Taiwan-China tension least of Chinese issues for US: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A recent survey of U.S. citizens by polling and research company, Pew Research Center, found Taiwan-China tension was the least of their China worries, with 22 percent of ...

Taiwan expresses condolences over death of John McCain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) expressed Taiwan's sincere condolences over the death of U.S. Senator John McC...

White House: El Salvador breaking ties with Taiwan a 'grave concern' to US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Thursday evening, Aug. 23 the White House released a statement condemning El Salvador’s decision to sever diplomatic ties with Taiwan and establish relations with...

US deeply disappointed by El Salvador, says Director of American Inst. in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) William Christensen said Thursday that the United States was deeply disappointed by El Salvador’s decision to break...

Taiwan may just be a 'bargaining chip' for Trump: Washington Post

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. newspaper, Washington Post on Aug. 20 released an article claiming that Taiwan’s political fate may be entirely dependent on Trump’s unpredictable dec...

US anti-drug agency, DEA, likely to set up office in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is seeking to operate in Taipei, said Phillip Chad Esch, director of DEA’s Hong Kong office, Tuesday. A worksh...

New AIT director seeks to strengthen Taiwan-US relationship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At an event co-hosted by Taiwan and the U.S. Tuesday in Taipei, Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) William Christensen, who assumed the office ju...

US shows unprecedented courtesy to Taiwan President in LA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the enactment of the “Taiwan Travel Act” (H.R.535) in March, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who is currently stopping over in Los Angeles,...

New AIT Director William Christensen to arrive in Taiwan Saturday 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), William Brent Christensen, will arrive in Taipei Saturday, said AIT Friday via a news statement. Upon his ar...

Potential Taiwan-US joint military exercise good for Taiwan and regional security: Premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Premier, William Lai (賴清德) said that a potential joint military exercise between Taiwan and the U.S. would be good for the security of both Taiwan and neighbo...

Taiwan waiting on US to launch satellites

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is waiting on U.S. confirmation for the launch date for six microsatellites, as part of the joint FORMOSAT-7 weather observation program. The joint program betwe...

Pro-Taiwan 2019 NDAA defense bill ready for Trump's signature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. Senate yesterday (Aug. 1) passed its final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year of 2019, which includes provisions to improve T...

Taiwan can play an important role in Indo-Pacific region: foreign ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday that the country can play an important role in the Indo-Pacific region and will continue working closely wit...

Taiwan urged to think creatively on 'Indo-Pacific' strategy

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan should embrace "creative thinking" about what the United States' "Free and Open Indo-Pacific" strategy should be in six months if it wants to prevent sta...

Taiwan part of US Indo-Pacific strategy: former US defense secretary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday that Taiwan plays a part in the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy, which reflects a U.S. commitment to maintaining stability...