Video shows woman set Chinese tourist straight on 'Taiwan independence'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video showing a Taiwanese restaurant owner setting a Chinese tourist straight on the histories of their two countries has gone viral. On Oct. 9, the eve of Taiwan'...

'Farce in Fiji' is Chinese diplomacy in a nutshell

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Sometimes you read a news story and have to pause and check that it isn’t satire. That was certainly the case earlier this week with "cake-gate" or the ...

China tensions push India and Taiwan closer together

When the Chinese embassy in New Delhi sent an advisory to journalists in India earlier this month, it could not have anticipated the move to backfire so spectacularly. An event that would have otherwi...

Taiwan's representative office in US gifts pro-democracy activist with special masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese pro-democracy activist Wang Dan (王丹) recently said that he had received a National Day-themed face mask from Taiwan’s U.S. representative office in Washingto...

China claims 'wolf warriors' were 'provoked' into assaulting Taiwanese diplomat in Fiji

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's embassy in Fiji on Monday (Oct. 19) claimed that two of its "wolf warrior diplomats" were "provoked" into physically assaulting a Taiwanese...

Taiwanese in Palau celebrate National Day underwater

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of the more unusual ways to celebrate Taiwan's National Day (Oct. 10) has emerged, with a video surfacing that shows divers holding both the flags of Taiwan and Pa...

Video shows Taiwan's Thunder Tigers roar over Presidential Office for National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Thunder Tigers soared over the Presidential Office Building on Saturday as part of the traditional National Day celebrations held that day. After a slight delay of ...

Chinese warplane enters Taiwan’s ADIZ on National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft entered Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on Saturday (Oct. 10), Taiwan’s Double Ten National Day. The M...

Indian politician puts Taiwan flag posters outside Chinese embassy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a gesture of defiance against China, an official of India’s ruling party put billboards outside the Chinese embassy in Delhi showing Taiwan flags and congratulato...

US senator flies flag for Taiwan on its National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz on Friday (Oct. 9) issued a statement recognizing Taiwan’s National Day and at the same time urged Washington to relax restrictions on exchange...

Full text of President Tsai Ing-wen's Taiwan National Day address

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) delivered her National Day address Saturday, in which she stressed her administration's determination to safeguard Taiwan's national security and outlined the coun...

Taiwan National Day celebrations around the world

Celebrations of the National Day of the Republic of China (Taiwan) on Oct. 10 were held in countries around the world this week, including a first-of-its-kind event in Somaliland and a charity meal fo...

Taiwan could do with an actual national day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A country’s national day should be an opportunity for citizens to remember the past, reflect on the present, in order to better chart the future — unfortunatel...

President to focus on post-pandemic economy, defense in National Day speech

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will stress her administration's determination to safeguard Taiwan's national security and outline the country's post-pandemic economic strategies in her Natio...

China instructs Indian media how to report on Taiwan’s National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ahead of Taiwan’s National Day on Friday (Oct. 10), the Chinese embassy in New Delhi on Wednesday sent a letter to Indian media with instructions on how to “pr...