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Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan launches US caucus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan on Friday (Feb. 23) saw 72 of its 113 members join a newly launched multi-party United States Caucus (LUC). Legislative Speaker Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) an...

US Representative Gallagher arrives in Taiwan with delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leading congressional critic of China U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher arrived with a seven-member delegation in Taiwan on Thursday (Feb. 22). At 8 a.m., the U.S. H...

Decoding China: Inevitable Taiwan tensions in 2024

Members of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) are apparently not taking a vacation to mark the Chinese New Year, which began on February 10. Taiwan's Ministry of Defense has counted a...

US Navy officer calls on Taiwan to boost asymmetric warfare capability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Admiral Samuel J. Paparo, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command commander nominee, urged Taiwan to continue bolstering its asymmetric warfare capability to counter a Chinese attac...

Commitments to Taiwan already made clear: US National Security Advisor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S.’ commitments to Taiwan are already clear, U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said at a Council on Foreign Relations event on Wednesday (Jan. 31). ...

US stands firm on Taiwan Strait status quo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan reiterated Washington’s position on Taiwan during a two-day meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (王毅) in Bangko...

China steps up military pressure on Taiwan after US visit

Beijing has sent 33 fighter jets and a group of six naval vessels toward Taiwan, the island's Defense Ministry said on Saturday, adding that Taiwan responded by deploying its own forces. The numb...

US Congressional support for Taiwan remains steadfast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Congressional Taiwan Caucus co-chairs Mario Diaz-Balart and Ami Bera affirmed strong U.S. ties with Taiwan while meeting President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday (Jan....

US ambassador to Japan lauds Taiwan's successful presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel praised Taiwan’s successful presidential election during a Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan press conference on Thursd...

Leading US Congress members plan visits to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the election of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Lai Ching-te (賴清德) as Taiwan’s next president, leading members of the United States House of R...

China says US sent 'gravely wrong signal' in congratulating new Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China lashed out at the U.S. for allegedly sending a "gravely wrong signal" to "independence forces" in Taiwan in congratulating president-elect Lai Ch...

US delegation arrives in Taiwan for talks on bilateral issues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high-level U.S. delegation arrived in Taiwan on Sunday (Jan. 14) for a three-day trip to exchange views on bilateral issues and prospects. The group is led by former ...

US State Secretary Blinken, Speaker Johnson commend Lai on Taiwan presidential win

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and House Speaker Mike Johnson conveyed congratulatory messages to Taiwan president-elect Lai Ching-te (賴清德). Blinken, in both a ...

Taiwan election: What it means for ties with US and China

Taiwan is holding presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday, which will be watched closely by China as well as the United States. Beijing views the self-ruled democratic island as part ...

Chinese officials assert 'one China' principle as Taiwan election nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Senior Chinese military and diplomatic officials asserted China’s "one China" principle at a two-day meeting held in the Pentagon on Monday and Tuesday (Ja...