ASEAN, China may start negotiating South China Sea code this year

China and South-East Asian countries may start negotiations on a code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea this year if there is "no major disruption" from outside parties, Chinese For...

The Latest: US, Koreas neighbors step up pressure on NKorea

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on developments on efforts to ratchet up pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program. (all times local): 1:40 p.m. The Un...

Tillerson says new North Korea sanctions a 'good outcome'

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the approval of new U.N. sanctions targeting North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs is a "very good outcome."...

US House proposes to bring Taiwan back to WHO and WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bipartisan bill Friday proposing to restore Taiwan’s status as an “observer” at the World Health Orga...

Taipei-Shanghai Forum to take place July 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The date of the Taipei-Shanghai forum is finally set as Shanghai’s Taiwan Affairs Office confirmed Monday. Recent incidents of Taiwan’s exclusion from this year&r...

Taiwanese college students denied entry to UN human rights gallery in Geneva

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- A group of Taiwanese college students and a professor were denied a visit to United Nations human rights public gallery in Geneva this Monday for not being able to present docu...

After WHA snub, Taiwan rejected from International Labour Conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- After being excluded from the World Health Assembly, Taiwan has also been rejected from attending the International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva this year for not being th...

Taiwan president slams China over WHA pressure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) slammed China over its “senseless pressure” to prevent Taiwan from attending the World Health Assembly (WHA) as she met Health and...

Taiwan health minister disappointed about WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said upon his return to Taiwan Saturday that he was disappointed about the World Health Assembly’s refusal to allow...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - May 26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The top stories this week in Taiwan included Taiwan becoming the first country in Asia to rule in favor of same-sex marriages, Taiwan's exclusion from the WHA, the KMT'...

Taiwan’s WHA tactics spot-on and should be a model for the future

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) decision, under enormous pressure from China, to refuse to invite Taiwan to the annual World Health Assembly (WHA), has received a great deal of media atten...

Wife of Lee Ming-cheh says U.S. is first stop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- Lee Ching-yu (李淨瑜), wife of detained NGO worker Lee Ming-cheh (李明哲), said that the United States is the first stop of her rescue effort after coming back from Washington D...

Taiwan Headline News

Taipei, May 24 - The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Wednesday are as follows: @United Daily News: Hong agrees to hand over KMT chair to Wu in July @China Times: Chiayi city, county chiefs a...

15 countries voice support for Taiwan at WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan)— At the first day of the World Health Assembly that runs from May 22-31 this year, a coalition of Taiwan's diplomatic allies comprising of 11 nations, and four other countrie...

'Taiwan is not a province of China' presidential office tells Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to the release of a letter sent by China barring the admittance of "Taiwan Province of China" to this year's World Health Assembly...