Tag: President Tsai Ing-Wen

US National Guard to Cooperate With Taiwan Military: President Tsai

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday that the United States is planning on “cooperation” between its National Guard and Taiwan’s military amid mounting threats from communist China. The announcement comes as China, which wants to claim the self-ruled island as its own, has stepped up its military harassment of Taiwan in recent years. Last week, China’s…


President Tsai, Leading Officials Welcome Shen Yun Performing Arts to Taiwan

After three years of waiting, the people of Taiwan will once again enjoy Shen Yun Performing Arts in theaters. This year, the world’s premier classical Chinese dance company will tour seven cities and perform almost 30 shows in Taiwan from June 7 to July 10. Prior to Shen Yun’s arrival, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, Vice…


Taiwan’s President Apologizes for Mass Power Outage, Pledges to Scrutinize Infrastructure

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen offered a public apology on Friday for the widespread outage that left more than five million people without electricity, vowing to scrutinize infrastructure and improve grid reliability. The blackouts began at about 9 a.m. on Thursday, affecting the areas of Taipei, New Taipei, Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Changhua, Keelung, Taoyuan, Hualien, and Miaoli,…


Facing Pressure from Beijing, Taiwan President Pledges to ‘Stride’ Into the World

TAIPEI—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 the world, sounding a defiant note in the face of unrelenting pressure from Beijing. China’s ruling Chinese Communist Party, which claims the democratically-ruled island as part of its…


President Tsai for the First Time Confirms Presence of US Troops on Taiwanese Soil

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday confirmed for the first time the presence of American troops on Taiwanese soil, saying that she is confident the United States would defend the self-ruled island if it were attacked by China. “I do have faith given the long-term relationship that we have with the United States. and also…


President Tsai Confirms Presence of US Troops on Taiwanese Soil

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday confirmed for the first time in 40 years the presence of American troops on Taiwanese soil, saying that she is confident the United States would defend the self-ruled island if it were attacked by China. “I do have faith given the long-term relationship that we have with the United…


Taiwan’s President Awarded Halifax Forum Prize

A federal-funded international security forum has announced the Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen the winner of its flagship prize, despite pressure from both the Canadian and Chinese government. The Halifax International Security Forum awarded the 2020 John McCain Prize for Leadership in Public Service to Tsai, calling her “champion of freedom” in a video released on…


Taiwan Urges People to Eat More Pineapples After China Ban

TAIPEI—Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on people to eat more pineapples to help farmers on Friday, saying Taiwan had been “ambushed” by a ban on the fruit by neighboring long-time rival China which claims the island as its own. China said on Friday that starting in March it would suspend imports of pineapples from sub-tropical…


Taiwan Will Not Forget Former US President Trump’s Parting Gift

Commentary Even in the last days before former U.S. President Donald Trump left the White House, with many things on his mind, he still thought of protecting the people of Taiwan by declassifying the U.S. Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific (henceforth, the Framework). The security document highlights Taiwan’s role in combating the Chinese regime’s military…