'China's actions consistent with status-quo in Taiwan Strait' says ex-US State Dept. official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The annual conference for the Institute for China-America Studies was held in Washington D.C. on April 25, where some speakers addressed the issue of Taiwan at the forum o...

U.S. not moving toward conflict with China: ex-State Department official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - There should be no concern that the United States was moving toward confrontation with China or that the trilateral relationship between Washington, Taipei and Beijing was about...

Taiwan’s China policy remains unchanged after local elections: president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai-ing Wen (蔡英文) said the people voted on domestic issues during the local elections on Nov. 24, and that Taiwan’s cross strait policy will remain...

Taiwan Strait could be flashpoint for U.S.-China conflict: former U.S. official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Taiwan Strait was the most likely place to become a flashpoint for a conflict between the United States and China, but patience and communication could avoid it, said Susan ...

Trump to nominate former AF general as State Department's top diplomat for East Asia and the Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate former US Air Force Gen. David Stilwell to be the State Department’s top diplomat for East Asia and the Pacific, repo...

President Tsai described by former U.S. official as ‘very mature’ in cross-strait relations

TAIPEI (CNA) — In a seminar held by Washington think tank Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, former U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Susan Th...

Retired general likely to fill US State Dept. post responsible for Taiwan policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs of the U.S. State Department Susan Thornton announced her plans to leave the position on Jul...

Taiwan Minister likely to anger Beijing by meeting with US officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s MAC Minister Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) will visit Washington D.C. later this week, in what will be the first instance of a cabinet level official under the Tsai ...

US diplomat for Asia who studied Mandarin in Taiwan to retire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States State Department spokesperson, Heather Nauert, announced July 1 that the most senior U.S. diplomat for Asia, Susan Thornton, will retire from the Foreign...

Kaohisung Mayor remembers 7 fallen Taiwanese of 911 tragedy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohisung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) visited the September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City to pay respects to the seven Taiwanese who were killed during the 911 tragedy. ...

Kaohsiung Mayor latest Taiwanese leader to meet with US government official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Mayor of Kaohsiung Chen Chu (陳菊), currently visiting the United States to speak at a lecture event, was shown photographed with the assistant secretary of the U.S. Sta...

Sen. Rubio questions US State Dept. over Taiwanese flag's disappearance from website

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Senator Marco Rubio on Thursday, Feb. 15 spoke to representatives from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at a meeting of the U....

Trump administration denies plan for strike on North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration doesn't have a "bloody nose" strategy focused on a military strike against North Korea's nuclear program without provoking a full-scale war. ...

Trump names veteran diplomat who studied in Taiwan to top East Asia job

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – United States President Donald Trump has named Susan Thornton, who studied Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan, to the post of top diplomat for East Asia after she served in the jo...

Trump nominates Susan Thornton as top diplomat for East Asia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated a career foreign service member, Susan Thornton, as top U.S. diplomat for East Asia. Thornton has been serving in the position ...