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Taiwan to launch US$1 billion fund for joint investment projects with Lithuania

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Building on a US$200 million (NT$5.54 billion) fund announced last week, Taiwan on Tuesday (Jan. 11) announced an additional US$1 billion credit program to fund joint proj...

Lithuania: Taiwan to set up $1B credit fund amid China spat

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Taiwan will set up a $1 billion credit program aimed at funding projects by Lithuanian and Taiwanese companies amid economic pressure from China over an office that the islan...

China lashes out at US over support for Lithuania

BEIJING (AP) — China lashed out at the United States on Thursday over its support for the European nation of Lithuania in its feud with Beijing over relations with Taiwan. Foreign M...

Chinese media labels Honduran president's Taiwan visit 'dollar diplomacy'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Sunday (Nov. 14) called out Chinese state-run mouthpiece the Global Times for violating international news regulations after it c...

Taiwan dismisses Chinese media reports of dollar diplomacy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Monday (Oct. 11) refuted a report by China's state-run Global Times that claimed Taiwan has been bribing individuals in count...

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...

Taiwan sees 'political warfare' in dispute with China over vaccines

Taiwan does not believe China is sincere in offering it much needed COVID-19 vaccines and thinks it is working to prevent the island from getting shots for political reasons as infections surge, offic...

29-year-old boosting Taiwan's soft power

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At only 29 years old, Chiayo Kuo (郭家佑) is a force to be reckoned with. Through ambition, networking savvy, and tenacity, she is slowly revitalizing interest in soft pow...

China’s human rights abuses can no longer be swept under the rug

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The Trump administration might be on its way out but it is certainly not going quietly, and it is doing its utmost to ensure the incoming Biden administration remains s...

Taiwan’s link-up with Somaliland is a big risk

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — So, Taiwan has a new diplomatic ally. Well, sort of. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced this week that it was establishing mutual representative offices with ...

Taiwan denies offering Solomon Islands politicians bribes to maintain diplomatic ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has denied attempting to bribe a member of the Solomon Islands’ parliament earlier this year to retain diplomatic t...

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...

Taiwan to beef up ties with allies using funds originally intended for the Solomons, Kiribati

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan plans to redirect the budgets originally set aside for aid to the Solomon Islands and Kiribati to its remaining allies after the two nations dealt a blow to the isl...

Kiribati switches recognition to China, Taiwan loses second Pacific ally in one week

[Last update at 17:00 p.m. Sept. 20] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has lost its second Pacific ally in a single week as Kiribati moves to switch recognition to China, leaving the island natio...

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...