Taiwan's mainland affairs authority urges HK government to revoke extradition bill

The government of Hong Kong must listen to the voice of the people and revoke its extradition bill, according to Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council June 16. Allowing residents to be sent from ...

After China tariffs, Trump should recognize Taiwan, the Pentagon likely agrees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Trump administration is turning up the pressure on China, with a not-so-subtle threat that if Chinese leader Xi Jinping refuses to meet with Trump during the upcoming ...

US House Committee rejects Beijing's 'One China principle,' declares support for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday (May 13) affirmed support for Taiwan and also dismissed the idea that China’s “On...

WHO bars Taiwan from health assembly for third year running

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has turned its back on Taiwan once again, excluding the island from its upcoming annual assembly due to political pressure from China. ...

US McDonald's displays national flags of both Taiwan and China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Facebook user by the name of Andytn Tsai shared a photo taken in McDonald's in the U.S. State of New Mexico over the weekend which appears to show that McDonald'...

Time for Washington to change how it talks about Taiwan

THE TAIWAN RELATIONS ACT CHANGED U.S. POLICY TOWARD TAIWAN The recent 40th Anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) was an important reminder that foreign policy changes over time to reflect a...

Paul Ryan visit moves Taiwan-US relations in right direction but further action needed

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- It is a testament to the impact that the Taiwan Travel Act (TTA) has had on U.S.-Taiwan relations that, no less a figure than former Congressional Speaker Paul Ryan paid a v...

Washington urged not to refer to 'one China' policy

A former U.S. official urged Washington Sunday not to refer to its "one China" policy in a diplomatic setting when it comes to cross-Taiwan Strait relations, as it is confusing and misleadin...

Congressional caucus leader calls to reaffirm US commitment to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Congressman Steve Chabot published an article in the Washington D.C. newspaper, The Hill, on Wednesday, April 10, touting the strength of U.S.-Taiwan ties and the imp...

Taiwan Watch runs GoFundMe campaign to promote clarification of 'one China' policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese lobbyist group Taiwan Watch is seeking crowdfunding to finance an advertisement in The Hill supporting a congressional bill clarifying the U.S. "one China" ...

Why did Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen ask for US arms during Hawaii visit?

During a visit to the US Pacific island state of Hawaii on Wednesday, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen made a request to buy new US military equipment, including M-1 Abrams tanks and F-16 fighter jets...

China shreds 29,000 maps showing Taiwan as a separate country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The city of Qingdao destroyed 29,000 maps at a secret site because they failed to show Taiwan as part of China, the South China Morning Post reported Monday in an article titled...

China 'busy' changing cross strait status quo: U.S. official

An official from the U.S. State Department said Friday that China was "busy" changing the status quo across the Taiwan Strait through moves including imposing military threats against Taiwan...

House Resolution aims to clarify US One China policy, deny Beijing's claim over Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to Taiwan’s Central News Agency, U.S. Representative, Steve Chabot, has submitted a resolution on March 21, which declares that the U.S. One China Policy i...

Lost In Translation: How Language Is Used to Obfuscate Taiwan’s Reality

Consume any mainstream English-language media about Taiwan, and you’ll come across an abundant lexicon of terms that sound as though they help define the Taiwan-China situation: “renegade ...