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Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2021. There are 357 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 8,...

Taiwan names business leader Rock Hsu as acting head of cross-strait body

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of Taiwan’s most prominent business leaders, Kinpo Group Chairman Rock Hsu (許勝雄), 76, will take over as acting chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF, ...

Political veteran Soong rumored to be tapped to head Taiwan's SEF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the chairman of Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), David Lee (李大維), being appointed as the new secretary general of the Presidential Office on Monday (Au...

Taiwan names new representatives to WTO, Austria

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Grand Justice Lo Chang-fa (羅昌發) has been named the new Taiwanese representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO), filling a position left vacant since Septembe...

Chinese pressure strengthens Czech senator's resolve to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As he announced on Tuesday (June 9) that he would be visiting Taiwan, Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil said that pressure from China only motivated him to visit the c...

Czech Senate president plans Taiwan visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new president of the Czech Senate, Miloš Vystrčil, will announce next week that he is planning to visit Taiwan in the autumn despite threats by China, reports s...

Taiwan announces new Straits Exchange Foundation chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of the cabinet reshuffle ahead of President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) inauguration Wednesday (May 20), long-serving diplomat David Lee (李大維) has been appointed as t...

231 Taiwanese return from Hubei, placed in quarantine

A total of 231 Taiwan nationals, originally stranded in China's Hubei province due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, returned to Taiwan late Monday (April 20) on a special flight and were imme...

214 Taiwanese back in Taiwan after long ordeal in Hubei province

A second special flight carrying 214 Taiwan nationals who had been stranded in Hubei province in China because of the new coronavirus outbreak touched down late Monday at Taoyuan International Airport...

Flight evacuating Taiwanese trapped in China's Hubei province to return tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government-arranged third flight to evacuate Taiwanese trapped in China's Hubei province, the original epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, took off for Shanghai...

TSP legislator says Taiwanese trapped in Wuhan 'don't have guts to criticize China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese legislator on Wednesday (March 4) criticized Taiwanese businesspeople stranded in the Chinese city of Wuhan for trying to sue President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) inst...

Taiwan premier lists four demands for future China evacuation flights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Thursday (Feb. 6) announced four rules for flights evacuating Taiwan citizens from China due to the coronavirus outbreak, The Storm ...

Rubio calls China's blocking of Taiwanese evacuations from Wuhan 'outrageous'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Thursday (Jan. 30) on Twitter said that China's refusal to allow Taiwan to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan, the heart of the China ...

China mute over Taiwan's pleas to evacuate 400 citizens from Wuhan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As many countries such as the U.S. and Japan have begun evacuating their citizens from Wuhan due to the China coronavirus outbreak, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on T...

China refuses Taiwan’s request to evacuate citizens from Wuhan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has refused Taiwan’s requests to charter planes and bring its citizens home after being trapped in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Taiwan news outlet China Times re...