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Pentagon calls Chinese threat of war over Taiwan independence 'unfortunate'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Pentagon spokesman on Thursday (Jan. 28) described China's threat of war with Taiwan over independence as "unfortunate" and said he could not understand wh...

Initial Biden steps give Taiwan reason for optimism: William Stanton

Understandable concern All supporters of a free and democratic Taiwan have inevitably and understandably been concerned about the policies President Biden’s new administration will adopt towa...

Taiwan congratulates Secretary of State Blinken on confirmation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs congratulated Antony Blinken on becoming the 71st secretary of state of the United States Wednesday morning (Jan. 27, Taiwan time). Afte...

US State Department highlights threat of Chinese military towards Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department on Saturday (Jan. 23) released a press statement highlighting the threat China’s military poses against Taiwan and the region’s peace...

Chinese invasion of Taiwan would be 'grievous mistake': Blinken

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President-elect Joe Biden's pick for secretary of state on Tuesday (Jan. 19) told senators that the U.S. will uphold its "longstanding commitment" to Taiwan ...

China threatens to send warplanes over Taiwan in case of hypothetical Pompeo visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state media has claimed Beijing would deploy warplanes over Taiwan if U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were to pay an 11th-hour visit to that country, in yet an...

Lifting restrictions on Taiwan-US exchanges 'long overdue': Randall Schriver

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the U.S. State Department's lifting of restrictions on Taiwan-U.S. exchanges, Randall Schriver, chairman of the Washington.-based think tank Project 204...

US to lift restrictions on exchanges with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. government is set to revoke decades-old rules guiding its exchanges with Taiwan, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday (Jan. 9), an announcement...

US ambassador to UN will visit Taiwan next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft will visit Taiwan from Jan. 13 to 15 for meetings with senior Taiwanese officials, the U.S. Mission to the UN (USUN) said Thursday (J...

A New Year's Taiwan wish list for President Biden: William Stanton

With only a few weeks to go before Joseph Biden becomes president of the United States, Taiwan’s American friends need to press hard for the policies we want to see the new administration pursue...

US Congress passes spending bill with provisions for Taiwan Assurance Act 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Congress on Monday (Dec. 21) passed an appropriations bill for FY2021, which will cover the Taiwan Assurance Act of 2020. The U.S. Senate and House of Represen...

Taiwan considering sending delegation to US for Biden's inauguration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is still considering sending a delegation to attend the Jan. 20 inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, though the coronavirus pandemic has to be ta...

US announces $280 million communications system arms sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of a Field Information Communications System (FICS) and related equipment to Taiwan for an estimated cost of US$28...

Taiwan president awarded International Pioneer Award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was awarded the International Pioneer Award by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the largest organization of state legislators...

Taiwan starts making new submarines amid China tension

Taiwan has warned China that it will do whatever it takes to defend its sovereignty as the island launched production of a new fleet of submarines. The warning comes at a time of rising tensions with...