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Chinese man caught entering Taiwan waters in rubber boat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese man in a rubber dinghy was picked up by Coast Guard officers in Taiwanese waters on Sunday (Sept. 12). The rubber boat was spotted by a Coast Guard patrol nea...

President Tsai reacts to Afghanistan comparisons with plea for stronger Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s only option is to make itself stronger, more united, and more determined to defend itself, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) commented Wednesday (Aug. 18) on rec...

French documentary highlights Taiwan’s digitally armed democracy ‘under China’s shadow’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French director Alain Lewkowicz’s film “Taiwan: A Democracy Under China’s Shadow,” which made its debut in Europe earlier this year, discusses how ...

Taiwan expected to take part in US democracy summit in December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The White House announced on Wednesday (Aug. 11) that U.S. President Joe Biden will hold a democracy summit via videoconferencing in December, and based on an earlier invi...

Pro-Taiwan historian, winner of inaugural Asian Nobel in Sinology passes away

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yu Ying-shih (余英時), world-renowned historian and the first recipient of Taiwan’s Tang Prize in Sinology, passed away in his sleep at the age of 91 on Sunday (Aug. 1)...

US 'looking forward' to upcoming trade talks with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States said it looks forward to this week’s trade talks with Taiwan as the two countries seek to bolster trade ties. Taiwan and the U.S. are set to res...

Taiwan health official warns of China's 'cognitive warfare'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is proactively debunking online misinformation amid a recent surge in domestic COVID-19 infections, with a fine of up to NT$3 million (US$107,300) for those...

Lee Teng-hui's daughter to chair Taiwan democracy foundation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Annie Lee (李安妮), the second daughter of late President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), has been elected chairwoman of the Lee Teng-hui Foundation and will continue the organization&rs...

Chinese man crosses Taiwan Strait in Taobao-bought boat for 'freedom'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese man who claimed that he was yearning for "freedom and democracy" successfully crossed the Taiwan Strait and reached central Taiwan over the weekend by ...

European Values Center opens in Taiwan to monitor Chinese interference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Czech think tank European Values Center (EVC) for Security Policy is planning to open a branch in Taiwan this year. On Tuesday (April 20), Taiwan's Representati...

US: Biden administration officials make first Asia trip

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin are due to arrive in Japan on Monday for the first leg of a four-day Asia tour that aims to reaffirm alliances with US partners...

Taiwan ranked 2nd freest in Asia by Freedom House

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan retained its ranking as the second-freest country in Asia and seventh in the world in Freedom House’s latest report on global freedom. Taiwan scored 94 out...

Taiwan most democratic country in East Asia: The Economist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is the most democratic country in East Asia and No. 11 in the world, according to the annual Democracy Index published by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Tues...

Remembrance of democracy movements past in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An exhibition highlighting the role of the international groups and individuals who promoted the cause of democracy in Taiwan opened this week at the the Jing-Mei White Te...

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...