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Taiwan foreign minister says China expanding influence beyond first island chain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) called on the international community to pay attention to Beijing’s true intentions and said that China is trying to expand i...

Taiwan reports 250 local COVID cases, 26 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan reported 26 deaths and 250 new local COVID-19 cases Saturday (June 12), with one imported case. New Taipei City recorded the highest number of domestic infection...

China’s Shanghai Fosun claims rights over BioNTech distribution in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical claimed that anyone in Taiwan wanting to import BioNTech COVID-19 shots needed its approval, potentially throwing up new problems for Taiwane...

Assisting Taiwan with vaccines is no crime against world order: WSJ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In an editorial about the donation of COVID-19 vaccines, the Wall Street Journal mentioned Thursday (June 10) that assisting Taiwan with vaccines was no crime against worl...

Former Taiwan vice president admits COVID-19 vaccination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwan Vice President Lien Chan (連戰) and his wife have been vaccinated against COVID-19, his office said Saturday (June 12) in response to allegations the retired p...

Queue jumping and Taiwan's rush to vaccinate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s rich and connected have been cutting in line to get vaccinated, with private clinics providing shots to individuals not on the national priority list for im...

McDonald's in Taiwan hit by data breach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — McDonald's Corp said Friday (June 11) that hackers stole the personal details of customers and employees in Taiwan and South Korea. The food-giant said the data bre...

Taiwan close to completing US vaccine donation process

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is close to completing the process to receive 750,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses from the United States, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday (June ...

AIT deputy director named as Japan charge d'affaires

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Deputy Director Raymond Greene has been picked by the Biden administration to replace Joseph Young as the charge d’affaires at the...

Taiwan expands Moderna vaccinations to all hospital staff

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan expanded its use of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to include all hospital staff Saturday (June 12), but unless there are major complications the second shot should not ...

Japan assures Beijing its Taiwan policy remains unchanged

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu on Friday (June 11) said that Tokyo has not changed its stance on relations with Taipei after Prime Minister Suga Yoshih...

Taiwan counters China claims it wants to help nation overcome COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) has called out China after Beijing encouraged Taiwanese to visit the communist country and get vaccinated. China’s T...

Taiwan tipped to test new missile on June 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan missile tests scheduled for June 22-25 will likely include an extended-range version of the Sky Bow III missile. An announcement Saturday (June 12) said there wa...

Digital minister blasts Taipei mayor for saying vaccine reservation system unfinished

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Digital Minister Audrey Tang (唐鳳) criticized Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Saturday (June 11) for falsely quoting her as saying it is too late to finish developin...

G7 summit a landmark moment for Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – Cornwall is a stereotypically English landscape of rugged cliffs and rolling countryside, a land packed with stories of pirates and smuggling, where tourists from aroun...