Former president of Taiwan says US will not engage in cross-strait conflict

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) on Monday (Aug. 10) said the U.S. will not come to Taiwan's aid in the case of a conflict in the Taiwan Strait. On Monday after...

Chinese fighter jets cross Taiwan Strait median line amid US official visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese fighter jets crossed over the median line of the Taiwan Strait and into the country's airspace on Monday morning (Aug. 10), one day after U.S. Health and Human...

Taiwan issues sea, land warnings for Tropical Storm Mekkhala

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued sea and land warnings at 10:30 a.m. this morning (Aug. 10) after a tropical depression was upgraded to Tropical Storm Mekkhala (米克拉...

Former Taiwan president regrets ban on Chinese students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) on Saturday (Aug. 8) commented on the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) recent ban on Chinese students, saying exchanges between both...

Taiwan policy on Chinese students 'discriminatory': China's Taiwan Affairs Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) on Thursday (Aug. 6) accused the Taiwanese government of intentionally discriminating against Chinese students seeking to resume ...

MAC says Beijing barring Chinese students from coming to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) has denied accusations about it preventing Chinese students from coming to Taiwan for political reasons, arguing it is Beijin...

Beijing reclassifies international shipping lanes in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has changed how it classifies a large stretch of international waters between Hainan island and the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. By amending a domestic...

Indian news site calls on Quad to back Taiwan in countering China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to heightened tensions with China after a deadly border clash in June, an Indian news site asserted that the South Asian country should join with its Quadrilat...

Taiwan faces three days of rain as Tropical Storm Hagupit takes shape

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression east of the Philippines could turn into Tropical Storm Hagupit on Sunday (Aug. 2), leading to sea warnings later the same day, followed by three days...

Taiwan's Penghu mulls travel charge for visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's offshore archipelago of Penghu saw an overwhelming number of visitors over the last few weeks and in response the local government said Friday (July 31) it is...

Scholar says Beijing eager to take Taiwan preemptively in case of conflict with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A political science scholar has said that China is eager to take Taiwan and turn it into a submarine base as a precaution as tensions between Beijing and Washington contin...

US congressman introduces Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) on Wednesday (July 29) introduced a bill that would authorize the U.S. to use military force if China attacks Taiwan. In a press releas...

Cross-strait event held between Taiwanese and Chinese primary schools

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Tuesday (July 28) news broke that Heping Primary School in Taiwan’s Hualien County and Qiaotou Primary School in Guilin City, Guangxi Province, China recently too...

US, Australian officials reaffirm Taiwan's role in Indo-Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During an annual meeting between American and Australian foreign affairs and defense officials, the two sides re-affirmed Taiwan's key role in the Indo-Pacific region ...

Chinese sand dredging ships to serve as targets for Taiwanese military drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese ships impounded for illegal sand dredging could be handed over to the military for target practice, the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said Tuesday (July 28). ...