Taiwan opens new office to aid Hongkongers after China passes security act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A day after China passed a repressive new security law for Hong Kong, the Taiwan-Hong Kong Services and Exchanges Office opened on Wednesday (July 1). On Tuesday (June ...

Taiwan's new envoys to EU, UK announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Presidential Office on Thursday (June 11) announced the appointment of new envoys to the EU and UK as part of a minor Cabinet reshuffle. Tsai Ming-yen (蔡明彥...

China likely to increase pressure against Taiwan: analysts

China is likely to increase its pressure on Taiwan on many fronts as a result of Saturday's presidential and legislative elections, foreign and local analysts who observed the polls said at a work...

150 foreign journalists jet in for Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The country's presidential and legislative elections take place Saturday (Jan. 11) and the foreign ministry said Wednesday (Jan. 8) over 210 foreign journalists from a...

Taiwan president presents Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award to Australian NGO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Speaking at a human rights award ceremony on Tuesday morning (Dec. 10), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) urged countries sharing similar values with Taiwan to continue defendi...

Majority of Taiwanese prepared to fight China to protect democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – More than 65 percent of Taiwanese say they are willing to fight to defend the country’s democratic system against the use of military force by China, according to an...

6th annual East Asia Democracy Forum hosted in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TDF) hosted the 6th annual East Asia Democracy Forum in Taipei on Wednesday (June 26), which was attended by the Deputy Minister of Fo...

Photo of the Day: Inflatable 'tank man' pops up in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre nears on June 4, photos of an inflatable 'tank man' sculpture have surfaced on Taiwanese social media. Due t...

Hard-hitting DPP video supports Uyghurs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) launched a five-minute video on its Facebook page Friday (April 5) featuring prominent Uyghur activists and revealing the brutality ...

Taiwan stands with those suffering religious oppression under authoritarian regimes: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a religious conference where the continually deteriorating conditions of human rights and religious freedom in China were at the center of discussion, President Tsai In...

Taiwan to host Indo-Pacific forum on religious freedom

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan is set to host an Indo-Pacific forum on religious freedom in March, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Sunday. Working in collaboration with the United States, Taiwa...

Indonesia-based NGO receives Taiwan's Human Rights Award, pledges to continue fighting for people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Upon receiving the Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award, President of the Indonesia-based NGO, Gusdurian Network Indonesia (GNI), Alissa Wahid, said the network will cont...

US State Department official visits Taiwan to attend Taiwan-US workshop on media literacy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Scott Busby is visiting Taiwan from Oct. 16 to 21 to attend an international workshop on media literacy as part of a cooperative p...

Taiwan is important partner facing potential Taiwan Strait crisis: senior US Congressman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Senior Republican Party Congressman Ted Yoho said that Taiwan is an important partner of the U.S. and exemplar of human rights in the region, facing an increasingly assert...

Taiwan is a partner of US Indo-Pacific strategy: senior US official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Randall Schriver, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs said that Taiwan is a partner in the U.S.'s Indo-Pacific strategy, during a key...