Tips to tell real from fake Made-in-Taiwan masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With mask fraud rife in Taiwan amid robust demand, methods have emerged to determine whether a mask offers protection against COVID-19. Certified medical masks will be ...

China wanted legislative aides to steal Taiwan president’s medical records

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China wanted three former legislative aides to provide them with President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) medical records, reports said Thursday (Aug. 13). The three, named...

Former president calls on Taiwanese university presidents to protest Chinese student ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former President Ma Ying-jeou said on Monday (Aug. 13) that the government’s exclusion of Chinese students in its school reopening regulations is discriminatory and ...

Widow of Czech official threatened by China plans Taiwan visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The widow of former Czech Senate President Jaroslav Kubera will fulfill her husband's wish and join the current Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil and his delegatio...

Security cooperation, trade pact both priorities as Taiwan strengthens US ties: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Addressing two U.S. think tanks in a videoconference on Wednesday evening (Aug. 12), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) declared that security cooperation and the signing of a t...

Relatives of murdered Taiwanese businessman dispute Indonesian police report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The relatives of a Taiwanese businessman murdered in Indonesia dispute the police version of events that a relationship with his secretary was the motive behind the killin...

Flooding in China's Sichuan to dump more water on Three Gorges Dam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Three Gorges Dam is likely to see its fourth flood this year, as torrential rain has ravaged the upper reaches of the Yangtze River in Sichuan Province this week. F...

Taiwan launches mass crackdown on fraudulent masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese authorities have begun a massive crackdown on the rampant import and sales of masks without certification or with mislabeled origins. The operation is in resp...

Taiwan proposes 10% increase in defense spending for 2021

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's defense spending in 2021 is set to grow 10.2% compared with this year, according to Reuters calculations from government figures released on Thursday, ramping up invest...

Taiwan eyeing US cruise missiles, mines to make 'invasion very painful'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is working with the U.S. on strengthening its asymmetric warfare capabilities by acquiring cruise missiles and naval mines to better deter an invasion by China'...

China's crying foul over Azar visit to Taiwan sign of 'weakness': Pompeo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said that China's protests over a visit by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to Taiwan are a sign of &qu...

'China' omitted from profile picture of US embassy in Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Eagle-eyed netizens on Monday (Aug. 10) noticed that the emblem being used by the American embassy in Beijing on its various social media accounts omits the word “Ch...

US State Department set to designate Confucius Institutes as ‘foreign missions’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department is reportedly poised to demand that China's Confucius Institutes register as “foreign missions” in the latest example of fraught ...

Army officer detained for attempting to sell China footage of Taiwanese drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese Army lieutenant has been taken into custody for attempting to sell sensitive military data to China. The Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed the ca...

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