Fmr President Chen Shui-bian calls for referendum on Taiwan Independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a media interview with Japan’s Sankei Newspaper (產經新聞), and his first in ten years, former Taiwan president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) called for a publi...

Taiwan Foreign Minister shares country’s strategy for Indo-Pacific 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Thursday unveiled the country’s vision of an Indo-Pacific region, which will be centered on economic, defensive, a...

Ex. Premier Lin Chuan may be tapped as Taiwan envoy to APEC Summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Although the Tsai administration has yet to officially announce the country’s envoy for the 2018 APEC Leaders’ Summit in Papa New Guinea scheduled in mid Novem...

Beijing's Taiwan policy rooted in backwards, Cold War mentality: scholars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Several scholars and former U.S. officials are voicing their concern and criticisms of China’s current foreign policy tactics following the decision of El Salvador t...

China readying military to strike Taiwan, US targets in Pacific: Pentagon report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Aug. 17, the Pentagon released an annual report on Chinese military power for the U.S. Congress tor review when drafting legislation over the upcoming year. The repo...

Taiwan is important partner facing potential Taiwan Strait crisis: senior US Congressman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Senior Republican Party Congressman Ted Yoho said that Taiwan is an important partner of the U.S. and exemplar of human rights in the region, facing an increasingly assert...

Top Taiwan Minister headed to Washington in July to meet US officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese government minister is reportedly preparing to visit the Washington D.C. to meet with senior State Department officials in July, according to sources in Washin...

US govt. expresses concern over severed diplomatic ties between Taiwan and Dominican Republic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State urged China to resume dialogue with Taiwan and to avoid actions that would escalate cross-strait tension. The ...

China plans Taiwan Strait live-fire exercises amid tensions

BEIJING (AP) — China announced it will hold live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions over increased American support for Taiwan's government. The announc...

Taiwan could be left in even more vulnerable position amid US-China tensions: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan could be dragged into a US-China trade war and power struggle, inevitably hurting the export-reliant economy, according to the Washington Post on Monday.  Before ...

Chinese media calls for arrest of Premier Lai for 'Independent Taiwan' comments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China's official news channel People's Daily wrote on Saturday, March 31, that Taiwan's Premier Lai should be prosecuted under China's 2005 Anti-Seces...

China aircraft carrier prowls Taiwan Strait while Xi threatens 'punishment of history'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced today that China's aircraft carrier Liaoning was detected prowling the waters of the Taiwan Strait yesterday (Marc...

China threatens 'military pressure' after Trump signs Taiwan Travel Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two days after President Trump signed the Taiwan Travel Act, China stated through its state-run mouthpiece the Global Times that it will respond with "military pressure.&q...

President Trump and President Tsai should meet to affirm US-Taiwan partnership: Analysts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On March 16, analysts in Washington D.C. published a report with the Project 2049 Institute entitled “U.S. Taiwan Relations in a Sea of Change,” the same day t...

Taiwan appoints new MAC minister amid tense cross-strait relations with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— As the relationship between Taiwan and China continues to deteriorate, the Taiwan government has put its faith in newly appointed minister Chen Ming-tong (陳明通), a scholar w...