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China opposes Taiwan's invitation to US democracy summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has protested the U.S.’ invitation of Taiwan to the upcoming Summit for Democracy, which will last from Dec. 9-10. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zha...

Envoy to US, digital minister to represent Taiwan at Biden's Summit for Democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese envoy to Washington Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) and Digital Minister Audrey Tang (唐鳳) will represent the country at the inaugural Summit for Democracy, which will be...

US invites Taiwan to democracy summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. revealed on Tuesday (Nov. 23) that Taiwan is on its list of invitees to a democracy summit slated for December. The U.S. State Department released a list of 11...

Former Taiwan vice president to attend Lithuanian democracy conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) has been invited to attend an in-person democratic forum in Lithuania, according to people familiar with the matter. The meet...

Taiwan expecting invitation to Biden's democracy summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As U.S. President Joe Biden’s Summit for Democracy fast approaches, Taiwan is expecting to receive an invitation to the event, where it hopes to share its experience...

Taiwan’s foreign minister calls for post-pandemic resilience in Slovakia speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) called on like-minded countries to build a "democratic supply chain" for the post-pandemic era in a keynote speech at a conferen...

Taiwan is a country, US should stop 'strategic ambiguity'

America’s decades-old policy of “strategic ambiguity” has become an embarrassment and a stain on its reputation as a defender of freedom and democracy. Many government officials, alo...

US secretary of state calls Taiwan 'country' again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday (Sept. 13) referred to Taiwan as a "country" for the second time during his tenure. On Monday, Blinken faced ...

Taiwan expected to take part in US democracy summit in December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The White House announced on Wednesday (Aug. 11) that U.S. President Joe Biden will hold a democracy summit via videoconferencing in December, and based on an earlier invi...

Taiwan MOFA calls China’s threats against Foreign Minister Wu ‘laughable’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Wednesday slammed China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) for improperly criticizing Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph ...

Taiwan president to deliver speech at democracy summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is set to deliver a speech virtually Monday (May 10) at the Copenhagen Democracy Summit in which she will emphasize Taiwan’s efforts to ...

US secretary of state calls Taiwan 'country'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday (March 10) referred to Taiwan as a country, a label usually avoided by his predecessors. At the tail end of a House...

US secretary of state to invite Taiwan to democracy summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated on Wednesday (March 10) that he will invite Taiwan to a democracy summit hosted by President Joe Biden. The House Committe...

Taiwan beat coronavirus without sacrificing democracy: President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a speech at a democracy summit on Friday (June 19), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Taiwan fought off the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) without sacrificing its dem...

Former Danish PM invites Taiwan's president to democratic summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has been invited to speak at an international conference in Denmark, which will be held online from Thursday (June 18) to Friday (June 19). ...