Peruvian Congressman awarded Friendship Medal for supporting Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Peruvian Congressman Luis Galaretta was on Friday (May 24) awarded a Friendship Medal of Diplomacy to honor his efforts in sustaining positive relations with Taiwan. Mi...

Taiwan’s equal marriage momentous, but best seen as Tsai’s final achievement

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last Friday was a momentous day in the history of Taiwan. It was on Friday, May 17 that the Legislative Yuan finally passed legislation permitting same-sex marriage in a ...

US Senate Foreign Committee passes bill supporting Taiwan’s participation in WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations unanimously passed a bill on Wednesday (May 22) that demands the U.S. administration come up with a plan to help Taiwan obta...

South Korea to increase fines for travelers carrying pork products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To stop the possible spread of the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus, starting in June, the South Korean government will begin imposing strict fines for any travelers caught...

Allies' proposal to grant Taiwan observer status dropped from WHA agenda

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although 14 of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies had made a proposal supporting the island nation’s participation in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) annua...

MOFA requests Vietnam investigate abuse of Taiwanese tour group

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has made an inquiry with the Vietnamese government to investigate the alleged mass abuse of a Taiwanese tour group visiting Nha Tran...

More countries call for Taiwan to join the World Health Assembly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three more countries have joined the call for Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly (WHA). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday (May 17)...

Taiwan's Health Minister departs for WHA in Geneva despite Beijing's obstruction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Speaking on Friday (May 17) morning ahead of his departure for Geneva, Switzerland without an official invitation to the World Health Assembly (WHA) which will open next w...

Canada raises quota for working holiday visas for Taiwanese to record high

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Canadian authorities have decided to increase the quota on working holiday visas offered to Taiwanese young adults from 1,000 to 1,250 for the year of 2019, confirmed ...

Japanese legislators pass resolution supporting Taiwan's participation in WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese legislators from a Taiwan caucus in Japan’s National Diet passed a resolution on Wednesday (May 15) in support of Taiwan’s participation in the upcomi...

Australia deports 15 Taiwanese plotting telephone scams

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Australian Border Force (ABF) stopped 15 Taiwanese nationals linked to telephone fraud from entering Australia last weekend, all of whom were deported back to Taiwan b...

Solomon Islands Premier boards Taiwan Navy ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite recent fears of a diplomatic break, new Solomon Islands Premier Manasseh Sogavare boarded a Taiwanese Navy ship to attend a reception Wednesday (May 8). The Nav...

Taiwan and US state of Indiana ink driver’s license reciprocity agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the state of Indiana in the United States have inked a driver’s license agreement that will allow their citizens to acquire licenses without taking a road...

Foreign minister ‘confident’ about Taiwan’s ties with Solomon Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) expressed his confidence in Taiwan’s diplomatic relations with its Pacific ally, the Solomon Islands, on Monday (May 6). Wu said ...

Escalating US-China trade conflict an opportunity for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump on May 5 (Sunday) to raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods presents a perfect opportunity for Taiwanese businesses...