china, taiwan, taiwan strait, us-taiwan relations

Taiwan’s Ties With U.S. Military Remain Strong Amid Threats From Beijing

Even as tensions over Taiwan escalate due to diplomatic threats from mainland China, the country’s leader states that their ties with America’s military remain strong. Ever since one of the Chinese military’s H-6 bombers was seen flying over the air defense identification zone in Taiwan in September 2020, both China and the U.S. have stepped ...

Max Lu

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen giving a speech at the inaugural ceremony activities in 2016 from a podium covered in flowers.

US-Taiwan Health Collaboration During HHS Secretary Visit

Alex M. Azar, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), recently visited Taiwan to strengthen the department’s ties with the island’s Ministry of Health and Welfare. During the trip, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) signed a memorandum of understanding that widens the scope ...

Jack Roberts

Alex Azar (left) meets with President Tsai Ing-Wen (right) during his visit to Taiwan. (Image: 總統府 via flickr CC BY 2.0 )

High-level U.S. 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 day with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, Azar praised the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that it was “a ...

Jack Roberts

ROC Defense Mission to the United States.