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Taiwan president receives French National Assembly delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) received the visiting French National Assembly delegation, led by Francois de Rugy, chair of the France-Taiwan Friendship Group, in the Presid...

Prosecutors appeal acquittal of former Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei District Prosecutors Office is filing an appeal against the acquittal of former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) for the sale of three Kuomintang (KMT) companies to...

Taiwan president rises to 9th most powerful woman in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has risen to ninth on Forbes' annual World's 100 Most Powerful Women list for 2021 due to her U.S. overtures and ongoing outsta...

Blinken says any move by China to invade Taiwan would have 'terrible consequences'

Any move by China to invade Taiwan would have "terrible consequences," U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday, adding that he hoped Chinese leaders would think very carefully ...

Taiwan president features in FT's 25 most influential women of 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is featured on a list of the 25 most influential women in the world published by London’s FT Magazine. On Thursday (Dec. 2), t...

Taiwan president urges closer partnership with Baltic countries to 'safeguard shared values'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Baltic parliamentary delegation, which arrived Sunday morning (Nov. 28), has met with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday morning and will meet with Legislative Yua...

US lawmakers meet with Taiwan president on visit to Taipei

Five US lawmakers met with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday morning during their visit to Taipei to reaffirm Washington's support for the island. The members of the US House of Re...

Taiwan president condemns Chinese sanctions against Far Eastern Group

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China should immediately stop its arbitrary sanctions against Taiwanese businesses operating in the country, as they will only drive both sides further apart, President Ts...

Taiwan president to visit algal reef at center of gas terminal referendum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will visit the algae reef in Taoyuan City at the heart of the Dec. 18 referendum about the siting of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in...

Taiwan says it will respect Honduras vote outcome, warns again on China

Taiwan will respect the outcome of the Honduras election but the country should be aware of getting sucked in by China's "false" promises, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday ahead of a...

Taiwan's largest gathering of startups begins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's largest gathering of startups and investors kicked off Thursday (Nov. 18) to explore opportunities for startups in the post-pandemic world as business operati...

Taiwan commissions advanced new F-16s as China threat grows

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen lauded military cooperation with Washington on Thursday as she commissioned the first combat wing of F-16 fighters upgraded with U.S. help to bolster the island's def...

Taiwan president 'unafraid' of going through with upcoming 4-in-1 referendum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who is also the chairman of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), said on Sunday (Nov. 13) that the party is not afraid of going thr...

Taiwan says China can blockade its key harbours, warns of 'grave' threat

China's armed forces are capable of blockading Taiwan's key harbours and airports, the island's defence ministry said on Tuesday, offering its latest assessment of what it describes as a &...

Taiwan president would like to visit ‘brave country’ of Lithuania

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Tuesday (Nov. 9) that once the COVID-19 pandemic is over, she would like to visit Lithuania because it is a “brave country.” ...