China rejects Taiwan's donation of 10,000 protection suits in early Feb.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council Minister Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) confirmed in a legislative meeting that the Taiwanese government had prepared 10,000 units of protectiv...

Over 70% favor removing 'China' from Taiwan passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 70 percent of Taiwanese support changing the English name on Taiwan's passports to avoid confusion with communist China, according to the results of a survey run ...

WHO leader axed from website after Taiwan gaffe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Bruce Aylward, assistant director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), has disappeared among the list of leaders on the organization's website a day after a...

Philippines says Chinese tests only 40% accurate, backpedals after China complains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday (March 28) announced that some Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) test kits donated to the country by China were only...

Taiwan's foreign minister invites US reporters expelled by China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Saturday (March 28) tweeted an invitation to three major U.S. newspapers to station correspondents in Taiwan after they were expelled f...

In Egypt, transgender activist fights battle on many fronts

CAIRO (AP) — Malak el-Kashif left home on her birthday seven years ago. Walking into an uncertain future, she was underdressed for the weather and armed with little— except for some makeup, a few wome...

'Dangerous times ahead' for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic might see Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) trying to deflect public anger by moving against Taiwan, while a United States weakened...

China decries Taiwan's gift of 100,000 masks to US as 'confronting the Motherland'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a joint agreement under which Taiwan will donate 100,000 face masks per week to the U.S, China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) on Tuesday (March 24) said ...

'It isn't my job to flatter China': Taiwan foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to an editorial by Xinhua News accusing Taiwan of "hating China and fawning over the U.S.," Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said, "It isn't...

Progressive Newman ousts Rep. Lipinski in Illinois primary

CHICAGO (AP) — Progressive Marie Newman won a rematch Tuesday with Illinois Rep. Dan Lipinski, unseating one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress in a victory for abortion-rights advocates w...

Fear of China helped Taiwan’s coronavirus response: Foreign Policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s fight against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) has been a success so far despite its proximity to China and the early emergence of infections on the island,...

New Zealand leader says nation changed after mosque attacks

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday that New Zealanders have become more engaged with the Muslim community in the year since a gunman killed 51 people at two mos...

Iran accuses US of `economic terrorism,' urges sanctions end

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister demanded Thursday that the United States immediately halt what he called a “campaign of economic terrorism” and lift sanctions, saying they have made it i...

Why does the US not forge diplomatic ties with Taiwan?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the United States both underwent transfers of power in the 2016 presidential elections, with Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Do...

Chinese admiral describes Taiwan president and vice president-elect as warmongers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Vice President-elect William Lai (賴清德) should be listed as warmongers and war criminals because they are exploiting the Wuhan coronavirus ...