House bill, senator call for US-Taiwan trade agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Both a House bill and a senator on Wednesday (July 29) called for a bilateral trade agreement between the U.S. and Taiwan. On Wednesday, Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) int...

Taiwan Defense Act submitted to House

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A draft of the Taiwan Defense Act (TDA) was submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill, which was first drafted for the Senate by U.S. Senator...

Hong Kong activist Nathan Law says he fled city

Nathan Law, prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist, announced on Thursday that he fled overseas in response to a sweeping security law imposed by Beijing. "I have already left Hong Kong an...

US senator introduces Taiwan Defense Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) on Thursday (June 11) introduced the Taiwan Defense Act (TDA). Hawley said the bill is intended to enable the U.S. to fulfill its obliga...

US Congress approves China sanctions over ethnic crackdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress voted Wednesday to toughen the U.S. response to a brutal Chinese crackdown on ethnic minorities, adding another factor to the increasingly stormy relationship between ...

205 members of US Congress sign letter backing Taiwan's inclusion at WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. House of Representatives sent a joint letter to Director-General Tedros of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday (May 14) asking the international body...

US Congress members write letter to 55 countries supporting Taiwan’s WHA bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Leaders of the Foreign Affairs Committees of both houses of the United States Congress wrote a letter to the governments of 55 countries to support Taiwan’s bid to j...

Historic data indicate a Chinese invasion of Taiwan is easier said than done

Shih Ming-teh (施明德), a renowned political activist in Taiwan and a former political prisoner for 25 and a half years, recently published a research paper entitled "On Taiwan's sovereignty and...

Taiwan VP-elect meets pro-Taiwan senators in DC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Invited to attend the high-profile National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Taiwan's vice president-elect William Lai (賴清德) on Tuesday (Feb. 4) visited US Senators Jim...

President Tsai receives congratulatory call from Taiwan-friendly US senator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office confirmed on Wednesday (Jan. 22) that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) had received a call from Taiwan-friendly U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) to con...

US house speaker congratulates Taiwan's leader on re-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has offered her congratulations to President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on her re-election, via a statement on Tuesday (J...

US Congress to ban purchases of Chinese buses and railcars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Members of the United States House of Representatives and the Senate have reached a consensus about a ban on the use of federal funds for the purchase of Chinese buses and...

Congress passes Uighur Human Rights Policy Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill Tuesday aimed at pressuring China over a brutal mass crackdown on ethnic Muslims in the far west of the country, legislation that follow...

US Congress condemns China for crackdown on ethnic Muslims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill Tuesday aimed at pressuring China over a brutal mass crackdown on ethnic Muslims in the far west of the country, legislation that follows a si...

US House committee passes TAIPEI Act, members call for recognition of Taiwan as country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee passed the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative Act (TAIPEI Act) on Wednesday (Oct...