Taiwan's membership must be decided by member states: WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official abruptly ended an interview when asked about the Taiwan issue, the United Nations health agency issued a rare state...

Senior WHO official cuts interview short when journalist asks about Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A top World Health Organization (WHO) official terminated a video call with a reporter after being asked about Taiwan’s potential role in the United Nations health a...

Taiwan's foreign minister invites US reporters expelled by China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Saturday (March 28) tweeted an invitation to three major U.S. newspapers to station correspondents in Taiwan after they were expelled f...

Taiwan TV station removes prediction of coronavirus lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — CTiTV News has taken down a message that said Taiwan is just six days away from a complete lockdown, reports said Saturday (March 28). While the island nation’s n...

Asia tourists troubled by canceled flights, borders closing

From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest in Nepal, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights...

Asia tourists troubled by canceled flights, borders closing

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest in Nepal, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as...

Trump signs TAIPEI Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Donald Trump on Thursday (March 26) signed the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative Act (TAIPEI Act) into law. The legislation, w...

SKorea, Singapore get stimulus; casinos hammered

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed as it continues to spread across the world. Here is a look at some of the latest developments Thursday ...

'Dangerous times ahead' for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic might see Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) trying to deflect public anger by moving against Taiwan, while a United States weakened...

US Navy ship sails through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy ship sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday (March 25), marking the third passage this year. The USS McCampbell (DDG 85), a guided-missile destroyer,...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 24 The Chicago Tribune on adopting a pet while social distancing amid t...

Taiwan unlikely to be invited to WHA: Foreign ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chances of Taiwan being invited to the World Health Assembly (WHA), which is scheduled for May, as an observer are slim, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has acknowledg...

Shooting at Sri Lanka prison kills 1 inmate, wounds 4

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — One prisoner was killed and four others wounded Saturday when guards opened fire after tensions flared during a protest by prisoners in a facility in north-central Sri Lanka,...

US wakes up to Taiwan’s global status

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — United States President Donald Trump recently used the term “Chinese virus” while responding to questions from reporters, at a news conference. On the print...

Taiwan to test recent returnees from US and East Asia for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An estimated 3,000 people who returned from the United States and East Asia between March 8 and March 18 might have to undergo tests for the coronavirus and stay at home, ...