China failing to fill global leadership void left by US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has struggled to capitalize on the global leadership vacuum created by the withdrawal of the U.S. from numerous international organizations, according to a Reuters a...

US guided-missile destroyer steams through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday (Oct. 14), marking the 10th voyage of a U.S. warship through the strait this year. Th...

Taiwan legislators pen letter inviting Abe to visit nation next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The East Asia Parliamentary Friendship Association, which is composed of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Kuomintang (KMT) legislators, on Tuesday (Oct. 13) drafted ...

Tsai says Taiwan-Czech relations 'will only grow stronger' due to shared values

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a speech delivered on Monday (Oct. 12), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said that given the shared values of Taiwan and the Czech Republic, relations between the two c...

Czech Senator to sign cooperation deal with Taiwan virtually

Prominent Czech Senator Jiri Drahos told CNA in a recent interview that he will sign a cooperation agreement with Taiwan's chemical engineering sector later this month, via videoconferencing. D...

Taiwan, Czech Republic businesses plan mutual visits in spring 2021

Companies from both the Czech Republic and Taiwan are planning to conduct more mutual visits next spring to explore business opportunities in each other's country, following satisfying results fro...

Taiwan announces scholarship program for Czech students

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced 50 scholarship slots on Tuesday especially for Czech students intending to study Chinese in Taiwan. The scholarship program forms part of cooperatio...

Digital minister attributes Taiwan's thriving democracy to trust in its citizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Digital Minister Audrey Tang (唐鳳) said Thursday (Sept. 24) that the Taiwanese government must remain proactive in resisting pressure from Beijing and that playin...

More foreign officials expect to visit Taiwan next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A number of international political figures have reportedly expressed interest in visiting Taiwan, including former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Swedish...

Czech businesses slam China for 'childish' economic retaliation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Entrepreneurs and business leaders from the Czech delegation to Taiwan on Thursday (Sept. 10) reacted to Beijing's decision to ban their companies from the Chinese mar...

Taiwan says China's bullying of Czech politicians, firms creates antipathy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Beijing’s bullying will only increase antipathy, referring to threats and retaliatory actions China recently m...

Prague mayor shares study abroad experience in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a YouTube interview, Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib was asked to recall his experience as an exchange student in Taiwan in 2005 and share some of his favorite memories of...

‘I am Taiwanese’ Czech T-shirt store may partner with company in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An online store based in the Czech Republic is in talks with a Taiwanese company to partner up to make shirts that say “I am Taiwanese” in Czech. Politikuna...

Taiwan lawmakers look to boost ties with Baltic nations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the high-profile visit of the Czech Senate president, legislators want to improve ties with the three Baltic nations, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, reports sai...

Czech billionaire buys NT$7 million of pianos rejected by China due to Taiwan visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Karel Komarek, a billionaire in the Czech Republic, has bought NT$7 million (US$239,000) worth of Petrof pianos that were rejected by a Chinese customer due to Czech Senat...