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May 27, 2024 at 10:22 AM

US lawmakers visit Taiwan in show of support for new president

A U.S. congressional delegation has met Taiwan’s new leader in a show of support shortly after China held drills around the self-governing island in response to his inauguration speech
May 27, 2024 at 10:22 AM
In this photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, Taiwan President Lai Ching-te, right, shares a light moment with Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas after receiving a cowboy hat in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, May 27, 2024. A U.S. congressional delegation met Taiwan's new leader on Monday in a show of support shortly after China held drills around the self-governing island in response to his inauguration speech. (Taiwan Presidential Office via AP)
May 24, 2024 at 2:54 AM

Taiwan scrambles jets and puts missile, naval and land units on alert over China's military drills

Taiwan says it has scrambled jets and put missile, naval and land units on alert over drills China has announced around the self-governing island democracy
May 24, 2024 at 2:54 AM
Taiwan's President Lai Ching-te delivers an acceptance speech during his inauguration ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, May 20, 2024. Lai Ching-te was sworn in as Taiwan’s new president Monday, beginning a term in which he is expected to continue the self-governing island’s policy of de facto independence from China while seeking to bolster its defenses against Beijing. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
May 22, 2024 at 4:30 PM

China sanctions defense-related US companies and executives over Russia, Taiwan

China has sanctioned 12 defense-related U.S. companies and 10 executives over arms sales to Taiwan and to retaliate for earlier American sanctions on Chinese companies tied to Russia
May 22, 2024 at 4:30 PM
May 20, 2024 at 3:04 PM

Taiwan's new president urges China to stop its military intimidation

Taiwan’s new president, Lai Ching-te, has said in his inauguration speech that he seeks peace with China and urged it to stop its military threats against the self-governed island that Beijing claims as its own territory
May 20, 2024 at 3:04 PM
New Taiwan's President Lai Ching-te, center, Vice President Hsiao Bi-khim, right, and former President Tsai Ing-wen wave during Lai's inauguration ceremonies in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, May 20, 2024. Taiwan inaugurated Lai as its new president Monday, installing a relative moderate who will continue the self-governing island democracy’s policy of de facto independence while seeking to bolster its defenses against China.(AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
May 19, 2024 at 11:42 AM

Taiwan's new president inherits a strong foreign policy position but political gridlock at home

Taiwan's new president takes office Monday
May 19, 2024 at 11:42 AM
FILE - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen delivers a speech during the naming and launching ceremony of domestically-made submarines at CSBC Corp's shipyards in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, Sept. 28, 2023. Taiwan's president-elect Lai Ching-te is set to take office on May 20. Building on the legacy of incumbent president Tsai, Ing-wen means aiming to strike a balance between cultivating Taiwan's unofficial alliance with the United States, and maintaining peace with China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, to be retaken by force if necessary. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)
May 17, 2024 at 1:18 PM

Taiwan is selling more to the US than China in major shift away from Beijing

Taiwan is reducing its reliance on the Chinese mainland as it seeks to insulate itself from pressure from Beijing and forge closer economic and trade ties with the United States
May 17, 2024 at 1:18 PM
1 month ago

The US is in a Cold War with China over control of Taiwan, expert says

Dmitri Alperovitch says another Cold War has started between the U.S. and China over control of Taiwan.
1 month ago
VIDEO: President Biden and President Xi speak for the first time since 2023 summit
1 month ago

Senate passes $95B foreign aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan: What's next?

The Senate on Tuesday passed a package to deliver $95 billion in foreign aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan
1 month ago
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell praises support for Ukraine as the Senate is on track to pass $95 billion in war aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on April 23, 2024.
1 month ago

Leaders overseas react to US foreign aid package

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted out his thanks after U.S. legislators approved more American weaponry for Israel. Meanwhile, Israel launches new strikes in Southern Gaza.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Leaders overseas react to US foreign aid package
1 month ago

House passes $95 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan

ABC News’ Jay O’Brien reports from Capitol Hill, where legislators passed the $95 billion package of aid for Ukraine, Israel, and other U.S. allies on Saturday.
1 month ago
VIDEO: House passes $95 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan
1 month ago

House approves $95 billion foreign aid package

House passed a $95 billion foreign aid package that includes support for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, along with a measure to ban TikTok if its China-based owner didn't sell its stake within the year.
1 month ago
VIDEO: House approves $95 billion foreign aid package
2 months ago

Search for survivors intensifies as Taiwan earthquake death toll grows

Several aftershocks were reported in Taiwan as rescue crews continued to go through rubble.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Search for survivors intensifies as Taiwan earthquake death toll grows
2 months ago

Taiwan earthquake death toll climbs to 10, with hundreds still stranded

At least 11 people were missing and some 705 people were stranded or trapped, authorities said.
2 months ago
In this photo released by the Hualien Fire Department, firefighters and quarry workers evacuate a body from the Ho Ren Quarry a day after a powerful earthquake struck in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan, Thursday, April 4, 2024.
2 months ago

Rescue efforts continue following Taiwan earthquake

Taiwanese officials are saying more than 700 people are still trapped.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Rescue efforts continue following Taiwan earthquake
2 months ago

