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Germany congratulates Taiwan election winners for 1st time in 12 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Germany's foreign ministry on Sunday (Jan. 14) congratulated the winners of Taiwan's presidential election for the first time in 12 years. The last time Germany...

China's Confucius Institutes may face restrictions in Germany

German Education and Research Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger has again warned that China may be exerting undue influence on German universities via the Confucius Institutes. "Clear limits"...

Taiwan, German justice ministers meet in Berlin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Minister of Justice Tsai Ching-hsiang (蔡清祥) met his German counterpart, Marco Buschmann, in Berlin on Tuesday (July 4), where the two discussed criminal matters of ...

Germany to restrict influence of China's Confucius Institute

The German government wants to limit the influence of China's Confucius Institute in the country, Education Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger told German newspaper Handelsblatt in an interview publ...

Germany sees opportunity in nuclear fusion, but funding for research remains uncertain

BERLIN (AP) — The German government announced draft plans Thursday to boost domestic research into development of nuclear fusion, a technology some hope will provide abundant clean energy in the futur...

China says it won't seek to benefit from war in Ukraine

BERLIN (AP) — China's foreign minister said Tuesday that his country has no intention of benefiting from the war in Ukraine and hopes for further discussions on a peace plan Beijing proposed earlier t...

German education minister says governmental visits to Taiwan could become routine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ministerial visits to Taiwan will likely be normalized in the future, German Minister of Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger said on Tuesday (March 22). Star...

German education minister witnesses signing of agreement in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During the first visit of a German federal minister in 26 years, Minister for Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger witnessed the signing of an agreement in Taipe...

German minister makes landmark visit to Taiwan

German Education Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger landed in Taipei on Tuesday, making her the first sitting cabinet official to visit Taiwan in decades. To kick off the two-day visit, Stark-Watzinger...

Upcoming German minister's trip to Taiwan will deepen bilateral ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — German Minister of Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger’s upcoming visit to Taiwan will bolster bilateral ties, German scholars have said. Stark-Watzing...

German education minister to visit Taiwan next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — German Federal Minister for Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger will be the highest-ranking German government member to visit Taiwan in 26 years when she arrive...

German minister to visit Taiwan, first such trip in 26 years

German Education Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger is due to visit Taiwan next week, her ministry said on Friday. Her trip marks the first visit by a German Cabinet minister to Taiwan since 1997. T...

Germany hopes to get 'green hydrogen' from Australia by 2030

BERLIN (AP) — A senior German official said Friday that she hopes her country will receive hydrogen made with renewable energy from Australia by 2030. The two countries have stepped ...

Taiwan says 'herzlich willkommen!' to arriving German politicians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation of German politicians landed in Taiwan on Monday (Jan. 9) following a show of force by China. Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) said on Mon...

Taiwan: China conducts drills ahead of German delegation's visit

A high-ranking parliamentary delegation from Germany landed in Taiwan for a four day visit on Monday. The team arrived as Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense reported that Chinese warplanes had...