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Taiwan receives 1st batch of AstraZeneca vaccines

[Last update: March 3 at 4:40 p.m.] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan has received its first shipment of 117,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses, the country's health minister said on Wednesday (Ma...

China to ban Taiwan pineapples starting March 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China announced on Friday (Feb. 26) the country would suspend the import of Taiwan’s pineapples starting March 1, citing “harmful organisms” found in the...

'Love country and party': Taiwan criticizes China for religious persecution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has called on the international community to hold Beijing accountable for religious persecution after the Chinese authorities recently rolled out new rules that req...

Taiwan reaffirms sovereignty over Diaoyutai Islands amid increased tensions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Thursday (Feb. 18) reiterated that the country claims sovereignty over the Diaoyutai Islands, urging Japan and China t...

Chair of Taiwan's main opposition party selected for TIME100 Next

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Johnny Chiang (江啟臣), chair of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party, has been selected by Time Magazine for its TIME100 Next list for 2021. The 48-year-old legislator b...

First evacuation flight from Myanmar to Taipei scheduled for Feb. 21

TAPEI (Taiwan News) — A charter flight operated by the Taiwan-based China Airlines will evacuate Taiwanese from Myanmar and bring them home this week as tensions between pro-democracy protesters...

Taiwan to work with Harvard's Fairbank Center on promoting Taiwan studies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education has inked an agreement with Harvard University that will launch a three-year research program focusing on Taiwan studies and promote academic exc...

Four foreign banks punished by Taiwan's central bank over speculation case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four foreign banks have been punished by Taiwan’s central bank for their involvement in currency speculation against the New Taiwan dollar, with Deutsche Bank banned...

Taiwan director Ang Lee conferred with France's highest distinction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan filmmaker Ang Lee (李安) was conferred with the Knights of the Legion of Honor, the highest order of merit bestowed by the French government, on Wednesday (Feb. 3). ...

Taiwan in talks with Germany over chips, vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is calling on Germany to help it procure COVID-19 vaccines after the German government turned to Taiwan for automotive chips. Due to a global shortage, governmen...

Prague mayor praises Taiwan's donations, pledges to deepen bilateral ties on science, education

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib, a staunch Taiwan supporter, on Wednesday (Jan. 27) announced that his city will deepen collaborations with the East Asian country on science and ...

Arms sales to Taiwan not affected by American review: Officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan said on Thursday (Jan. 28) that its arms sale deals previously approved by the Trump administration are proceeding as scheduled. President Joe Biden has paused s...

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...

Taiwan president seeks to negotiate trade deal with UK

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Jan. 19) expressed her administration’s interest in negotiating a trade pact with the U.K. “I very much look forwar...

Five Hongkongers, believed to have escaped via Taiwan, seek asylum in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters have arrived in the U.S. to seek asylum, and they are reportedly the same escapees detained in Taiwan last year for entering the co...