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US says commitment to Taiwan 'rock solid' amid Chinese military moves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department emphasized that Washington's commitment to Taiwan is "rock solid" and that it retains the ability to counter any attempts by China ...

Biden to ease way for US diplomats to meet Taiwanese officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Biden administration is reportedly planning to codify many of the steps taken by its predecessor to ease restrictions on diplomatic exchanges between the U.S. and Taiw...

US must be 'crystal clear' it will not allow China to invade Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Senator Tom Cotton on Thursday (Feb. 18) said it is time for the U.S. to make it "crystal clear" that it will not permit China to invade Taiwan. While deliver...

US senator reintroduces Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Rick Scott, along with Congressman Guy Reschenthaler, on Thursday (Feb. 18) reintroduced a bill that would authorize the United States to use military force i...

Biden stance on TAIPEI Act faces test after Guyana buckles to Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Biden administration faces a test of its resolve to implement punitive actions after Guyana made a swift about-face on its plans to open a Taiwanese representative off...

Majority of US opinion leaders favor sending troops to defend Taiwan from Chinese invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A survey released by an American thinktank on Monday (Feb. 1) showed that the majority of American opinion leaders back sending troops to defend Taiwan in the event of a C...

US should be clear about defense commitments to Taiwan: DOD nominee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary nominee Kathleen Hicks said Tuesday (Feb. 2) that Washington should be "crystal clear" about its commitments to Taiwan and help rei...

Pentagon calls Chinese threat of war over Taiwan independence 'unfortunate'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Pentagon spokesman on Thursday (Jan. 28) described China's threat of war with Taiwan over independence as "unfortunate" and said he could not understand wh...

US needs to 'support Taiwan as a democracy': UN ambassador nominee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During her confirmation hearing Wednesday (Jan. 27), President Joe Biden's pick for ambassador to the U.N. said Taiwan "is one of the strongest democracies in the...

Chinese invasion of Taiwan would be 'grievous mistake': Blinken

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President-elect Joe Biden's pick for secretary of state on Tuesday (Jan. 19) told senators that the U.S. will uphold its "longstanding commitment" to Taiwan ...

US ending curbs on Taiwan contacts poses challenge for Biden's team

After US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Saturday that Washington would lift restrictions on official interactions between the US and Taiwan, the Chinese government sharply criticized the ...

US ambassador to UN to meet with Taiwan's president during historic visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During her historic visit to Taiwan, the American ambassador to the UN will meet with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文). On Jan. 6, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made ...

US ends restrictions on official contacts with Taiwan

The United States is lifting decades-old, "self-imposed" restrictions on its relationship with Taiwan, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Saturday. "Executive branch agencies...

Tsai shoring up support for Taiwan ahead of US change of guard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is wooing influential think tanks affiliated with both major American parties while many in her country worry President-elect Joe Biden will p...

Congressional panel proposes upgrading US envoy to Taiwan to ambassador level

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. congressional panel on Tuesday (Dec. 1) called for the status of the director of the de facto U.S. embassy in Taiwan to be upgraded to a level on par with an ambass...