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US think tank establishes China Center to develop strategies for China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. think tank the Hudson Institute launched a new China Center on Thursday (May 19) to devise policy responses to China, appointing historian and strategist Miles Yu (余茂...

KMT's Taoyuan pick shocks, provokes intense backlash across Taiwan

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — In a stunning move, the Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (May 18) named former vice-presidential candidate and ex-Premier Simon Chang (張善政) as its candidate for mayor of Ta...

Taiwan president rides high in polls despite COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the sixth anniversary of her first inauguration, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is still riding high in the polls despite the onslaught of a COVID-19 surge, the threat fr...

EXPLAINER: What's behind difficult Taiwan-China relations?

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. authorities say the gunman behind an attack on a church in southern California in which one person was killed and five injured was motivated by a hatred for Taiwan. ...

Taiwan teens win VEX Robotics World Championship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two teens from Taiwan took first place in a global robotics competition last week, earning them congratulatory phone calls from Taiwan's president and vice president. ...

U.S. calls for Taiwan's inclusion at upcoming WHO assembly

WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) - Taiwan should be allowed to attend a World Health Organization assembly next week, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, arguing the democratically governed island&...

Taiwanese-American doctor hailed as hero for fighting church gunman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese-American doctor and martial artist is being hailed by police as a hero for bravely risking his own life to save others when a gunman began shooting at a Taiwan...

New Taipei mayor calls for treating positive rapid test results as confirmed COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Government on Saturday (May 14) pleaded with the central government to recognize people with positive COVID-19 at-home rapid test results as confirmed ...

US president signs legislation supporting Taiwan's observer status at WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. President Joe Biden signed off on legislation that supports Taiwan’s observer status at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Health Assembly (WHA) ...

Taiwan pollster sees health minister as candidate for Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is set on nominating Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) as the ruling camp’s candidate for mayor of Taipei City, a pollst...

New Saint Lucian ambassador to Taiwan seeks closer ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The newly appointed Saint Lucian Ambassador to Taiwan, Robert Kennedy Lewis, has pledged to deepen bilateral ties through sharing of values and increased cultural exchange...

Taiwan activist released from China says global help worked

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwanese human rights activist who served five years in jail in China said that international pressure and the tireless advocacy by his wife worked to ensure his safe return t...

Photo of the Day: Tsai's doppelganger spotted on Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photo surfaced on Monday (May 9) showing a woman who bears a strong resemblance to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) riding the Taipei MRT. At 9 a.m. that morning, ...

Japanese delegation takes look at PM Kishida's family home in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Before leaving Taiwan Saturday (May 7), a Japanese delegation had a brief look at a building in Keelung once owned by ancestors of their country’s current prime mini...

China installing former security chief as Hong Kong leader

HONG KONG (AP) — China is installing a career security official as the new leader of Hong Kong in the culmination of a sweeping political transformation that has gutted any opposition in the Asian fin...