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Former Taiwan VP returns from Europe trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) returned to Taiwan on Monday (Nov. 22) after embarking on a brief trip to Europe, which he described as successful. Chen and ...

Former Taiwan VP says both his country and Lithuania stand up to authoritarian regimes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's former Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) on Saturday (Nov. 20) spoke before European ministers and U.S. Under Secretary of State Uzra Zeya in Vilnius, Lithu...

US warns "other countries" about threatening Lithuania over Taiwan office

VILNIUS, Nov 19 (Reuters) - The United States rejects attempts by "other countries" to interfere in Lithuania's relationship with Taiwan, U.S. Under Secretary of State Uzra Zeya told a n...

Lithuania to get US trade support as it faces China fury over Taiwan

VILNIUS, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Lithuania will sign a $600 million export credit agreement with the U.S. Export-Import Bank next week, Economy Minister Ausrine Armonaite told Reuters, days after China war...

Lithuania's former Supreme Council chairman visits newly opened Taiwan representative office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lithuania’s former Supreme Council chairman, Vytautas Landsbergis, on Thursday (Nov. 18) visited the Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania after it officially...

Taiwan opens office in Lithuania, in move set to anger China

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Taiwan opened a representation office in Lithuania's capital Vilnius Thursday, in a move set to anger Beijing. The self-governing island and Lithuania agre...

Former Taiwan VP to give speech in Lithuania on democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) will deliver an address in Lithuania promoting the democratic story of Taiwan on Saturday (Nov. 20) amid warming bilateral ties....

EU to add airlines to Belarus sanctions as tensions mount

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union ratcheted up pressure on Belarus by agreeing Monday to slap sanctions on airlines accused of helping Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko wage a “hybrid attack” ag...

Lithuania urges democracies to join its stand for Taiwan amid Chinese economic pressure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis has called for increased coordination among democratic nations on dealing with China as the Baltic nation faces continue...

EU mulling ways to end jet lease to Belarus’ airline

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union foreign ministers looked at ways on Monday to stop the illegal migration into the 27-nation bloc from neighboring Belarus, including stopping companies from leasing je...

Former NATO chief writes letter to Lithuania backing ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Wednesday (Sept. 1) he had written a letter to Lithuanian Foreign Minister Ga...

Foreign minister's appeal for Taiwan's participation in UN published by Lithuanian media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Lithuanian media outlet on Tuesday (Aug. 24) published a piece by Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) in which he called for Taiwan's inclusion in the United Nations an...

US senator praises Lithuania's relations with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz on Monday (Aug. 23) penned a letter to Lithuania’s envoy to the U.S. Audra Plepyte, praising her country’s government for expanding ties ...

Taiwan welcomes US secretary of state's phone call with Lithuanian counterpart

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Sunday (Aug. 22) thanked the U.S. for remaining committed to its duties as the leader of the “global democratic camp”...

Taiwan grateful for US support for its relations with Lithuania amid Chinese opposition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Saturday (Aug. 14) thanked Washington for exercising its role as the global leader of democracies by organizing a phone call betw...