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Japan’s former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo planning Taiwan visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo is planning to visit Taiwan next year in a move likely to check new Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and Foreign Minister-designate H...

Round 3 of Anonymous hack of China site uses image of Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The decentralized international hacktivist group Anonymous early on Saturday (Oct. 2) posted the third round of its defacement of a Chinese government tourism promotion we...

Taiwan president promotes 2nd season of ‘Island Nation’ series

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an Instagram post on Saturday (Sept. 18), Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) suggested that those celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival at home watch and support &ldq...

Taiwan defense ministry to review training standards, military regulations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has responded to reports that it is bringing back goose-stepping by saying it is reviewing training standards and regulations for it...

Ex-Japanese PM Abe hopes to visit grave of Taiwan's 'Father of Democracy'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a recent interview, former Japanese prime minister Abe Shinzo expressed a desire to visit the final resting place of Taiwan's first popularly elected president, Lee...

Multilateral recognition is an answer to Taiwan’s independence question

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Much like the political scene here in Taiwan, the U.S. is a country massively split along party lines. There are no more than a handful of issues that bring Republic...

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...

Fake '1992 consensus' continues to drag down cross-strait relations

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — In April 2000, Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Su Chi (蘇起) used a phrase that has haunted cross-strait relations between Taiwan and communist China ever since. Su was ch...

Taiwan's 'House of Cards' looks at 228 Incident in new season

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's first political drama, "Island Nation" (國際橋牌社), will attempt to show a true representation of the 228 Incident in its second season, with families o...

Groups to march in Taipei Sunday to commemorate Feb. 28 Incident

A coalition of over 50 civic organizations will march in Taipei on Sunday (Feb. 21) to remember the victims of the Feb. 28 incident and to protest against the lingering symbols of "authoritariani...

Pompeo highlights milestones of Taiwan-US relations in series of tweets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With just two days until President-elect Joseph Biden takes office, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday (Jan. 18) posted a long series of tweets looking back at ...

Taiwan snake guru's private zoo closes after his death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — News that the renowned "World's Snake King Educational Farm (世界蛇王教育農場)" in Tainan quietly shut down last October has only now reached the public. The priv...

Japanese envoy says world will remember Taiwan of 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Representative to Taiwan Hiroyasu Izumi said Friday (Jan. 1) "the world will remember the Taiwan of 2020" for its remarkable achievements and global con...

Four Taiwan events included in BBC's look back at 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — BBC News has released a video highlighting major events that occurred in the last 12 months, including four pivotal moments in Taiwan's political timeline. The BBC&...

Japan official, calling Taiwan 'red line,' urges Biden to 'be strong'

A top Japanese defence official on Friday urged U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to “be strong” in supporting Taiwan in the face of an aggressive China, calling the island’s safety a &...