Tuvalu spurns China bid to build artificial islands, sticks with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Pacific island ally Tuvalu on Thursday (Nov. 21) announced that it has rejected an offer by Communist China to build artificial islands, which presumably woul...

Marshall Islands could flip allegiance from Taiwan, US to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Diplomatic relations between the Marshall Islands and Taiwan and the U.S. are on the line after a general election commenced on Monday (Nov. 18). The Marshall Islands, ...

US House committee passes TAIPEI Act, members call for recognition of Taiwan as country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee passed the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative Act (TAIPEI Act) on Wednesday (Oct...

Taiwan is a "reliable partner", tweets US official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Officials of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs met with Taiwanese diplomat Stanley Kao (高碩泰), according to a tweet posted by the Bureau's Assistant Secretary. ...

Eleven of Taiwan's allies speak up at UN debate: MOFA

Representatives from four of Taiwan's diplomatic allies spoke out for the country at the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly in New York Saturday, bringing the number of Taiwan&#...

US Senate committee passes TAIPEI Act in wake of China's poaching of allies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Wednesday (Sept. 25) passed a draft bill designed to counter China's bullying of Taiwan in the international...

Son of Solomon Islands PM makes hasty retreat from Taiwan after diplomatic switch to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After news broke that the Solomon Islands had cut ties with Taiwan in favor of communist China, a son of the island country's Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare allegedl...

Solomon Islands prime minister says Taiwan 'completely useless to us'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the strongest signal yet that the Solomon Islands is getting set to switch diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said that Taiwan "is c...

Taiwan warns Solomon Islands switch to China could mean 'debt trap'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As leaders of the Solomon Islands consider switching diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China, the Taiwanese government is warning the fellow Pacific island nation of Beijing&...

Solomon Islands to send officials to China, doubt cast on Taiwan ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Solomon Islands government has established a task force to review the country’s diplomatic relations with Taiwan and is planning to send officials to China, repo...

Taiwan’s ranking in Asia Power Index down as diplomatic influence wanes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is ranked 14th in the latest Asia Power Index, published by the Sydney-based Lowy Institute on Tuesday (May 28), and is the only country from the index marked by a ...

Taiwan foreign minister to visit 3 Caribbean allies to solidify ties

Taipei (CNA) Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) departed Taiwan Tuesday on a visit to three of Taiwan's diplomatic allies in the Caribbean region to enhance relations and build closer cooperation, a...

Taiwan President arrives in Houston for stopover on return trip from S. America

HOUSTON (CNA) -- Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) arrived in the U.S. city of Houston on Saturday for a 27-hour transit stop on her way back to Taiwan after concluding a visit to two of Taiwa...

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 ...

President Tsai plans to give visa waiver to six Pacific allies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced that Taiwan will offer visa waivers to six countries in the Pacific during her official visit to Taiwan's diplomatic allies. ...