Latest Taiwan government News

China on Taiwan: 'External interference' won't be tolerated

Sep. 24, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China underscored its commitment Saturday to its claim on Taiwan, telling assembled world leaders that anyone who gets in the way of its determination to reunify with the self-governing island would be “crushed by the wheels of history.” The language was...

US steps up diplomatic efforts with China on Taiwan, Russia

Sep. 23, 2022 23:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday ramped up its diplomatic efforts to press China to end provocative actions against Taiwan and warned it about any active support for Russia in its war against Ukraine. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made both cases in a meeting...

French foreign minister urges Iran: Accept nuclear deal

Sep. 19, 2022 21:05 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France’s foreign minister on Monday urged Iran to take the last offer on the table to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, saying the window of opportunity “is about to close." A high-ranking European Union official said he didn't expect any progress on the issue this week at...

Idaho and Taiwan sign two-year wheat trade agreement

Sep. 19, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Monday signed a two-year agreement supporting Idaho wheat sales to Taiwan in a deal that officials say gives wheat producers a reliable buyer and Taiwan a dependable supplier. The Republican governor participated in the ceremonial...

Taiwan leader cites threat of Chinese 'cognitive warfare'

Sep. 06, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

HENGCHUN, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday that China is conducting “cognitive warfare” by spreading misinformation in addition to its regular military incursions into nearby waters and airspace intended to intimidate the self-governing island. ...

US OKs $1B arms sale to Taiwan as tensions rise with China

Sep. 02, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday announced a more than $1 billion arms sale to Taiwan as U.S.-China tensions escalate over the status of the island. The $1.09 billion sale includes $355 million for Harpoon air-to-sea missiles and $85 million for Sidewinder...

Arizona Gov. Ducey hails Taiwan semiconductor investment

Sep. 01, 2022 01:14 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday hailed economic and educational cooperation with Taiwan, marked by a $12 billion investment in his state by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. Ducey spoke during a meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, in the...

Japan, seeking arms buildup, makes opaque budget request

Aug. 31, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Defense Ministry made a budget request for the coming year Wednesday without specifying the costs of missiles for preemptive strikes and dozens of other weapons as well as its development plans, as the government aims to drastically raise Japan's military capability. ...

Arizona governor to focus on semiconductors in Taiwan visit

Aug. 30, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday for a visit focused on semiconductors, the critical chips that are used in everyday electronics and have become a battleground in the technology competition between the U.S. and China. His visit is the...

Taiwan leader tells troops to keep cool amid Chinese threats

Aug. 30, 2022 05:57 AM EDT

PENGHU, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president told the self-ruled island's military units Tuesday to keep their cool in the face of daily warplane flights and warship maneuvers by rival China, saying that Taiwan will not allow Beijing to provoke a conflict. China has kept up military...