Japan open to Taiwan's CPTPP bid, urges it to solicit more support

The Japanese government welcomes all countries that can accept the principles and standards of a Japan-led international economic bloc, Taiwan included, and has called on Taipei to solicit support fro...

Taiwan's MAC chief and Kaohsiung Mayor hold strategic dialogue on cross-strait issues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Jan. 23, the Minister of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) met with Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) for a public discussion on cross-...

Open Letter to President Tsai

Open Letter to President Tsai Please do not run for re-election This is an open letter that we didn’t want, didn’t hope and caused us pain. Facing such a grave and negative...

EU's Juncker voices concerns about Romanian presidency

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the European Union's executive branch is questioning whether Romania is ready for the political give-and-take of running the EU presidency, though he says the country is "tec...

Romania PM asks lawmakers to show unity during EU presidency

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister has urged her country's politicians to put on a united front as Romania prepares to take the rotating presidency of the European Union for the first ...

Uninvited guests keep watch for China inside Uighur homes

ISTANBUL (AP) — The two women in the photograph were smiling, but Halmurat Idris knew something was terribly wrong. One was his 39-year-old sister; standing at her side was an elderl...

Uninvited guests keep watch for China inside Uighur homes

ISTANBUL (AP) — The two women in the photograph were smiling, but Halmurat Idris knew something was terribly wrong. One was his 39-year-old sister; standing at her side was an elderl...

DPP learns a hard lesson from the Taiwanese voters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- During the victory speech she delivered on Jan. 16, 2016 after being elected Taiwan’s President, Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told the crowds of adoring supporters that she and her...

China, Japan show united front on 'free and fair' trade

China and Japan have displayed a united front on "free and fair" trade as leaders of Asia's two biggest economies met in Beijing. After meeting with President Xi Jinping, Japanese Pr...

Germany presses for EU unity on Saudi Arabia arms exports

BERLIN (AP) — A top German official pressed Monday for the European Union to show a united front on arms exports to Saudi Arabia after Berlin backed a freeze on such exports over the killing of writer...

CECC human rights report: China expands control over its citizens

The U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) released its annual report today, which heavily criticizes China’s oppression of its Uighur minority. The report also details China...

Alarms raised over Beijing's United Front targeting Taiwanese high school students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A report on Oct. 4 from the Liberty Times, quoted an unidentified official from the National Security Bureau (NSB) who says that China’s “United Front” h...

In trade war with the US, China set to lose: SCMP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Hong Kong based South China Morning Post (SCMP) newspaper published a sobering op-ed on the U.S.-China trade war by contributor Cary Huang on Sept. 30. The art...

US-China tariffs: What's behind them, who stands to be hurt?

WASHINGTON (AP) — By imposing tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, President Donald Trump has intensified his trade war with Beijing and triggered the likelihood of price ...

Proposed bill would revoke citizenship for Taiwanese who adopt new Chinese IDs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to an announcement by Beijing that Taiwanese living in China would be eligible for "smart residence cards" starting this month, an amendment is ...