The Trump conundrum — A Taiwan-centric perspective: William Stanton

This is the first part of a two-part commentary. The second part can be found here. Whatever anyone might think of President Donald Trump, many Taiwanese and foreign friends of Taiwan will likely b...

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...

China cries foul after Taiwan donates anti-epidemic supplies to Solomon Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China recently issued a statement condemning the Solomon Islands' Malaita Province for receiving Taiwan's donation of anti-epidemic supplies last week and asked th...

Costa Rica seeks unity for COVID fight as WHO assembly looms

GENEVA (AP) — Costa Rica’s president said Friday that COVID-19 can only be defeated if countries shun nationalism and aren’t “selfish,” urging access to diagnostics and treatment tools for everyone as...

France tells China to focus on coronavirus fight after Taiwan warning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — France on Wednesday (May 13) shrugged off China's warning over a weapons sale to Taiwan telling the communist country to keep its focus on fighting the Wuhan coronavir...

NZ foreign minister tells China ambassador to 'listen to your master' after carping over Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the Chinese ambassador's complaints about New Zealand's support of Taiwan's membership in the World Health Organization, New Zealand's forei...

China objects to Taiwan's WHA attendance based on ‘political principles’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the World Health Assembly's (WHA) 73rd plenary session just 14 days away, the Chinese representative office to Geneva on Saturday (May 2) strongly objected to Tai...

Philippines says fate of caregiver up to Taiwan and China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a bizarre mixup of geography and jurisdictions, the Philippine government on Wednesday (April 29) said that the deportation of a Filipina caregiver who made controversi...

China decries TAIPEI Act as 'evil'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Communist China on Wednesday (April 1) described the newly signed Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative Act (TAIPEI Act) an "evil act.&quo...

Video shows KMT chair call himself 'Taiwanese and Chinese'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a video that surfaced on Tuesday (March 17), the Kuomintang (KMT) party's new chairman, Johnny Chiang (江啟臣), declared himself to be both "Taiwanese and Chinese...

Prague mayor thanks Taiwan for sharing COVID-19 response materials

Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib on Friday (March 6) thanked Taiwan for providing information on managing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which has been confirmed in 19 cases in the Czech Republic amid a gr...

German newspaper lauds Taiwan's handling of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel on Thursday (March 5) praised Taiwan's efforts to contain the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). In an article titled, &q...

China sent threatening letter about Czech official’s plan to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China sent a letter to the president of the Czech Republic threatening economic retaliation if the speaker of the Senate visited Taiwan, the Reuters news agency revealed W...

Filipinos express relief at lifting of Taiwan travel ban

Following the Philippine government's decision Friday to lift a travel ban against Taiwan aimed at halting the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), members of the Filipino community intervi...

Philippines media report I-Mei workers’ letter played role in end of Taiwan flight ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval of a decision to overturn a travel ban on Taiwan motivated by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) Friday (Feb. 14) migh...