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Chinese ambassador accuses US of turning Taiwan Strait into powder keg

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an op-ed piece published before U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said China’s words and actions were “deeply destabilizing," Chinese ambassador t...

Taiwan president rides high in polls despite COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the sixth anniversary of her first inauguration, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is still riding high in the polls despite the onslaught of a COVID-19 surge, the threat fr...

EXPLAINER: What's behind difficult Taiwan-China relations?

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. authorities say the gunman behind an attack on a church in southern California in which one person was killed and five injured was motivated by a hatred for Taiwan. ...

Discovery and TaiwanPlus call for talented filmmakers to create exceptional stories from Taiwan

Three filmmakers will receive a grant of US$35,000 and have their short film featured on Discovery platforms across Asia and TaiwanPlusSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 April 2022 - Discovery has teame...

Taiwan poll confirms widespread rejection of China’s unification attempts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, an opinion poll found massive rejection of China’s campaign to influence Taiwan, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said F...

China warns US not to include Taiwan in Indo-Pacific Strategy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Wang Yi (王毅) on Tuesday (Feb. 21) told Secretary of State Antony Blinken that the U.S. should not include Taiwan in its Indo-Pacific Strategy. During a...

US and allies' 'foolish' engagement of China birthed colossal geopolitical threat: Mearsheimer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. and its allies' earlier engagement of China in the post-Cold War period was “foolish” and has brought about a colossal threat as Asia’s econ...

China’s Taiwan Affairs Office spokeswoman wants to meet Hakka in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Spokeswoman Zhu Fenglian (朱鳳蓮) identified herself as a member of the Hakka minority in Guangdong Province, saying she wanted to meet her fellow...

Poll: 60% of Taiwanese expect US military to fight for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — About 60% of Taiwanese were not worried about a Chinese attack and a similar number expected the United States military to rush to Taiwan’s rescue, according to the ...

Taiwan expects China to step up 'unification' propaganda in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the post-COVID era, China will step up both its online and in-person "unification" propaganda targeting Taiwan, the Cabinet said Tuesday (Jan. 4). In a rep...

Taiwan’s ideal New Year resolution a fresh approach to cross-strait deterrence

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — As we enter 2022, there is more focus than ever on cross-strait relations and the perceived risk of China invading Taiwan sooner rather than later. Much of the discu...

China threatens ‘drastic measures’ if Taiwan moves on independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China warned it will take “drastic measures” if Taiwan moves on formal independence, a Beijing official said on Wednesday (Dec. 30). China claimed it was wi...

China returns suspect in murder of coffee trader to Taiwan after quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A murder suspect who fled Taiwan only to be forced into COVID-19 quarantine in China returned home in the company of Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) officers Wednesday...

Mayor says deputy's Taiwan independence statement will not affect Shanghai forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A statement by his deputy describing Taiwan as an independent, self-ruling nation will not sink plans for a forum with the Chinese city of Shanghai next week, Taipei City ...

Taiwan poll finds 85% support status quo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 84.9% of Taiwanese want the country’s present status to remain largely unchanged, while 85.5% oppose China’s “one country, two systems” ...