Oxford passes motion to establish sister city ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The British city of Oxford on Monday evening (July 20) voted to become sister cities with a yet-to-be-determined Taiwanese city. The motion, proposed by Oxford City Cou...

UK city to debate establishing sister cities with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Oxford City Council in the U.K. is set to discuss a proposal on Monday (July 20) to establish a sister city relationship with Taiwan. The motion, put forward by Cit...

Taiwan and UK pledge to enhance ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) each separately met with British Representative in Taiwan Catherine Nettleton on Friday (June 5), commen...

UK backs Taiwan's admission into INTERPOL

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister for Asia Nigel Adams on behalf of the British Foreign Office expressed support last Friday (May 22) for Taiwan to participate in INTERPOL. The co-chair...

UK urges WHO to correct reference to Taiwan as part of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) thanked U.K. politicians for voicing their support for Taiwan’s inclusion in the World Health Organization (WHO). ...

Taiwan welcomes parliamentarians from France and UK

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A French parliamentarian delegation and Lord Bethell, a member of the U.K. House of Lords, arrived in Taiwan to promote bilateral economic relationship, said the Ministry ...

UK parliamentary group voices support for Taiwan Interpol participation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The British-Taiwanese All-Party Parliamentary Group (Taiwan APPG) issued a statement on Nov. 2 voicing support for Taiwan to participate as an observer at the 87th General...

Taiwan one of UK's 'best trading partners' with new opportunities says President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Taiwan is one of the U.K.'s “best trading partners” during a visit by U.K. lawmakers on Oct. 2, the Presidential O...

Taiwan President reaffirms nuclear-free pledge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) reaffirmed the government's pledge to make the nation nuclear-free by 2025, and said plans to this end were going well, during a me...

UK lawmakers support Taiwan to host East Asian Youth Games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two veteran U.K. lawmakers issued a joint statement on August 1, in support for Taichung City (臺中市) to host the 2019 East Asian Youth Games. The joint statement issued ...

Taiwan and UK have built friendship and trust: British representative to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Catherine Nettleton said at a banquet celebrating the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the U.K.’s representative office in Taiwan that the exchanges between Tai...

Taiwan's agritech company to invest NT$758 million in UK

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese agritech company said Tuesday it would invest GBP£1,800 million (NT$758 million) in the UK over the next two years and build a vertical farming pilot fac...

President Tsai optimistic about post-Brexit Taiwan-UK relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the United Kingdom prepares for the next few months of Brexit negotiations, and begins forming new trade relationships with nations outside of the European Bloc, Presid...

Taiwan and UK set to collaborate on green energy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Graham Stuart, British minister for investment at the Department for International Trade, arrived in Taiwan Monday for a two-day visit intended to strengthen the bilateral...

The Brexit opportunity for Taiwan

What the recent positive noises between Taiwan and the UK show are that Brexit offers a real opportunity to Taiwan. Just as I wrote back in March. The UK is Taiwan’s 13th largest trading partner...