Solomon Islands will make decision to cut Taiwan ties or switch to China in 3 weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Solomon Islands taskforce is considering whether it should maintain diplomatic relations with Taiwan or switch to China and will deliver its recommendation to the govern...

Taiwan youth ambassadors to visit allies on diplomatic mission

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 75 Taiwanese students have been conferred the title of “Youth Ambassador” and in August will be embarking on a ten-day international exchange progra...

Solomon Islands to send officials to China, doubt cast on Taiwan ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Solomon Islands government has established a task force to review the country’s diplomatic relations with Taiwan and is planning to send officials to China, repo...

Australian PM: WTO needs mending to keep up with the times

SINGAPORE (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Friday that the World Trade Organization needs mending to keep up with the times. Morrison said many leaders attending ...

Taiwan invites Solomon Islands leadership to visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said on Thursday (June 6) the government has invited the leadership of the Solomon Islands to visit Taiwan after the Paci...

Solomon Islands to decide on Taiwan ties within 100 days: Foreign Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Solomon Islands will decide whether or not to switch diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China within 100 days, Foreign Affairs Minister Jeremiah Manele said Wednesday (Jun...

Australia prime minister offers more aid to Solomon Islands

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's prime minister said on Monday his nation will boost spending on infrastructure in the Solomon Islands, but noted the increased aid commitment was not linked...

Taiwan, Indo-Pacific allies cooperate on development of indigenous peoples tourism

TAIPEI -- Taiwan and its six Indo-Pacific allies are sharing policymaking experience and know-how in advancing the indigenous peoples tourism industry and sustainable development throughout the region...

Powerful quake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert issued

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A powerful earthquake stuck Papua New Guinea on Tuesday evening, triggering a tsunami alert for the country and for the nearby Solomon Islands. The U.S. Ge...

Taiwan remains 'important partner' says Solomon Islands prime minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, Manasseh Sogavare, says that the relationship with Taiwan has “matured” and that Taiwan remains an “important ...

Solomon Islands Premier boards Taiwan Navy ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite recent fears of a diplomatic break, new Solomon Islands Premier Manasseh Sogavare boarded a Taiwanese Navy ship to attend a reception Wednesday (May 8). The Nav...

China is buying allies in the Pacific, says Australian scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Australian Professor of Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University Clive Hamilton recently told the Liberty Times that China is buying political allies in the Pacific regio...

Foreign minister ‘confident’ about Taiwan’s ties with Solomon Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) expressed his confidence in Taiwan’s diplomatic relations with its Pacific ally, the Solomon Islands, on Monday (May 6). Wu said ...

Taiwan seeks to solidify ties with Solomon Islands

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's Ambassador to the Solomon Islands Roger Luo (羅添宏) met with the Pacific nation's newly-elected Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Friday, in an effort to solidify bila...

Taiwan to launch digital talent program with Pacific allies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Upon meeting with Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Enele Sosene Sopoaga, at the Presidential Office on Friday (April 3), President Tsai Ing-wen announced that the Taiwan governme...