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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...

US, Japanese leaders issue 1st joint statement mentioning Taiwan in 52 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and visiting Japan Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide Friday (April 16), they issued a joint statement stressing the impo...

US lawmakers push for free trade agreement with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Twenty-three members of the U.S. Congress penned a letter to President Joe Biden on Monday (March 22), urging him to pursue a formal free trade agreement (FTA) with Taiwan...

Taiwan ally tells China 'Don't tell me who my friends can be'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palauan President Surangel Whipps Jr. on Monday (March 22) revealed that he had rejected an offer by China to switch diplomatic relations from Taipei to Beijing last year....

Troubled US-China ties face new test in Alaska meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China will face a new test in their increasingly troubled relations when top officials from both countries meet in Alaska. Ties between the wo...

White House sets low expectations for China talks in Alaska

The White House is setting low expectations ahead of Secretary of State Antony Blinken and national security adviser Jake Sullivan’s first face-to-face meeting with their Chinese counterparts in Ancho...

In early foreign policy tests, Biden takes on world as it is

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden in his early days in office has vowed a dramatic reordering of U.S. foreign policy from his predecessor. Yet on some of the most difficult issues, he's shown a pr...

US, Indo-Pacific allies to expand India's vaccine production

President Joe Biden and fellow leaders of the Indo-Pacific alliance known as the Quad are set to announce a plan to expand coronavirus vaccine manufacturing capacity in India, according to administrat...

Taiwan ally Palau invites US to build military bases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Pacific ally of Palau has invited the United States to build military bases as a counterweight against growing Chinese influence in the region, reports said...

Taiwan donates PPE to Florida, Arkansas amid uptick in coronavirus cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Arkansas and Florida have thanked Taiwan for donating thousands of units of personal protective equipment (PPE) as the states continue to grapple with the coronavirus pand...

Taiwan representative office in US territory of Guam to reopen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a three-year hiatus, Taiwan will resume operations at its representative office in Guam, as Taiwan-U.S. ties thrive and there have been calls for the country to have...

Taiwan donates 80,000 surgical masks to Pacific allies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 80,000 surgical masks Taiwan donated to four Pacific allies have recently been shipped out, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Hsu Szu-chien (徐斯儉) said at a mas...

Taiwan vice president to visit Palau in celebration of 20-year ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) is visiting Palau from Dec. 28-30 in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Taiwan’s diplomatic relations with the Pacific ally. ...

Stinky tofu served to Nauruan president at Taiwan state banquet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the first time in a century, Taiwan's street food dish stinky tofu was served at a state banquet at the Presidential Office Building as President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文...

Tsai welcomes Nauru president to Taiwan, discusses closer ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Welcoming Nauruan President Lionel Aingimea with military honors on Friday (Dec. 13), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) pledged to further deepen Taiwan’s relationship wi...