'Farce in Fiji' is Chinese diplomacy in a nutshell

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Sometimes you read a news story and have to pause and check that it isn’t satire. That was certainly the case earlier this week with "cake-gate" or the ...

Chinese state media condemns Taiwan’s National Day posters put up near embassy in India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state media Global Times has warned that those who put up posters celebrating Taiwan’s National Day in front of the Chinese embassy in New Dehli are “p...

Taiwan asks China to rein in state media over Tsai’s National Day speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) has urged China’s state media to exercise restraint over a controversial response to President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文)...

HK authorities take down Taiwan flags on Double Ten Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The flag of Taiwan is now a sensitive symbol in Hong Kong, since the implementation of Beijing's national security law in the special administrative region. Saturda...

National Day fireworks light up southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 33-minute fireworks show lit up the sky over Tainan’s Yuguang Island (漁光島) with exploding patterns marking the nation's Double Ten Day celebrations on Saturday...

Indian politician puts Taiwan flag posters outside Chinese embassy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a gesture of defiance against China, an official of India’s ruling party put billboards outside the Chinese embassy in Delhi showing Taiwan flags and congratulato...

Full text of President Tsai Ing-wen's Taiwan National Day address

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) delivered her National Day address Saturday, in which she stressed her administration's determination to safeguard Taiwan's national security and outlined the coun...

Taiwan could do with an actual national day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A country’s national day should be an opportunity for citizens to remember the past, reflect on the present, in order to better chart the future — unfortunatel...

Cool weather forecast for northern Taiwan during Double Ten Day holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said on Wednesday (Oct. 7) that cool weather is forecast for northern Taiwan during the Double Ten Day holiday, while high temperatures in...

1,500 returned expats expected to attend Taiwan's Double Ten events

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Around 1,500 overseas Taiwanese are expected to participate in events marking the National Day of Taiwan on Oct. 10. The number of newly returned expats taking part in ...

Taiwan Double Ten Day ceremony held in New York City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New York City's borough of Queens on Saturday (Oct. 3) held a Double Ten Day flag-raising ceremony, which saw a sharp drop in attendees compared to previous years due ...

Taiwan Presidential Office Building to star in National Day light show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of the Double Ten National Day celebrations from Oct. 6-10, Taiwan's Presidential Office Building will be illuminated with a map featuring Taiwanese elements s...

Taiwan announces traffic control measures for National Day celebration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Day Preparatory Committee announced Friday (Sept. 25) that traffic controls around the Presidential Office Building will be in place from Friday night (Sept. ...

Idaho declares Oct. 10 to be 'Taiwan Double Ten Day'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Idaho Governor Brad Little proclaimed Taiwan’s National Day, Oct. 10, as “Taiwan Double Ten Day” in his state, reports said Thursday (Sept. 24). In an...

Taiwan's National Day banquet to be scaled down due to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The upcoming National Day banquet will be scaled down in view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the authorities confirmed Tuesday (Sept. 22) The Ministry of Foreign ...