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US Congress members praise Taiwan's democracy in a visit that's certain to draw China's scrutiny

Feb. 22, 2024 13:49 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A group of United States Congress members met with Taiwan's president Thursday in a show of bipartisan support that is certain to draw scrutiny from China, which opposes such visits and sees them as a challenge to its claim of sovereignty over the self-governing island. ...

Member of Taiwan's pro-unification Nationalists elected speaker in a consolation prize for China

Feb. 01, 2024 03:40 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Han Kuo-yu of Taiwan’s pro-unification Nationalists was elected speaker of the island’s legislature on Thursday, a sort of consolation prize for China, which claims the self-governing democracy as its own territory. The Nationalists, also known as the...

A US congressional delegation affirms bipartisan support for Taiwan in first visit since election

Jan. 25, 2024 08:13 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A bipartisan delegation from the United States Congress reaffirmed support for Taiwan during a visit Thursday following its election of a new president. The delegation’s visit is the first by U.S. lawmakers to the island since the independence-leaning Democratic...

After Taiwan's election, its new envoy to the US offers assurances to Washington and Beijing

Jan. 19, 2024 12:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taiwan’s top diplomat in Washington has a message for both the island's Chinese adversaries and its American friends: Don’t worry that Taiwan’s new president-elect will worsen relations with Beijing and possibly draw the U.S. into a conflict. President-elect...

The ruling-party candidate strongly opposed by China wins Taiwan's presidential election

Jan. 16, 2024 03:28 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Ruling-party candidate Lai Ching-te emerged victorious in Taiwan’s presidential election on Saturday, a result that will determine the trajectory of the self-ruled democracy’s contentious relations with China over the next four years. China had called the...

What a new president in Taiwan means for the island, China, the US and the world

Jan. 15, 2024 22:52 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's incoming president is promising more of the same. The question is what that will bring, not only for Taiwan but also for its relations with China, the United States and others with an interest in the island of 23 million people that supplies many of the advanced...

US delegation praises Taiwan's democracy after pro-independence presidential candidate wins election

Jan. 15, 2024 05:57 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Retired U.S. officials met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday and praised the island’s democratic processes under which it elected a new president and legislature over the weekend in defiance of China’s claim of sovereignty over Taiwan and threat to annex it...

In Taiwan's election Saturday, who are the 3 candidates trying to become president?

Jan. 12, 2024 02:30 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan is holding its presidential election on Saturday, a race that China has called a choice between war and peace. China considers the self-ruled island about 160 kilometers (100 miles) off its east coast a breakaway province and has threatened to take control over it, by...

The US relationship with China faces a test as Taiwan elects a new leader

Jan. 12, 2024 01:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's relationship with Beijing will face its biggest test since the leaders of the two countries met in November, as the United States seeks to keep the Taiwan Straits calm after Taiwanese v oters select a new president this weekend. At stake is the peace...

Taiwan presidential hopeful Hou promises to boost island's defense and restart talks with China

Jan. 11, 2024 02:51 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — One of Taiwan’s leading opposition party candidates in Saturday’s presidential election has promised to boost the island’s defense capabilities while restarting dialogue with Beijing, which claims the island as its own. Hou Yu-ih, the presidential...