A secret phone call assured Taiwan President Lee of safety during Third Taiwan Strait Crisis: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Japan's Sankei News reported today (April 3) that then-Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) received a phone call, which was believed to have been made from a high-level Bei...

Japanese cabinet chief calls for direct Taiwan-China dialogue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of China’s repeated intrusions on Taiwan’s airspace, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has called for a direct cross-strait dial...

Taiwan MAC investigates Han Kuo-yu's recent visit to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A special committee has been established to probe the nature of Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) recent visit to China. Han’s sojourn to China last week c...

Taiwan requires referendum for political agreements with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Cabinet approved a plan Thursday to raise the threshold for the passage of political agreements with China and include approval by a referendum. The proposal will still f...

China’s new attempt to lure Taiwanese could violate cross-strait agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prefectures in China are appointing Taiwanese agricultural commissioners to assist village farming projects, which could be violating the 1992 cross-strait relations act. ...

Taiwan business not impressed by new China investment law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwanese business people failed to be impressed by a Chinese promise that its new foreign investment law would also apply to Taiwanese, reports said Friday. Chinese Premier ...

MAC: China should resolve its domestic issues before threatening Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) told Beijing to prioritize China’s own domestic issues in response to an earlier comment from a Taiwan Affairs Office r...

Taiwan-China crisis could erupt in 2020: U.S. expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The United States should strengthen its deterrence amid the rising likelihood of a Taiwan-China crisis in the run-up to next year’s Taiwanese elections, said Michael Chase...

Premier Su won't sign independence referendum as 'Taiwan is already independent'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Tuesday during a Legislative Yuan question time that he would not sign a public referendum on Taiwan’s independence, because "...

Politicians blast Han Kuo-yu for comments on Taiwan-China relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has come under criticism from several politicians for his comments regarding the relationship between Taiwan and China. In an interview...

Taiwan protests provocative song and video released by China

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan's government has lodged a protest with Beijing over a song and a video clip released by China's Air Force on Sunday showing its efforts to unify with Taipei by forc...

What ‘One Country Two Systems’ would really mean for Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- It is possible that you are not an avid reader of the Japanese newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun. You may not, therefore, have taken in their op-ed which addressed the Chinese ...

EU Commissioner calls for closer cooperation with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News ) — Closer cooperation with Taiwan was called for during a plenary session of the European Parliament on Wednesday afternoon (Brussels time). CNA reports in a rare move Ta...

China's 'One Country, Two Systems' will never obtain credibility: Japanese media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Under increasing pressure from the Chinese government, Taiwan’s plight has continued to draw the attention of international media, with scholars and foreign policy e...

US policy expert lambasts professor for blaming Tsai for Chinese aggression

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. foreign and defense policy expert Michael Mazza has provided a stinging rebuttal to a Washington Post op-ed published earlier this month that suggested Tsai Ing-wen s...