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French delegation leaves Taiwan after five-day visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation of French senators left Taiwan on Sunday night (Oct. 10) after wrapping up a five-day visit to the country. The group departed on Sunday night at 11:10 p.m...

French Senate delegation ends Taiwan trip with Legislative Yuan visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The French Senate delegation, led by Alain Richard, Chairman of the Senate’s Taiwan Friendship Group, stopped by the Legislative Yuan on Friday (Oct. 8) to call on Yo...

Call Taiwan a country, French senator says, angering China

TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan should be called a country, a senior French senator said on Friday during a visit to Taipei, doubling down on earlier comments that have angered Beijing, which views the islan...

Former Australian PM Abbott calls for solidarity with Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A former Australian prime minister accused China of being a bully and expressed enthusiastic support for Taiwan while visiting the democratically ruled island on Friday. ...

Beijing condemns French senator for calling Taiwan a 'country'

French Senator Alain Richard met with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday, during which he said that the Taiwanese representative office in Paris was doing "a very good job in represe...

Taiwan president bestows honor upon French senator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday morning (Oct. 7) awarded the chairman of the French Senate’s Taiwan Friendship Group, Alain Richard, the Order of Propitious...

French senators meet with Taiwan's Tsai amid China tensions

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A group of French senators visiting Taiwan as part of a regular parliamentary exchange met with President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday morning during a trip that comes in a particula...

Taiwan lauds French Senate visit as symbol of commitment to democratic values

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) has praised the arrival of the French Senate delegation as a symbol of France’s commitment to democratic values. On Wednesday (Oc...

French senators arrive in Taiwan amid tensions with China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A group of French senators arrived in Taiwan for a five-day visit Wednesday following a large Chinese show of force with fighter jets near the self-ruled island, and Beijing warn...

French senators undaunted by China's wolf warriors arrive in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation of French senators arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday (Oct. 6) as part of a four-day visit during which they will meet with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) among oth...

French senators visit Taiwan amid China tensions

A delegation of French senators arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday for talks with top officials in Taipei. Their five-day visit comes despite strong protest from Beijing, which considers self-governed T...

French senators to stop by Taiwan's Legislative Yuan on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The French Senate delegation will make a pit stop at the Legislative Yuan on Friday (Oct. 8) as part of its Taiwan visit, Legislative Yuan President You Si-kun (游錫堃) said ...

Taiwan says it's 'on alert' amid China air incursions

Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang on Tuesday sharply criticized China's recent incursions to Taiwan's air defense zone, saying Taiwan needs to be "on alert" and that Beijing's act...

MOFA praises French senators' upcoming trip to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has praised the upcoming French Senate delegation to Taiwan for braving hostility from China and going forward with the trip, which ...

China denounces upcoming French Senate delegation to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) on Wednesday (Sept. 29) objected to a French Senate delegation's planned visit to Taiwan in October. The delegation will b...