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Minnesota's Finstad sworn in as newest member of Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Republican Brad Finstad was sworn in Friday as the newest member of the U.S. House, giving the GOP one more seat, which means Democrats can't afford to lose more than four ...

China pomelo ban will not affect Taiwan market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s ban on the import of pomelos from Taiwan will not have an impact on the domestic market for the fruit, Council of Agriculture (COA) Minister Chen Chi-chung (...

Latvia, Estonia leave China-backed East Europe forum

BEIJING (AP) — Latvia and Estonia say they have left a Chinese-backed forum aimed at boosting relations with Eastern European countries, in what appears to be a new setback for China's increasingly as...

Taiwan's perspective on Chinese ADIZ intrusions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan must make strong military preparations as China ramps up its gray-zone tactics against the nation, experts say. After 2020, Taiwan’s southwestern air defen...

Xi told Biden before Pelosi’s Taiwan trip that China not looking for war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) spoke on the phone before U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taipei, Taiwan was the main topic of di...

House Dems set to overcome GOP for climate, health care win

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flagship Democratic economic bill perched on the edge of House passage Friday, placing President Joe Biden on the brink of a back-from-the-dead triumph on his climate, health and t...

Taiwan president says China still poses military threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese military threat to Taiwan remains high, and while the country does not seek to escalate tensions, it will defend its sovereignty and national security, said Pr...

US House Speaker Pelosi reiterates America's commitment to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday (Aug. 10) reiterated America’s commitment to Taiwan during her first press conference since her trip to Taipei earlier t...

China renews Taiwan threats, island cites 'wishful thinking'

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday renewed its threat to attack Taiwan following almost a week of war games near the island. Taiwan has called Beijing's claim to the self-governing democracy “wishful th...

Taiwan tracks 21 military aircraft, 6 naval ships from China around the country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense tracked 21 aircraft and six ships from China’s military around the country by 5 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 11). A total of 11 of the Chi...

‘China threatens Taiwan every day’ says legislator on Australian news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Wang Ting-yu (王定宇) appeared on Australia Broadcasting Corporation’s China Tonight show with Stan Grant on Wednesday (Au...

How is China trying to redefine power balance in Taiwan Strait?

After seven days of large-scale military exercises around Taiwan, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) announced on Wednesday that the drills — held in response to US House Speaker Nan...

U.S. rethinks steps on China tariffs in wake of Taiwan response: Reuters

China's war games around Taiwan have led Biden administration officials to recalibrate their thinking on whether to scrap some tariffs or potentially impose others on Beijing, setting those option...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Aug. 8 The Wall Street Journal on Trump's Senate nominees: Donald Trump now has t...

Taiwan to remain vigilant as China announces end to military drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense tracked 36 aircraft and 10 ships from China’s military around the country as China's military announced an end to its maneuvers ...