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US, Taiwan eye closer trade ties amid China tensions

The United States announced on Wednesday that it will begin formal negotiations with Taiwan on a new wide-ranging trade initiative, in a bid to deepen economic engagement. It's Washington'...

US to hold trade talks with Taiwan, island drills military

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. government will hold trade talks with Taiwan in a sign of support for the island democracy that China claims as its own territory, prompting Beijing to warn Thursday it...

Taiwan firms panned for being soft on China but harsh on own government

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese business tycoons are being accused of double standards in being lenient with Beijing but harsh on their own government when it comes to power crunches. Taiwan...

US to hold trade talks with Taiwan in new show of support

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. government plans talks with Taiwan on a wide-ranging trade treaty in a sign of support for the self-ruled island democracy claimed by China’s ruling Communist Party as part of ...

DPP's Taoyuan campaign collapses, spreading chaos in the party across Taiwan

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — On Friday, Aug. 12, former Hsinchu Mayor, a rising star in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the party’s nominee as candidate for Taoyuan Mayor Lin Chih-c...

Taiwan, China hold opposing military drills amid tensions

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan is staging military exercises to show its ability to resist Chinese pressure to accept Beijing’s political control over the self-governing island, following new rounds of...

Japanese politician to hold security talks with Taiwan president next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chairman of the Japan-ROC Diet Members' Consultative Council Furuya Keiji and the council’s secretary general, Kihara Minoru, will embark on a three-day visit to...

China sets sanctions on Taiwan figures to punish US, island

BEIJING (AP) — China imposed visa bans and other sanctions Tuesday on Taiwanese political figures as it raises pressure on the self-governing island and the U.S. in response to successive congressiona...

Taiwan president receives credentials of new Honduras ambassador

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Aug. 16) accepted the credentials of new Honduran Ambassador to Taiwan, Harold Burgos, at the Presidential Office. Tsai said in...

Taiwan’s TSMC discussed US investments with visiting congressional delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) confirmed Tuesday (Aug. 16) it had discussed its investments in the United States with the visiting congressional delegation....

President Tsai discusses future Taiwan-US cooperation with congressional delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is eager to deepen cooperation with the U.S. to maintain regional prosperity and stability, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Monday (Aug. 15), during a meeting ...

EXPLAINER: Why US lawmakers' Taiwan trips keep riling China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taiwan is high on the summer travel list for U.S. members of Congress on their August recess this year, as U.S. lawmakers make a point of asserting American support for the self-gove...

China announces new drills as US delegation visits Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China announced more military drills around Taiwan as the self-governing island’s president met with members of a new U.S. congressional delegation on Monday, threatening to rene...

US lawmakers meet Taiwan president amid China anger

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen met on Monday with a delegation of US Congress members in a further sign of support among American lawmakers for the self-governing island that China claims as its ...

More US lawmakers visit Taiwan 12 days after Pelosi trip

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A delegation of American lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday, just 12 days after a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that prompted China to launch days of threatening mi...