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Australia, UK defend AUKUS pact, say fears overhyped

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Australia and Britain on Thursday defended their nuclear submarine deal with the U.S. amid concerns it could escalate tensions in the region and spark an arms race. ...

NBA player wears ‘Free Tibet’ shoes to game, China cuts livestream

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Outspoken Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter wore a pair of sneakers emblazoned with the words “Free Tibet” to an NBA game on Wednesday night (Oct. 20), leading...

Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council calls out China for damaging cross-strait relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) has refuted retired Army General Chi Lin-liang’s (季麟連) comments on China’s military provocations towards Taiwan by saying th...

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Taiwan maintains positive image in Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF) on Wednesday (Oct. 20) released its investigative report on the image of Taiwan and Taiwanese businesses in Thailand, showing th...

Ko's LPGA streak ends as SKoreans pack Busan leaderboard

BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — Jin Young Ko missed extending an LPGA Tour scoring record in the rain while her South Korean compatriots packed the first round leaderboard of the BMW Ladies Championship on ...

Retired general claims Chinese warplanes are not harassing Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A retired Taiwanese general on Tuesday (Oct.19) claimed that China's warplanes are not harassing Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) and that the skies...

Taiwan hopes Japan can take lead to discuss CPTPP bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As chair of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade group, Japan should take the lead in handling Taiwan’s applicatio...

European Parliament ready to 'upgrade' Taiwan relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The European Parliament has unanimously approved its first-ever report on EU-Taiwan relations during a plenary session on Wednesday evening (Oct. 20). The report, title...

Body of 8-year-old girl found after flash flood in New Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Search and rescue personnel on Thursday (Oct. 21) found the body of an eight-year-old girl, following a deadly flash flood in New Taipei City on Saturday (Oct. 16). At ...

Taiwan not scrapping real name tracing until at least mid-2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The real-name-based contact tracing scheme will not be terminated until at least the middle of next year, the head of Taiwan’s COVID-19 task force said Thursday (Oct...

Taiwan armored vehicles contractor to appeal jail terms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A contractor on the country’s “Clouded Leopard” armored vehicles said Thursday (Oct. 21) it would appeal against prison sentences for its managers linked...

Taiwan mulls shortened quarantine during Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said the center is considering either shortening quarantine or allowing people to quarantine at home during the Lunar N...

Government says profiteering will not be tolerated as inflation climbs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) has warned against profiteering as prices continue to climb. The Legislative Yuan convened for a meeting on the issue on Thursday (Oct. 21)...