Taiwan and Switzerland ink agreement on disaster rescue collaboration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) on Wednesday (May 22) that will f...

US Senate Foreign Committee passes bill supporting Taiwan’s participation in WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations unanimously passed a bill on Wednesday (May 22) that demands the U.S. administration come up with a plan to help Taiwan obta...

BREAKING NEWS: DPP meeting about Taiwan presidential candidate selection ends without agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After more than two hours of heated discussions Wednesday (May 22) afternoon, the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Central Executive Committee (CEC) ended wi...

US Health Secretary tweets support for Taiwan's participation in WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar reiterated the U.S. support for Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly (WHA) via a Twitter post on...

Support for Taiwan gathers momentum at WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Allies and like-minded countries spoke up in favor of Taiwan’s participation at the World Health Assembly (WHA) on Tuesday (May 21) in Geneva, the second day of the ...

3 serious Enterovirus infections reported in Taiwan last week, with a newborn still hospitalized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three serious cases of Enterovirus infection were reported last week, including a newborn baby that is still hospitalized at the moment, said the Centers for Disease Contr...

Allies' proposal to grant Taiwan observer status dropped from WHA agenda

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although 14 of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies had made a proposal supporting the island nation’s participation in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) annua...

Less dependence on China means stable growth for Taiwan’s economy: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Looking back at her first three years as President, Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who is seeking re-election, laid out all the reforms and policies her administration has carried ou...

Taiwan president shoots down Terry Gou in war of words

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) rebutted criticism of Foxconn President Terry Gou (郭台銘) on Sunday (May 19) by referring to the alleged suicide cases at the tycoon’s fac...

Taiwan's Health Minister departs for WHA in Geneva despite Beijing's obstruction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Speaking on Friday (May 17) morning ahead of his departure for Geneva, Switzerland without an official invitation to the World Health Assembly (WHA) which will open next w...

Canada raises quota for working holiday visas for Taiwanese to record high

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Canadian authorities have decided to increase the quota on working holiday visas offered to Taiwanese young adults from 1,000 to 1,250 for the year of 2019, confirmed ...

Japanese legislators pass resolution supporting Taiwan's participation in WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese legislators from a Taiwan caucus in Japan’s National Diet passed a resolution on Wednesday (May 15) in support of Taiwan’s participation in the upcomi...

Museums across Taiwan offer free entry Saturday for International Museum Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —In celebration of the upcoming International Museum Day on Saturday (May 18), museums and cultural communities across Taiwan are organizing a variety of special events and ...

Australia deports 15 Taiwanese plotting telephone scams

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Australian Border Force (ABF) stopped 15 Taiwanese nationals linked to telephone fraud from entering Australia last weekend, all of whom were deported back to Taiwan b...

Taiwan to begin importing mangosteen fruit from Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will likely start importing mangosteen fruit from Thailand in late July, as a 16-year ban on the Southeast Asian tropical fruit will be lifted soon, said the countr...