Scholar says Beijing eager to take Taiwan preemptively in case of conflict with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A political science scholar has said that China is eager to take Taiwan and turn it into a submarine base as a precaution as tensions between Beijing and Washington contin...

Taiwan may expel Hong Kong diplomats in tit-for-tat move

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is reportedly considering expelling Hong Kong diplomats by ceasing to issue work visas as a response to the Hong Kong government prohibiting the nation's repres...

Taiwan's Minister of Interior rejects 'one China' principle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) on Sunday (July 18) said that there is no such thing as the so-called one China principle that stipulates Taiwan is part of Chi...

Top posts at Taiwan's HK office forced out for refusing to sign 'one-China' declaration

The acting director-general of Taiwan's representative office in Hong Kong has left the Chinese special administration region after its government refused to extend his work visa. Kao Ming-tsun...

Taiwan criticizes Hong Kong for debarring envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has criticized the Hong Kong government for not issuing a work visa to its envoy, who was supposed to have been posted to the territory two years ago. Appointed ...

Taiwan rejects China's criticism over Somaliland ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has hit back at China, which criticized Taiwan for enhancing its ties with the self-governing African territory of Somali...

KMT changes stance on '1992 Consensus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) Reform Committee's cross-strait discussion group recommended on Friday morning (June 19) that the so-called “1992 Consensus” be used a...

Russian coronavirus website lists 'country of Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a defiant break from the standard placating of China, a Russian website that provides updates on the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is listing Taiwan as a countr...

Defense minister says Taiwan prepared for China attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) said on Friday (May 29) that since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has never relinquished the threat of force against the i...

Taiwan rejects Beijing's reiteration of 'one China' principle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Sunday evening (May 24) responded to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's (王毅) mention of the “one China principle" ...

China cries foul at Pompeo's congratulatory message for Taiwanese president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing threatened "necessary countermeasures" and to "make them feel pain," after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo posted a message congratulating ...

China sends secret WHO letter to counter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China sent a secret letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) to counter the momentum in favor of Taiwan being allowed to attend the World Health Assembly (WHA), Forei...

Push to include Taiwan at WHA hampering fight against coronavirus pandemic: China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting drawing near and a growing number of countries voicing support for Taiwan’s participation in the annual event, the Chine...

New Zealand stands up to Beijing bullying over Taiwan's entry into WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Zealand on Tuesday (May 12) reaffirmed its support for Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organization (WHO), despite pressure from communist China to back...

China cries foul at New Zealand backing Taiwan's entry into WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China on Monday (May 11) urged New Zealand to stop its "wrong commentary" and discard its "illusions" after it voiced support for Taiwan's particip...