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Taiwan's DPP will continue cross-strait policy in 2024 election: Analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese scholar Chen Po-nien (陳柏年) said Thursday (Feb. 4) that the Democratic Progress Party (DPP) will likely continue supporting President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) pol...

China condemned as 'evil' after Guyana drops deal to open Taiwan office

[Last update: Feb. 5, 2021 13:20] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Less than one day after Taiwan announced its plan to open a representative office in Guyana, the South American nation caved in to pre...

State Department says US 'one-China' policy has not changed

The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday (Feb. 3) its support of a “one-China” policy over Taiwan has not changed. A statement issued by the Biden administration on Jan. 23, its firs...

Italy envoy reiterates Taiwan's desire for cross-strait peace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's de facto ambassador to Italy, Lee Sing-ying (李新穎), recently underlined the country's determination to maintain the "status quo" with China but s...

'Biden will not be Obama 2.0': TaiwanThinktank scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Scholars participating in a conference agreed on Saturday (Jan. 31) the Biden administration’s recent actions toward Taiwan have assuaged fears about waning American...

China toughens language, warns Taiwan that independence 'means war'

China toughened its language towards Taiwan on Thursday (Jan. 28), warning after recent stepped-up military activities near the island that “independence means war” and that their armed fo...

The BBC makes trouble in Taiwan's backyard once again

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is almost a hundred years old. For much of its existence, it has been held up as a bastion of free and independent public ...

Taiwan president backs CECC head after Chinese criticism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday (Jan. 27) voiced her full support for Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) chief Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) after Beijing called him...

US State Department highlights threat of Chinese military towards Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department on Saturday (Jan. 23) released a press statement highlighting the threat China’s military poses against Taiwan and the region’s peace...

US ambassador reiterates support for Taiwan before leaving office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On her last day as the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Kelly Craft once again called on members of the international community to stand up against China's attempts to iso...

Taipei mayor reveals intent to run for president in 2024

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) expressed interest in throwing his hat into the ring for the 2024 presidential election as he shared his views on geopolitical uncertainties i...

Ousted mayor of Taiwan's Kaohsiung urged to run for KMT chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the main opposition party the Kuomintang (KMT) are urging former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), who is on a hiatus from politics after being recalled last Ju...

China to sanction U.S. officials for 'nasty behavior' over Taiwan

U.S. officials who have engaged in “nasty behavior” over Chinese-claimed Taiwan will face sanctions, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday (Jan. 18), after Washington lifted curbs ...

China threatens to send warplanes over Taiwan in case of hypothetical Pompeo visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state media has claimed Beijing would deploy warplanes over Taiwan if U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were to pay an 11th-hour visit to that country, in yet an...

Taiwan needs to double down on diplomacy

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Think-tanks are 10-a-penny these days. If you can back up one side of an argument with a think-tank policy paper, it won't take too long to find another that takes ...