Widow of Czech official threatened by China plans Taiwan visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The widow of former Czech Senate President Jaroslav Kubera will fulfill her husband's wish and join the current Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil and his delegatio...

Taiwan simplifies passport applications for east coast residents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents of remote areas of Hualien and Taitung counties on the east coast can now apply for a passport at a nearby local government office and have the travel document d...

Taiwan has donated 51 million surgical masks worldwide amid coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said on Tuesday (Aug. 11) that the country has donated over 50 million surgical masks to other countries amid the coronavir...

Highest-level US official to visit Taiwan in 41 years lands in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation led by U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar landed in Taiwan on Sunday (Aug. 9), marking the highest-level visit by a member of the Cabine...

Former Japan prime minister to visit Taiwan and pay tribute to late president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese delegation led by former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori will arrive in Taipei on Sunday (Aug. 9) to pay tribute to the late former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui (李...

Taiwan office staff member in France isolating at home with coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the second time this year, a staff member at Taiwan’s representative office in Paris tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Foreig...

Taiwan's foreign ministry calls China 'global trouble maker'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has called China a “global trouble maker” in its latest riposte against Beijing’s criticism of a planne...

Solomon Islands seizes Taiwan's donation of anti-pandemic supplies meant for province in need

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday (Aug. 6) that Taiwan's donation of anti-pandemic supplies to a province of the Solomon Islands has been seized by ...

Somaliland president rejects China's deal to drop Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Somaliland's president has reportedly rejected a conditional offer by a delegation of Chinese "wolf warrior" diplomats to cut ties with Taiwan, and added tha...

Taiwan beefs up ties with Paraguay via meat imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has resorted to “beef diplomacy” to cement relations with Paraguay, its only diplomatic ally in South America, amid China’s failed poaching effort...

US health chief to visit Taiwan, highest level trip since 1979

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will be leading a delegation to visit Taiwan, marking the highest-level visit by a U.S. official since 1979, according t...

Beijing sends foreign ministry delegation as Somaliland mulls recognition of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese delegation is reportedly arriving in Somaliland, a self-governing territory in East Africa, following rumors that the Somaliland government is considering formal...

Taiwan to reopen Guam office within one month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan hopes to reopen its representative office in Guam in late August or early September after three years of absence from the United States territory, the Ministry of F...

Somaliland reportedly weighing recognition of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A report by local Somaliland media released on Monday (Aug. 3) states that the fledgling republic is considering formal recognition of Taiwan; the latter's Ministry of...

14 of Taiwan's diplomatic offices set up memorial for late former president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) stated Sunday (Aug. 2) that 14 of its diplomatic offices have set up memorials for officials of foreign governments to remember form...