10 dead in earthquake in Taiwan, more than 1,000 injured

Emergency crews are racing to rescue hundreds of people still trapped in damaged buildings as Taiwan recovers from its strongest earthquake in 25 years.
2 months ago
VIDEO: 10 dead in earthquake in Taiwan, more than 1,000 injured
2 months ago

Search for survivors after 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan

ABC News’ Marcus Moore reports on the search-and-rescue efforts after the country was rocked by the one of the strongest earthquakes in nearly 25 years.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Search for survivors after 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan
2 months ago

Taiwan earthquake updates: 9 dead, hundreds injured in 7.4 magnitude quake

A magnitude 7.4 earthquake occurred in Taiwan at 7:58 a.m. local time.
2 months ago
Rescue workers stand near the site of a leaning building in the aftermath of an earthquake in Hualien, eastern Taiwan on  April 3, 2024.
2 months ago

Taiwan earthquake worst in 25 years

Nine are confirmed dead, with 143 people believed to be trapped either under rumble or in other locations.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Taiwan earthquake worst in 25 years
2 months ago

Strong earthquake shakes Taiwan

A 7.4-magnitude earthquake shook the entire island of Taiwan at 7:58 local time on Wednesday, leaving at least nine people dead and more than 900 injured, Taiwanese officials said.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Strong earthquake shakes Taiwan
2 months ago

More than 70 miners trapped in Taiwan following 7.4 magnitude quake

At least nine people are dead, with hundreds reported injured.
2 months ago
VIDEO: More than 70 miners trapped in Taiwan following 7.4 magnitude quake
2 months ago

Powerful earthquake strikes Taiwan

Video shows damaged structures in Hualien, Taiwan, after a powerful earthquake struck the region on Wednesday morning local time.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Powerful earthquake strikes Taiwan
2 months ago

Powerful earthquake strikes Taiwan

Taiwan was hit by a magnitude 7.4 earthquake which was followed by a smaller 6.5 quake.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Powerful earthquake strikes Taiwan
4 months ago

Senate passes $95B in aid for Ukraine, Israel, but tough path ahead in House

The United States Senate has passed a $95 billion foreign aid bill for Israel, Taiwan and Ukraine, setting up a showdown in the House of Representatives.
4 months ago
Charles Schumer (D-NY) speaks on the National Security Supplemental Bill during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on February 13, 2024 in Washington, DC. The bill, which received contentious debate and months of negotiations in the Senate, provides military aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan but is expected to be received with uncertainty in the House of Representatives.
4 months ago

Taiwan loses diplomatic ally, while unofficial US delegation offers support

One of Taiwan's few remaining diplomatic allies has cut ties with the self-governed island in favor of Beijing.
4 months ago
Confetti flies over the stage and crowd as Taiwan's Vice President and presidential-elect from the Democratic Progressive Party Lai Ching-te, center, and his running mate Hsiao Bi-khim speak to supporters at a rally at the party's headquarters on January 13, 2024 in Taipei, Taiwan.
5 months ago

Victory for ruling-party candidate in Taiwan’s presidential election

William Lai Ching-te, despised by China for his pro-independence stance, was voted in as Taiwan's new president as China angrily threatened to take the self-governed island by force.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Victory for ruling-party candidate in Taiwan’s presidential election
5 months ago

High-stakes presidential election in Taiwan

Early results are coming in for the high-stakes presidential election on the island of Taiwan. ABC News' Britt Clennett joins from Taipei.
5 months ago
VIDEO: High-stakes presidential election in Taiwan
5 months ago

Taiwan’s voters: 'Nobody wants war, nobody wants to fight'

ABC News’ Britt Clennett is in Taiwan as voters ready to head to the polls to decide which presidential candidate is best to handle China’s threats.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Taiwan’s voters: 'Nobody wants war, nobody wants to fight'
5 months ago

Xi told Biden at summit that China plans to reunify with Taiwan

China's President Xi Jinping told President Joe Biden at their recent summit of China's intention to unify with Taiwan.
5 months ago
U.S. President Joe Biden greets Chinese President Xi Jinping before a meeting during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' week. Nov. 15, 2023, in Woodside, Calif.
5 months ago

President Xi says China plans to try to reunify with Taiwan: Sources

Xi told President Biden this at a recent summit, according to ABC News sources.
5 months ago
VIDEO: President Xi says China plans to try to reunify with Taiwan: Sources
10 months ago

China reacts to US sending $345 million military aid package to Taiwan

China says the new aid for Taiwan won't stop it from what China calls "unifying" the self-ruled island.
10 months ago
VIDEO: China reacts to US sending $345 million military aid package to Taiwan
10 months ago

US announces historic $345 million military aid package for Taiwan

U.S. announces historic $345 million military aid package for Taiwan, weapons systems to come from existing U.S. military stockpiles.
10 months ago
Tanks during the Han Kuang military exercise in Taoyuan, Taiwan, July 26, 2023.
1 year ago

Secretary Blinken meets with counterparts in China

ABC News’ Matt Rivers reports on Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to China on “This Week.”
1 year ago
VIDEO: Secretary Blinken meets with counterparts in China
1 year ago

