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Envoy to Switzerland warns entire world suffers if China seizes Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tribune de Geneve (TDG) published an in-depth interview with Taiwan Representative in Geneva Nicole Su (蘇瑩君) on Monday (Oct. 11), in which Su said, “If Taiwan fa...

Taiwan’s DPP asks Ma Ying-jeou: ‘Have you ever ruled the PRC?’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) responded to former President Ma Ying-jeou’s comment that President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) National Day speech was ‘...

Chinese leader to comment on eve of Taiwan’s Double Ten National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) was expected to make a statement about recent developments surrounding Taiwan on the eve of the latter’s Double Ten National Day, rep...

US think tank director urges direct communication between US, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. think tank Project 2049 Institute Senior Director Ian Easton has urged facilitating direct communication between the U.S. and Taiwan to resolve tensions. Easton, w...

Ko Wen-je does not rule out a virtual Taipei-Shanghai City Forum this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan People's Party (TPP) Chairman and Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) expressed his hope on Saturday (Oct. 2) that the annual Taipei-Shanghai City Forum could be conve...

Threats lurk behind China's outbursts against Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) recently launched a verbal assault against Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮), describing him as a “hardline Taiwan independe...

Former Marine hits out at Taiwan on China's behalf

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former U.S. Marine has once again published an anti-Taiwan opinion piece in China’s state-run Global Times, complaining the U.S. system is being gamed by Taiwan lo...

Taiwan underlines need for China to resume talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ties between Taiwan and China are not promising at the moment, and there is a need for cross-strait talks to resume, Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chiu Tai-san (...

China's Taiwan Affairs Office blames ‘political manipulation’ for Taiwanese celebrity controversies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Recent controversies surrounding Taiwanese celebrities such as Dee Hsu (徐熙娣) and Ning Chang (張鈞甯) may be the product of certain political forces’ manipulation, China...

Taiwan business group calls for better dialogue with US and China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese National Federation of Industries (CNFI) called for better communication with both the United States and China in order to promote Taiwan's business intere...

Japan’s defense minister says Taiwan’s 'defense stability' important for global stability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo sees Taiwan's "defense stability" as important not just for his own country but for the stability of the whole world, T...

Former Japanese prime minister’s support for Taiwan motivated by Hong Kong’s fate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo’s public support for Taiwan at a videoconference last week was inspired by concern over the Chinese crackdown on freedoms i...

G7 stresses importance of peace across Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After its 2021 summit, the Group of Seven issued a communiqué that included the call for peaceful resolution of cross-Strait issues and emphasized that the Indo-Pac...

Without interference from China, Taiwan could get vaccines even faster: MAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Without Chinese interference, Taiwan would receive coronavirus vaccines even faster, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Tuesday (May 18). The government agency was...

Taiwanese investment in China plunges to new low

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s share as a destination for investments from Taiwan has plunged to 33 percent in 2020 from 84 percent in 2010, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Thursday (Apr...