US allocates $175 million in military aid to Baltics in 2020

HELSINKI (AP) — The United States has allocated $175 million in military aid to the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for 2020, the Estonian defense ministry said Monday. ...

Company suspends pipeline work over US sanctions legislation

BERLIN (AP) — A company that operates ships laying sections of a new German-Russian pipeline said Saturday that it is suspending those activities after the approval of U.S. legislation threatening san...

US defense bill signed by Trump aimed at countering China's influence in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA), which was signed into law by President Donald Trump at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Friday (Dec. 2...

Space Force will start small but let Trump claim a big win

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is celebrating the launch of Space Force, the first new military service in more than 70 years. In signing the 2020 National Defense Author...

US defense bill encourages collaborations with Taiwan on cybersecurity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. National Defense Authorization Act for the 2020 fiscal year encourages collaborations with Taiwan on cybersecurity. Following its passage in the U.S. House of ...

Congress takes aim at Syrian war crimes, Russian aggression

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to ratchet up pressure on Syria, Russia and China while making it more difficult for the Trump administration to reduce commitments to allies from Europe to Asia. ...

US Congress to ban purchases of Chinese buses and railcars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Members of the United States House of Representatives and the Senate have reached a consensus about a ban on the use of federal funds for the purchase of Chinese buses and...

Congressional defense bill calls for creation of US-Taiwan cybersecurity task force

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. House and Senate on Monday (Dec. 9) reached an agreement on the final version of the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which proposes the est...

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 ...

Arrival of Flagship in Taiwan significant for US-Taiwan relations: William Stanton

The U.S. Language Flagship Program Has Come to Taiwan Relations between the United States and Taiwan have clearly never been better, but we tend to measure that progress only in terms of major eve...

Suppression of HK demonstrates importance of Taiwan's defense of democracy: Sen. Cruz

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a reception for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Cruz and Tsai Ing-wen exchanged their views on the state of the U.S.-Taiwan relationship, with Tsai recalling that the...

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...

San Francisco State University shutters its Confucius Institute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –- San Francisco State University (SFSU) decided to end its 14-year collaboration with the Confucius Institute under pressure from the federal government, making it the 13th...

Only China can untie its own knot in US relations: William Stanton

The joint opinion letter “China Is Not the Enemy” published in the Washington Post on July 3 may turn out to be one of the last ideological gasps of those 100 signatories – largely A...