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Samsung and South Korea: What next after Lee's bribery conviction?

Both sides of South Korea's political divide were surprised by Monday's decision to put Lee Jae-yong, the de-facto head of the Samsung Group, behind bars again for his role in a 2016 bribery s...

Vice president pays tribute to Taiwan's late puppet master

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) visited the Li Tian-lu (李天祿) Hand Puppet Museum earlier this week to pay tribute to the late Taiwanese puppet master. According to a s...

Taiwan offers to help following Indonesia's deadly quake

Taiwan's government is willing to provide humanitarian assistance to the victims of a deadly earthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi early Friday (Jan. 15), the Presidential Office s...

President Tsai holds videoconference with US envoy to UN after canceled Taiwan trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday morning (Jan. 14) held a videoconference with the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, whose trip to Taiwan was can...

US ambassador to UN cancels Taiwan trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, has canceled her trip to Taiwan, as the U.S. Department of State halted all diplomatic travel on Tuesday (Jan. 12, ...

US to lift restrictions on exchanges with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. government is set to revoke decades-old rules guiding its exchanges with Taiwan, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday (Jan. 9), an announcement...

Taiwan tours popular among Japanese high school students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than a third of Japanese high school students choose Taiwan as the preferred destination for their overseas educational trips. Out of 170,000 Japanese high school ...

Taiwan heralds visit by US ambassador to UN as China fumes

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan said Friday it welcomed the visit of the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in the closing days of the Trump administration, in a move that brought China's renewed cond...

Taiwan president congratulates Biden after US Congress ratifies victory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday evening (Jan. 7) congratulated Democratic President-elect Joe Biden on becoming the next U.S. head of state after Congress certifi...

After arrest of democratic leaders, Biden's secretary of state pick vows to stand with HK

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The arrest of over 50 prominent pro-democracy figures (Jan. 6) under Hong Kong's oppressive new national security law for their involvement in last summer's pro-de...

Taiwanese police nab man who threatened New Year's Eve bloodshed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese police have arrested a man who posted on the country's largest internet forum that a string of organized massacres would take place at various New Year's...

US looks to boost Taiwan economic ties after it lifts import barriers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. applauded Taiwan’s decision to further open its market and allow the import of American beef and pork products, which took effect on Friday (Jan. 1) despite...

President strikes optimistic tone in New Year’s address to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) struck an optimistic tone in her televised New Year's address on Friday (Jan. 1), thanking Taiwanese for their efforts to ensure that life...

2020 finally ending, but New Year's revelries muted by virus

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — This New Year’s Eve is being celebrated like no other, with pandemic restrictions limiting crowds and many people bidding farewell to a year they’d prefer to forget. ...

[Update] New Year's Day flag-raising ceremony in Taipei will not open to public

[Last update: Dec. 30 at 17:30] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The flag-raising ceremony at the Presidential Office on Friday morning (Jan. 1) will proceed as scheduled, but it will not be open to th...