‘2018 Trending Taiwan Short Film Competition’ now open for submissions!

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is inviting talented film-makers of all nationalities to showcase various facets of Taiwan through their individual creative lenses ...

China’s efforts to lure Taiwanese workers may be backfiring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China's recent efforts to gain influence in Taiwan through offering easier opportunities to work in China will not improve Taiwanese attitudes towards China, according...

Taiwan honors hospitals for humanitarian work overseas

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday presented medals to three local hospitals in recognition of their international humanitarian efforts and contributions to "medical diplomacy."...

China has higher favorable than unfavorable rating in Taiwan: poll

Taipei, June 17 (CNA) More Taiwanese see China in a favorable than unfavorable light, but nearly 80 percent of the public disapprove of China's recent actions, including enticing Burkina Faso to c...

Love without boundaries -- Taiwan's medical assistance to the world

"Love knows no boundaries," Wu Cheng-rong, an otolaryngologist at Shuang Ho Hospital in Taipei, says of the time he served in a Taiwanese medical mission in the Marshall Islands. "At...

World Cup security Putin's top priority but threats loom

MOSCOW (AP) — For President Vladimir Putin, the World Cup marks a moment of pride, a long-sought opportunity to showcase Russia's achievements and bolster its international prestige. The Russian leade...

Taiwanese milk tea is fueling China’s tea revolution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese style milk tea has been at the forefront of China's changing tea preferences for 30 years. Recipe innovations like moving from powdered to fresh milk, add...

Taiwan forms New Southbound Policy medical teams for six countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced Friday it was forming six medical teams to focus on six countries covered by the government’s New Southbound Policy. ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 30 The Japan News on President Donald Trump and military action in the So...

Far from plain sailing on the Maritime Silk Road

SINGAPORE (East Asia Forum) -- China’s South Asian ambitions for its Maritime Silk Road (MSR) have hit foul waters. On the one hand, the MSR must navigate the strategic competition between In...

Taiwan final 'fortress' of freedom in Chinese-speaking world: author

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan is the last fortress of democracy and free speech of the Chinese-speaking world, exiled Chinese writer Pan Yongzhong (潘永忠) said at a book launch in Taipei on Saturday. Pan, b...

Taiwan shines light on Yilan at architecture exhibition in Italy

VENICE (CNA) -- The Taiwan Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, organized by the Venice Biennale, opened on Thursday, showcasing the buildings and structures of the eastern...

France's cultural clout resonates during Macrons' US trip

PARIS (AP) — From fashion, to food and even art — the Macrons' visit to the United States has been a PR coup for France. From the moment French First Lady Brigitte Macron put her wel...

Queen welcomes Commonwealth leaders as group seeks a mission

LONDON (AP) — The flags of more than 50 nations flew outside Buckingham Palace on Thursday as Queen Elizabeth II prepared to welcome leaders from the Commonwealth, an international club with an eclect...

Trump administrations words, deeds on Africa are colliding

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK, Kenya (AP) — On the outskirts of a sprawling reserve of Kenyan grasslands where endangered animals roam wild, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson lavished praise on an America...