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US ending curbs on Taiwan contacts poses challenge for Biden's team

After US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Saturday that Washington would lift restrictions on official interactions between the US and Taiwan, the Chinese government sharply criticized the ...

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 ...

China warns US will pay 'heavy price' for sending UN ambassador to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing said the U.S. will pay a "heavy price" for sending its UN ambassador to Taiwan and "interfering" in Hong Kong politics. In a statement on th...

Beijing's policy toward Taiwan unlikely to change in 2021: think tank

Beijing's hostile policy toward Taiwan is likely to continue in 2021, according to a year-end report released by the Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR), a government-fund...

Tsai credits Taiwan for virus wins, notes China's threats

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday hailed the island’s progress in containing the coronavirus pandemic and growing the economy while facing military threats from China. ...

29 Taiwanese nationals sentenced in China for telecoms fraud

A total of 29 Taiwanese nationals have been sentenced to jail terms ranging from four-and-a-half years to 14 years in China for telecoms fraud committed in Spain in 2016, a Chinese daily newspaper rep...

Taiwan hopeful about restarting trade deal talks with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said recently the Taiwan government is confident it and the U.S. will restart negotiations over a bilateral trade agreement in the near fu...

China says trailed U.S. warships through Taiwan Strait

Chinese ships and aircraft trailed two U.S. warships as they passed through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday (Dec. 31), China's Defense Ministry said, denouncing the mission as "provocation.&quo...

Taiwan's MOFA responds to Duterte's 'negotiation' tactic for COVID vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to kick out U.S. troops if the archipelago country does not receive American-made COVID-19 vaccines, Ta...

Taiwan needs a strategy to counter China's grey-zone tactics

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Another week, another series of incursions by the Chinese navy and air force into Taiwanese territory. This week has seen eight Chinese military aircraft entering Ta...

Foreign policy summary report on Taiwan Strait affairs released

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A report summarizing the major points and recommendations made by experts from the U.S., Taiwan, and China regarding tensions in the Taiwan Strait and current dynamics of ...

More than 60% of Taiwanese satisfied with President Tsai's performance: DPP Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 60 percent of Taiwanese are satisfied with President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) performance this year, according to a recent survey published by the Democratic P...

Taiwan's domestically built subs could hold off Chinese invasion 'for decades': Analysts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s domestically produced submarines could potentially prevent a Chinese military invasion or blockade for quite some time, according to a CNN report published ...

Number of Hongkongers seeking residency in Taiwan reaches record high

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of Hongkongers applying for residency in Taiwan this year has reached a record high, amounting to an exodus from the Beijing-controlled territory. From Janua...