Taiwan appoints new premier amid tense China relations

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president has appointed a new premier seen as willing to reach out to rival China amid ongoing tense relations. President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday named...

Taiwan launches visa waiver for 11 Latin American and Caribbean allies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Beginning Wednesday, citizens from 11 official diplomatic allies in Latin America and the Caribbean will no longer need visas for a stay in Taiwan of up to 30 or 90 days, ...

Panama defection no big loss to Taiwan

Losing a diplomatic ally is never something to be welcomed and, on the face of it at least, Panama was one of Taiwan’s biggest and most geopolitically influential. But looking beneath the sur...

Taiwan down to 20 allies as Beijing tightens the screws

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Panama's switching of diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China, Taiwan is left now with just 20 countries that extend it diplomatic recognition. Below is a look...

Tsai thanks allies for backing Taiwan's international participation

President Tsai Ing-wen said Wednesday that she was grateful for the support extended by Taiwan's diplomatic allies for its participation in international organizations and programs. Taiwan'...

China urges U.S. to block President Tsai's transit

China's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday (Dec. 6) that it is urging the U.S. to not allow Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen to transit through the country on her way to a visit to Taiwan's dipl...

U.S. values Taiwan's international contribution: official

=Washington, Sept. 28 (CNA) Washington values Taiwan's ability to participate in international affairs, particularly in international organizations for which statehood is not a prerequisite, and bel...

Nauru expresses support for Taiwan bid to join international community

Nauru President Baron Divavesi Waqa on Wednesday spoke in support for Taiwan's participation in the international community, during the General Debate of the 71st Session of the United Nations General...

U.S. respects Taiwan's U.N. bid: MOFA

Taipei, Sept. 13 (CNA) The United States has expressed understanding and respect for Taiwan's efforts to participate in international organizations, including the United Nations, the Ministry of Fo...

Vice president invites Dominican Republic president to Taiwan

Taipei, Aug. 18 (CNA) Vice President Chen Chien-jen extended an invitation to Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina and Vice President Margarita Cedeno de Fernandez to visit Taiwan, during meetin...

Vice president departs for Dominican Republic; to transit in New York

Vice President Chen Chien-jen embarked Saturday on a visit to the Dominican Republic to attend that country's presidential inauguration as a special envoy of President Tsai Ing-wen. Prior to his de...

Taiwan seeks to attend ICAO assembly, calls for China's goodwill

Taipei, Aug. 4 (CNA) The Taiwan government said Thursday that it has filed an application with the secretariat of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to participate in the United N...

President arrives in Los Angeles after visit to Latin America

Los Angeles, June 30 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen arrived Thursday in Los Angeles, where she is making a one-day stopover on the return leg of her trip to Latin America. When Tsai landed in Los Angele...

Accumulating goodwill will help cross-strait ties: president

Asuncion, Paraguay June 29 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen said Wednesday that if the two sides of the Taiwan Strait can work to accumulate goodwill, it would help improve cross-strait ties and create h...

President hopes for closer industrial cooperation with Paraguay

Asuncion, Paraguay June 28 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen said in a speech on Tuesday that she hoped Taiwan and Paraguay will tighten their industrial cooperation and that the South American ally can be...