Taiwan denies planning new global health organization with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office on Monday (Aug. 10) denied a Japanese media report suggesting it is in the process of planning a new agency with the U.S. to supplant the World Hea...

Highest-level US official to visit Taiwan in 41 years lands in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation led by U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar landed in Taiwan on Sunday (Aug. 9), marking the highest-level visit by a member of the Cabine...

China opposes US military drone sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin on Friday (Aug. 7) expressed his opposition to the potential U.S. sale of at least four military drones to Taiwan and sai...

Taiwan defense analysts play down China military drills

Taiwanese security analysts on Friday (August 7) played down the importance of a military exercise to be staged by China in the East China Sea and ruled out a link between the drills and an upcoming v...

US lists Taiwan as low-risk after lifting global 'Do not Travel' advisory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. government has included Taiwan among a select list of low-risk destinations after lifting its global "Do Not Travel" advisory. Due to an improvement ...

US health chief to visit Taiwan, highest level trip since 1979

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will be leading a delegation to visit Taiwan, marking the highest-level visit by a U.S. official since 1979, according t...

White House offers condolences for late Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The White House offered condolences for late President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) Friday (July 31), emphasizing his role in guiding Taiwan through the transition from authoritaria...

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...

House bill calls for US president to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday (July 29) primarily designed to authorize military force if China invades Taiwan also calls on the pres...

US congressman introduces Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) on Wednesday (July 29) introduced a bill that would authorize the U.S. to use military force if China attacks Taiwan. In a press releas...

US, Australian officials reaffirm Taiwan's role in Indo-Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During an annual meeting between American and Australian foreign affairs and defense officials, the two sides re-affirmed Taiwan's key role in the Indo-Pacific region ...

Congressman to introduce 'Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act' Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) on Tuesday (July 28) announced he will introduce a bill the next day that would authorize the U.S. to use military force if China invades ...

Taiwan's new US envoy arrives in Washington

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s new U.S. representative, Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴), on Friday (July 24) posted on Facebook that she had safely arrived in the U.S. She boarded an EVA Air fligh...

US Senate defense bill calls for Taiwan's participation in RIMPAC exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Senate on Thursday (July 23) passed its version of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes provisions to prevent China achieving a &quo...

Taiwan's new envoy to US en route to Washington

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s first female representative to the U.S., Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴), set off for Washington Wednesday night (July 23). Hsiao showed up at Taiwan Taoyuan Interna...