Navy releases video of close call with Chinese warship in Taiwan Strait

ABC News contributor and former State Department official Steve Ganyard breaks down the rising tensions between the U.S. and China following the near collision.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Navy releases video of close call with Chinese warship in Tawain Strait
1 year ago

Escalating aggression from China is ‘unacceptable’: Turner

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz interviews Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, on “This Week.”
1 year ago
VIDEO: 1-on-1 with Rep. Mike Turner
1 year ago

Tensions rise in Taiwan as US kicks off nearby drills

Following days of aggressive military drills from China, the U.S. began its own military drills in the region.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Tensions rise in Taiwan as US kicks off nearby drills
1 year ago

China 'ready to fight' after 3 days of large-scale military drills around Taiwan

China's military declared it's "ready to fight" after wrapping up three days of combat drills simulating a blockade to "seal off" Taiwan.
1 year ago
A Taiwan Air Force Mirage 2000-5 aircraft lands at Hsinchu Air Base in Hsinchu, Taiwan, April 11, 2023.
1 year ago

Tensions rise amid dueling military drills in China and Taiwan

China simulated air and sea attacks just hours after Taiwan’s president returned from a trip to the U.S.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Tensions rise amid dueling military drills in China and Taiwan
1 year ago

China ramps up military drills

China sent dozens of fighter jets near Taiwan, just days after Taiwan's President Tsai traveled to the U.S.
1 year ago
VIDEO: China ramps up military drills
1 year ago

China launches new military drills

China has started three days of military drills around Taiwan. The move comes after the island's leader just returned from a top- level meeting in the U.S.
1 year ago
VIDEO: China launches new military drills
1 year ago

China starts 3 days of combat readiness patrol exercises around Taiwan

China says it has started three days of combat readiness patrol exercises around Taiwan, just a day after Taiwan President Tsai returned home from the U.S.
1 year ago
A Chinese warship sails during a military drill near Fuzhou, Fujian Province, near the Taiwan-controlled Matsu Islands that are close to the Chinese coast, China, April 8, 2023.
1 year ago

Relative calm so far following Taiwan leader’s US meeting with McCarthy

China's foreign ministry condemned a meeting between Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen and the House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, describing it as "acts of collusion."
1 year ago
TOPSHOT - US Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (R) speaks with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen while arriving for a bipartisan meeting at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, on April 5, 2023.
1 year ago

Taiwanese president meets with US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy

ABC News' Britt Clennett reports on the Taiwanese president's meeting with Speaker McCarthy amid tensions between China and Taiwan.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Taiwanese president meets with US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy
1 year ago

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy expected to meet with Taiwan’s president

Plus, Mexico’s president has asked Chinese President Xi Jinping for help halting the illegal production of fentanyl, and New Zealand’s prime minister officially steps down after an emotional speech.
1 year ago
VIDEO: House Speaker Kevin McCarthy expected to meet with Taiwan’s president
2 years ago

Hong Kong expats in Taiwan worry about tensions with China

ABC News' Bob Woodruff spoke with former Hong Kong residents who fled for Taiwan after China's crackdown, who are now concerned about the island's future.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Hong Kong expats in Taiwan worry about tensions with China
2 years ago

Taiwan becomes growing destination for Hong Kong residents looking for more freedom

Hong Kong residents have found refuge in Taiwan, but as tensions grow between the nation and the Chinese government, so does concerns among exhiles.
2 years ago
Former Hong Kong residents have been living and expressing their art in the streets of Taiwan.
2 years ago

Tensions escalate between Taiwan and China amid US visits

ABC News' Bob Woodruff traveled around Taiwan to speak with residents about U.S. delegations visiting the island and the historical context of Taiwan and China's tense relations.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Tensions escalate between Taiwan and China amid US visits
2 years ago

White House will communicate concerns to Beijing about maneuvers around Taiwan

The White House said Monday that it will communicate "directly" to Beijing its displeasure with China's recent military exercises as tensions rise higher over Taiwan
2 years ago
President Joe Biden speaks to the media before boarding Air Force One for a trip to Kentucky to view flood damage, Aug. 8, 2022, in Dover Air Force Base, Del.
2 years ago

Apple asks suppliers to follow labeling policy amid China-Taiwan tension

The tech giant has informed Taiwan that orders sent to China must follow customs labeling rules.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Apple asks suppliers to follow labeling policy amid China-Taiwan tension
2 years ago

US, China tensions rise after Pelosi trip to Taiwan

Following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan, North Korea called her "the worst destroyer of international peace and stability," according to AP.
2 years ago
VIDEO: US, China tensions rise after Pelosi trip to Taiwan
2 years ago

Diplomatic, military tensions continue to rise in wake of Pelosi's Taiwan visit

The White House "summoned" China's ambassador Qin Gang over China's provocative actions, spokesperson John Kirby said in a statement.
2 years ago
Speaker of the House Of Representatives Nancy Pelosi left, speaks after receiving the Order of Propitious Clouds with Special Grand Cordon, Taiwan's highest civilian honor, from Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, right, at the president's office on Aug. 3, 2022 in Taipei, Taiwan.