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Student from Nauru found dead in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A student from Nauru at National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) was found dead in a room she rented in Kaohsiung, reports said Saturday (June 26). The woman, aged 34, h...

Taiwan received wave of support in World Health Assembly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple nations called for Taiwan's inclusion in the World Health Assembly during this year’s 74th session, which concluded on Monday (May 31). Though Taiwan...

Taiwan's participation left off WHA agenda

A proposal to invite Taiwan to participate in the World Health Assembly (WHA) as an observer was left off the agenda of this year's session after a debate during the plenary meeting. The result...

World Health Assembly set to rule on Taiwan's participation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said the issue of Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly (WHA) has been added to the health meeting's agenda ...

Diplomatic allies back Taiwan's participation in World Health Assembly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Of Taiwan's 15 allies, 13 have already written to the World Health Organization (WHO) and urged it to include the nation in its upcoming World Health Assembly (WHA) as...

Legislature passes Taiwan-Belize mutual legal assistance pact

Taiwan's Legislature on Monday (April 19) passed a bill that would serve as the basis for a bilateral treaty with Belize to allow mutual legal assistance on criminal matters. When the treaty ta...

Taiwan thanks global community for condolences following deadly train derailment

Updated April 6 at 9:30 a.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government has thanked friends and allies throughout the world for their support following the deadly train accident that cla...

Taiwan eases restrictions on business travelers from Vietnam, Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (March 24) announced it will move Vietnam and Singapore to its list of low-risk countries, meaning busines...

Taiwan ally tells China 'Don't tell me who my friends can be'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palauan President Surangel Whipps Jr. on Monday (March 22) revealed that he had rejected an offer by China to switch diplomatic relations from Taipei to Beijing last year....

Security issues at play in Chinese firm’s failed bid for cable project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese company is among three firms that have failed to secure a bid for an undersea cable project in the Pacific region, with much at stake, including security concern...

Taiwan to reduce quarantine for Australian business travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (March 3) announced that it will move Australia onto its list of low-risk countries, meaning that business...

Pacific islands' alliance – how China is using rifts to its advantage

The Pacific Islands Forum – the region's most influential body that is long supported by Japan, the United States, Australia and New Zealand – is on the brink of collapsing after five ...

Five countries to abandon Pacific forum over leadership vote

Five Pacific island nations will start withdrawing from the region's main political forum, according to a joint statement, in the fallout from a fractious leadership vote last week. The preside...

Taiwan eyes enhanced partnership with global democracies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) said Tuesday (Feb. 2) that Taiwan is ready to join other democracies in defending against attempts by totalitarian regimes to control ...

Scam calls, messages in Taiwan up 488% in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan saw an alarming 488 percent increase in the number of scam calls and scam text messages detected last year, according to a report released Tuesday (Feb. 2) by Taiwa...