Taiwan leader tours Pacific allies, with Hawaii stopover

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen is visiting her island's diplomatic allies in the Pacific on a tour that will end with a stopover in Hawaii. Taiwan's official Central Ne...

President Tsai Ing-wen: Taiwan needs me

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The ruling Democratic Progressive Party and Taiwan need me, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Thursday after registering for the party’s presidential primaries. She did...

Taiwan President to set off on 3-nation Pacific tour

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will set out on a three-nation Pacific tour Thursday afternoon after registering for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) president...

Taiwan Deputy Foreign Minister meets U.S. NSC official in Solomon Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Deputy Foreign Minister Hsu Szu-chien (徐斯儉) met White House security official Matt Pottinger in the Solomon Islands, according to a post on the United States embassy in Papua Ne...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to transit in Hawaii after visit to Pacific allies

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will embark on a visit to three Pacific allies Thursday, a trip that will include a stopover in Hawaii on her way home, according to the itinerary released by the Ministry...

Taiwan President: National affairs come first

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - National affairs come first, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) reportedly told Cabinet members after former Premier William Lai (賴清德) registered Monday to run against her in the pres...

Tsai Ing-wen to re-register as Taiwan presidential candidate prior to diplomatic trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Just hours after the former premier William Lai (賴清德) announced he would enter the 2020 presidential race, President Tsai Ing-wen confirmed she will register for re-electi...

Taiwan President to visit Palau and Nauru later this month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is embarking on the second south Pacific tour of her presidency, traveling to Palau, Nauru, and the Marshall Islands from March 21 to 28. T...

Australia to send refugee medical transfers to remote island

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister says asylum seekers who are allowed to leave Pacific island migrant camps to get medical treatment in Australia will be sent to a prison-like faci...

Taiwan's Pacific allies propose Taipei and Beijing receive equal diplomatic recognition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A change may be in order regarding diplomatic relations between Micronesian nations and China, as five Micronesian nations have issued a joint communique, which calls for ...

US Secretary of State emphasizes importance of supporting Taiwan among Pacific allies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Feb. 19 at the Micronesia Presidents’ Summit, U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, addressed leaders of five Pacific Island nations, and allies of Taiwan. Spe...

China pushes Pacific island countries to pivot away from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is challenging Taiwan’s supremacy in the Pacific; one of the country’s last support strongholds. Australia’s ABC News reported last week that Ch...

Australia to reopen Christmas Island refugee detention camp

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Wednesday the reopening of the Christmas Island immigration detention center. The center, located on the Indian Ocean, held thousands of migr...

Australia to reopen island detention camp after refugee bill

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said Wednesday it would reopen a mothballed island detention camp in anticipation of a new wave of asylum seekers arriving by boat after Parliament...

Australian ruling party defeated in Parliament on refugees

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's ruling party has suffered a rare defeat in Parliament after the opposition joined minor parties and independent lawmakers in passing a bill that would give sick ...