Taiwan seeks to build alliance to counter China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Sept. 8) appeared to call for an alliance to counter China while also proposing an economic pact to shift critical suppl...

Time for Biden to stand up to China and back Taiwan

Kaohsiung (Taiwan News) – At the start of the year Taiwan went through what was arguably the most important presidential election of the country’s democratic era, as Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) com...

'Recent US-Australian joint statement significant for Taiwan': Academic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At an annual political meeting between American and Australian foreign affairs and defense personnel, officials made a joint statement on Tuesday (July 28) highlighting Ta...

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...

Taiwan allies send letter to WHO head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five of Taiwan's allies have sent a joint letter to World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus requesting that Taiwan be invited to pa...

Allies hold video conference with WHO director-general to urge Taiwan's inclusion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of UN representatives allied with Taiwan collectively contacted World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus via videoconference on ...

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...

Taiwan offers relief, resources to allies to combat coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been helping its allies in the fight against the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has sickened nearly 150,000 people worldwide and killed over 4,00...

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 ...