Former China envoy to visit Taiwan for counterpart’s funeral

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A retired Chinese official once in charge of contacts with Taiwan, Chen Yunlin (陳雲林), will soon visit the island country again to pay respects to his counterpart, former Straits...

Defense think tank: Taiwan must strengthen own military as threats from China loom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Institute for National Defense and Security Research published its first ever batch of annual reports, recommending the state heightens military strength, a...

Bakery of Taiwan's controversial 'bread master' packed to the rafters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Despite, or perhaps because of the controversy swirling around Taiwan's 'bread master' Wu Pao-chun (吳寶春), a photo has surfaced showing his Kaohsiung bakery packed w...

Canada signals interest in investment protection deal with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Canadian government has for the first time publicly declared its interest in negotiating an investment protection agreement with Taiwan, reported CNA. Canadian Fore...

US intervention in Taiwan-China relations is bound to fail: Ex-President Ma

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Any interference by the United States in relations between Taiwan and China is doomed to fail, former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said Wednesday. The retired Kuomintang (KMT...

Taiwan faces trade, geopolitical, demographic risks: Moody’s

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan faces a host of credit risks relating to the U.S.-China trade war, deteriorating relations with China, and an aging population, according to a recent report by U.S....

CCP bans Chinese participation at next year's Golden Horse: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After controversy was stirred at the 55th Golden Horse Awards by mention of Taiwanese independence and the phrase “Taiwan, China” used by a Chinese actor, medi...

Chinese Defense Minister: army will take action ‘at any costs’ to prevent Taiwan split

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe said in a speech at China’s Xiangshan security forum today (Oct. 25) that China will never give up an inch of its territory. R...

Taiwanese, Chinese bishops meet at Vatican synod for first time

THE VATICAN (CNA) — Bishops from Taiwan and China were present at the Vatican for the first time at a global meeting this month, Chiayi Bishop Chung An-chu (鍾安住) said Saturday. Chung is the T...

China will soon issue Chinese ID documents to Taiwanese citizens: academic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A Taiwanese academic warned Friday that the new Chinese residence card for Taiwanese citizens was only a temporary measure which would lead to the direct issuing of Chinese ID d...

China should give Taiwan more international space: ex-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - China should give Taiwan more international space, while the United States continues to have the duty to defend the island, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesd...

'Stability, adaptability, progress:' President Tsai outlines Taiwan's response to dramatic global changes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Wednesday her administration will respond to dramatic global changes and Chinese military and political coercion by maintaining stab...

Taiwan clamps down on illegal investment from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Cabinet approved a proposal Thursday to raise fines for illegal investments in Taiwan by individuals or companies from China. The package, passed at the Cabinet’s r...

Kinmen drawing more Chinese visitors despite fewer visiting Taiwan

Taipei, Sept. 14 (CNA) Taiwan's outlying Kinmen Island has drawn more Chinese visitors, and for the first time the figure has exceeded that of Taiwanese visitors, but most of them are staying in K...

Without US, Taiwan is vulnerable to Chinese invasion: foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said that without continued U.S. military support, Taiwan would be vulnerable to military occupation by China, du...