'We would not be the US if we don't defend Taiwan': Stanton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview with China Uncensored, Former Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) William A. Stanton said that the U.S. would be turning its back on its cor...

Will Tsai Ing-wen’s landslide victory force Beijing to rethink its approach to Taiwan?

While Taiwan remains in a celebratory mood following a historic victory for the incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen, Beijing issued a solemn warning on Sunday, reiterating that Taiwan remains a part of C...

Democracy prevails in Taiwan

After a year of extensive and grueling political contention, Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has won the presidency for a second term, garnering 57.1 percent of the vote, while ...

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 ...

Tuvalu spurns China bid to build artificial islands, sticks with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Pacific island ally Tuvalu on Thursday (Nov. 21) announced that it has rejected an offer by Communist China to build artificial islands, which presumably woul...

US expects no interference in Taiwan presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Deputy Foreign Minister Hsu Szu-chien (徐斯儉) met with David Stilwell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, at the White House on Monday (Oct. 21...

Does it matter if Taiwan loses formal recognition?

In September 2019 both Solomon Islands and Kiribati ended diplomatic relations with Taiwan (formally the Republic of China), leaving the country with formal recognition from only 15 countries. This...

At UN, Venezuela's rival delegations circle each other

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — They came from the same country. They were in town for the same reason — as diplomatic representatives of their government. And they took pains to make sure their paths never, ev...

Solomon Islanders hold march in support of Taiwan after switch to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke on Monday (Sept. 16) that the Solomon Islands had severed ties with Taiwan in favor of China, Solomon Islanders held a large parade to protest the move and sup...

Son of Solomon Islands PM makes hasty retreat from Taiwan after diplomatic switch to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After news broke that the Solomon Islands had cut ties with Taiwan in favor of communist China, a son of the island country's Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare allegedl...

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...

Petition calling on Germany to open diplomatic relations with Taiwan gains 12,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A petition calling on Germany to establish diplomatic relations with Taiwan in retaliation for China's "massive violations of international human rights" has rece...

100 Solomon Islanders attend flag lowering at Taiwan embassy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After the Solomon Islands officially broke off diplomatic relations with Taiwan in favor of communist China, about 100 Solomon Islanders attended the final flag-lowering ceremo...

Rubio, Gardner urge passing of TAIPEI Act in wake of Solomon Islands' switch to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to news that the Solomon Islands switched diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China on Monday (Sept. 16), U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Cory Gardner condemned the move a...

Solomon Islands shifts ties from Taiwan to China for US$500 million in 'aid'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Solomon Islands has decided to switch diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China today (Sept. 16), reportedly in exchange for US$500 million (NT$15.4 billion) in aid from Be...