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Taiwan officials participate in the inaugural Economic Prosperity Partnership (EPP) between Taiwan and the United States on Nov. 20, 2020. (Image: CNA)
Economic Talks in Washington Strengthen US-Taiwan Relations
On Friday, Nov. 20, Taiwan officials participated in the island state’s first Economic Prosperity Partnership (EPP) Dialogue with the United States in Washington, D.C. Recent months have seen continuous relationship-building interactions between the U.S. and...
High-level US Visit to Taiwan Deepens Alliance Against Communist China
On Aug. 9, U.S. health secretary Alex Azar arrived in Taiwan for a three-day visit, making him the most senior American official to visit the self-ruled island in four decades. In a meeting the next...
US Welcomes $12 Billion Investment by Taiwan Semiconductor Firm
The U.S. Department of State on May 14 commended the announcement by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC) that it intended to spend US$12 billion on a factory in Arizona, saying that the move was “a...
After Breaking Ties With Beijing, Prague Plans Sister City Agreement With Taipei
After the cancellation of a sister city pact with Beijing, Prague will sign an agreement with Taiwan's capital Taipei concerning economic, business, and cultural cooperation Prague has drafted a document that would have it enter...
Prague, Czech Republic, Ends ‘Sister City’ Relationship With Beijing
The capital of the Czech Republic is cancelling its sister city agreement with Beijing after disagreements about Prague’s relationship with Taiwan remained an impasse.  On Oct. 4, Prague Mayor Zdeněk Hřib announced that the relationship...
Beijing Infiltrates Both Sides of Taiwanese Politics to Promote Division: Professor
Months ahead of the 2020 presidential elections in Taiwan, the issue of relations with mainland China looms large in public discourse, especially as Hong Kong simmers with unrest over the Chinese Communist Party’s continued disregard...
Ahead of Taiwan Elections, Opposition Party Denies Pro-China Leanings
The Chinese Nationalist Party, or Kuomintang (KMT), long seen as a pro-Beijing force in the self-governed island of Taiwan, has recently been making attempts to repair its public image in preparation for the upcoming presidential...
Taiwan Celebrity Takes Cultural Revolution-Style Abuse From Beijing
Eighteen-year-old Taiwanese actress and musician Ouyang Nana, recently embroiled in controversy surrounding her national identity, is now having further criticism heaped upon her by Chinese state channels for attending a Shen Yun classical Chinese dance...
Why the US Wants to End a Cold War Nuclear Missile Treaty
On Oct. 20, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to end a Cold War-era treaty that was designed to make nuclear war less likely by eliminating intermediate ballistic missiles (IRBMs) from the American and...