China threatens to 'wipe out' Taiwan president with war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to last week's visit to Taiwan by the highest-ranking U.S. State Department official in over 40 years, China's state-run media warned Taiwan's pres...

Taiwan rates historic visit by US undersecretary of state a success

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The unprecedented visit by U.S. Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach was very productive and will lead to a deepening of th...

Ex-Japan prime minister, Dalai Lama pay tribute to late Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui

NEW TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama expressed their grief over the passing of former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝)...

Taiwan foreign minister discusses future cooperation with US Undersecretary of State

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) and United States Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Keith Krach discussed future cooperation between...

China holds military drills during US official’s Taiwan visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China began military drills near the Taiwan Strait on Friday (Sept. 18) as a senior U.S. official began high-level meetings in Taiwan, according to Reuters. Chinese Def...

China holds military exercises near Taiwan

China launched military exercises near the Taiwan Strait on Friday as a senior US diplomat started a 3-day visit in Taipei. The high-level meeting between the US and Taiwan inflamed tensions with Chi...

Taiwan denies US unhappy with how high profile visit has become

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It was wrong to claim the United States government was unhappy with all the attention attending the visit of Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the En...

Visit of highest-ranking US State Department official to Taiwan in 41 years confirmed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department confirmed on Wednesday (Sept. 16) that U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach will visit Taiw...

Marco Rubio urges US official to open free trade talks with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday (Sept. 10) urging him to send Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, an...

Hungary to unveil statue of late President George H.W. Bush

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A statue of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush will be unveiled in October in Budapest’s Liberty Square, officials said Sunday. In 1989, Bush became the...

Czech Republic sends delegation to Taiwan, draws ire of China

The president of the Czech Senate Milos Vystrcil led a 90-member delegation trip to Taiwan on Sunday, despite strong opposition from China. "The visit will be certainly fruitful and further deepe...

1st group of Burundian refugees returning home from Rwanda

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Nearly 500 Burundian refugees living in Rwanda began their journey back to their home country Thursday, the first group to return after five years in exile following deadly polit...

Ma Ying-jeou least popular of Taiwan's elected presidents: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Late Taiwan leader Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國) was ranked number one in a public opinion poll in which respondents were asked to evaluate the incumbent and former Taiwanese lea...

Woman vandalizes memorial of late Taiwan president Lee Teng-hui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The memorial for late President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) in Taipei was reportedly vandalized on Friday (Aug. 14), the day of Lee's funeral, when a woman splashed red paint o...

HHS Secretary Azar’s visit a turning point in Taiwan's relations with US

In the next stage of the pandemic era, Taiwan must reach out to share its health expertise internationally, all the while maintaining economic growth and keeping the coronavirus at bay. The visit of U...