• 22 May, 2022
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Six U.S. lawmakers arrive in Taiwan on unannounced trip

TAIPEI (Reuters) - A group of six U.S. lawmakers, including chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Menendez, landed in Taiwan on Thursday for a previously unannounced visit,…

Taiwan issues first war survival handbook amid China threat

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's military released a handbook on civil defence for the first time on Tuesday, giving citizens survival guidance in a war scenario as Russia's invasion of Ukraine…

U.S. discusses ‘opportunities’ for Taiwan to participate at WHO meeting

TAIPEI (Reuters) - U.S. and Taiwanese officials have held talks on expanding Taiwan's international participation including "opportunities" for the island to attend a major World Health Organization meeting next month.…

Analysis-Taiwan studies Ukraine war for own battle strategy with China

By Ben Blanchard TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's military strategists have been studying Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and the country's resistance, for the island's own battle strategy in the event its…

Taiwan casts wary eye at China amid Ukraine crisis, but no immediate alarm

By Ben Blanchard and Yimou Lee TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan is nervous that Beijing may take advantage of a distracted West to ramp up pressure on the island amid the…

Responding to Ukraine tensions, Taiwan says it is watching situation with China

TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan is closely watching the situation in the narrow strait that separates it from China and raising its preparedness in response to what is happening with Ukraine, the…

Facing Chinese pressure, Taiwan president pledges to ‘stride’ into the world

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen thanked democratic nations for their support of the island in her Lunar New Year message on Sunday and pledged to "stride out" into…

Taiwan president expresses ’empathy’ for Ukraine’s situation

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday expressed "empathy" for Ukraine's situation due to the military threat the island faces from China, saying force was not the solution…

Taiwan referendums fail in major setback for opposition

By Ben Blanchard TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan's opposition suffered a major setback on Saturday after voters rejected four referendums it had championed as a show of no confidence in the government.…

Taiwan hopes for EU trade deal progress under French presidency

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan hopes for progress on trade talks with the European Union next year when France takes over the bloc's presidency, and democracies must work together in the…

Taiwan says confident Chinese invasion would be very hard

By Ben Blanchard TAIPEI (Reuters) - A full Chinese invasion of Taiwan with troops landed and ports and airports seized would be very difficult to achieve due to problems China…

Blinken says any move by China to invade Taiwan would have ‘terrible consequences’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Any move by China to invade Taiwan would have "terrible consequences," U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday, adding that he hoped Chinese leaders would think…