University of Maryland shuts down first Confucius Institute in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The University of Maryland (UMD) announced Friday (Jan. 17) that it will shut down its Confucius Institute (CI), the first of its kind in the U.S., due to government regul...

US Peace Corps withdraws volunteers from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Peace Corps announced Thursday (Jan. 16) the termination of its volunteering programs in China and will start evacuating teams in June. According to U.S. media...

Fewer Chinese being issued US student visas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of U.S. student visas issued to Chinese students has been dwindling amid intensifying U.S.-China relations. After the Trump administration began restricting ...

Former UN ambassador says Taiwan will fall after Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As violence continues to escalate in Hong Kong, former American representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday (Nov. 12) urged U.S. citizens to stand with Hon...

Former Google CEO objects to deporting Chinese talent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Eric Schmidt, Chairman of US National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) and the former CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet, said at a roundt...

US stands by Taiwan in defense of freedoms: Mike Pence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Retaining a harsh tone against Beijing in a speech on China policy similar to the one he made a year ago, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday (Oct. 24) expressed co...

Two US citizens detained in China on human trafficking charges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two U.S. citizens working in China were detained by authorities in late September for charges related to human trafficking. Alyssa Petersen and Jacob Harlan were detain...

After China tariffs, Trump should recognize Taiwan, the Pentagon likely agrees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Trump administration is turning up the pressure on China, with a not-so-subtle threat that if Chinese leader Xi Jinping refuses to meet with Trump during the upcoming ...

Xinjiang human rights crisis called to attention in US-China relations seminar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The arbitrary detention of over one million Muslim minority citizens in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region became central to discussions in a U.S.-China relations seminar last...

NSB: Taiwan needs no media advice from Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a list of over 70 Taiwanese news media executives and political commentators attending a controversial gathering in Beijing last week was revealed over the weekend, Taiwan&#...

US-China relations near new low amid trade battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and China have gone through rough patches before but U.S.-Chinese relations may be testing a new low. The world's two biggest economies are engaged in the ...

Liberty owner Joe Tsai wants to help grow US-China relations

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty's new owner Joe Tsai saw the team's exhibition game against the Chinese national team Thursday night as a chance to grow relations between the two countries. ...

Why did Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen ask for US arms during Hawaii visit?

During a visit to the US Pacific island state of Hawaii on Wednesday, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen made a request to buy new US military equipment, including M-1 Abrams tanks and F-16 fighter jets...

Chinese investments in EU in a downward spin

Chinese investments in the European Union fell sharply for the second consecutive year in 2018, a report by the Berlin-based Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) and US consulting firm Rhodiu...

DPP Chairman urges Taipei Mayor to leave cross-strait issue alone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) came under fire for his recent odd metaphor to describe Taiwan-US-China relations, and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman C...