US Senate passes bill backing Taiwan's inclusion in WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Senate on Monday (May 11) passed legislation supporting Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organization (WHO). On Monday, the Senate unanimously pa...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

22 airlines correct their listings for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has successfully convinced 22 airlines to correct their references to Taiwan, despite Beijing's concerted campaign to intimidate...

India denies new road breaches territory disputed with Nepal

NEW DELHI (AP) — India says a newly inaugurated road does not illegally cross into neighboring Nepal, denying the tiny Himalayan country's claim that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nation...

In Japan, pandemic brings outbreaks of bullying, ostracism

TOKYO (AP) — The coronavirus in Japan has brought not just an epidemic of infections, but also an onslaught of bullying and discrimination against the sick, their families and health workers. ...

Canada's Justin Trudeau thanks Taiwan for masks donation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thanked Taiwan for donating medical masks to the country on Friday (May 9), a day after his foreign minister twice avoided mentioning ...

Spanish athletes put on their police uniforms to fight virus

MADRID (AP) — It wasn’t long ago that Saúl Craviotto was sitting in his kayak contemplating a much-anticipated announcement by the Spanish Olympic Committee. As Spain’s most successf...

Canada foreign minister avoids thanking Taiwan for 500,000 masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In apparent deference to Beijing, Canada's foreign minister on Thursday (May 7) twice avoided mentioning Taiwan's name when asked to thank the country for donating...

NZ foreign minister backs Taiwan's entry into WHO, bucks Beijing's bullying

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Zealand's Foreign Minister Winston Peters on Tuesday (May 5) brushed off Beijing and publicly backed Taiwan's membership in the World Health Organization (WHO)...

Taiwan says WHO should 'free itself from' China's control

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (May 5) said that only Taiwan has the legal authority to represent itself and that the World Health Organization (WHO) sh...

China should stop using suppression tactics against Taiwan: KMT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) party on Sunday (May 3) called on Chinese officials to abandon their antiquated strategy of suppressing Taiwan at every opportunity, exclaiming &ldquo...

Now's the time to investigate China's Wuhan coronavirus

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – Bill Gates is not a politician, nor a diplomat, and he certainly isn't an epidemiologist. What he is, is an extraordinarily wealthy man who has chosen to reinven...

Two questions you should ask before discussing Taiwan-China relations

Shih Ming-teh (施明德), a renowned political activist in Taiwan and a former political prisoner for 25 and a half years, recently published a research paper entitled "On Taiwan's sovereignty and...

China threatens to halt medical supplies after Netherlands changes Taiwan rep office name

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the Netherlands' decision to change the name of its de facto embassy in Taiwan, China is threatening a halt in medical supplies and a boycott of Dutch p...

Seahawks' biggest offseason makeover is on offensive line

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When the Seattle Seahawks finally take the field again, their offensive line will look nothing like it did a year ago after the team used a flurry of free agent signings and draft...