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China driving Taiwanese to embrace formal independence: Foreign Policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As cross-strait tensions continue to build, Foreign Policy on Monday (May 18) published a piece claiming China's aggressive attitude toward Taiwan has pushed more Taiw...

Italian media interviews Taiwanese envoy on coronavirus response, presents Taiwan as foil to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Italian state-run TV station Rai 3 on Monday (May 11) aired an interview with the Taiwanese envoy to Italy and presented the island nation as a foil to China, which has be...

Beijing fails to congratulate Taiwan KMT's new chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing failed to send its standard congratulatory telegram after the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party selected reformist Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) as party chairman on Sa...

Taiwan deserves respect from China: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fresh off of her landslide election win, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told the BBC that Taiwan is already an independent country and that China needs to face &qu...

Enoch Wu says Taiwan can develop without China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Enoch Wu (吳怡農) said that Taiwanese oppose the "one country, two systems" framework and that the country can develop successfully without Communist China, at a pr...

Taiwan-China relations to decline regardless of election outcome: US analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. analyst visiting Taipei has raised the alarm on cross-strait relations, adding that Beijing is likely to ramp up pressure on Taiwan no matter who wins the president...

Czech Republic Senate leader's Taiwan visit in limbo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and President Miloš Zeman disapprove of the planned visit to Taiwan after the 2020 elections of the President of the Senate of the ...

Han compares Taiwan-China ties to 'bastard and daddy relationship'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a stunningly poor choice of words, Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) described relations between Taiwan and China as a "bastard and daddy re...

Amid China's economic downturn, Taiwan's MAC warns of risks to cross-strait relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Thursday (Oct. 31) released the summary of an advisory committee meeting that suggests China is increasing pressure on Tai...

Over 27% of Taiwan people support independence: MAC poll

A recent survey released by the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), which is in charge of supervising exchanges across the Taiwan Strait, showed that more than 27 percent of respondents in the poll suppor...

Countdown to Taiwan Presidential Election: 90 days

Tsai Ing-wen Quote from Tsai Ing-wen: “The Kuomintang Party doesn’t dare to criticize China, they only make a fuss about Taiwan’s domestic issues.” The Kuomintan...

US disappointed in Solomon Islands' decision to break ties with Taiwan: AIT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) on Tuesday issued a statement on the decision by the Solomon Islands’ government to break ties with Taiwan and establish relat...

The divide and rule strategy that will define Taiwan’s presidential election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Divide and rule is a political strategy that can be traced all the way back to Niccolò Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy, but it is ass relevant and effective today a...

MAC poll shows majority in Taiwan disapprove of China’s threats

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- The overwhelming majority of people in Taiwan oppose China’s military threats and ongoing efforts to suppress the country’s international space, according to a pol...

Taiwan blasts China over its 'barbaric behavior' in Czech Republic

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday blasted China for what it called "barbaric behavior" after Taiwan's representative in the Czech Republic was for...