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Over 50 US senators urge Biden to include Taiwan in Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the committee's top Republican Jim Risch (R-Idaho), and 50 other senators sent a letter to Presid...

Does the US focus on aid for Ukraine make Taiwan more vulnerable to Chinese invasion?

In the famous Thirty-Six Stratagems (三十六計), a classic of Chinese war strategy, the fourth stratagem states "wait at ease for the fatigued enemy (以逸待勞)." What does this mean? The smart advers...

Chinese ambassador says Solomons pact no threat to Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Chinese ambassador says China’s engagement with South Pacific island countries poses no threat to Australia, responding to fears that Beijing will establish a military foo...

Analysis: Marcos as Philippine president a boon for China, awkward for U.S.

The decisive victory of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in the Philippines' presidential election on Monday is set to re-shape the Southeast Asian country's relations with China and the United States as ...

Philippines: Opposition lawmaker Leila de Lima's trial a test for democracy ahead of election

Human rights organizations have called on the Philippine government to drop its case against opposition senator Leila de Lima after two key witnesses retracted their testimonies, saying that governmen...

MOFA applauds Japan PM for remarks on peace across Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) thanked Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio for his remarks about Japan’s resolve to preserve peace in East Asia and reaffir...

Debate sparks over China's interest in Australian election

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's defense policy debate heated up when the defense minister said there was evidence that the Chinese Communist Party wanted Australia’s government to change at the...

Taiwan foreign minister stands with Lithuania against authoritarianism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The nation's foreign minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said in an interview with Lithuanian media that both countries stood together in their resistance against the expansion o...

NWSL embarks on 10th season, ready to move on from scandals

The National Women's Soccer League embarks this weekend on its milestone 10th season with two new teams, a new commissioner and the determination to move on and grow after a series of scandals. ...

NATO should also defend Taiwan: UK foreign secretary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.K.'s foreign secretary on Wednesday (April 27) called on NATO to expand its scope to include strengthening security in the Indo-Pacific region and singled out Ta...

NWSL commissioner: Suspension a sign new protections working

New National Women's Soccer League Commissioner Jessica Berman said Wednesday that while it's disappointing another league coach has been accused of misconduct, programs that were implemented in the w...

Australian minister accuses China of election interference

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A senior Australian minister on Wednesday suggested that China had deliberately announced its security pact with the Solomon Islands during an election campaign to undermine...

Reelection bolsters France's Macron as powerful player in EU

PARIS (AP) — Soon after his victory was announced, French President Emmanuel Macron took the stage to the sound of the European Union’s anthem, the “Ode to Joy.” The symbolism was strong: The 44-year-...

Houston NWSL team suspends coach, GM after investigation

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Dash suspended general manager and head coach James Clarkson on Tuesday after the team received a report on a joint investigation by the National Women's Soccer League and i...

US assistant secretary of state pledges to encourage global partners to deepen ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. has always lauded Taiwan as a democratic leader and will continue to call on regional allies to deepen ties with it, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East As...