UN leader travels to Pacific to see climate change firsthand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he's traveling to three South Pacific island nations to see the effects of climate change firsthand. Speak...

UN leader arrives in New Zealand on climate change trip

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has arrived in New Zealand as part of a trip to the South Pacific to highlight the issue of climate change. Gut...

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...

Australian prime minister backs security treaty with Vanuatu

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister has brushed off Vanuatu's resistance to a bilateral security treaty after a meeting in the South Pacific island nation that comes amid concerns ab...

Tsai meets with Nauru president, thanks for continued support of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Today, Republic of Nauru president Baron Divavesi Waqa began his four-day official visit to Taiwan and met with President Tsai Ing-wen, who thanked him for his country&rsq...

Australia details investment in Pacific as China clout grows

CANBERRA., Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Thursday outlined plans to increase investments in infrastructure in the South Pacific as China's influence in those nations gro...

Unwanted by Australia, refugees on Nauru have few options

NAURU (AP) — Surrounded by the shelves and furniture her older brother made, 13-year-old Parnian sits in the small, neat living room where she spends much of her time, recalling the day two years ago ...

Nauru demands China apologize for bad behavior at Pacific Islands Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nauru President Baron Waqa called on China to formally apologize for a string of bad behavior by Chinese envoys at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) over the past few days. ...

'Insolent' Chinese delegation clashes with Nauru host at Pacific Islands Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At the Pacific Island’s Forum (PIF) being held in Nauru this week (Sept. 2-8), the local immigration officers of the small island nation initially refused entry to t...

Taiwan to allocate US$2 million to aid healthcare in Pacific: foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) announced that the government will allocate US$2 million in special funds in aid of medical and health services in the Paci...

Pacific leaders expected to sign new security agreement

NAURU (AP) — Pacific leaders meeting in Nauru are expected to sign a security agreement addressing climate change and crimes such as drug smuggling and illegal fishing that cross borders. ...

Tensions run high over China and refugees at Pacific meeting

NAURU (AP) — Tensions over China and refugees are running high at a meeting of Pacific leaders after host Nauru accused a Chinese official of bullying and temporarily detained a New Zealand journalist...

Taiwan’s foreign minister visits Nauru for Pacific Islands Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) is visiting Pacific ally, Nauru, from Sept. 2 to Sept. 8, and will take part in the affiliated events of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), ...