Taiwan says Chinese 'wolf warriors' assaulted official at National Day celebration in Fiji

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A member of Taiwan's representative office in Fiji was reportedly hospitalized after being assaulted by two Chinese diplomats who crashed the office's National Day...

Briton, Aussie killed in Solomon Islands by WWII bomb blast

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Two men from Britain and Australia who were working in the Solomon Islands to locate bombs left behind from World War II have died after one of the bombs exploded, autho...

Solomons province pushes for independence in 'China switch' fallout

The large Solomon Islands province of Malaita said it will conduct an independence referendum after rejecting the Pacific nation’s decision last year to cut its association with Taiwan and estab...

Photo of Chinese ambassador walking on backs of Kiribati people sparks debate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The photo of a Chinese ambassador walking on the backs of people lying in a row in Kiribati, which switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China last year, has spar...

Solomon Islands seizes Taiwan's donation of anti-pandemic supplies meant for province in need

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday (Aug. 6) that Taiwan's donation of anti-pandemic supplies to a province of the Solomon Islands has been seized by ...

China cries foul after Taiwan donates anti-epidemic supplies to Solomon Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China recently issued a statement condemning the Solomon Islands' Malaita Province for receiving Taiwan's donation of anti-epidemic supplies last week and asked th...

Taiwan in the post-coronavirus global order

Some prominent analysts have recently analyzed how the current coronavirus crisis will change the global order. In their March article in Foreign Affairs, Kurt Cambell and Ruch Doshi discussed the geo...

Miss watching sports? Cricket final going live in Vanuatu

PORT VILA, Vanuatu (AP) — They’re ready to go live in Vanuatu. A tropical island in the South Pacific is very likely to be the only venue in the world hosting a competitive cricket f...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 23, the 114th day of 2020. There are 252 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 2...

The Latest: New Zealand PM believes nation is over the worst

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause m...

Sailor dies from virus, Japan reports almost 400 new cases

BANGKOK (AP) — A U.S. sailor from an aircraft carrier with hundreds of coronavirus infections has died of the disease. The Navy said Monday four other crew members from the USS Theod...

UN releases $2.5 million to help cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations released $2.5 million from its emergency humanitarian fund on Monday to help thousands of people in the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu affected by Cycl...

IMF cancels debt payments for 6 months for 25 poor nations

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Monetary Fund approved $500 million on Monday to cancel six months of debt payments for 25 of the world’s most impoverished countries so they can help tackle th...

27 dead on Solomon Islands ferry: Did it follow virus order?

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The leader of the remote Solomon Islands said Wednesday that 27 people had died after being washed overboard from a crowded ferry last week and the government is conduct...

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...