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Tsai visits Taiwan’s military, coast patrol bases ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) thanked coast guards for their service to the nation ahead of the Lunar New Year while visiting a base in Chiayi County on Satu...

Vice President Lai invites new president of Honduras to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) has invited the newly inaugurated president of ally Honduras, Xiomara Castro, to visit Taiwan, reports said Friday (Jan. 28). Lai serv...

Why Taiwanese democracy needs strong opposition

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang (KMT) is in a very bad place at the moment. It all looked so rosy just a few years ago. Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) swept to office in the DPP stronghold of Kaoh...

Han says not eying 2022 Taiwan elections, but vague on presidential race

https://m.facebook.com/twherohan/TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) of the Kuomintang (KMT) said Friday (Jan. 28) he will not enter this year’s local elections ...

Taiwan president expresses 'empathy' for Ukraine's situation

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday expressed "empathy" for Ukraine's situation due to the military threat the island faces from China, saying force was not the solution to resolving...

Taiwan forms Ukraine task force

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told the National Security Council (NSC) Friday (Jan. 28) to form a task force to monitor developments in the Ukraine. Commentators have dr...

Honduran President-elect holds meeting with Taiwan VP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) and Honduran President-elect Xiomara Castro reaffirmed their nations’ bilateral relations at a meeting in Honduras on Wednes...

Teaching journalism now a risky affair in Hong Kong

Journalists in Hong Kong are facing a massive government crackdown, which has forced many news organizations to shut down their operations. It has also resulted in many journalists losing their jobs. ...

Spokeswoman of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office invited to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) has invited China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Spokeswoman Zhu Fenglian (朱鳳蓮) to visit Taiwan after she expressed the desire to d...

Taiwan's president: 'the way of Tsai' part I, the KMT side of Tsai

“One who knows the enemy and oneself well will not be defeated easily.” –Sun Tzu (孫子) On March 20, 2020, at her second inauguration, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) calmly, but wi...

Legislators establish Taiwan-EU Interparliamentary Amity Association

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese legislators have established the Taiwan-European Interparliamentary Amity Association in a move meant to bolster bilateral ties. The association, chaired by D...

Taipei-Shanghai Forum could be scrapped if Chinese military coercion continues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bipartisan agreement has been reached to freeze the budget for this year’s Taipei-Shanghai City Forum in the event of continued incursions by Chinese warplanes int...

Taiwan VP departs for Honduras to attend presidential inauguration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) on Tuesday (Jan. 25) departed for Honduras to attend President-elect Xiomara Castro’s inauguration on Jan. 28. Lai was tapped to...

Taiwanese support for Fukushima food imports up more than 10%: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Between September 2020 and January 2022, Taiwanese support for food imports from Fukushima has increased by 10.5%, while opposition has dropped by 10.9%, the Taiwanese Pub...

President Tsai's re-imagining of Taiwan's political landscape

In October of 2011, then-presidential candidate and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chair Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) botched the Republic of China (ROC) national anthem (ironically while standing next to h...