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Taiwan legislative speaker holds meeting with AIT director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Institute in Taiwan Director Sandra Oudkirk met with Legislative Speaker Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Friday (Feb. 16). Accompanied by Legislative Deputy Speaker Johnny...

Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom to partner with Fujitsu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom and Fujitsu announced the signing of a memorandum of cooperation to advance research into all-photonics network (APN) technology on Wednesd...

Ex-AIT director calls for ‘trusted intermediaries’ between Taiwan and China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the election of the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Lai Ching-te (賴清德), Taiwan and China should seek out “trusted intermediaries” to open ...

Leading US Congress members plan visits to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the election of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Lai Ching-te (賴清德) as Taiwan’s next president, leading members of the United States House of R...

US calls Nauru's decision to cut ties with Taiwan 'disappointing'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Department of State denounced Nauru’s decision to sever diplomatic ties with Taiwan on Monday (Jan. 15). “While the Government of Nauru’s act...

New Taiwan VP Hsiao Bi-khim knows US politics well, says William Stanton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The vice president and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Lai Ching-te (賴清德) has declared victory in Taiwan's presidential race, whil...

NT$100 million pledged to promote AI in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) announced on Thursday (Jan. 11) a NT$100 million (US$3.25 million) plan to introduce generative AI in the economy...

Former AIT official discusses differences between Lai and Hou victories

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States will closely watch whether Lai Ching-te (賴清德) will stick to current policies if he is elected president, and whether China will interpret a Kuomintang (K...

Taiwan's diplomatic isolation is not as dire as it may seem

Taiwan is an amazing country. In 47 years, from 1949 to 1996—when Taiwan held its 1st free and fair elections—the country transformed itself from a dictatorship into a democracy and mov...

Taiwan signs maintenance agreement with US for RIM-66 Standard missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A deal to carry out maintenance services for Taiwan’s RIM-66 Standard missiles has been finalized with the U.S., the Taiwan government confirmed Tuesday (Jan. 2). ...

Ko slams Lai's remarks on Taiwan independence and ROC constitution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the presidential debate on Saturday (Dec. 30), opposition candidates as well as China’s Taiwan Affairs Office criticized front-runner Lai Ching-te’s ...

Former AIT Chair Richard Bush sees shifts by Lai and KMT on China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Both Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Lai Ching-te (賴清德) and the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) have shifted their positions on China, former America...

Taiwan, US to continue helping Syrian refugees affected by ISIS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the U.S. have agreed to continue funding development programs in communities impacted by ISIS in northeastern Syria. Taiwan representative to the U.S. Alexan...

Taiwan's new US envoy arrives in Washington ahead of island's election

WASHINGTON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Taiwan's new de facto ambassador to the United States, Alexander Yui, arrived in Washington on Monday, according to a tweet from a U.S. official, taking up Taipei...

Taiwan, India ink MOU on science research

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan signed an MOU on scientific research cooperation with India during the 2023 India-Taiwan Joint Committee on Cooperation in Science and Technology on Wednesday (Dec....