Digital minister attributes Taiwan's thriving democracy to trust in its citizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Digital Minister Audrey Tang (唐鳳) said Thursday (Sept. 24) that the Taiwanese government must remain proactive in resisting pressure from Beijing and that playin...

Former Czech presidential candidate postpones visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Czech presidential candidate Senator Jiri Drahos will postpone his visit to Taiwan until next spring due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Ministry ...

More foreign officials expect to visit Taiwan next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A number of international political figures have reportedly expressed interest in visiting Taiwan, including former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Swedish...

Czech senator who visited Taiwan skewers China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Czech Senator Lumir Aschenbrenner has turned on China after it promised to ban “everyone who accompanied the president of the Senate” on a diplomatic mission t...

Hong Kong activist thanks Czech mayor for calling CCP 'rude clowns'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Hong Kong activist posted a letter on Saturday (Sept. 5) thanking the mayor of a Prague district for his scathing letter calling the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) "...

Czech businesses slam China for 'childish' economic retaliation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Entrepreneurs and business leaders from the Czech delegation to Taiwan on Thursday (Sept. 10) reacted to Beijing's decision to ban their companies from the Chinese mar...

Taiwan says China's bullying of Czech politicians, firms creates antipathy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Beijing’s bullying will only increase antipathy, referring to threats and retaliatory actions China recently m...

Prague mayor shares study abroad experience in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a YouTube interview, Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib was asked to recall his experience as an exchange student in Taiwan in 2005 and share some of his favorite memories of...

‘I am Taiwanese’ Czech T-shirt store may partner with company in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An online store based in the Czech Republic is in talks with a Taiwanese company to partner up to make shirts that say “I am Taiwanese” in Czech. Politikuna...

Czech billionaire buys NT$7 million of pianos rejected by China due to Taiwan visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Karel Komarek, a billionaire in the Czech Republic, has bought NT$7 million (US$239,000) worth of Petrof pianos that were rejected by a Chinese customer due to Czech Senat...

Czech president calls senate leader's Taiwan visit 'boyish provocation'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Czech President Milos Zeman on Sunday (Sept. 6) slammed Milos Vystrcil, the country's senate leader, for visiting Taiwan and called his decision a "boyish provoca...

Czech senator greeted with 'We are Taiwanese' signs in Prague

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil returned from a six-day tour of Taiwan on Saturday (Sept. 5), he was greeted in Prague with supporters carrying signs that read ...

Czech Senate president: Results needed following Taiwan visit

Steps to materialize plans discussed by Taiwan and a visiting Czech delegation will determine the trajectory of Taiwan-Czech relations, Czech Senate President Miloš Vystrčil said Friday in an e...

Czech Senate president stresses courage after Beijing's threat

Czech Senate President Miloš Vystrčil has admitted he felt "scared" by the threats from Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (王毅) over his Taiwan trip but stressed that courage is about &...

Visiting Czech senate president, US officials talk up Taiwan in post-COVID era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The visiting Czech delegation, led by Senate President Milos Vystrcil, gathered with Taiwan government officials and Taipei-based foreign envoys on Friday (Sep. 4), to cal...