US announces second arms sale to Taiwan in a week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. government announced on Monday (Oct. 26) the potential sale of Harpoon anti-ship missiles to Taiwan, marking the second time in a week that Washington has announc...

US warns Turkey over reported test of Russian S-400 missile system

The United States on Friday condemned NATO ally Turkey after it reportedly carried out its first test of a highly advanced Russian air defense system in defiance of US warnings. Amateur video, taken ...

When 'burglar' becomes 'watchdog': Human Rights Council's legitimacy questioned after China elected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Human rights groups and political figures are crying foul after Tuesday's (Oct. 13) election at the United Nations headquarters enabled China's return to the Human...

Taiwan's US envoy calls for support from international community

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴), Taiwan’s envoy to the U.S., published an article in the Washington, D.C.-based publication National Interest on Thursday (Oct. 8) saying support...

Visit of highest-ranking US State Department official to Taiwan in 41 years confirmed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department confirmed on Wednesday (Sept. 16) that U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach will visit Taiw...

China, HK slam US for suspending tax and extradition agreement

The Hong Kong government on Thursday criticized Washington's decision to suspend extradition and tax exemption treaties with the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Following in the footsteps of ...

U.S. officially notifies Hong Kong it has ended three agreements

The U.S. State Department said it notified Hong Kong on Wednesday (Aug. 19) that Washington has suspended or terminated three bilateral agreements with the semi-autonomous city following China’s...

U.S. condemns Chinese military exercises in Taiwan Strait

The United States State Department on Friday said it "strongly objects" to China's attempts to "coerce" Taiwan, one day after the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) ann...

US State Department set to designate Confucius Institutes as ‘foreign missions’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department is reportedly poised to demand that China's Confucius Institutes register as “foreign missions” in the latest example of fraught ...

US Ambassador Kelley Currie: 'Iranian regime is the greatest enemy of its people'

DW: What impact do sanctions like the international arms embargo, which is running out in October and which the UN Security Council will vote on next week, have on Iranian women? Kelley Currie: We be...

US 'outraged' at Pakistan blasphemy trial killing

The United States on Thursday demanded action over the killing of a US citizen on trial for blasphemy at a Pakistani court. Tahir Ahmed Naseem, a member of the minority Ahmadiyya community, was shot ...

US State Department says ties with Taiwan strongest ever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s envoy to the U.S. Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) met with David Stilwell, assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP), on Monda...

China takes over US Consulate in Chengdu in diplomatic tit for tat

Chinese authorities on Monday entered the former US Consulate in Chengdu after it was ordered to be shut in retaliation for the US closing the Chinese Consulate in Houston last week. China's Fore...

US adds sanctions on ruler of Russia's Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov

The Trump administration on Monday imposed further sanctions on Ramzan Kadyrov, the strongman ruler of Russia's southern region of Chechnya, accusing him of involvement in "gross human rights...

Opinion: Europe must not trust US with data protection

Despite what certain activists had predicted, the European Court of Justice's decision that Privacy Shield is invalid, will not spell the end of the transfer of data in the international business ...