Beijing ramps up attempts to poach Taiwan's allies: Foreign Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said Monday that Beijing has ramped up its campaign to poach Taiwan’s allies so as to further isolate the island country from the in...

Taiwan's Pacific allies propose Taipei and Beijing receive equal diplomatic recognition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A change may be in order regarding diplomatic relations between Micronesian nations and China, as five Micronesian nations have issued a joint communique, which calls for ...

US Secretary of State emphasizes importance of supporting Taiwan among Pacific allies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Feb. 19 at the Micronesia Presidents’ Summit, U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, addressed leaders of five Pacific Island nations, and allies of Taiwan. Spe...

Kiribati President reaffirms diplomatic ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As China’s campaign of increasing international pressure on Taiwan’s allies continues, many have speculated that small states in the South Pacific may be easy ...

8 allies write letters to Interpol in support of Taiwan: MOFA

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Eight of Taiwan's allies have voiced support for Taiwan's participation in the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) sai...

President Tsai thanks US for support of Taiwan in pursuit of democratic values

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen on Oct. 24 expressed her gratitude to the Trump administration for its support of Taiwan. She further reiterated the country’s commitment...

US Vice President Pence lauds Taiwan's embrace of democracy 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In a speech to the Hudson Institute on October 4, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence condemned China for luring away three Latin American allies of Taiwan, lauded Taiwan's ...

Panama President asks US to respect its decision to cut ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a statement made on Sunday Sept. 9, the President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela asked the United States to respect the decision of his country’s government to reco...

US Senators introduce bill to support 'Taiwan's diplomatic alliances around the world'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Following the news that Taiwan's former Central American ally El Salvador had established diplomatic ties with Beijing, some U.S. lawmakers expressed alarm a...

El Salvador, Taiwan break ties, further isolating Asian isle

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan says it is breaking off diplomatic ties with El Salvador because the Central American country plans to defect to rival Beijing. The move is the latest blow to the self-rul...

Honduras denies rumors of talks with Beijing on cutting ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Honduras yesterday (May 27) denied rumors that its foreign minister was in Beijing negotiating a deal with China on cutting ties with Taiwan, reported CNA. Hot on the heels ...

Taiwan allies Haiti, Honduras could be next to fall to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Haiti and Honduras are the next to diplomatic allies of Taiwan likely to switch their diplomatic recognition to China in exchange for cash incentives, according to Kuomintang (...

Panama defection no big loss to Taiwan

Losing a diplomatic ally is never something to be welcomed and, on the face of it at least, Panama was one of Taiwan’s biggest and most geopolitically influential. But looking beneath the sur...

Taiwan down to 20 allies as Beijing steps up the pressure

BEIJING (AP) — Panama's switching of diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China on Tuesday deprives Taipei of one of its most important and influential allies. Taiwan now is left with...

China will continue to try and steal Taiwan's allies: Experts

Washington -- In the wake of Sao Tome and Principe severing ties with Taiwan, China likely will continue to attempt to lure away countries that maintain diplomatic ties with Taiwan, acc...