Somaliland president rejects China's deal to drop Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Somaliland's president has reportedly rejected a conditional offer by a delegation of Chinese "wolf warrior" diplomats to cut ties with Taiwan, and added tha...

Somaliland reportedly weighing recognition of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A report by local Somaliland media released on Monday (Aug. 3) states that the fledgling republic is considering formal recognition of Taiwan; the latter's Ministry of...

David Lee named secretary-general to Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) appointed David Lee (李大維), former secretary-general of the National Security Council (NSC), as the new secretary-general to the president on M...

White House offers condolences for late Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The White House offered condolences for late President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) Friday (July 31), emphasizing his role in guiding Taiwan through the transition from authoritaria...

Ex MAC official tapped as Taiwan’s National Security Council advisor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chen Min-chi (陳明祺), a former official at Taiwan's cabinet-level agency dealing with cross-straits affairs, assumed office as an advisor at the National Security Counci...

White House tweets support for Taiwan-Somaliland ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The White House National Security Council (NSC) on Friday (July 10) tweeted support for the recent establishment of relations between Taiwan and Somaliland. Ministry of...

Baushuan Ger to become Taiwan's representative to India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — East Asian and Pacific Affairs Director-General Baushuan Ger (葛葆萱) will become Taiwan’s representative to India in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), according ...

AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019

Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier th...

AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019

Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier th...

Taiwan's new envoys to EU, UK announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Presidential Office on Thursday (June 11) announced the appointment of new envoys to the EU and UK as part of a minor Cabinet reshuffle. Tsai Ming-yen (蔡明彥...

White House balks, again, at Bolton plan to publish memoir

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has told former national security adviser John Bolton that the manuscript of his forthcoming memoir still contains classified material and could present a national se...

Taiwan to work with US on denuclearizing N. Korea: NSC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Deputy Secretary-General of the National Security Council, Tsai Ming-yen (蔡明彥), held a telephone conference with a U.S. official on Tuesday (May 19), saying...

Extent of Taiwanese government data breaches still unknown to public: Former NSC official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of recent cyberattacks on Taiwan's major oil refineries and Presidential Office, a former National Security Council (NSC) official and banker voiced concer...

Taiwan announces new Straits Exchange Foundation chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of the cabinet reshuffle ahead of President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) inauguration Wednesday (May 20), long-serving diplomat David Lee (李大維) has been appointed as t...

Key ministers to stay in Taiwan's new Cabinet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) is leaving the key ministers of interior, transportation, and education in their posts, but the National Security Council will receive a new s...