In India, top US diplomat calls China 'elephant in the room’

NEW DELHI (AP) — A top U.S. envoy on Monday called China “an elephant in the room” and said Washington is keen to advance India’s interests across the Indo-Pacific region. Deputy Sec...

Exclusive: U.S. pushes arms sales surge to 'Fortress Taiwan,' needling China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to sell as many as seven major weapons systems, including mines, cruise missiles and drones to Taiwan, four people familiar with the discussions said, as...

Time for Biden to stand up to China and back Taiwan

Kaohsiung (Taiwan News) – At the start of the year Taiwan went through what was arguably the most important presidential election of the country’s democratic era, as Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) com...

China opposes US military drone sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin on Friday (Aug. 7) expressed his opposition to the potential U.S. sale of at least four military drones to Taiwan and sai...

Trade, technology and security at risk in US-China feud

BEIJING (AP) — They have the largest economies in the world. They spend more than anyone else on their militaries. From high-tech chips to control of the high seas, their interests are closely intertw...

Military balance across Taiwan Strait slipping toward China: White paper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 "Defense of Japan" white paper states that the balance of military strength across the Taiwan Strait has further tipped in favor of China, and the gap i...

Taiwan high on list of countries Trump considering abandoning: Bolton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In his bombshell book, former National Security Advisor John Bolton writes that Taiwan is high on President Trump's list of countries to abandon. In his 577-page me...

Why does the US not forge diplomatic ties with Taiwan?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the United States both underwent transfers of power in the 2016 presidential elections, with Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Do...

Trump, first lady stroll the grounds of iconic Taj Mahal

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to India (all times local): 6 p.m. President Donald Trump, who once owned the former Trump Taj...

US defense bill encourages collaborations with Taiwan on cybersecurity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. National Defense Authorization Act for the 2020 fiscal year encourages collaborations with Taiwan on cybersecurity. Following its passage in the U.S. House of ...

Taiwan ally Randall Schriver resigns from Pentagon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – One of Taiwan’s strongest supporters in the Trump Administration, Randall Schriver, has tendered his resignation as assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific S...

Taiwan should think big with defense manufacturing plans

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The global defense market was worth an estimated US$1.8 trillion in 2018. That’s an increase of 2.6 percent on the previous year. While it is an industry that is ...

US stands by Taiwan in defense of freedoms: Mike Pence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Retaining a harsh tone against Beijing in a speech on China policy similar to the one he made a year ago, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday (Oct. 24) expressed co...

Taiwan's Tsai expresses thanks over approval of F-16V sale

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen thanked the United States on Tuesdsay for approving the sale of 66 advanced F-16V fighter jets and urged rival China to respect Taiwan'...

US tells Congress of plans to sell F-16 fighters to Taiwan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has informed Congress it plans to sell F-16 fighters worth $8 billion to Taiwan in a move that will inflame already high tensions with China. Two U....