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Taiwan president visits army base to thank soldiers for standing guard during Spring Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (Feb. 14) continued her visits to the armed forces by stopping by the base of the Army Guandu Area Command's first mechanized in...

Envoy to France spreads LNY cheer to overseas Taiwanese, Chinese groups

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s representative to France Wu Chi-chung (吳志中) and deputy representative Liu Pang-chih (劉邦治) on Friday (Feb. 12) visited overseas Taiwanese and Chinese groups,...

Ractopamine spells trouble for DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's "ractopamine pig" issue "has triggered a political storm," according to a South China Morning Post story on Friday (Jan. 12). The issue...

Keep faith in democracy, Taiwan president tells Hong Kongers in new year message

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen reached out to the people of Hong Kong in a Lunar New Year message on Wednesday, telling them that while democracy is not perfect it is humankind&rsquo...

Taiwan News wishes you a happy Lunar New Year!

Dear readers, Taiwan News wishes you a happy Year of the Ox! Looking back at the past year, millions of people were infected with COVID-19, and at least 2 million passed away in the pandemic. In...

US bill would withhold funding from WHO until Taiwan granted membership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the WHO released a report detailing the results of its team's trip to Wuhan to investigate the origins of COVID-19, two U.S. lawmakers introduced an act that would ...

TV host suggests conditional pardon for former Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — TV talk show host and former lawmaker Jaw Shaw-kong (趙少康) suggested on Monday (Feb. 8) that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) grant a pardon to former President Chen Shui-bian ...

Taiwan says ties with US strong amid threats from China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — As the U.S. Navy asserts its presence in the South China Sea, Taiwan’s leader says its ties with Washington remain solid over the transition from the Trump to the Biden administr...

Key to peace lies in China’s hands: Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The key to peace between Taiwan and China lies in Beijing, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said in a Lunar New Year message Tuesday (Feb. 9). Following a meeting of the Na...

Pope Francis extends Lunar New Year greetings to Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pope Francis on Monday (Feb. 8) sent his blessings to the people of Taiwan for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday. During his annual foreign policy meeting with ambass...

Taiwan president, vice president will not partake in any temple activities during Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Presidential Office Spokesman Xavier Chang (張惇涵) on Monday (Feb. 8) announced that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) will not visit any te...

China's latest weapon against Taiwan: the sand dredger

(Reuters) - Taiwanese coast guard commander Lin Chie-ming is on the frontline of a new type of warfare that China is waging against Taiwan. China’s weapon? Sand. On a chilly morning in late J...

Taiwan says trade office with Guyana now off, blaming China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan on Friday blamed Chinese interference for preventing the establishment of a trade office with Guyana in what had been seen as a diplomatic victory just 24 hours earlier. ...

Taiwan's DPP will continue cross-strait policy in 2024 election: Analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese scholar Chen Po-nien (陳柏年) said Thursday (Feb. 4) that the Democratic Progress Party (DPP) will likely continue supporting President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) pol...

China condemned as 'evil' after Guyana drops deal to open Taiwan office

[Last update: Feb. 5, 2021 13:20] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Less than one day after Taiwan announced its plan to open a representative office in Guyana, the South American nation caved in to pre...