US Under Secretary of State Keith Krach arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach landed in Taiwan on Thursday afternoon (Sept. 17), the second high-ranking U.S. ...

China says will make 'necessary response' to U.S. official's Taiwan visit

China will make a “necessary response” to a visit by U.S. Undersecretary for Economic Affairs Keith Krach to Chinese-claimed Taiwan, and has lodged a complaint with Washington, the foreign...

Taiwan zigzags on pork product labeling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The health authorities in Taiwan have moved to modify pork labeling regulations, after the relaxation of American meat imports. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) p...

Taiwan denies US unhappy with how high profile visit has become

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It was wrong to claim the United States government was unhappy with all the attention attending the visit of Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the En...

US envoy to UN has 'historic' meeting with Taiwan official

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft had lunch Wednesday with Taiwan’s top official in New York, a meeting she called “historic” and a further step in the Trump ad...

U.S. envoy leading second recent high-level visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A senior U.S. State Department official is due to arrive in Taiwan on Thursday afternoon to begin a three-day visit that has already drawn a warning from China. ...

Visit of highest-ranking US State Department official to Taiwan in 41 years confirmed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department confirmed on Wednesday (Sept. 16) that U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach will visit Taiw...

New Japanese Cabinet retains most key ministers

TOKYO (AP) — New Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, elected by parliament on Wednesday after pledging to pursue his predecessor Shinzo Abe's policies, formed a 20-member Cabinet that retains many...

Exclusive: U.S. pushes arms sales surge to 'Fortress Taiwan,' needling China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to sell as many as seven major weapons systems, including mines, cruise missiles and drones to Taiwan, four people familiar with the discussions said, as...

Taiwan president congratulates Yoshihide Suga on becoming Japan's new prime minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While offering her congratulations to Yoshihide Suga on becoming Japan’s new prime minister, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said she looks forward to deepening Taiwan&...

China: War games a signal to Taiwan leader, foreign backers

BEIJING (AP) — Recent Chinese war games near Taiwan were a deliberate signal to the leaders of the island and its foreign backers that Beijing intends to make good on its vow to defend what it conside...

Taiwan's KMT party chairman shares thoughts on canceled China trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) party Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) on Monday (Sept. 15) said that reciprocity and dignified exchanges across the Taiwan Strait are the party’s long-...

Taiwan's legislature agrees to form constitutional amendment committee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's legislature will form a 39-member bipartisan group to push for constitutional amendments starting in the new term that begins on Friday (Sept. 18). Lawmake...

South China Sea Watch: More talks and more tensions

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

Taiwan is 'a living condemnation of the CCP': Scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to U.S. media questions over why China has recently stepped up its aggressive intrusions into Taiwan's Air Defense Idenifitican Zone (ADIZ), a Canadian sch...