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Biden chalks up China's aggression toward Taiwan to 'different norms'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Joe Biden drew criticism from conservatives for seeming to justify China's repressive actions in Hong Kong and Xinjiang and aggression towards Taiwan as a qu...

'Biden will not be Obama 2.0': TaiwanThinktank scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Scholars participating in a conference agreed on Saturday (Jan. 31) the Biden administration’s recent actions toward Taiwan have assuaged fears about waning American...

American of Taiwanese-Indian descent given role in Biden administration

NEW DELHI (Taiwan News) — Washington has just given a boost to its Taiwan policy by appointing Shanthi Kalathil as the coordinator for democracy and human rights at the National Security Council...

Taiwan president congratulates Biden on inauguration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday (Jan. 21 Taiwan time) congratulated President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration. Biden...

Taiwan, US diplomats meet after official contact ban lifted

Taiwan's representative to Switzerland met with his U.S counterpart on Thursday, the latest Taiwanese diplomat to meet a U.S. official after the U.S. ended its restrictions on official contacts wi...

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...

Chinese state media blast latest Pompeo move on Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — China's state media lashed out at the latest move on Taiwan by the departing Trump administration, accusing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of “seeking to maliciously inflict a long...

Beijing's policy toward Taiwan unlikely to change in 2021: think tank

Beijing's hostile policy toward Taiwan is likely to continue in 2021, according to a year-end report released by the Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR), a government-fund...

US congressmen call for name change to Taiwan's representative office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seventy-eight lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday (Dec. 17) sent a joint letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, calling for the Taipei Eco...

Biden should follow Trump's Taiwan policy: Former US diplomat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former U.S. diplomat Patrick Mendis called on the incoming Biden administration to continue President Trump’s Taiwan policy in an article published last Saturday (De...

US running out of time to counter China, prevent attack on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States is running out of time to counter China’s military rise and prevent an attack against Taiwan, according to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden adviser a...

Congressional panel proposes upgrading US envoy to Taiwan to ambassador level

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. congressional panel on Tuesday (Dec. 1) called for the status of the director of the de facto U.S. embassy in Taiwan to be upgraded to a level on par with an ambass...

Biden faces pressure to deepen ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the face of an increasingly belligerent China, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will be pressured from both sides of the aisle to strengthen ties with Taiwan. Under th...

Biden must follow the precedent the Trump administration set for Taiwan-US relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After several long days of waiting for election results, it became clear Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States. While many Americans are rejoicing, Tai...

Taiwan foreign minister thanks Trump for 4 years of support

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has congratulated him on his...