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Tsai likens Taiwan-Japan ties to that of familial relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Relations between Taiwan and Japan are that of family members, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said at a reception marking Japanese Emperor Naruhito's birthday on Monday ...

Taiwan ranks 4th in world in economic freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan ranked fourth in the world and second in Asia in economic freedom in the Heritage Foundation's global economic freedom index. In the American conservative th...

Taiwan's Narwhal submarine finishing up harbor acceptance testing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s domestically-built Narwhal submarine is now in the final stages of Harbor Acceptance Testing (HAT), a source familiar with the matter has said. CSBC Corp...

Taiwan ally Tuvalu elects new PM, China switch in question

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s diplomatic ally Tuvalu has chosen Feleti Teo as its new prime minister, rejecting a candidate who pledged to "review" ties with Taiwan. Former ...

Fate of US aid to Ukraine package discussed on Taiwan trip, lawmakers say

TAIPEI, Feb 23 (Reuters) - A stalled U.S. bill on military aid to Ukraine which will also help fund weapons for Taiwan was discussed this week during a visit to Taipei by U.S. lawmakers, two of the pa...

US delegation calls for coproduction of weapons in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To address the backlog of American weapons deliveries to Taiwan, a U.S. House delegation on Thursday (Feb. 22) called on allocating long-term budgets for annual shipments ...

US Representative Gallagher arrives in Taiwan with delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leading congressional critic of China U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher arrived with a seven-member delegation in Taiwan on Thursday (Feb. 22). At 8 a.m., the U.S. H...

US Republican lawmaker says China 'bullying' Taiwan

A US delegation led by Republican lawmaker and vocal China critic Mike Gallagher arrived in Taiwan on Thursday for meetings with the island's top leadership. Gallagher, the chair of the House of ...

Taiwan president opens Taipei International Book Exhibition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) opened the 2024 Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) on Tuesday (Feb. 20), marking her second consecutive attendance at the fair...

Tsai celebrates growing Taiwan-Malaysia economic relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) praised the close economic ties between Taiwan and Malaysia at a “Malaysia Night” event on Tuesday (Feb. 20). Malaysia is a key...

Foster family sought for retired Taipei search and rescue dog

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Fire Department rescue dog Usa has retired at 8 years old, and is looking for a new home. The fire department announced Usa’s retirement on Tuesday (F...

Taiwan president hands out lucky bags at Guandu Temple

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) handed out lucky bags at Guandu Temple in Taipei on Sunday (Feb. 11). President Tsai and other officials arrived at Guandu temple at 10:55 ...

President visits Coast Guard personnel in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) visited the Coast Guard Administration's Shen’ao Station on Sunday (Feb. 11) to hand out bonuses to personnel and wish them a happy ...

Taiwan denies mishandling visit by Tokyo governor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The visit by Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko (小池百合子) to Taiwan was handled according to protocol, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Friday (Feb. 9), rejecting allega...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen calls for solidarity in final Lunar New Year address

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In her final Lunar New Year address on Thursday (Feb. 8) as president, Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called on the people of Taiwan to stand together to protect the country. She i...