Taiwan urged to beware of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A scholar has urged Taiwan's government to be wary of increased Chinese influence in the South Pacific as Beijing adjusts its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), according...

Solomon Islands to send officials to China, doubt cast on Taiwan ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Solomon Islands government has established a task force to review the country’s diplomatic relations with Taiwan and is planning to send officials to China, repo...

Australia prime minister offers more aid to Solomon Islands

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's prime minister said on Monday his nation will boost spending on infrastructure in the Solomon Islands, but noted the increased aid commitment was not linked...

Taiwan’s ranking in Asia Power Index down as diplomatic influence wanes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is ranked 14th in the latest Asia Power Index, published by the Sydney-based Lowy Institute on Tuesday (May 28), and is the only country from the index marked by a ...

Taiwan foreign minister to visit 3 Caribbean allies to solidify ties

Taipei (CNA) Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) departed Taiwan Tuesday on a visit to three of Taiwan's diplomatic allies in the Caribbean region to enhance relations and build closer cooperation, a...

China rankled by rare Taiwan-US security official meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China on Monday (May 27) cried foul after news broke of a meeting held between Taiwan National Security Council Secretary-General David Lee (李大維) and White House National Secur...

US senators revive bill backing Taiwan's worldwide recognition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Three U.S. senators on Thursday (May 24) reintroduced a draft bill designed to counter China's bullying of Taiwan in the international arena and the poaching of its diploma...

Organization's new name signifies trust between US, Taiwan: Tsai

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A Taiwan government organization has been renamed to include for the first time the terms "U.S." and "Taiwan," a development that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said ...

Taiwan and U.S. National Security chiefs meet for first time since 1979

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For the first time since Taiwan and the United States ended formal diplomatic relations in 1979, the two countries’ national security chiefs, David Lee (李大維) and Joh...

US official urges Pacific nations to keep ties with Taiwan

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A top U.S. diplomat for Southeast Asia has urged Pacific island nations not to withdraw diplomatic recognition of Taiwan, warning that Chinese pressure to change Taiwa...

Taiwan Health Minister has 71 bilateral meetings during WHA in Geneva

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite Taiwan’s lack of an invitation for the World Health Assembly (WHA) due to pressure from China, the island’s health and welfare minister, Chen Shih-chun...

Criticism of Taiwan’s exclusion from WHA ramps up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More allies and like-minded countries signaled their support for Taiwan’s inclusion at the annual World Health Assembly (WHA) on the third day of this year’s s...

Allies' proposal to grant Taiwan observer status dropped from WHA agenda

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although 14 of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies had made a proposal supporting the island nation’s participation in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) annua...

Less dependence on China means stable growth for Taiwan’s economy: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Looking back at her first three years as President, Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who is seeking re-election, laid out all the reforms and policies her administration has carried ou...

Taiwan's Health Minister departs for WHA in Geneva despite Beijing's obstruction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Speaking on Friday (May 17) morning ahead of his departure for Geneva, Switzerland without an official invitation to the World Health Assembly (WHA) which will open next w...