China opposes US military drone sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin on Friday (Aug. 7) expressed his opposition to the potential U.S. sale of at least four military drones to Taiwan and sai...

Historic data indicate a Chinese invasion of Taiwan is easier said than done

Shih Ming-teh (施明德), a renowned political activist in Taiwan and a former political prisoner for 25 and a half years, recently published a research paper entitled "On Taiwan's sovereignty and...

Paul Ryan visit moves Taiwan-US relations in right direction but further action needed

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- It is a testament to the impact that the Taiwan Travel Act (TTA) has had on U.S.-Taiwan relations that, no less a figure than former Congressional Speaker Paul Ryan paid a v...

F-16V sale to bolster Taiwan's ability to deter Chinese threats: US official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall Schriver said on Tuesday (April 16) that the U.S. sold fighter jets to Taiwan to bolster...

Washington urged not to refer to 'one China' policy

A former U.S. official urged Washington Sunday not to refer to its "one China" policy in a diplomatic setting when it comes to cross-Taiwan Strait relations, as it is confusing and misleadin...

US Navy admiral: 'One Country, Two Systems' does not respect the wishes of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Head of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Admiral Philip Davidson expressed concern Tuesday over the presence of Chinese naval forces in the Taiwan Strait, and Beijing’s...

Promoting security and economic cooperation a priority in building stronger Taiwan-US ties: AIT director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At his first press conference held Wednesday after assuming the position as director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) in August, Brent Christensen specified that ...

State dept. reaffirms US support for Taiwan, encourages Taipei to increase defense budget

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A U.S. State Department official reportedly reaffirmed the U.S.’ commitment to uphold the Taiwan Relations Act on July 23 (U.S. time) pledging that the U.S. would pr...

Why China sees Taiwan issue as non-negotiable

BEIJING (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's questioning of long-established U.S. policy toward Taiwan is sparking a growing backlash in China and warnings about a potentially dangerous dis...

U.S. values Taiwan's international contribution: official

=Washington, Sept. 28 (CNA) Washington values Taiwan's ability to participate in international affairs, particularly in international organizations for which statehood is not a prerequisite, and bel...

U.S. official reaffirms commitment to 'one China' policy

The United States' commitment to the "one China policy," and "the three communiques" will remain unchanged after Taiwan conducts its peaceful transition of power, an official of the U.S. National Secu...

U.S. petition to recognize Taiwan fails to meet signature threshold

A petition on the White House website urging the United States government to recognize Taiwan as a country gathered only about 20,800 signatures as of Feb. 18, Thursday, falling short of the signature...

AIT: U.S. welcomes steps to improve cross-strait ties

"We welcome steps by both sides of the Taiwan Strait to reduce tensions and improve cross-Taiwan Strait relations. We encourage both sides to continue their constructive dialogue on the basis of dign...