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Foreign ministry says Taiwan-Palau relations strong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) stated Thursday (April 1) that the Palauan delegation's visit, led by President Surangel Whipps Jr., was fruitful and...

Palauan president sports ambigram cap during visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palau President Surangel Whipps, Jr. was spotted on Wednesday (March 31) wearing a cap showing the English words “Hello Taiwan,” which also displayed the Chine...

China's aggression will get it no love: Palauan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palau's President Surangel Whipps Jr. likened China's approach to diplomacy to an abusive relationship on Monday (March 30), the third day of the Pacific island...

Taiwan travel agencies observe slow sales for tours to Palau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese travel agencies offering package tours to Palau under the "travel bubble" agreement said they had received fewer bookings than expected, possibly due t...

US ambassador visits Taiwan for 1st time in 42 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Sunday (March 28) saw the arrival of the first sitting U.S. ambassador since diplomatic ties between the countries were severed 42 years ago. On Sunday, Palau...

Taiwan ally tells China 'Don't tell me who my friends can be'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palauan President Surangel Whipps Jr. on Monday (March 22) revealed that he had rejected an offer by China to switch diplomatic relations from Taipei to Beijing last year....

Over 1,000 Taiwanese have booked trips to Palau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 1,000 Taiwanese have booked a trip to Palau through the bilateral "travel bubble" that will begin on April 1, according to Taiwanese travel agencies op...

Airline seats allocated to 6 Taiwan travel agencies for Palau tours

China Airlines (CAL), one of Taiwan's major carriers, said Friday (March 19) that it has allocated seats to six travel agencies for group tour bookings to Palau, which will launch a "travel b...

First Taiwan-Palau travel bubble flight takes off on April 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (March 17) announced that the first flight of the new Taiwan-Palau travel bubble will take off on April 1....

Taiwan-Palau travel bubble opens with 5 principles of epidemic prevention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Wednesday (March 17) that the country's travel bubble with Palau has officially been formed, with five pr...

Milky Way, Clam City touted in Taiwan-Palau travel bubble

Tourist attractions in Palau such as the famed Milky Way and Clam City snorkeling spots will be among designated tour sites for visitors from Taiwan, in a "travel bubble" encompassing the tw...

Taiwan-Palau travel bubble expected to open in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first group of Taiwanese passengers to fly to Palau under a new travel bubble is expected to land in the Pacific country early next month. The first group of touris...

Palau’s new president preparing to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palauan President Surangel Whipps, Jr. is preparing for his first official visit to diplomatic ally Taiwan since taking office in January, reports said Wednesday (March 10...

4-day trip from Taiwan to Palau to cost NT$80,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan negotiates with diplomatic ally Palau on a travel bubble, travel agencies report that the cost of a four-day trip to the island country will rise by 166 percent ...

Taiwan foreign minister to attend presidential inauguration in Palau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) will travel to diplomatic ally Palau from Jan. 20 to 22 to attend the inauguration of President Surangel Whipps, Jr., the Ministry of Fore...