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Could Taiwan's KMT be making moves to drop the 1992 consensus?

This is part six in a series on what Americans need to know about the KMT following Eric Chu’s visit and the re-opening of the KMT Washington office. Part one “What Americans need to know ...

Taiwan: Has the risk of war increased following new China warnings?

On Monday, US national security advisor Jake Sullivan and top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi met in Luxembourg for unannounced talks on "a number of regional and global security issues," with ...

Taiwan and US set to discuss weapon sales at 'Monterey talks'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will discuss weapon sales and military drills with the U.S. at the end of the month at the "Monterey talks," according to a Nikkei Asia report on Monday (...

China accuses US of trying to 'hijack' support in Asia

SINGAPORE (AP) — China's defense minister accused the United States on Sunday of trying to “hijack” the support of countries in the Asia-Pacific region to turn them against Beijing, saying Washington ...

China's defense chief warns Beijing would 'fight to the end' to stop Taiwan's independence

The "pursuit of Taiwan independence is a dead end," China's Defense Minister Wei Fenghe told the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, on Sunday. He said China would do anything in its powe...

US: China's military activity around Taiwan threatens region

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin stressed American support for Taiwan on Saturday, suggesting at Asia's premier defense forum that recent Chinese military activity around the se...

US slams China's 'destabilizing' military activity near Taiwan

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin criticized China on Saturday for a "more coercive and aggressive approach to its territorial claims." Speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Asi...

US State Department website reintroduces sentence denying support of Taiwan independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Department of State has once again reworded its description of U.S.-Taiwan relations on its website. On May 5, the State Department updated its online U.S.-Tai...

US president's policy on Taiwan has confused some but it's actually clear

Some would say it has been difficult at times to discern with any precision exactly what the Biden administration policy on Taiwan is. Since the summer of 2021, U.S. President Joe Biden has continued ...

The EU looks at boosting semiconductor trade with Taiwan

Keen to enhance trade relations with Taiwan and tap into the island's semiconductor sector, the European Union is set to hold a virtual trade dialogue on Thursday with the Taiwanese minister for e...

China could 'quarantine' Taiwan by air and sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Instead of invading Taiwan, analysts posit one scenario could involve China imposing a "quarantine" on the country's airspace and territorial waters, enablin...

China's Pacific plan seen as regional strategic game-changer

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When China signed a security pact with the Solomon Islands in April it raised concerns from the U.S. and its allies that Beijing may be seeking a military outpost in the...

US says China’s actions toward Taiwan threaten peace in region

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing’s growing coercion of Taipei threatens peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday (May 26). Bli...

China strategy is about rules-based order, not 'new Cold War,' Blinken says

The United States will not block China from growing its economy, but wants it to adhere to international rules, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday in a long-awaited speech on U.S. stra...

Blinken: US to leverage Russia-Ukraine bloc against China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday the Biden administration aims to lead the international bloc opposed to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine into a broader coalition to count...