Czech Senate president defends Taiwan trip as based on 'values'

Milos Vystrcil, president of the Czech senate, said his plan to lead a delegation to Taiwan later this month reflects a belief in the importance of values, not only in foreign policy but as a necessar...

Former Japan prime minister to visit Taiwan and pay tribute to late president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese delegation led by former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori will arrive in Taipei on Sunday (Aug. 9) to pay tribute to the late former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui (李...

Philippines' Rappler CEO applauds Taiwan's healthcare and democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Maria Ressa, co-founder and CEO of Philippine news network Rappler, on Thursday (Aug. 6) praised the maturity of Taiwan's democracy and called the country's access...

14 of Taiwan's diplomatic offices set up memorial for late former president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) stated Sunday (Aug. 2) that 14 of its diplomatic offices have set up memorials for officials of foreign governments to remember form...

Former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui foresaw Hong Kong's troubles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong lawyer and political commentator Sang Pu (桑普) on Thursday (July 30) praised former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) and called him "a politician who coul...

Taiwan representative office in India sets up memorial for late former president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Upon the passing of former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) on Thursday (July 30), the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India announced Saturday (August 1) that it will ...

Former Taiwan president’s unfulfilled dream of domestic Wagyu beef lives on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui's (李登輝) death on Thursday (July 30), Taiwan’s agriculture chief has vowed to realize the late head of state'...

AIT lowers flag to half-staff in honor of former Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) on Friday (July 31) lowered its flag to half-staff in memory of former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), who passed away Thurs...

World leaders send condolences after passing of former Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Leaders in countries friendly to Taiwan have expressed their condolences on the passing of former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), who died on Thursday (July 30) at the age o...

Local media report former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui, who oversaw island's transition to full democracy, has died

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Local media report former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui, who oversaw island's transition to full democracy, has died.

Taipei mayor says now not good time to visit ill former Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has advised against visiting former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), whose health has grabbed nationwide headlines and sparked wide rum...

Fake news alleging former Taiwan president's death circulates online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — News circulating online that suggested former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) had passed away on Tuesday (July 28) was labeled as fake by the Taiwan Solidarity Unio...

President Tsai attends DPP rally for mayoral candidate in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (July 26) expressed support for the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) candidate for mayor of Kaohsiung, Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁),...

Many people disagree with ex-Taiwanese president's comments on HK security law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Power Party announced on Sunday (July 26) that 57% of people surveyed did not agree with former president Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) comments on the passage of the...

Military balance across Taiwan Strait slipping toward China: White paper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 "Defense of Japan" white paper states that the balance of military strength across the Taiwan Strait has further tipped in favor of China, and the gap i...