Key Pentagon departure as top Asia policy official resigning

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says its top Asia policy official is resigning after two years in the job. The top Pentagon spokesman, Jonathan Hoffman, told reporters Thursday that R...

Taiwan ally Randall Schriver resigns from Pentagon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – One of Taiwan’s strongest supporters in the Trump Administration, Randall Schriver, has tendered his resignation as assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific S...

Pentagon chief tries to keep Asia in focus with second trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barely four months into his tenure, Defense Secretary Mark Esper is making his second trek across the Pacific. And yet it is the Middle East - most recently a near-war with Iran and ...

Taiwan urges signing of MOU with US to combat disinformation

Taiwan's deputy National Security Council (NSC) chief on Tuesday called on the United States to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with his country as part of a joint effort to combat disinf...

Taiwan, Hong Kong to be discussed by U.S. official in China

A senior U.S. official in charge of security affairs in the Indo-Pacific region said Tuesday he expects to raise issues related to Taiwan and Hong Kong with Chinese counterparts during his visit to Ch...

US Congress reportedly to be notified of F-16V fighter jet sale to Taiwan soon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Congress is expected to be notified of the proposed sale of 66 F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan by the end of the month, said a Taiwanese military expert on Tuesday (...

Senior US official confirms arms sales to Taiwan will normalize

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A senior U.S. Pentagon official said on Wednesday (June 26) that Washington is moving toward a normalized arms sales relationship with Taiwan, amid reports the Trump admin...

US offers to help Taiwan counter Chinese meddling ahead of 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States is in talks with Taiwan to help the country counteract Chinese meddling in the 2020 presidential election, said a senior U.S. official at the Department ...

'History is clear,' US will respond when Taiwan is threatened says Pentagon official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Following the release last week of the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) annual report to Congress on China, the DOD Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pac...

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...

F-16V sale to bolster Taiwan's ability to deter Chinese threats: US official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall Schriver said on Tuesday (April 16) that the U.S. sold fighter jets to Taiwan to bolster...

Taiwan thanks U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense Randall Schriver

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday expressed thanks to United States Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall Schriver for his...

Randall Schriver: US should provide protection to Taiwan based on TRA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Randall Schriver, the US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, said in an interview with Japanese media that Taiwanese people should have a say ...

US Congress approves US$330 million arms sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A US$330 million arms package for Taiwan gained U.S. congressional approval by passing a 30-day review process without meeting any opposition by midnight on Wednesday (Oct. 24)...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...