Former legislator Hsiao Bi-khim tapped as Taiwan’s National Security Council adviser

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has tapped former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) as a member of the National Security Council’s (NSC)...

TAIPEI Act passes US Senate, awaits signature from President Trump

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The TAPEI Act, which seeks to strengthen Taiwan’s diplomatic relations and expand the island nation’s international presence, now awaits U.S. President Donald ...

Taiwan student elected president of international medical student association

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese medical student Li Po-chin (李柏錦) has been elected president of an international medical student association, becoming the first member in the Asia Pacific region...

Industry group: Virus outbreak could cost airlines $113B

SINGAPORE (AP) — The International Air Transport Association says the virus outbreak that began in China could cost airlines as much as $113 billion in lost revenue due to the collapse of air travel. ...

Taiwan president thanks US House for passing Taipei Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After news broke that the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday (March 4) unanimously passed the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative Act...

New virus hits Mideast airlines with $100M loss, group says

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Major travel disruptions due to the new coronavirus have already caused the equivalent of a roughly $100 million loss to airlines in the Middle East, which serve...

Pentagon sees Taliban deal as allowing fuller focus on China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's peace deal with the Taliban opens the door for an initial American troop withdrawal that Defense Secretary Mark Esper sees as a step toward the broader goa...

Delta reduces flights to Korea as virus outbreak spreads

Delta Air Lines is reducing flights to South Korea while Hawaiian Airlines will suspend them entirely, as airlines deal with growing concern about the spread of the new virus beyond China. ...

Australia, New Zealand showcase 2023 World Cup bid to FIFA

SYDNEY (AP) — Backers of a bid to bring the 2023 Women's World Cup to Australia and New Zealand are confident they've showcased the benefits of co-hosting the event across two confederations. ...

Taiwan airlines, hotels and restaurants hit hard by Wuhan virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s tourism industry — including airlines, travel agencies, hotels, B&Bs, and restaurants — has been hit hard by the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak,...

South Korea becomes newest front in shifting virus outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cases of a new virus swelled Friday in South Korea, making the country the newest front in a widening global outbreak centered in China and now reverberating elsewhere. ...

Democrat or Republican: Taiwan's choice in 2020 US presidential election

Editor's note: During his presidency, Barack Obama in fact signed several pieces of legislation pertaining to Taiwan into law, including the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017...

US Indo-Pacific commander slams China during speech in Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China seeks to control the Indo-Pacific region through military intimidation and corruption, United States Navy Indo-Pacific commander Admiral Philip Davidson told an audi...

Singapore pushes ahead with air show as virus cases grow

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore is pushing ahead with its air show despite cancellations by dozens of exhibitors and most Chinese participants due to the virus outbreak that has sickened tens of thousands ...

UK and Australia commit to free trade negotiations

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab made his first overseas trip since Brexit on Thursday to faraway Australia, where he reaffirmed Britain’s desire for a free trade deal...