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...

Prague, Taipei deepen ties as controversial Czech visit ends

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The mayors of Prague and Taipei announced new areas of cooperation for the two sister cities, including orchestra tours, on Friday as a Czech delegation concluded a weeklong visi...

Beijing's threats against Czech senate president 'completely unacceptable': Prague mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Visiting Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib has said Beijing's threats against the Senate President of the Czech Republic, Milos Vystrcil, are “completely unacceptable.&rd...

Czech Senate president meets Taiwan leader; Beijing protests

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Czech Senate president met with Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday morning during a rare trip by a foreign dignitary to the self-ruled democratic island that rival Chi...

Defying China's wrath, Czech senator delivers Taiwan speech

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Defying anger from China, the president of the Czech Republic’s Senate addressed Taiwan’s national legislature on Tuesday, offering a strong rebuke to authoritarian politics and ...

Taiwan 'determined' to play international role, despite Chinese pressure

Two high-level diplomatic visits between Taiwan and allied democracies come as China is ratcheting up military pressure on the self-ruled island. Now Taipei is looking to its informal network of inter...

Czech delegation visits Taiwan despite Chinese criticism

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The president of the Czech Republic's senate on Monday told an economic forum in Taiwan that freedom and democracy are the basis of prosperity, while the two sides signed agreeme...

Czech Republic sends delegation to Taiwan, draws ire of China

The president of the Czech Senate Milos Vystrcil led a 90-member delegation trip to Taiwan on Sunday, despite strong opposition from China. "The visit will be certainly fruitful and further deepe...

Prague mayor will join Czech Senate president on visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib announced on Tuesday (Aug. 11) via Facebook that he will visit Taiwan with Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil at the end of the month. This ...

Scholar says Beijing eager to take Taiwan preemptively in case of conflict with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A political science scholar has said that China is eager to take Taiwan and turn it into a submarine base as a precaution as tensions between Beijing and Washington contin...

Taiwan may expel Hong Kong diplomats in tit-for-tat move

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is reportedly considering expelling Hong Kong diplomats by ceasing to issue work visas as a response to the Hong Kong government prohibiting the nation's repres...

Taiwan's Minister of Interior rejects 'one China' principle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) on Sunday (July 18) said that there is no such thing as the so-called one China principle that stipulates Taiwan is part of Chi...

Top posts at Taiwan's HK office forced out for refusing to sign 'one-China' declaration

The acting director-general of Taiwan's representative office in Hong Kong has left the Chinese special administration region after its government refused to extend his work visa. Kao Ming-tsun...

Taiwan criticizes Hong Kong for debarring envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has criticized the Hong Kong government for not issuing a work visa to its envoy, who was supposed to have been posted to the territory two years ago. Appointed ...

Taiwan rejects China's criticism over Somaliland ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has hit back at China, which criticized Taiwan for enhancing its ties with the self-governing African territory of Somali...