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Taiwan president-elect supports Coast Guard over capsizing of Chinese vessel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President-elect Lai Ching-te (賴清德) expressed his support Wednesday (Feb. 21) for the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) in its handling of the death of two Chinese nationals...

US urges 'restraint' amid Taiwan-China disputes over Kinmen waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid rising tensions between Taiwan and China over maritime disputes, the U.S. State Department on Tuesday (Feb. 20) urged "restraint." Cross-strait disputes ...

Taiwan coast guard did not collect video of fatal Chinese boat pursuit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said it was unable to record video evidence of a Chinese fishing boat that capsized killing two in the waters off the Kinme...

Taiwan Kinmen Fishermen's Association issues warnings to local fishers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Kinmen Fishermen's Association (KFA) informed local fishers on Monday (Feb. 19) that China was conducting enhanced maritime patrols in Kinmen, per China...

75% of Americans think China-Taiwan tensions important to US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Pew Research Center poll released on Friday (Feb. 16) shows the majority of Americans believe tensions between China and Taiwan impact U.S. interests and themselves pers...

Philippines to boost military presence in islands facing Taiwan

MANILA, Feb 7 (Reuters) - The Philippines' defence chief has ordered the military to boost the number of troops stationed at the northernmost islands near Taiwan to fortify Manila's territoria...

Expert talks value of Taiwan's formal diplomatic relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — International law scholar and constitutional reform activist Raymond Sun (宋承恩) says Taiwan’s formal diplomatic allies still have value, despite their dwindling numbe...

Taiwan protests encroachment of Chinese flight routes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei on Tuesday (Jan 30) protested China's unilateral alteration of three flight routes to come closer to the Taiwan Strait median line, Taiwan's Flight Informat...

Internal politics, US elections could affect Taiwan status quo: Scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China believes if Donald Trump is elected as U.S. president this year, then regional instability will increase, foreign policy expert Kamo Tomoki said in a Nikkei intervie...

Climate threatened Tuvalu holds election watched by Taiwan, China

SYDNEY, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Voting began on Friday (Jan. 26) in the tiny Pacific Island nation of Tuvalu in a national election that is being closely watched by China, Taiwan, the U.S. and its ally Aus...

Tuvalu PM candidate seeks to 'review' Taiwan ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tuvalu will review its relationship with Taiwan and China if finance minister Seve Paeni becomes prime minister after Friday's (Jan. 26) election, the candidate has sa...

China imports of Taiwan’s intermediate goods grow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan made up 14% of China’s intermediate goods (IG) in 2022, according to a report released by the Hinrich Foundation. Lead economist at Oxford Economics Thang ...

Tuvalu expected to review Taiwan ties after election - minister

SYDNEY, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Tuvalu expects to review its diplomatic ties with Taiwan after Friday's election, Finance Minister Seve Paeniu told Reuters, adding voters in the tiny Pacific Island nat...

Ex-AIT director calls for ‘trusted intermediaries’ between Taiwan and China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the election of the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Lai Ching-te (賴清德), Taiwan and China should seek out “trusted intermediaries” to open ...

Taiwan's Lai combined with Trump 'nightmare scenario' for China: Analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The possibility of Donald Trump securing a second term as U.S. president combined with Lai Ching-te (賴清德) as Taiwan’s president represents a “nightmare scenari...