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Biden tells Macron US 'clumsy' in Australia submarine deal

ROME (AP) — Working to patch things up with an old ally, President Joe Biden told French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday the U.S. had been “clumsy” in its handling of a secret U....

U.S. funding tapped for Pacific undersea cable after China rebuffed

SYDNEY, Sept 3 (Reuters) - The Federated States of Micronesia will tap a U.S. funding facility to construct a Pacific undersea communications cable, two sources told Reuters, after rejecting a Chinese...

South Korea lists Taiwan as priority destination for travel bubble

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — South Korea has started preliminary discussions with Taiwan and Singapore about the launch of travel bubbles, reports said Wednesday (June 9). The government plans to a...

Palauan students in Taiwan to fly home for COVID shots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Dozens of Palauans studying in Taiwan will take a chartered plane back to their home country to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to the East Asian nation, r...

Taiwan, Pacific ally Palau to open travel bubble next month

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan and the Pacific nation of Palau will launch a travel bubble next month, allowing people to travel between the islands without a COVID-19 quarantine. Palau is one ...

Taiwan-Palau travel bubble on horizon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palau’s President Surangel Whipps Jr. is reportedly visiting Taiwan on March 15 to promote the much-awaited “travel bubble” between the two countries. ...

Taiwan sends tourism delegation to Palau to explore travel bubble opportunities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) departed for Taiwan’s Pacific ally Palau on Wednesday (Jan. 20) with a group of tourism agency personnel and the aim of exploring bu...

Taiwan foreign minister to attend presidential inauguration in Palau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) will travel to diplomatic ally Palau from Jan. 20 to 22 to attend the inauguration of President Surangel Whipps, Jr., the Ministry of Fore...

Taiwan awaits results of 2020 Palau presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As voters in Palau head to the polls Tuesday (Nov. 3) to elect their new leader, the Taiwanese government is expecting to maintain a strong relationship with its Pacific a...

'Travel bubble' plan with Palau postponed: CECC

A plan to create a travel bubble between Taiwan and Palau has been postponed because of the Pacific ally's decision to not relax quarantine rules for Taiwanese travelers, Central Epidemic Command ...

Taiwan to open borders to Palau in first ‘travel bubble’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is in talks with its Pacific ally Palau to form a “travel bubble” for bilateral tourism, the first such arrangement since the country banned inbound and...

Taiwan considers 'safe bubble economy' with Palau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) revealed Thursday (Sept. 24) that Taiwan is considering setting up a "safe bubble economy" with Palau, which would entail ...

Taiwan evacuates two Japanese from Tuvalu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Coast Guard has evacuated two Japanese from Tuvalu while picking up three Taiwanese servicemen who had worked in consular services in the allied island coun...

Taiwan ally Palau invites US to build military bases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Pacific ally of Palau has invited the United States to build military bases as a counterweight against growing Chinese influence in the region, reports said...

Taiwan, US hold video conference on Pacific region epidemic prevention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced on Thursday (June 4) that Taiwan and the U.S. held an online dialogue on epidemic prevention assistance in the Pacific in ...