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New Samsung plant in US has geopolitical implications, like Taiwan’s TSMC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The move by South Korea’s Samsung to build a semiconductor plant has significant geopolitical implications, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). ...

US congresswoman describes landing in 'Republic of Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. congresswoman on Thursday (Nov. 25) announced on Twitter that she had landed in the "Republic of Taiwan" as she joined a delegation of U.S. lawmakers on a...

Taiwan's presence at Democracy Summit will test US-China ties: Wall Street Journal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Inviting Taiwan to participate in the Summit for Democracy will test U.S.-China relations in the wake of the recent Biden-Xi virtual summit, according to a Wall Street Jou...

Pentagon doubles number of US troops in Taiwan under Biden

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Pentagon has continued to increase the number of troops in Taiwan, with nearly twice the number in the country in the first year of the Biden administration as the end...

Taiwan and US hold economic talks in virtual meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei and Washington held the second annual 2021 U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue (EPPD) on Monday (Nov. 22). The dialogue was arranged by the Amer...

US invites Taiwan to democracy summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. revealed on Tuesday (Nov. 23) that Taiwan is on its list of invitees to a democracy summit slated for December. The U.S. State Department released a list of 11...

Taiwan-Palau travel bubble bursts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The travel bubble between Taiwan and its ally Palau seems to have burst, as the number of Taiwanese travelers to the Pacific nation has significantly decreased since the b...

US-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue to avoid topic of pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The second U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue (EPPD), which will take place on Tuesday (Nov. 23), will not cover issues related to American pork imports ...

Supply chains to feature in US-Taiwan trade talks: Economics minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The second U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue (EPPD), set to begin on Tuesday (Nov. 23), will focus on supply chains and not pork imports, according to T...

Taiwan reports nine imported COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (Nov. 21) announced zero new local cases of COVID-19, nine imported ones, and no deaths. The imported cases include...

2nd US-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue (EPPD) led by Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose W. Fernandez wil...

71 congressmen back Taiwan's participation in Interpol

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 71 U.S. congressmen from both major political parties earlier this month signed a letter calling on Taiwan to participate in the coming General Assembly meeting...

Biden says it's up to Taiwanese to decide independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday (Nov. 16) tried to clarify to reporters that he did not declare earlier that day that Taiwan is independent and emphasized that it is up to ...

PLA has acquired initial invasion capacity of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest annual report by the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) states that China has acquired an "initial capability" to inva...

US, Taiwan holding defense review talks this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the U.S. are holding their Defense Review Talks this week on the heels of the virtual summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平...