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Taiwan's VP Lai to make stopover in US on way to Honduras

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) will make a stopover in the U.S. on route to Honduras next week, said Presidential Office spokesperson Xavier Chang (張惇涵) ...

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...

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 president, vice president prepare to receive COVID booster shots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) will receive their third COVID-19 shots Saturday (Jan. 15) morning, according to an announcement by the ...

Taiwan mum on who will attend Honduran presidential inauguration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has reportedly appointed Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) as the special envoy to go to Honduras for the presidential inauguration of Xiomara...

Honduras invites Taiwan president to attend presidential inauguration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has been invited to attend the inauguration later this month of Xiomara Castro, the first woman to be elected president of Honduras, despite d...

Taiwan vice president records Lunar New Year message in Hakka

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) recorded a Lunar New Year greeting in Hakka on Wednesday (Jan. 5). The Hakka Public Communication Foundation (HPCF) sent the fo...

Chinese spies have penetrated Taiwan's military, case documents reveal

TAIPEI – For more than 20 years, Xie Xizhang presented himself as a Hong Kong businessman on visits to Taiwan. He now stands accused of having another mission: recruiting spies for China. On ...

Taiwan's Tsai urges unity against rising authoritarianism

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Addressing a group of visiting French lawmakers, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen called Wednesday for greater unity among democratic nations in the face of rising authoritariani...

Taiwan president receives French National Assembly delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) received the visiting French National Assembly delegation, led by Francois de Rugy, chair of the France-Taiwan Friendship Group, in the Presid...

Taiwan to temporarily refrain from responding to US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Presidential Office Spokesperson Xavier Chang (張惇涵) said that Taiwan’s relevant ministries will hold off on responding to the U.S.’ decision to boycott the Bei...

Putin demands NATO guarantees not to expand eastward

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Moscow would seek Western guarantees precluding any further NATO expansion and deployment of its weapons near his country's borders, a stern ...

Taiwan congratulates first woman elected president of Honduras

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday (Dec. 1) sent her congratulations to Xiomara Castro, the first woman president-elect of Honduras, following her election victory....

Taiwan, Europe must defend democracy together, president says

Taiwan and Europe must work together to defend against authoritarianism and disinformation, President Tsai Ing-wen told visiting lawmakers from the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on Mo...

COVID-19 positive Czech president discharged from hospital

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Miloš Zeman was discharged Saturday from the capital's military hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus. The 77-year-old Zeman had already b...