Czech Senate speaker declares mission accomplished in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil, who is leading an 89-member delegation of Czech political, business, and cultural leaders to Taiwan, on Thursday (Sept. 3) said the ...

Czech senator defiantly declares 'I am a Taiwanese'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an homage to President John F. Kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech and amid threats from China, Czech Senate President Czech Senate speaker Milos Vyst...

Czech opposition pushing back against China ahead of controversial delegation to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwa­­­­­­­­n News) — As a Czech delegation prepares for its high-profile trip to Taiwan at the end of August, China reportedly continues to hemorrhage i...

Czech parliament refuses to thank Taiwan for help amid Chinese pressure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the Czech Republic parliament on Thursday (June 4) criticized their fellow MPs as kowtowing to China after a measure to thank Taiwan for its help fighting the W...

Czech-Russian relations plunge amid differences over history

PRAGUE (AP) — It began with the dismantling of a statue of a Russian World War II hero and the renaming of a Prague square. Now three of the Czech capital's mayors are under police protection, fearing...

Czech Parliament holds ceremony thanking Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The lower house of the Czech parliament held a ceremony celebrating Taiwan’s donations of tens of thousands of masks on Thursday (April 16). The event was hosted ...

Agreement on avoiding double taxation between Taiwan and Czech Republic to go into effect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An agreement to prevent double taxation between Taiwan and the Czech Republic is expected to go into effect in 2021. The Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement (ADTA) w...

Jaroslav Kubera, speaker of Czech Senate, dies at 72

PRAGUE (AP) — Jaroslav Kubera, speaker of the upper house of the Czech Parliament, has died. He was 72. The Senate said in a brief statement Kubera died on Monday due to unspecified ...

Taiwan and Czech Republic to deepen ties: Czech parliamentarian

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Meeting with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Wednesday (Jan. 15), Czech parliamentarian Marek Benda affirmed that ties between Taiwan and the central European nation would...

Czech lawmakers reject charges against outspoken president

PRAGUE (AP) — The lower house of Czech Parliament has dismissed a request to bring charges against President Milos Zeman for allegedly violating the constitution. Only 58 lawmakers i...

Czech senators say president violated country's constitution

PRAGUE (AP) — The upper house of the Czech Parliament has voted to bring charges against President Milos Zeman for allegedly violating the constitution. The Senate, which is controll...

55 members of Czech parliament sign letter backing Taiwan's presence at WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Friday (May 10), 55 members of the Czech Republic's parliament signed a letter asking the World Health Organization (WHO) to allow Taiwan to participate as an observer a...

Czech lawmakers to debate bill to allow same-sex marriage

PRAGUE (AP) — The lower house of the Czech Parliament is set to begin debating a bill that could give same-sex couples the right to marry. The bill was drafted by a group of lawmaker...

Czech parliament approves more troops in Afghanistan, Iraq

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech lawmakers have approved a government plan to increase the number of troops deployed in Afghanistan and other countries. The plan calls for the Czech Republic to d...

Czechs protest parliamentary post for communist-era officer

PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands of Czechs are rallying in Prague and other major cities to protest the election of a former communist-era police officer as the head of a parliamentary committee on law enforce...