Indian engineer calls for boycott of Chinese-made goods to halt its expansionism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a video released on Saturday (June 6), an Indian engineer and educator called for a boycott of Chinese goods to punish it for its expansionism on its border with India ...

China may lose control of three strategically important ports amid coronavirus fallout

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's maritime Silk Road project could be derailed by fallout from the coronavirus (COVID-19), which has inflicted both economic and political costs on the global po...

China's mask diplomacy a hit in virus-plagued Eastern Europe

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — When China’s first shipment of coronavirus medical aid landed in Belgrade, the president of Serbia was there to kiss the Chinese flag. In Hungary, officials have played down as...

US Indo-Pacific commander slams China during speech in Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China seeks to control the Indo-Pacific region through military intimidation and corruption, United States Navy Indo-Pacific commander Admiral Philip Davidson told an audi...

China faces pushback on its debt-trap diplomacy: Taiwan think tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sri Lanka's recent proposal to undo the previous government's contract to lease its southern port of Hambantota to a Chinese company is not only a major setback to...

Former Taiwan ally El Salvador signs 'gigantic' infrastructure deal with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's former diplomatic ally El Salvador announced on Tuesday (Dec. 3) that it has signed a "gigantic" infrastructure deal with China, for an undisclosed ...

Australian think tank urges China to quit making loans to South Pacific countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Australian think tank, Lowy Institute, published a report on Monday (Oct. 21), urging China to stop making loans to South Pacific nations and saddling them with debts they...

Taiwan's foreign minister, US senator call for stronger Taiwan-US ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) and U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) have co-authored an op-ed published by The Hill calling on the U.S. government to stre...

As the CCP celebrates, those who love China mourn

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The Chinese Communist Party has controlled China for 70 years now and, for the party at least, this is something that merits celebrating. For the people of China, ho...

Kiribati protesters march against country's severed ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Demonstrators marched through the streets of the Kiribati capital of Tarawa Friday afternoon (Sept. 27), one week after their country ended 16 years of diplomatic ties wit...

Debt-trap diplomacy: China secures Gold Ridge Mine in Solomon Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the break of diplomatic ties between the Solomon Islands and Taiwan on Sept. 16, it has come to light that China Railway Group Ltd. has signed a US$825 million d...

Pence snubs Solomon Islands PM after country cuts ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has scuttled a meeting slated for this month with Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare after the latter's country severed ties wi...

Solomon Islands prime minister says Taiwan 'completely useless to us'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the strongest signal yet that the Solomon Islands is getting set to switch diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said that Taiwan "is c...

Photo of the Day: China's 'win-win' debt diplomacy ploy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Tuesday (Sept. 10), an American illustrator on social media posted his latest cartoon, which mocked China's debt diplomacy masked as a "win-win" deal. Allan...

President Tsai makes pitch to preserve Taiwan-Solomon Islands' ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) met with the Foreign Minister of the Solomon Islands Jeremiah Manele on Monday (Sept. 9) amid rumors that the government of Solomon Islands may soo...