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Taiwan defeats South Korea to take bronze in badminton at Deaflympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s deaf badminton team won a bronze medal at the 24th Summer Deaflympics by beating South Korea on Thursday (May 5) morning, reported CNA. It is the second ...

S&P Global Ratings upgrades Taiwan economy to AA+

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taiwan’s long-term issuer credit rating was raised to AA+ from AA by S&P Global Ratings on Friday (April 29), while its outlook was assessed as stable. Last Ap...

Unknown if Taiwan will be affected by Russia's upcoming visa restrictions: MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Spokesperson Joanne Ou (歐江安) said Tuesday (March 29) that no Taiwanese applications for Russian entry visas have been restricted so far ...

AIT director praises efforts by Taiwan's Taoyuan to improve gender equality in sports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Sandra Oudkirk and Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) held a conference on Thursday (Feb. 10) to support gender equality in spo...

Scholar says Western nations should learn from Taiwan's COVID response

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The West can learn from Taiwan's COVID response, and the U.S. may not be ready for a Taiwan Strait conflict with China, said historian Niall Ferguson. Ferguson spok...

MOFA lauds Lithuania’s support for Taiwan's use of its own name

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (Jan. 11) praised Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis for backing Taiwan using its own name for its repres...

Japan pledges never to export contaminated food to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 45th Taiwan-Japan Economic and Trade Conference held Tuesday morning (Dec.11) focused on Taiwan's ban on Fukushima food products and the country's bid to join ...

Taipei Philharmonic Chorus celebrates 50th anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Philharmonic Chorus (TPC) marks its 50th anniversary in 2022 and as part of its celebrations will perform the "Season Opening Concert" on Monday (Jan. 10)...

Taiwan’s representative office in US confirms 10 COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) will only provide services from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m from next Monday (Jan.10) due to 10 co...

Taiwan promises to help Lithuania switch market from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Friday (Dec. 30) it will help Lithuania shift its market from China and expand its supply chain security with democratic a...

Taiwan's main opposition party eyes international pivot amid domestic setback

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) is in the midst of an international pivot as it prepares to reestablish an official presence in Washington to spread a counter-narrative to that of Pr...

Self-health management revelers at Taipei's New Year's Eve party risk heavy fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's iconic New Year's Eve celebration will start at 6 p.m. Friday (Dec. 31), but those observing self-health management are not allowed to join the party. ...

15 more Taipei spots certified as Muslim-friendly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Deputy Mayor Tsai Ping-kun (蔡炳坤) on Tuesday (Dec. 14) announced that seven attractions, seven hotels, and a B&B have obtained halal certification this year to p...

Taiwan denies issuing a loan of US$100 million to Nicaragua before diplomatic break

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Saturday (Dec. 11) denied reports that President Tsai Ing-wen had agreed to a new US$100 million (NT$2.76 billion) loan to Nicara...

Taiwan bookstore chain Eslite to open outlet in Kuala Lumpur

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The bookstore Eslite announced its expansion plan on Wednesday (Dec.8), which includes opening 100 community bookstores in Taiwan and its first flagship branch in Kuala Lu...