The Trump conundrum — A Taiwan-centric perspective: William Stanton

This is the first part of a two-part commentary. The second part can be found here. Whatever anyone might think of President Donald Trump, many Taiwanese and foreign friends of Taiwan will likely b...

Bolton alleges Trump belittled US obligations to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In his bombshell book, former National Security Advisor John Bolton writes that President Trump frequently downplayed U.S. commitments to Taiwan in backroom meetings. B...

US to increasingly highlight Taiwan's national identity: Analysts

The United States is expected to help Taiwan highlight its national identity more actively during President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) second four-year term but "dramatic breakthroughs" are un...

China cries foul at Pompeo's congratulatory message for Taiwanese president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing threatened "necessary countermeasures" and to "make them feel pain," after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo posted a message congratulating ...

Mike Pompeo congratulates 'Taiwan's President' Tsai Ing-wen on inauguration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the first time ever, a U.S. secretary of state has sent his congratulations to "Taiwan's president" on her inauguration. In a statement on Tuesday (Ma...

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...

Taiwan and US governments hold conference call

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese and U.S. government officials held a telephone meeting to discuss ways to increase Taiwan’s international participation amid the coronavirus (COVID-19)...

US relations with PRC and Taiwan in a time of 'plague': William Stanton

The United States’ relations with the PRC have inexorably but inevitably worsened since the accession to power of Xi Jinping (習近平) in 2012. We have witnessed the Chinese Communist Party&rsquo...

China decries TAIPEI Act as 'evil'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Communist China on Wednesday (April 1) described the newly signed Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative Act (TAIPEI Act) an "evil act.&quo...

US secretary of state supports role for Taiwan at WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States Department of State will do its best to support Taiwan as it seeks to play a role at the World Health Assembly (WHA), Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told...

The TAIPEI Act is well-intended, but will it be effective?

The Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act, signed by President Donald Trump on March 26, is the latest legislation aimed to enhance U.S.-Taiwan relations and s...

Trump signs TAIPEI Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Donald Trump on Thursday (March 26) signed the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative Act (TAIPEI Act) into law. The legislation, w...

US wakes up to Taiwan’s global status

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — United States President Donald Trump recently used the term “Chinese virus” while responding to questions from reporters, at a news conference. On the print...

Why does the US not forge diplomatic ties with Taiwan?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the United States both underwent transfers of power in the 2016 presidential elections, with Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Do...

TAIPEI Act passes US Senate, awaits signature from President Trump

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The TAPEI Act, which seeks to strengthen Taiwan’s diplomatic relations and expand the island nation’s international presence, now awaits U.S. President Donald ...