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Taiwan Fears Loss in US Support as Trump Booted From Office

As Joe Biden edged closer to a victory in the presidential election in the United States, concern began to grow in Taiwan about what the Democratic candidate’s presidency might mean for the self-ruled island. President Tsai Ing-wen took to Facebook to address the issue, telling her followers that “whatever the outcome of the general election, …

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US Speeds Arms Sales for Taiwan as Island Revamps China Strategy

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – U.S. officials are speeding arms sales to Taiwan this year as the Asian island revamps its defense strategy against old, and more powerful, foe China, and experts on both sides say Washington is extra keen to show support. Taiwan is shifting toward asymmetric warfare — the use of unconventional tactics against a stronger …

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Taiwan’s DPP Voices Support for Hong Kong after Solidarity March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following Sunday’s (Oct. 25) pro-Hong Kong march in Taipei, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) stated that it will draw from civilian and governmental efforts to support Hong Kong’s freedom. A number of Taiwanese civic groups organized Sunday’s march in solidarity with the 12 Hong Kong citizens who were detained by Chinese …

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Taiwan’s U.S. Friendship Comes With Benefits — And China’s Wrath

Two senior U.S. officials have visited Taiwan since August, one to discuss the pandemic and the other to attend a funeral. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Undersecretary of State Keith Krach were the highest-ranking U.S. officials to travel to Taiwan on business since 1979, when Washington cut relations with Taipei and recognized …

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Taiwan Says It won’t be Intimidated by China’s ‘Hooligan’ Diplomats

TAIPEI — Taiwan will not be intimidated by China’s “hooligan” officials and will continue to celebrate its national day around the world, the government said on Tuesday, after Taiwan said Chinese diplomats had tried to charge into a diplomatic event in Fiji. Taiwan’s charges, including that a Taiwanese diplomat ended up in hospital after the …

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For Fans Hungry For Baseball, Taiwanese Announcer Made Right Call In Unusual Season

When Major League Baseball announced on March 12 that it was suspending spring training due to the spread of the coronavirus, Richard Wang’s first thought was, OK, this may be a very slow year. Since 2014, Wang has been one of the voices of Fox Sports Taiwan, calling MLB games in Mandarin Chinese from his …

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