UN ban on Taiwan journalists is ‘unacceptable discrimination’: RSF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) called on the United Nations (U.N.) to allow Taiwanese journalists to attend and cover its events, in a statement published on Sept. 18. ...

Taiwan officials to attend events in New York during UN assembly

Two Taiwanese Cabinet officials will attend a series of events in New York during the United Nations' annual assembly to lobby for international support for Taiwan's inclusion in U.N.-related ...

Taiwan FM blames himself for suicide of Osaka envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said he feels guilty and in-part blames himself for the suicide of Director of Taiwan representative office in Osaka Su ...

‘UN continues to ignore what Taiwan can offer:’ Taiwan Foreign Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said that despite Taiwan being unable to participate in the United Nations (UN), Taiwan has complied with its duties as ...

Breaking News: Director of Taiwan representative office in Osaka commits suicide

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Su Chii-cherng (蘇啓誠), the Director General of the Taiwan Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in Osaka, Japan unexpectedly died today from an apparen...

More Taiwanese in North America fall victim to telecom fraud: MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - More and more Taiwanese students in North America and Taiwanese Americans fell prey to telecom scams in North America, with up to US$180,000 of loss being reported in one case.&...

Taiwan launches campaign to highlight its value as global SDG partner

An international campaign was launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs highlighting Taiwan’s desire to participate in the U.N. system and merits as a valuable partner in achieving the Sustain...

Taiwan and Luxembourg sign working holiday agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and Luxembourg have agreed to a reciprocal working holiday program, making the European nation the 16th country around the globe to have made a similar de...

Taiwanese protest comfort woman statue kick in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In response to a Japanese member of a comfort women denier group kicking a comfort women memorial statue in Tainan City on Sept. 6, dozens of Taiwanese protested outside t...

French delegation visits Taiwan to celebrate bilateral cooperation in technology

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A French parliamentarian delegation, led by Vice President of the Foreign Affairs Committee Michel Herbillon, is visiting Taiwan to take part in an event celebra...

Taiwan's foreign ministry to increase 2019 budget to strengthen US and N. American ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has drawn up a budget of NT$26.06 billion (US$839 million) for 2019, with the allocation of funds for affairs related to the United States ...

Taiwan gives visa waiver to Russian visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced that Taiwan is launching the visa-waiver program on a trial basis for six months for visitors from Russia starting Th...

Taiwan’s Africa budget rises even though eSwatini is only ally left on the continent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Even though the kingdom of eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, became Taiwan’s only remaining diplomatic ally in Africa last May, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...

Taiwan to allocate US$2 million to aid healthcare in Pacific: foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) announced that the government will allocate US$2 million in special funds in aid of medical and health services in the...

Taiwan’s foreign minister visits Nauru for Pacific Islands Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) is visiting Pacific ally, Nauru, from Sept. 2 to Sept. 8, and will take part in the affiliated events of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), ...