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Legislators establish Taiwan-EU Interparliamentary Amity Association

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese legislators have established the Taiwan-European Interparliamentary Amity Association in a move meant to bolster bilateral ties. The association, chaired by D...

Taipei-Shanghai Forum could be scrapped if Chinese military coercion continues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bipartisan agreement has been reached to freeze the budget for this year’s Taipei-Shanghai City Forum in the event of continued incursions by Chinese warplanes int...

Taiwan VP departs for Honduras to attend presidential inauguration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) on Tuesday (Jan. 25) departed for Honduras to attend President-elect Xiomara Castro’s inauguration on Jan. 28. Lai was tapped to...

President Tsai's re-imagining of Taiwan's political landscape

In October of 2011, then-candidate for president and chair of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) botched the singing of the Republic of China (ROC) national anthem (ironically w...

President Tsai embraces nuanced view of former Taiwan dictator

On Friday (Jan. 21), the Transitional Justice Commission issued a statement slamming the Taipei City Government for building and opening the Ching-kuo Chi-hai Cultural Park in conjunction with the Chi...

President Tsai praises new library as key to deeper understanding of Taiwan history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Each Taiwanese president’s historical legacy should be decided by the public, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said during the opening ceremony of the Ching-kuo Chi-Hai ...

Taiwan president visits Air Force base in southeast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday (Jan. 21) visited Zhihang Air Force Base in Taitung County, the future home of 66 F-16V jets procured from the United States. The...

US lawmakers call on Kamala Harris to meet with Taiwan counterpart

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. House of Representatives on Friday (Jan. 21) called on Vice President Kamala Harris to meet with her Taiwan counterpart, Lai Ching-te (賴清德), at the upcoming Honduran ...

Taiwan vice president's trip to Honduras intended to accomplish 3 goals: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te's (賴清德) trip to Honduras is hoped to accomplish three goals, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Wednesday (Jan. 19) in a Facebook post. L...

Taiwan president to skip LNY red envelopes due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will break a tradition this Lunar New Year and not hand out red envelopes to the public due to the expanding COVID-19 outbreak, the Presidenti...

Taiwan’s VP Lai to attend new Honduran Presidential inauguration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) will attend an inauguration ceremony for incoming Honduran President Xiomara Castro on Jan. 27. President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) designate...

Taiwan aims to manufacture and supply 100% of its own semiconductor equipment: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Monday (Jan. 17) that the supply chain problem during the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the important role Taiwan’s semicond...

Recall and referendum reform would be a mistake for Taiwan

The past month in Taiwanese politics has been dominated by two things: referendums and recalls. Back on December 18th, there were four referendums held on topics as diverse as nuclear power, pork i...

President orders Taiwan defense ministry to investigate cause of F-16 crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has instructed the Ministry of Defense (MND) to find the cause of last week's F-16 crash and to assist the pilot’s family. Presid...

Taiwan launches COVID vaccine booster campaign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – During the early hours of the latest COVID-19 vaccine booster campaign, at least 430,000 people registered for a third shot, reports said Saturday (Jan. 15). From the r...