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Taiwan not included in US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's itinerary announcement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After generating much speculation about how her potential visit to Taiwan may affect China’s relations with the U.S. and Taiwan, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi anno...

US military preparations 'underway' in Taiwan for Nancy Pelosi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite China's threats over a possible Taiwan visit by Nancy Pelosi, "U.S. military preparation" is still underway, Politico has reported. U.S. House of ...

US bill seeks to speed arms shipments to Taiwan amid 'CCP aggression'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bill introduced by two congressmen on Friday (July 1) seeks to expedite the shipment of weapons to Taiwan by improving the transparency of the arms sale process. Repu...

CNN report warns of Chinese vessels more dangerous than latest aircraft carrier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There are other vessels at the Chinese military’s disposal that are more concerning than its newest aircraft carrier, the Fujian, a recently published CNN report cla...

New Tuvalu ambassador presents credentials to President Tsai Ing-wen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) accepted the credentials of Bikenibeu Paeniu, the newly appointed ambassador of Tuvalu to Taiwan, at the Presidential Office on Monday (June 2...

Biden talks gun control, extremism with New Zealand's PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden praised New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday for her success in curbing domestic extremism and guns as he tries to persuade a reluctant Congress t...

Biden says recession not inevitable as he readies trade pact

TOKYO (AP) — President Joe Biden promised “concrete benefits” would emerge from a new Indo-Pacific trade framework he’s launching Monday even as he warned Americans worried about high inflation that i...

Biden to host Southeast Asian leaders for May 12-13 summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian nations in Washington next month for a summit, the White House said Saturday. The May 12...

Biden is skeptical Russia is scaling back operations in Kyiv

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he wasn't yet convinced that Russia's announcement that it would scale back military operations near the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv will lead to a ...

Australia and US joining space, cyber capabilities to monitor China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australia and the U.S. are deepening coordination between their military forces in an effort to build an “integrated deterrence” in the domains of space and cy...

China ships fake guns to Solomon Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Questions are being asked after allegations the Chinese Embassy in the Soloman Islands secretly shipped crates filled with replica firearms to Honiara, the capital of the ...

Biden to meet Qatar leader as Europe energy crisis looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is hosting the ruling leader of Qatar at the White House on Monday as he looks for the gas-rich nation to step up once again to help the West as it faces the pros...

MOFA welcomes Czech Republic policy to deepen ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) welcomed the news of the Czech Republic’s intention to promote further collaboration with Taiwan and other Indo-Pac...

Taiwan helps Pacific allies keep China’s Huawei out

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is planning to help its Pacific allies build up their telecom infrastructure in order to prevent China’s Huawei Technologies gaining a foothold in the region,...

Exclusive: China plans to revive strategic Pacific airstrip, Kiribati lawmaker says

SYDNEY (Reuters) - China has drawn up plans to upgrade an airstrip and bridge on one of Kiribati’s remote islands about 3,000 km southwest of Hawaii, lawmakers told Reuters, in a bid to revive a...