US sees coronavirus window to push Taiwan's global status

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is seizing the opportunity of the coronavirus pandemic to push a cause that has long been an irritant in U.S. relations with China: Taiwan. The virus has add...

Johns Hopkins restores Taiwan on map, adds asterisk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After drawing fierce criticism for abruptly changing its listing for Taiwan to "Taipei and environs," Johns Hopkins University (JHU) on Wednesday (March 11) rest...

Vice President-elect Lai on a trip to U.S. made possible by Taiwan Travel Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President-elect Lai Ching-te (賴清德) is currently on a trip to the United States to attend the National Prayer Breakfast. On Monday Lai met with U.S. Senator Marco R...

Taiwan vice president-elect meets with US senator in Washington

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Vice President-elect William Lai (賴清德) met with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio in Washington on Monday (Feb. 3) to discuss Taiwan-U.S. relations. Lai embarked on a week-long trip t...

Rubio calls China's blocking of Taiwanese evacuations from Wuhan 'outrageous'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Thursday (Jan. 30) on Twitter said that China's refusal to allow Taiwan to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan, the heart of the China ...

US Peace Corps withdraws volunteers from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Peace Corps announced Thursday (Jan. 16) the termination of its volunteering programs in China and will start evacuating teams in June. According to U.S. media...

US Senator Marco Rubio congratulates Taiwan president on landslide victory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – United States Senator Marco Rubio congratulated President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on her landslide victory Saturday (Jan. 11). The incumbent president received 8.17 million ...

Blizzard Taiwan hit with avalanche of criticism for kowtowing to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Blizzard Entertainment is facing an intense backlash from U.S. congressmen, American gamers, and company employees for banning a Hearthstone Grandmasters winner after he s...

2,000-plus turn up at funeral of Florida veteran with no kin

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — More than 2,000 people have turned out in the Florida heat for the funeral of Edward Pearson. Most of those who showed up Tuesday didn't know the 80-year-old Ar...

US Senate committee passes Hong Kong Human Rights Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Sept. 25, the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations unanimously passed an amended version of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 (S. 1838). The...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 25 The Japan News on how world leaders responded at the United Nations Climate Action Summit:...

'This is a plea for democracy': HK protest leaders urge US lawmakers to take action

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pro-democracy Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong and Denise Ho testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday (Sept. 17), pleading with lawmakers to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and De...

US house speaker issues statement to back HK protestors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the Hong Kong protests showing no sign of abating, U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi issued a statement on Tuesday (Aug. 6) to support those taking to the street...

Trump's reversal on Huawei draws harsh criticism from US lawmakers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Trump’s backtracking from a ban on U.S. companies doing business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei has triggered serious criticism from lawmakers in the U.S. Repu...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 17 The Des Moines Register on asylum seekers and Iowa's aging populatio...