Ministry of Defense responds to Chinese military drills in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Thursday (Aug. 13) reiterated its ability to protect the Taiwanese people in reaction to China's announcement that it recentl...

Former president calls on heads of Taiwanese universities to protest Chinese student ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former President Ma Ying-jeou said on Monday (Aug. 13) that the government’s exclusion of Chinese students in its school reopening regulations is discriminatory and ...

Security cooperation, trade pact both priorities as Taiwan strengthens US ties: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Addressing two U.S. think tanks in a videoconference on Wednesday evening (Aug. 12), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) declared that security cooperation and the signing of a t...

Former president of Taiwan says US will not engage in cross-strait conflict

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) on Monday (Aug. 10) said the U.S. will not come to Taiwan's aid in the case of a conflict in the Taiwan Strait. On Monday after...

Former Taiwan president regrets ban on Chinese students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) on Saturday (Aug. 8) commented on the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) recent ban on Chinese students, saying exchanges between both...

Taiwan defense analysts play down China military drills

Taiwanese security analysts on Friday (August 7) played down the importance of a military exercise to be staged by China in the East China Sea and ruled out a link between the drills and an upcoming v...

89% of Taiwanese oppose China's 'one country, two systems': Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Close to 90 percent of Taiwanese do not support the "one country, two systems" framework proposed by China, according to a recent survey conducted by Taiwan'...

Taiwan policy on Chinese students 'discriminatory': China's Taiwan Affairs Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) on Thursday (Aug. 6) accused the Taiwanese government of intentionally discriminating against Chinese students seeking to resume ...

Taiwan's foreign ministry calls China 'global trouble maker'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has called China a “global trouble maker” in its latest riposte against Beijing’s criticism of a planne...

MAC says Beijing barring Chinese students from coming to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) has denied accusations about it preventing Chinese students from coming to Taiwan for political reasons, arguing it is Beijin...

Political veteran Soong rumored to be tapped to head Taiwan's SEF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the chairman of Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), David Lee (李大維), being appointed as the new secretary general of the Presidential Office on Monday (Au...

Cross-strait event held between Taiwanese and Chinese primary schools

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Tuesday (July 28) news broke that Heping Primary School in Taiwan’s Hualien County and Qiaotou Primary School in Guilin City, Guangxi Province, China recently too...

China could attack Taiwan's smaller islands: Analysts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A panel of experts on Tuesday (July 21) warned that China could attack one of Taiwan's smaller islands, resulting in a "low-intensity" conflict between the t...

Taipei-Shanghai forum kicks off amid frayed cross-strait relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Taipei-Shanghai Twin City Forum is being held virtually on Wednesday (July 22) amid the coronavirus pandemic and at a time when cross-strait relations are at a ...

Taipei mayor to meet Shanghai's new chief in virtual forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei-Shanghai City forum will be held in Taipei on Wednesday (July 22), with representatives from Shanghai, including its newly appointed Mayor Gong Zheng (龔正), to t...