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China criticizes US as tensions rise in South Pacific

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday criticized a speech by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken focused on relations between the world’s top two economic powers, saying the U.S. was seeking to smear Beij...

Will Hou Yu-ih be Taiwan's president in 2024?

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Every few days a question comes up about the 2024 presidential race. The question takes one of a handful of forms, generally a variation on “can anyone beat the DP...

China's legislature to meet with economy, Ukraine backdrop

BEIJING (AP) — China’s 3,000-member ceremonial parliament will open its annual session Saturday with the government facing a slowing economy and international pressure over its refusal to condemn Russ...

76% of Taiwanese believe Taiwan already independent under status quo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 76% of Taiwanese surveyed in a recent My Formosa (美麗島電子報) poll believe that Taiwan is already independent under the current status quo of cross-strait relations. ...

Taiwan's president: 'the way of Tsai' part I, the KMT side of Tsai

“One who knows the enemy and oneself well will not be defeated easily.” –Sun Tzu (孫子) On March 20, 2020, at her second inauguration, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) calmly, but wi...

President Tsai's re-imagining of Taiwan's political landscape

In October of 2011, then-presidential candidate and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chair Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) botched the Republic of China (ROC) national anthem (ironically while standing next to h...

The CCP suffers from “secession denial syndrome”

Members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) suffer from a mental illness that can be aptly described as "secession denial syndrome" (SDS). The affliction appears to affect only those who...

KMT city councilor dares central government to change name to ‘Republic of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tainan City Council on Wednesday (Dec. 22) passed a bill recommending the central government change the name of the country from “Republic of China” to &ld...

US congresswoman says use of 'Republic of Taiwan' 100% deliberate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Representative Nancy Mace stated Sunday (Nov. 28) that she had used the name "Republic of Taiwan" on purpose while visiting the country last week. On Nov...

US congresswoman describes landing in 'Republic of Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. congresswoman on Thursday (Nov. 25) announced on Twitter that she had landed in the "Republic of Taiwan" as she joined a delegation of U.S. lawmakers on a...

U.S. lawmakers visit Taiwan, plan to meet senior leaders

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Five U.S. lawmakers are in Taiwan on Friday in a surprise one-day visit, said the American Institute in Taiwan, the de facto embassy. The lawmakers from the U.S...

US lawmakers meet with Taiwan president on visit to Taipei

Five US lawmakers met with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday morning during their visit to Taipei to reaffirm Washington's support for the island. The members of the US House of Re...

Taiwan is sovereign state, not subordinate to China: VP Lai Ching-te

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid escalating aggression from China in the region, Taiwanese Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) emphasized on Sunday (April 25) that Taiwan is a sovereign state and that ...

Taiwan warns of accidental conflict as regional tensions rise

TAIPEI (Reuters) - The risk of accidental conflict is rising because of tension in the South China Sea and around Taiwan and communication must be maintained to reduce the risk of miscalculation, Taiw...

Top U.S. envoy attends Second Taiwan Strait Crisis memorial for 1st time

Brent Christensen, director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), on Sunday attended for the first time an annual ceremony that commemorates a battle in which Taiwan fended off an attempted invas...