Taiwan pledges $350,000 to US-led women's empowerment initiative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is partnering with the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) to provide US$350,000 for supporting women in developing countries. Taiwan’...

Former Japan prime minister to visit Taiwan and pay tribute to late president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese delegation led by former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori will arrive in Taipei on Sunday (Aug. 9) to pay tribute to the late former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui (李...

Taiwan's president to speak at US think tank video conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is expected to speak at a video conference hosted by two U.S. think tanks on Wednesday (Aug. 12) to discuss Taiwan-U.S. ties and challenges fa...

MAC says Beijing barring Chinese students from coming to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) has denied accusations about it preventing Chinese students from coming to Taiwan for political reasons, arguing it is Beijin...

Beijing sends foreign ministry delegation as Somaliland mulls recognition of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese delegation is reportedly arriving in Somaliland, a self-governing territory in East Africa, following rumors that the Somaliland government is considering formal...

David Lee named secretary-general to Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) appointed David Lee (李大維), former secretary-general of the National Security Council (NSC), as the new secretary-general to the president on M...

Taiwan's secretary-general to president resigns amid bribery linked to family

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Secretary-General to the President Su Jia-chuan (蘇嘉全) tendered his resignation on Sunday (August 2) as his nephew Su Chen-ching (蘇震清), a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)...

US State Department says ties with Taiwan strongest ever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s envoy to the U.S. Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) met with David Stilwell, assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP), on Monda...

Taiwan seeks to observe in upcoming RIMPAC: MND

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is seeking the opportunity to observe the U.S.-led Rim of Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), which this year is scheduled for Aug. 17-31 amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID...

US envoy to Taiwan attends funeral of Marines killed ahead of annual drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Brent Christensen joined President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) Sunday (July 26) in paying respects to two Marines killed during an exerc...

Taiwan extends visa-free treatment for Thailand, Brunei, Philippines, Russia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will extend visa-free treatment for nationals from Thailand, Brunei, the Philippines, and Russia even though travel bans on those countries remain in place due to t...

KMT candidate in Taiwan mayoral race tries to surrender master's degree amid scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) candidate for the Kaohsiung mayoral by-election Li Mei-jhen (李眉蓁) said on Thursday (July 23) that she will give up her master's degree as plagiari...

Taiwan and Japan to discuss easing travel bans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and Japan will soon start negotiating to ease travel bans even though a recent surge of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has put several major cities in Japan, includin...

KMT candidate in S. Taiwan mayoral race accused of thesis plagiarism

[Last update: July 22 17:00] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) candidate for the Kaohsiung mayoral by-election Li Mei-jhen (李眉蓁) has been accused of plagiarizing speech notes and an...

Taipei mayor to meet Shanghai's new chief in virtual forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei-Shanghai City forum will be held in Taipei on Wednesday (July 22), with representatives from Shanghai, including its newly appointed Mayor Gong Zheng (龔正), to t...