US Sec. of State Pompeo meets Chinese Communist Party foreign affairs chief in NY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday (Aug. 13) met with a high ranking member of the Chinese Communist Party in New York in a meeting that was not announced ahea...

Taiwan envoy and US State Dept. official commit to 'Taiwan-US Political Military Dialogue'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs at the U.S. State Department, R. Clarke Cooper, met with Taiwan’s official representative to the U.S. Stanley Kao o...

US State Department condemns continued Chinese provocation in S. China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. State Department expressed its concern yesterday (July 20) over China's disruption of its neighbors' gas and oil operations in the South China Sea, coming a da...

Top Taiwan diplomats attend religious freedom event hosted by US State Department

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's top representative to the U.S., Stanley Kao (高碩泰), and the first ambassador-at-large for religious freedom, Pusin Tali (布興·大立), attended the second Min...

US State Department responds to China regarding Taiwan arms deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. State Department has responded to China’s complaints about Taiwan’s historic purchase of U.S. military equipment, reaffirming the deal’s legality and...

US State Department greenlights US$2.2 billion sale of tanks, missiles to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. State Department has approved a plan to sell US$2.2 billion dollars worth of Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles, and other weapons and equipment, despite protests from Bei...

US State Department commits to helping Taiwan join international organizations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- U.S. State Department official Jonathan Moore stated his wish for Taiwan to join more international organizations in the face of continued pressure from China. Moore was spe...

China among worst human trafficking offenders: 2019 TIP Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China joins a number of countries designated as the worst human trafficking offenders, according to the 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report released by the U.S. State...

Taiwan ranks among top countries combating human trafficking for 10th year in row

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States Department of State released its annual report on human trafficking across the globe on Thursday (June 20). According to the report, Taiwan, clearly i...

Anger boils over Xinjiang visit by UN counterterrorism chief

Vladimir Voronkov, a Russian diplomat who heads the United Nations Counterterrorism Office, is set to the Xinjiang region in western China, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday. While saying Vo...

Hong Kong citizens stage huge rally against China extradition plan

HONG KONG (DW) -- Tens of thousand of Hong Kong residents are participating in a rally on Sunday against a government plan that would allow extraditions to China. In February, Hong Kong authorities...

US condemns China's crackdown on activists ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s crackdown on activists seeking to commemorate victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre “couldn’t be more troubling,” the U.S. State De...

US ambassador to China to make rare visit to Tibet

US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad is scheduled to visit the Tibetan Autonomous Region and neighboring Qinghai province this week, from Sunday through Saturday, the US Embassy in Beijing said. The ...

Opinion: Donald Trump's lonely dream of Viktor Orban-like power

No other EU head of government has courted US President Donald Trump like Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. During Trump's election campaign, Orban openly sided with the US billionaire. And h...

Poland cancels Israeli visit amid Holocaust restitution row

The Polish Foreign Ministry on Monday said it had scrapped the planned visit of an Israeli delegation at short notice, claiming the officials were trying to force through talks on restitution. The is...