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Palau President Whipps welcomes eased 'travel bubble' rules with Taiwan

Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr. said Wednesday (April 14) that he welcomed Taiwan's decision to ease the COVID-19 prevention regulations for Taiwanese returning home after visits to his countr...

Taiwan’s China Airlines cancels ‘travel bubble’ flight to Palau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Barely two weeks after Taiwan and Palau inaugurated their “travel bubble,” China Airlines (CAL) announced it was canceling its April 17 flight due to lack of i...

Foreign ministry says Taiwan-Palau relations strong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) stated Thursday (April 1) that the Palauan delegation's visit, led by President Surangel Whipps Jr., was fruitful and...

Palauan president sports ambigram cap during visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palau President Surangel Whipps, Jr. was spotted on Wednesday (March 31) wearing a cap showing the English words “Hello Taiwan,” which also displayed the Chine...

Biden to ease way for US diplomats to meet Taiwanese officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Biden administration is reportedly planning to codify many of the steps taken by its predecessor to ease restrictions on diplomatic exchanges between the U.S. and Taiw...

China's aggression will get it no love: Palauan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palau's President Surangel Whipps Jr. likened China's approach to diplomacy to an abusive relationship on Monday (March 30), the third day of the Pacific island...

Palau president has breakfast with founder of Taiwan’s Foxconn

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palauan President Surangel Whipps, Jr. and his delegation had breakfast with Foxconn Technology Group founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) Tuesday (March 30). The tycoon posted pict...

Visiting Palau president praises Taiwan partnership, rejects China's 'sticks'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palauan President Surangel Whipps Jr. on Monday (March 29) extolled his country's friendship with Taiwan at his first press conference since arriving to promote the ne...

US ambassador visits Taiwan for 1st time in 42 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Sunday (March 28) saw the arrival of the first sitting U.S. ambassador since diplomatic ties between the countries were severed 42 years ago. On Sunday, Palau...

Taiwan ally tells China 'Don't tell me who my friends can be'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palauan President Surangel Whipps Jr. on Monday (March 22) revealed that he had rejected an offer by China to switch diplomatic relations from Taipei to Beijing last year....

Taiwan, Pacific ally Palau to open travel bubble next month

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan and the Pacific nation of Palau will launch a travel bubble next month, allowing people to travel between the islands without a COVID-19 quarantine. Palau is one ...

Taiwan in 'travel bubble' talks with 5 countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is currently discussing "travel bubbles" with five countries, Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said Wednesday (March 10). During a question-...

Palau’s new president preparing to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palauan President Surangel Whipps, Jr. is preparing for his first official visit to diplomatic ally Taiwan since taking office in January, reports said Wednesday (March 10...

Taiwan-Palau travel bubble on horizon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palau’s President Surangel Whipps Jr. is reportedly visiting Taiwan on March 15 to promote the much-awaited “travel bubble” between the two countries. ...

Taiwan sends tourism delegation to Palau to explore travel bubble opportunities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) departed for Taiwan’s Pacific ally Palau on Wednesday (Jan. 20) with a group of tourism agency personnel and the aim of exploring bu...