'Real Friends, Real Progress': AIT recognizes Taiwan as true US friend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) wrapped up celebrations for its 40th year in Taiwan with the Digital Dialogue Public Forum on Friday (Jan. 17). In his opening ad...

China likely to increase pressure against Taiwan: analysts

China is likely to increase its pressure on Taiwan on many fronts as a result of Saturday's presidential and legislative elections, foreign and local analysts who observed the polls said at a work...

Former US Vice President calls for stronger ties with Taiwan following its elections

Joe Biden, a former vice president of the United States and Democratic Party aspirant for the presidency in 2020, called for stronger ties with Taiwan in a tweet Saturday congratulating President Tsai...

US Senator Marco Rubio congratulates Taiwan president on landslide victory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – United States Senator Marco Rubio congratulated President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on her landslide victory Saturday (Jan. 11). The incumbent president received 8.17 million ...

Taiwan and U.S. sign agreement for F-16V fighter jet deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan and the United States have signed the Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for the purchase of 66 F-16V fighter jets and other weapons, the Ministry of National Def...

Taiwan to apply for U.S. border preclearance: minister

The Taiwan government will officially apply soon to join the United States border preclearance system, in a bid to expedite entry by its citizens into the U.S., Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung (...

Video shows US State Department official refuse to call Taiwan a country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. State Department official on Monday (Dec. 2) raised concerns about U.S.-Taiwan relations after he refused to refer to Taiwan as a country. On Monday, David R. St...

American think tank pitching US-Taiwan joint communiqué to normalize relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. think tank is pitching the idea of a new joint directive between the U.S. and Taiwan modeled after the Shanghai Communiqué as a means to pave the way for nor...

Foreign Ministry thanks US senator for promoting Taiwan SOS Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its thanks for a plan to reinstate the symbols of its sovereignty at U.S. government agencies, after a four-year hiatus....

Pentagon sends senior official to Taiwan amid Chinese threats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States sent one of its most senior Pentagon officials to Taiwan this week for the first time in more than a decade as China ramped up its threats ahead of Janua...

Former AIT chairman receives diplomatic medal from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs awarded the former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) chairman, Richard Bush, the Grand Medal of Diplomacy on Wednesday (Oct. 30) ...

Arrival of Flagship in Taiwan significant for US-Taiwan relations: William Stanton

The U.S. Language Flagship Program Has Come to Taiwan Relations between the United States and Taiwan have clearly never been better, but we tend to measure that progress only in terms of major eve...

White House petition to recognize Taiwan passes threshold in less than one week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At approximately 4:00 p.m. (Taiwan time) on Sunday (Oct. 13), a White House petition calling on the U.S. government to recognize Taiwan as an independently governed nation...

AIT celebrates October food, beverage month

As part of a year-long campaign celebrating U.S.-Taiwan friendship and cooperation, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) has designated October as its Food and Beverage Month. Since the beginning...

Taiwan inks MOU with US to improve consular assistance

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan and the United States on Friday (September 13) signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate consular assistance and institutionalize consular functions for better pro...