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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...

85% of citizens in Taiwan identify as Taiwanese, 8.7% as Chinese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China continues to ramp up military pressure on Taiwan, the latest poll by Taiwan Thinktank (台灣智庫) found that 85 percent of respondents consider themselves Taiwanese, w...

Former Taiwan president urges US to help restore cross-strait dialogue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said Monday (Dec. 7) that he had recommended the Biden administration help resolve cross-strait disputes peacefully by restoring dialog...

Taiwan cannot become the next Hong Kong: European parliamentarian

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — European Parliament (EU) Vice President Nicola Beer on Thursday (Dec. 3) denounced Beijing's open threat to take control of Taiwan by force and said the country must n...

Taiwan calls on Australia to help stop China's expansion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) has called on Canberra to stand up against Chinese expansionism after Beijing increased economic pressure on Australia. Ac...

Former official urges Taiwan military to include both volunteers, conscripts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Defense Minister Michael Tsai (蔡明憲) on Tuesday (Nov. 17) advised the Taiwanese military to mix conscription and volunteering in its recruitment process to maximize ...

Taiwan to host seminar on cross-strait issues with US think tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) will host an online seminar Wednesday evening (Nov. 18) with Taiwanese and American think tanks on the state of cross-strait relations a...

US secretary of state reiterates bipartisan commitment to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated on Thursday (Nov. 12) that Washington's commitment to Taiwan is bipartisan and that the country "has not been a par...

90% of Taiwanese oppose Chinese military threats: MAC poll

More than 90 percent of Taiwanese oppose China's military threats against the country while nearly 80 percent believe maintaining cross-strait peace is the responsibility of both sides, according ...

China urges U.S. to stop increasing ties with Taiwan

China urged the United States on Wednesday (Nov. 11) to stop boosting ties with Taiwan, after Washington and Taipei announced they would hold economic talks this month that Taiwan’s government d...

China denies US Marine training will strengthen Taiwan's defenses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to an announcement by Taiwan's military on Monday (Nov. 9) that a team of U.S. Marines had arrived to provide training, Chinese state-run media denied that...

Foreign minister says Taiwan not taking side in US presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) has reiterated Taiwan's neutrality in the upcoming U.S. presidential election and assured that the results will not affect the relatio...

China says 'fighter jets of the PLA must fly over the island of Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's top propaganda platform on Monday declared that People's Liberation Army (PLA) warplanes "must fly over Taiwan" and if Taiwanese fighter jets fir...

Global Times claims intruding Chinese planes in search of US nuclear submarines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing's state-run mouthpiece the Global Times claimed Monday (Oct. 26) that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) incursions into Taiwan's air defense identific...