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Palau President Whipps welcomes eased 'travel bubble' rules with Taiwan

Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr. said Wednesday (April 14) that he welcomed Taiwan's decision to ease the COVID-19 prevention regulations for Taiwanese returning home after visits to his countr...

Taiwan’s China Airlines cancels ‘travel bubble’ flight to Palau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Barely two weeks after Taiwan and Palau inaugurated their “travel bubble,” China Airlines (CAL) announced it was canceling its April 17 flight due to lack of i...

Taiwan, Palau launch coronavirus travel bubble

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan and the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau launched a coronavirus travel bubble Thursday to promote tourism, in recognition of their success in stamping out the pandemic ...

Palauan president sports ambigram cap during visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palau President Surangel Whipps, Jr. was spotted on Wednesday (March 31) wearing a cap showing the English words “Hello Taiwan,” which also displayed the Chine...

Palau president has breakfast with founder of Taiwan’s Foxconn

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palauan President Surangel Whipps, Jr. and his delegation had breakfast with Foxconn Technology Group founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) Tuesday (March 30). The tycoon posted pict...

Palau president visits Taiwan amid Chinese pressure

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The president of the Pacific island nation of Palau was visiting Taiwan on Tuesday along with the U.S. ambassador to his country, a show of solidarity as China increases diplomat...

Visiting Palau president praises Taiwan partnership, rejects China's 'sticks'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palauan President Surangel Whipps Jr. on Monday (March 29) extolled his country's friendship with Taiwan at his first press conference since arriving to promote the ne...

Palau president arrives in Taiwan to initiative 'travel bubble'

Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr.arrived in Taiwan Sunday to initiate a Palau-Taiwan "travel bubble" that will allow people to travel between the two countries with fewer entry restriction...

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....

First Taiwan-Palau travel bubble flight takes off on April 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (March 17) announced that the first flight of the new Taiwan-Palau travel bubble will take off on April 1....

Taiwan-Palau travel bubble opens with 5 principles of epidemic prevention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Wednesday (March 17) that the country's travel bubble with Palau has officially been formed, with five pr...

New Palau president vows support for Taiwan amid Chinese bullying

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palau’s President-elect Surangel Whipps Jr. has pledged to align his nation with Taiwan and the United States and resist Chinese bullying as he prepares to assume of...

Taiwan congratulates Surangel Whipps Jr. on winning Palau presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's embassy in Palau on Tuesday (Nov. 17) congratulated local businessman Surangel Whipps Jr. and Senator Uduch Senior on being elected president and vice preside...

Businessman wins Palau's election, expected to maintain ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Businessman Surangel Whipps Jr. defeated Vice President Raynold Oilouch in Tuesday’s (Nov. 3) presidential election in Palau, but the Pacific Island nation is expect...

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...