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Taiwan foreign minister tells Australian media about China threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) warned that China appears to be preparing for a final assault on Taiwan and although Beijing will not invade immediately military c...

Australia warns of 'drums of war' after China slams country for Taiwan comments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tensions are continuing to ratchet up as Beijing criticizes Canberra for stating that conflict over Taiwan is possible and as Australia warns the "drums of war" ...

Citibank to exit consumer banking in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Citigroup Inc. said Thursday (April 15) that it is planning to exit consumer banking in 13 markets across Eastern Europe and Asia, including Taiwan. As part of its glob...

Australia posts former ambassador to Greece in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australia on Wednesday (Jan. 27) announced the appointment of former ambassador to Greece Jenny Bloomfield as its new representative in Taiwan. Bloomfield will start wo...

Japan bars business visitors from Taiwan amid COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to prevent mutant strains of the coronavirus from entering, Japan has now decided to bar visits by business people and students from 11 Asian countries, including...

Japan still allowing business visitors from Taiwan despite COVID emergency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Even after declaring a one-month emergency for the Tokyo region to contain the coronavirus pandemic, Japan is still allowing visits by business people and students from 11...

DPP legislator suggests Taiwan join Quad

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A prominent Taiwanese legislator has floated the idea that Taiwan should join the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad. In an exclusive interview with the Australia...

MP says Australia should officially recognize Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As diplomatic and trade tensions boil over between China and Australia, Liberal National MP George Christensen called on his government to seriously consider officially re...

Australia thanks Taiwan for supporting its winemakers amid Chinese tariffs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Australian Office Taipei on Thursday (Dec. 3) posted a message on Facebook expressing its gratitude to Taiwanese for supporting Australian wine producers amid newly im...

Taiwan calls on Australia to help stop China's expansion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) has called on Canberra to stand up against Chinese expansionism after Beijing increased economic pressure on Australia. Ac...

Legislative Yuan launches Taiwan-Australia friendship association

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan on Friday (Nov. 20) launched the Taiwan-Australia Inter-Parliamentary Amity Association, the latest in a number of groups trying to step up ties with ...

Australia considering ‘travel bubble’ with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is among the countries Australia is considering establishing a “travel bubble” with, according to Australian representative to Taipei Gary Cowan on Wedn...

Taiwan joins US, Japan, Australia in holding global workshop on pandemic-related crime

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan, the U.S., Japan, and Australia came together on Wednesday (Oct. 28) to co-host a virtual workshop about combating COVID-19-related crimes, such as fraud schemes an...

Asia-Pacific countries begin to ease pandemic-related travel bans, but hurdles remain

Asia-Pacific countries including Singapore, Australia and Japan are gradually easing some international travel restrictions as coronavirus cases slow, in hopes of helping to revive their economies. ...

Australian scholar praises Taiwan president's keynote speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday (Aug. 27) delivered an online keynote speech at an Australian think tank event, highlighting the mutually beneficial ties between ...