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The US took an oddly two-faced approach to Taiwan this week

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — On March 31, the U.S. and Taiwan held high-level talks “on expanding Taiwan’s participation at the United Nations and in other international fora” is i...

Think tank CEO urges Taiwan to provide official development assistance to Ukraine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan should provide official development assistance (ODA) to Ukraine once it begins its post-war recovery, Taiwan NextGen Foundation CEO Chen Kuan-ting (陳冠廷) said on Tue...

Taiwan’s KMT to officially open US office in spring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. office of Taiwan's main opposition party the Kuomintang (KMT) will be inaugurated by KMT Chair Eric Chu (朱立倫) when he visits Washington, D.C., in the spring, ...

Poll: 60% of Taiwanese expect US military to fight for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — About 60% of Taiwanese were not worried about a Chinese attack and a similar number expected the United States military to rush to Taiwan’s rescue, according to the ...

Taiwan's NCKU promotes talent cultivation in new report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) on Tuesday (Nov. 16) co-organized a forum with CommonWealth subsidiary Cheers Magazine to promote a report on cultivating future tale...

Two Chinese military spotter planes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese military turboprops flew into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Thursday (Nov. 4), marking the third intrusion this month. A People&r...

Popularity rankings of local officials reshuffled in Taiwan opinion poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) ranked last among the country's 22 mayors and magistrates in a new survey conducted by CommonWealth Magazine, while Pingtung County M...

Pro-Taiwan historian, winner of inaugural Asian Nobel in Sinology passes away

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yu Ying-shih (余英時), world-renowned historian and the first recipient of Taiwan’s Tang Prize in Sinology, passed away in his sleep at the age of 91 on Sunday (Aug. 1)...

Interactive map shows companies that pollute Taipei's Tamsui River

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An investigation showed that in 2020, at least 126 companies were polluting the Tamsui River, the longest river in northern Taiwan, with total fines surpassing NT$12 milli...

Taiwan’s TSMC a key player shaping world in 2021: The Economist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The strategic importance of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has been underscored in a speech delivered by Deputy Editor of The Economist Tom Standage at ...

Taiwanese university releases book on its COVID-19 experience

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A book about the case study of a Taiwanese university's coronavirus containment efforts has been released, and it has been hailed as a great example of Taiwan's re...

Taiwan's Marine 'Iron Force' sent to Dongsha Islands ahead of PLA invasion drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to news that China is allegedly planning a simulated invasion of the Dongsha Islands (Pratas Islands, 東沙群島) this month, Taiwan's military has reportedly di...

Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology and Yulon to develop electric cars together

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Apple Inc. supplier Foxconn Technology and local carmaker Yulon Group have formed a joint venture to manufacture vehicles together, CommonWealth Magazine reported. Foxc...

1802 document recognizing Napoléon's rule for life on show in Taipei

Having been held in private hands for nearly two centuries, an original typewritten document published in 1802 recording the results of the French constitutional referendum which made Napoléon ...

Taiwan CEOs optimistic about 2020: CommonWealth Magazine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual CommonWealth Magazine poll of 2,000 Taiwanese CEOs has that found almost 60 percent are optimistic about the island’s economic outlook in 2020, the highes...