Articles about Tsai Ing-wen

Taiwan's President confirms presence of US military trainers on island

28 Oct 2021

Taiwan's President confirms presence of US military trainers on island

A small number of United States troops are present in Taiwan for training purposes, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has confirmed.

Taiwan prosecutors probe train crash that killed 51

03 Apr 2021

Taiwan prosecutors probe train crash that killed 51

Prosecutors in Taiwan said on Saturday that they have questioned the owner of an unmanned truck that rolled onto a rail track and caused the country's worst train disaster in decades that killed 51 people and injured 146, though no charges have been filed.

US' planned $1.4bn arms sale to Taiwan irks China

30 Jun 2017

US' planned $1.4bn arms sale to Taiwan irks China

The US is planning to sell around $1.4 billion in arms to Taiwan, the first such sale under the Trump administration.

Taiwan becomes first Asian country to legalize gay marriage

24 May 2017

Taiwan becomes first Asian country to legalize gay marriage

In a landmark judgement, judges from Taiwan's highest court ruled in favour of gay marriage, making the small island nation the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.

US-China bonhomie: Trump rejects Taiwanese president's suggestion of phone call

29 Apr 2017

US-China bonhomie: Trump rejects Taiwanese president's suggestion of phone call

US President Donald Trump has rejected Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's suggestion that the two leaders speak again on the phone.

Taiwan urges US, China to not use it for self-interests

21 Mar 2017

Taiwan urges US, China to not use it for self-interests

Ahead of an expected meeting between US and Chinese officials, Taiwan said it has to safeguard its own interests.

Beijing opposes US South China Sea patrols

22 Feb 2017

Beijing opposes US South China Sea patrols

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said US patrols of the South China Sea were "threatening and damaging the sovereignty and security of littoral countries under the flag of freedom of navigation and overflight."

Trump tells Xi that he'll honour "One China" policy

10 Feb 2017

Trump tells Xi that he'll honour "One China" policy

The White House said US President Donald Trump said he would honour the "One China" during a "cordial" and lengthy phone discussion with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

China cautions Trump on One China policy

24 Jan 2017

China cautions Trump on One China policy

China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying cautioned the Trump administration from making policies that would undermine the One China policy.

China against Taiwan delegation at Trump's inauguration

19 Jan 2017

China against Taiwan delegation at Trump's inauguration

China urged USA to disallow a delegation from Taiwan to attend the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Donald Trump.

Taiwan on alert as China's carrier enters strait

11 Jan 2017

Taiwan on alert as China's carrier enters strait

The Taiwanese government scrambled jets and navy ships as Chinese warships accompanied by the country's only aircraft carrier sailed through the Taiwan Strait.

Taiwanese President heads for US enroute to South America

09 Jan 2017

Taiwanese President heads for US enroute to South America

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen departed for her Latin America tour and will make a controversial stop over in the United States; Beijing had urged the US to deny permission for Tsai Ing-wen's aircraft to land on US soil.

President Xi Jinping addresses territorial issues in New Year speech

03 Jan 2017

President Xi Jinping addresses territorial issues in New Year speech

In his New Year's address, Chinese President Xi Jinping said, "We resolutely safeguard our territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests. Chinese people will never allow anyone to get away with making a great fuss about it."

Taiwan's President to transit via US

30 Dec 2016

Taiwan's President to transit via US

China has been angered by the US allowing Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen to transit via the US on her visit to Latin America; Beijing had urged Washington to block the transit request.

China's aircraft carrier enters Western Pacific

28 Dec 2016

China's aircraft carrier enters Western Pacific

The Liaoning, China's sole aircraft carrier entered the Western Pacific in its first training exercise outside Chinese waters.

Chinese aircraft carrier passes Taiwan

26 Dec 2016

Chinese aircraft carrier passes Taiwan

Amid increasing tensions between China and Taiwan, a Chinese aircraft carrier accompanied by Chinese war ships entered the South China Sea and sailed past Taiwan.

China rejects Trumps claims of stealing US drone

20 Dec 2016

China rejects Trumps claims of stealing US drone

Rejecting Trump's claims of stealing the drone, Chinese state media said his diplomatic inexperience could light a spark between the two countries.

US drone viewed by Beijing as spying efforts

19 Dec 2016

US drone viewed by Beijing as spying efforts

The unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) by USA in the South China Sea was seized by a Chinese naval vessel on Thursday.

'Let them keep' the drone they stole: Trump on Twitter

18 Dec 2016

'Let them keep' the drone they stole: Trump on Twitter

President-elect Donald Trump said that the US should permit China to keep the US Navy's unmanned underwater glider that 'they stole'.

China in talks to return the US underwater drone

18 Dec 2016

China in talks to return the US underwater drone

China's Defence Ministry said it had been in talks with the US regarding returning an American underwater drone taken by its naval vessel.

Trump lays down his policy- 'Buy American and Hire Americans'

15 Dec 2016

Trump lays down his policy- 'Buy American and Hire Americans'

President-elect Donald Trump, at a victory rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin said that his government will support two simple rules: "buy American and hire Americans."

Trump questions One-China policy

12 Dec 2016

Trump questions One-China policy

In a sign of a significant step away from four decades of US foreign policy, US President-elect Donald Trump said he did not have to stick to the "One-China" policy.

Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai irks China

04 Dec 2016

Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai irks China

Breaking a decades-long diplomatic tradition, the US President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, irking China.