Taipei Calling

Thirty-seven years is a long time to wait for a phone call. That’s how it must have felt to the Taiwanese people when their president, Tsai Ing-wen, had a 10-minute talk with Donald Trump on December 2—the first direct conversation between a Taiwanese ... ( read original story ...)

Bob Dole's role in Trump's Taiwan call

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump's most provocative foreign policy move since winning the presidency played out against the backdrop of a quintessential Washington activity: lobbying. Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee and a former Senate ... ( read original story ...)

Behind Trump's Taiwan Phone Chat, A Veteran Washington Insider

President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with the president of Taiwan last week, initially characterized by Trump transition staffers and Taipei officials as just a small courtesy, has emerged as part of a lobbying strategy by a quintessential Washington ... ( read original story ...)

A public park in Taipei welded from recycled light posts

Matteo Renzi officially stepped down as prime minister on Wednesday, three days after his stinging defeat in a critical referendum, formally... Syrian troops have cleared of terrorists two more quarters of eastern Aleppo, the Russian Center for ... ( read original story ...)

China warns US on Taiwan leader's planned transit

Since the U.S. switched relations from Taipei to Beijing in 1979, the sides have had only unofficial diplomatic dealings, although the U.S. remains a key ally of Taiwan and by law must ensure the island can maintain a credible defence. China, which split ... ( read original story ...)