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Former Australian PM says China's chances of 'winning' fight for Taiwan increasing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd sees the balance of power in the Taiwan Strait moving in China’s favor but does not believe Beijing will follow Moscow&rs...

Ukraine: Biden urges Xi not to back Russian aggression

US President Joe Biden on Friday warned his Chinese counterpart that Beijing would pay a steep price if it supports Russia's invasion of Ukraine. During the phone call with Chinese President Xi J...

China to increase military aggression around Taiwan: US intelligence report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. intelligence community has predicted China will increase its military activity around Taiwan this year and attempt to exert greater pressure on Taiwan's gover...

US once again thinks Taiwan is 'unsinkable aircraft carrier'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Washington’s return to its historic policy of ensuring Taiwan’s security, so as to wield geopolitical advantage over Beijing is explored in a new Financial Tim...

With an anti-American image, KMT will lose again and again: Pundit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — KMT-leaning commentator Huang Wei-han (黃暐瀚) said the U.S.-China dynamic played a large role in the four referendums on Saturday (Dec. 18) and that if Taiwan’s opposi...

China cuts spending on diplomacy as US splurges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is downsizing its diplomatic spending, even as it talks about the country’s expanding ambitions on the world stage. The budgetary trend coincides with incre...

Chinese state media 'relieved' US officials will not 'bring virus to Beijing Olympics'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state media has reacted with indignation to news that the Biden administration is proceeding with a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics. The White House ...

Taiwan ranked 14th most powerful country in Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Asia Power Index for 2021 by the Lowy Institute has ranked Taiwan 14th out of 26 countries in the region, with an overall score of 16.2 out of 100. The count...

US Air Force secretary says new planes must intimidate China

(TAIPEI) Taiwan News — U.S. Air Force leaders have said the service branch's old school models must be swapped out quickly for new platforms that intimidate the country’s up and coming...

Taiwan's presence at Democracy Summit will test US-China ties: Wall Street Journal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Inviting Taiwan to participate in the Summit for Democracy will test U.S.-China relations in the wake of the recent Biden-Xi virtual summit, according to a Wall Street Jou...

Taiwan biggest winner of Biden-Xi Summit: Sankei Shimbun

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan was the biggest winner of the recently concluded virtual summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平), according to Akio Yaita, Taipe...

The Biden-Xi Summit: There is Really No Point Talking to the PRC

Winston Churchill famously said, "To Jaw-Jaw is better than to War-War." While this is certainly true, he never promised that talking would necessarily be productive. This was clearly the ca...

Taiwan's foreign ministry thanks Biden for words of support during meeting with Xi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has expressed appreciation to President Joe Biden for his affirmation of support for outstanding American commitments to Taiwan and ...

Biden-Xi summit: Can the US and China keep competition under control?

US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping met for a three-hour virtual summit Monday. The talks failed to produce any major breakthroughs, but nevertheless provided a welcome sign that both...

Chinese ambassador warns US about ties with Taiwan ahead of Biden-Xi summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Qin Gang (秦刚), China’s ambassador to the U.S., warned Washington about its relations with Taipei on Saturday (Nov. 13), just two days ahead of a virtual summit betwe...