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President Tsai holds videoconference with US envoy to UN after canceled Taiwan trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday morning (Jan. 14) held a videoconference with the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, whose trip to Taiwan was can...

US ambassador to UN cancels Taiwan trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, has canceled her trip to Taiwan, as the U.S. Department of State halted all diplomatic travel on Tuesday (Jan. 12, ...

New British representative to Taiwan takes office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — John Dennis, the new representative of the British Office in Taipei (BOT), has assumed his post, according to an announcement on Monday (Jan. 11). “I arrive at an...

US, UK, Australia, Canada jointly condemn Hong Kong’s mass arrests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The US, the UK, Australia, and Canada issued a joint statement on Sunday (Jan. 10, Taipei Time) expressing concern over the arrest of over 50 of Hong Kong’s pro-demo...

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit eastern Taiwan Sunday (Jan. 10) at 11:23 a.m., less than a day after a magnitude 5.7 quake struck the northeastern. According to the Cent...

US to lift restrictions on exchanges with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. government is set to revoke decades-old rules guiding its exchanges with Taiwan, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday (Jan. 9), an announcement...

Taiwan president congratulates Biden after US Congress ratifies victory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday evening (Jan. 7) congratulated Democratic President-elect Joe Biden on becoming the next U.S. head of state after Congress certifi...

50 plus pro-democracy figures arrested under Hong Kong's national security law

[Last update: January 6, 2021 at 17:30] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong’s authorities Wednesday morning (Jan. 6) moved to further crush the city’s pro-democracy camp, arresting a...

Hong Kong police visit offices of Apple Daily and others, requesting election information

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong police visited the offices of three media organizations on Wednesday morning (Jan. 6), hours after making mass arrests of pro-democracy figures on suspicion of v...

WHO head 'disappointed' over Beijing's barring of investigation team to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a rare move, the World Health Organization (WHO) publicly expressed frustration toward China's refusal to allow a team of experts to enter Wuhan and investigate the...

Taiwanese eligible to travel to Russia with e-visa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese passport holders are now eligible to apply for e-visas for traveling to Russia that have a duration of up to 16 days. Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affai...

Taiwan's EVA Air named among 10 safest airlines in world for 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s EVA Air has been named one of the safest international airline companies in the world, taking sixth place in AirlineRatings.com's safest 20 for 2021. ...

US looks to boost Taiwan economic ties after it lifts import barriers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. applauded Taiwan’s decision to further open its market and allow the import of American beef and pork products, which took effect on Friday (Jan. 1) despite...

[Update] New Year's Day flag-raising ceremony in Taipei will not open to public

[Last update: Dec. 30 at 17:30] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The flag-raising ceremony at the Presidential Office on Friday morning (Jan. 1) will proceed as scheduled, but it will not be open to th...

Taiwan not expected to send delegation to US for Biden's inauguration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is not likely to send a delegation to attend the inaugural events of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden scheduled for Jan. 20. Given the quarantine requirements and ...