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Tsai tells Coast Guard to paint 'TAIWAN' on ships to counter China's gray zone tactics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to counter China's "gray zone" tactics at sea, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has instructed the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) to display...

85% of citizens in Taiwan identify as Taiwanese, 8.7% as Chinese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China continues to ramp up military pressure on Taiwan, the latest poll by Taiwan Thinktank (台灣智庫) found that 85 percent of respondents consider themselves Taiwanese, w...

YouTuber clears up China propagandist's confusion over Taiwan independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A popular American YouTuber on Wednesday (Nov. 18) posted a rebuttal to a video by countryman Nathan Rich, who made the erroneous claim that Taiwan is part of China. On...

China propagandist confused about Taiwan independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American YouTuber Nathan Rich, who goes by the handle "Hot Pot King" (火鍋大王), has released another video in which he does his master's bidding and erroneously...

Only 2% of Taiwanese consider themselves 'Chinese'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As hostile actions by China against Taiwan continue to intensify, the latest poll by Taiwan Thinktank (台灣智庫) found that only 2 percent of respondents consider themselves &...

Chinese intrusions in Taiwan’s ADIZ could backfire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Institute of National Defense and Security Research (INDSR) senior analyst Su Tzu-yun (蘇紫雲) said Saturday (Sept. 19) that China's recent intrusions into Taiwan's A...

New passport design offers practical and diplomatic benefits

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – A few years ago, I flew into Maastricht in the Netherlands with my Taiwanese wife and brother-in-law. After an uneventful flight, we passed through the small and quiet ...

New passport clearly shows 'we are Taiwanese': Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the new design for Taiwan's passport cover was unveiled on Wednesday (Sept. 3), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said that the new document will enhance the country'...

New Taiwan passport design up for public vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Voting is now underway on a New Power Party (NPP) website for a series of new Taiwanese passport cover designs, which either minimize or entirely eliminate any mention of ...

Legislative Yuan votes to spotlight 'Taiwan' on passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's legislature on Wednesday (July 22) passed a resolution to emphasize "Taiwan" over "China" on both the nation's airline name and passpo...

Taiwan to unveil new eID card in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – While the Cabinet approved plans for the new e-identity card on Thursday (August 22), the final design will only be unveiled in April or May next year, with the changeover...

Taiwan to approve new identity card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Cabinet is set to approve a new design for the identity card, which will include the national flag but far fewer personal details than on the previous version, reports...

Mother of Chinese YouTuber who supports Taiwan detained

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a Chinese YouTuber expressed support for Taiwan while vlogging from the U.S., his mother was detained by Chinese authorities. A Chinese YouTuber surnamed Liu, who curr...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan sign spotted in Flushing LNR parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A colorful sign which read "Taiwan" was spotted in the annual Flushing Chinatown Lunar New Year parade in the New York City borough of Queens on Saturday (Feb. 9). ...

China’s efforts to lure Taiwanese workers may be backfiring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China's recent efforts to gain influence in Taiwan through offering easier opportunities to work in China will not improve Taiwanese attitudes towards China, according...