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Xi urges envoys to seek closer ties with global community

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) called on ambassadors and diplomats to establish closer ties with other nations during a meeting in Beijing on Friday (Dec. 29). Xi aske...

Decoding China: 'Wolf Warrior' diplomacy echoes US mistakes

"Philippines should recognize the risks of playing the role US has assigned it," ran the headline of an editorial published by the state-run English-language newspaper China Daily at the sta...

DPP running mate lauds Taiwan's 'cat warrior' diplomacy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is pursuing “cat warrior diplomacy” to counter China's "wolf warrior" tactics, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice presidential candid...

Cartoon of the Day: Biden holds bigger gun than Xi in Wild West showdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Swedish cartoonist created an illustration depicting President Joe Biden toting a much bigger gun that Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) under the table like a prelude to ...

Taiwan foreign minister mocks China's lecturing of Thailand on press freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Sunday (Nov. 12) mocked China's government for lecturing Thailand over freedom of the press following his interview on a Thai telev...

China removes its outspoken foreign minister during a bumpy time in relations with the US

BEIJING (AP) — China removed its sometimes outspoken foreign minister on Tuesday and replaced him with his predecessor at an unusually scheduled meeting, a move that has fueled rumors about what...

Who is Qin Gang, China's sacked foreign minister?

Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang was kicked out of office on Tuesday, weeks after he mysteriously vanished from public view, sparking speculation about his fate. Beijing said Qin's predecessor...

China sacks foreign minister not seen in public for weeks

Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang was removed from office on Tuesday and replaced by former Foreign Minister Wang Yi, state media reported. No reason was given for Qin's removal, however, state m...

China says its foreign minister is ill. A senior diplomat will take his place at ASEAN

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang is unwell and the country’s senior diplomat will take his place at a two-day summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations this week in Jakarta,...

Closer China-Australia ties will not come at Taiwan's expense: Former Australian PM

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — “Taiwanese perspectives and experience are more important than ever,” according to former Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull. Turnbull is in Taiwa...

China seeks to establish global hegemony: Taiwan legislative speaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China intends to use Taiwan as a stepping stone to become a global hegemonic power, Taiwan Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) said at a Hudson Institute event on Tuesday...

CCP's thought leader outlines China's new policy toward Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Earlier in 2023, it was reported that Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) appointed the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) chief propagandist Wang Huning (王滬寧) to craft a n...

Foreign delegations to Taiwan turn from trickle to flood

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Once relatively rare, these days hardly a week passes without at least one foreign delegation of politicians and/or government officials arriving in Taiwan, some from co...

China's diplomat faces backlash after referencing fate of 150,000 Filipino workers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian (黃溪連) is facing a backlash after referencing the fate of 150,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Taiwan, if Mani...

Taiwan: How worrying are China's wargames?

For the second time in less than a year, China has launched a large-scale military exercise around Taiwan . In a clear display of military might, dozens of Chinese military aircraft flew across the m...