Ketagalan Media: US-Taiwan Relations in 2020

By Ambassador Stephen M. Young (ret.), who served as a US diplomat for over 33 years, with assignments in Washington, Taipei, Moscow, Beijing, Kyrgyzstan, and Hong Kong. He is a member of GTI’s Advisory Board. … So let’s start with Taiwan. While Beijing is not pleased to see President Tsai granted four more years, it […]

Reuters: Taiwan vice-president elect to attend high-profile U.S. prayer breakfast

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan’s vice president-elect William Lai will go to this week’s high-profile National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, he said on Monday, an event traditionally attended by U.S. presidents and which President Donald Trump was at last year. Lai, who assumes office in May, has angered China by saying he is a “realistic worker […]

Focus Taiwan: U.S. condemns ICAO for blocking supporters of Taiwan

Washington, Feb. 1 (CNA) The U.S. State Department condemned the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on Saturday for blocking Twitter users who criticized the ICAO for excluding Taiwan, calling the action “outrageous” and “unacceptable.” The U.S. is “deeply concerned about actions taken by the ICAO to suppress freedom of expression and curtail important discussion of […]

Focus Taiwan: Taiwan blasts WHO amid Italy’s flight ban controversy

Taipei, Feb. 2 (CNA) Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) has blasted the World Health Organization (WHO) for treating Taiwan as part of China in the fight against the coronavirus, leading to bans of Taiwan flights, and also accused its officials of living in a “parallel universe.” Italy’s government on Friday announced the suspension of all […]

Focus Taiwan: Petition calling for U.S. to back Taiwan’s WHO bid meets threshold

… The petition, initiated on Jan. 30 by someone identified only as “C.C.,” had collected more than 120,000 signatures as of 2 p.m. Sunday, Taiwan time. According to the rules of the government’s “We the People” website, a petition needs to gain at least 100,000 signatures within 30 days to obtain a White House review […]

Bloomberg: UN Agencies Criticized for Taiwan Exclusion Amid Virus

U.S. politicians, including Senators Mitt Romney and Cory Gardner, criticized international organizations for excluding Taiwan amid a global effort to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus. China has placed pressure on the World Health Organization, International Civil Aviation Organization and International Criminal Police Organization to exclude Taiwan from discussions, Romney said, echoing calls for […]

Taipei Times: Viral Outbreak: Taiwan to evacuate nationals

Taiwanese who have been stranded in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, would soon be repatriated on a charter flight, the Mainland Affairs Council said yesterday, adding that it is facilitating the arrangement. More than a dozen countries, including the US, the UK, France, Japan, Australia, India, Indonesia and South […]