US Senator to reintroduce TAIPEI Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Senator from Colorado, Cory Gardner, signaled his intention to reintroduce the proposed “TAIPEI Act” to the Senate, in a tweet on Jan. 6. The “Ta...

Taiwan’s Legislative Speaker to attend George HW Bush memorial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) said today he will depart for the U.S. to attend the memorial service for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, reported CNA. ...

Former US diplomats urge Taiwan-US free trade deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two former U.S. diplomats and a host of experts advocated for greater effort towards signing of a potential Taiwan-U.S. free trade agreement (FTA) yesterday. Former U.S...

Taiwan’s China policy remains unchanged after local elections: president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai-ing Wen (蔡英文) said the people voted on domestic issues during the local elections on Nov. 24, and that Taiwan’s cross strait policy will remain...

Taiwan plans purchase of 66 F-16V fighter jets: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s military has abandoned its plan to buy a number of F-35 fighter jets from the U.S., and will instead continue to consider a potential purchase of 66 F-16V f...

Taiwan is an ‘example for Indo-Pacific' says US Secretary of State

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Taiwan’s “constitutional democracy is an example for the entire Indo-Pacific” in a tweet on Nov. 24, after Taiwa...

Pork ban an obstacle to potential Taiwan-US trade deal: academics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After Taiwan’s envoy to APEC Morris Chang (張忠謀) raised the idea of a free trade agreement with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Nov. 17, two academics told CNA a po...

US midterm election will not affect Taiwan policy: AIT Chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) James Moriarty said the results of the U.S. midterm election will not affect U.S. policy towards Taiwan, reported CNA. ...

Taiwan is a reliable partner and force for good: AIT Chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) met with Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) James Moriarty in Taipei on Nov. 5, when the pair expressed mutual commitme...

US confirms support for Taiwan Interpol bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A U.S. Department of State spokesperson confirmed the U.S.’s continued support for Taiwan’s meaningful participation in international police agency Interpol, i...

Tsai’s National Day speech positive, principled, and open: AIT Chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT, 美國在台協會), James Moriarty, described Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) speech during National Day celebrations i...

Taiwan’s TAITRA calls for US-Taiwan free trade deal at US Business Day event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vice Chairman Chuang Suo-hang (莊碩漢) of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA, 外貿協會) called on Taiwan and the U.S. to sign a free trade deal durin...

Fmr U.S. Deputy Secretary of State calls for Taiwan talk during Pompeo’s upcoming China trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, Richard Armitage said he hoped that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will bring up issues relating to Taiwan during his upcoming ...

US Congressman calls on Trump Administration to utilize Taiwan Travel Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Veteran U.S. Congressman Chris Smith called on the Trump Administration to fully implement the Taiwan Travel Act, in a letter sent to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo o...

Taiwan supporter Inhofe named Chair of US Senate Armed Services Committee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Senate announced on Sept. 6 that Jim Inhofe will take over from John McCain as Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Inhofe was the acting Chair of the...