China can’t make friends through force: Palau President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President of Palau Tommy Remengesau Jr. responded to a question about Chinese influence in the Pacific by saying international friendship is developed through mutual respe...

Marshall Islands President survives no confidence vote amid alleged Chinese conspiracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine narrowly survived a vote of no confidence on Nov. 12, amid what she described as an influence campaign mounted by China. Heine sa...

Palau President arrives in Taiwan for state visit

Taipei, Nov. 10 (CNA) President Tommy Remengesau, Jr. of Palau, one of Taiwan's six diplomatic allies in the Pacific, arrived in Taiwan Saturday for a state visit, according to the Ministry of For...

Taiwan is not losing sleep over China-Pacific summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is not worried about this month’s summit between China and the nations of the Pacific region, as the island’s six allies in the area will refuse to atte...

Why Taiwan needs to be careful of cozying up to far-right leaders

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Earlier this weekend, Brazil’s Presidential election run-off saw Jair Bolsonaro elected as the new President of what is the world’s fourth-largest democratic nat...

China might use Taiwan to divert attention from domestic troubles: Foreign Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China might use the Taiwan issue to divert attention from its growing number of domestic problems, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) told the German newspaper Sueddeutsche ...

AIT Director lauds Taiwan's efforts to foster young talent from Pacific Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During Wednesday's closing ceremony for a Taiwan-U.S. training program aimed at fostering young talent, Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Br...

Taiwan slams UN for passport discrimination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday slammed the United Nations for its discriminatory treatment of Taiwanese passport holders after reports that even holders of a ...

Taiwan President discusses transitional justice with former South African leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Real reconciliation in the wake of transitional justice has still not arrived in Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told visiting former South African President Frederik Wille...

Taiwan chooses big democracies over old partners: Financial Times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As China has lured away more of its old diplomatic allies, Taiwan has been refocusing its efforts on large democracies, the Financial Times of London wrote Tuesday in a report t...

'Stability, adaptability, progress:' President Tsai outlines Taiwan's response to dramatic global changes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Wednesday her administration will respond to dramatic global changes and Chinese military and political coercion by maintaining stab...

Taiwan holds military drill with Paraguay amid China tension

TAOYUAN, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has hosted her Paraguayan counterpart at a military exercise in a sign of the island's determination to withstand China's diplomatic onslaught. ...

Shanghai official's application to visit Taiwan rejected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An official from the Chinese government's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) in Shanghai has been denied entry to Taiwan after refusing to comply with Taiwan's requiremen...

Woman disappears after slamming China for luring Taiwan’s allies away

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A social commentator in China has reportedly gone missing after posting online criticism of the government for luring Taiwan’s diplomatic allies away. Since 2016, five ...

12 allies call for Taiwan UN membership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – 12 of Taiwan’s 17 diplomatic allies have so far expressed support for Taiwan’s participation at the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly in New York, U.S. si...