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China to sanction U.S. officials for 'nasty behavior' over Taiwan

U.S. officials who have engaged in “nasty behavior” over Chinese-claimed Taiwan will face sanctions, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday (Jan. 18), after Washington lifted curbs ...

Chinese investors can soothe Xiaomi’s U.S. pains

It’s good to be able to turn to friends for support. Chinese phone maker Xiaomi lost some $10 billion in market value following its addition to a U.S. blacklist of companies deemed to have milit...

Trump administration takes final swipes at China and its companies

The Trump administration in its waning days took another swipe at China and its biggest firms on Thursday (Jan. 14), imposing sanctions on officials and companies for alleged misdeeds in the South Chi...

US ends restrictions on official contacts with Taiwan

The United States is lifting decades-old, "self-imposed" restrictions on its relationship with Taiwan, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Saturday. "Executive branch agencies...

China warns US will pay 'heavy price' for sending UN ambassador to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing said the U.S. will pay a "heavy price" for sending its UN ambassador to Taiwan and "interfering" in Hong Kong politics. In a statement on th...

A New Year's Taiwan wish list for President Biden: William Stanton

With only a few weeks to go before Joseph Biden becomes president of the United States, Taiwan’s American friends need to press hard for the policies we want to see the new administration pursue...

Two more Chinese added to US sanction list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Department of the Treasury placed sanctions on two Chinese individuals for Human Rights Day on Thursday (Dec.10), bringing the number of Chinese the U.S. has sanc...

China revokes visa exemptions for U.S. diplomat passport holders visiting Hong Kong, Macau

China said on Thursday (Dec. 10) it would revoke visa exemption treatment for U.S. diplomatic passport holders visiting Hong Kong and Macau after the United States imposed financial sanctions and a tr...

Biden considering possible China ambassadorship for former Mayor Buttigieg: Axios

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is considering appointing former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg to a high-level ambassadorship, possibly to China, Axios reported on Tuesday (Dec. 8), citing ...

US running out of time to counter China, prevent attack on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States is running out of time to counter China’s military rise and prevent an attack against Taiwan, according to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden adviser a...

'Propaganda tools': US cuts China-funded exchange programs

The US State Department said Friday it was terminating five Chinese-funded exchange programs with the United States, calling them propaganda tools for Beijing. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in ...

US bans cotton imports from China producer XPCC citing Xinjiang 'slave labor'

The Trump administration expanded economic pressure on China’s western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday (Dec. 2), banning cotton imports from a powerful Chinese quasi-military organization that i...

Trump could visit Taiwan before leaving office: Japanese commentator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. President Donald Trump could make a surprise visit to Taiwan before he leaves the White House in January, according to an editorial published by the Japanese newspape...

Joe Biden’s US must check China's rise

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — President-elect Joe Biden has formally announced his foreign affairs team, who will guide the U.S. through choppy international waters over the next four years. The ...

Biden needs to send China strong message over Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Earlier this week, Gregory R. Copley, president of the International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA), predicted that if China was to invade Taiwan while Joe Biden ...