China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that it was strongly dissatisfied with a new US defense bill signed by President Donald Trump this week. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is ...

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 improve T...

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...