Foreign minister ends 5-day visit to Central American allies: MOFA

Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Friday concluded a five-day visit to Guatemala and Honduras, reaffirming Taiwan's ties with two of its Central American diplomatic allies,...

As Trump shuns US multilateralism, China ups diplomatic ante

GENEVA (AP) — Chinese leaders have long been sensitive about their communist country’s international image. Now, they are battling back — investing in diplomacy and a courtship of hearts and minds, ju...

Taiwan denies offering Solomon Islands politicians bribes to maintain diplomatic ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has denied attempting to bribe a member of the Solomon Islands’ parliament earlier this year to retain diplomatic t...

Taiwan to put US$2 million in health fund for Pacific nations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will put US$2 million (NT$61 million) in a special fund to improve healthcare and living conditions in the Pacific islands, Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said...

US urged to send cabinet officials to Taiwan as China poaches allies

A former senior advisor to the Trump administration on Friday urged the White House to send a cabinet official to Taiwan whenever Beijing succeeds in poaching a diplomatic ally from Taipei. Christi...

Tuvalu spurns China bid to build artificial islands, sticks with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Pacific island ally Tuvalu on Thursday (Nov. 21) announced that it has rejected an offer by Communist China to build artificial islands, which presumably woul...

Taiwan to establish digital center in Tuvalu to bolster ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan plans to build a digital center in Tuvalu following a trip last week to the Oceanic nation by the Taiwanese Deputy Foreign Minister Hsu Szu-chien (徐斯儉). Hsu visi...

US, Taiwan delegates visit St. Lucia in milestone collaboration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S.-Taiwan delegation is visiting Saint Lucia to promote private sector investment in the first such collaboration between Washington and Taipei. The U.S. embassy in...

Taiwan’s ally Haiti on brink of collapse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An opinion piece run by The New York Times on Monday (Nov. 4) shed light on the dire situation caused by political turmoil in Haiti, an ally of Taiwan, and urged the world...

US House committee passes TAIPEI Act, members call for recognition of Taiwan as country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee passed the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative Act (TAIPEI Act) on Wednesday (Oct...

US envoy nominee promises support for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Roxanne Cabral, the nominee for U.S. ambassador to the Marshall Islands and current representative to Panama, promised on Tuesday (Oct. 29) to protect Taiwan and its Pacif...

Solomon Islands: China's island lease 'unlawful'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Solomon Islands government stated Thursday (Oct. 24) that a contract signed by one of its provinces to lease the entire island of Tulagi to China Sam Enterprise Group ...

Food, football, diplomatic ties take center field at Copa America Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Copa America Taiwan and Latin Food Festival returned over the weekend (Oct. 19-20) for a vibrant celebration of the island's warm relations and exchanges with its ...

Concern Taiwan’s ally Saint Vincent could be next poached by China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legislators discuss the possibility of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines switching diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to China On Friday (Oct. 18), Kuomintang (KMT) Legis...

China leases island after Solomons switch, raises fears over potential military use

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Beijing-based company has signed a secretive deal to lease the entire island of Tulagi, one of the Solomon Islands, and its surroundings just weeks after the Pacific nat...