Anonymous adds Taiwan back to WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The decentralized international hacktivist group Anonymous has hacked into a World Health Organization (WHO) website and created a page that supports Taiwan, a country tha...

China asks to return 1,000 Taiwanese stranded in Wuhan in 3 days

[Last update: 17:25] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the first evacuation flight was conducted earlier this week, China said on Thursday (Feb. 6) the number of Taiwanese stranded in the novel co...

Taiwanese vice president-elect meets with US Speaker Pelosi, national security advisor in Washington

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President-elect William Lai (賴清德) on Wednesday (Feb. 5) met with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other high-ranking government officials as his trip to Washington...

Taiwan VP-elect meets pro-Taiwan senators in DC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Invited to attend the high-profile National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Taiwan's vice president-elect William Lai (賴清德) on Tuesday (Feb. 4) visited US Senators Jim...

Petition to recall Kaohsiung Mayor reaches 117,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A campaign to recall Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has received over 110,000 signatures within four days. From Wednesday (Jan. 29) to Sunday (Feb. 2), a petitio...

Petition demanding resignation of WHO head nears quarter-million signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A petition demanding the resignation of the World Health Organization's (WHO) director-general has garnered nearly a quarter of a million signatures as people around t...

Taiwan's Presidential Office denies Tsai is planning to visit Washington

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office on Monday (Feb. 3) denied any plans by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to visit Washington, an act that would be certain to anger China. Local repo...

Taiwanese vice president-elect visits Washington

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President-elect William Lai (賴清德) is visiting the U.S. from Feb. 2-9 and will join President Donald Trump at the National Prayer Breakfast held annually in Washington...

American senators urge WHO to grant Taiwan observer status

Seven American senators on Friday (Jan. 31) called on the World Health Organization (WHO) to grant observer status to Taiwan, amid mounting concern over the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak that...

Yu Shyi-kun elected legislative speaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's new legislative session began Saturday (Feb. 1) when the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) legislator-at-large Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) was elected leg...

Taiwan government to lower price of masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced Thursday (Jan. 30) that all face masks in Taiwan will be sold at NT$6 (20 cents) a piece, starting Saturday (Feb. 1), to ...

Taiwan president predicts 4.2 million surgical masks per day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the end of the Lunar New Year holiday, manufacturers will soon turn out 4.2 million surgical masks per day to meet surging demand in the wake of the coronavirus ...

Canada's Trudeau supports Taiwan involvement in WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After dodging the question on Tuesday (Jan. 28), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finally agreed on Wednesday (Jan. 29) that Taiwan should be allowed to participate ...

Japan's Abe calls for Taiwan's participation in WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the World Health Organization (WHO) prepares to hold an emergency meeting on Thursday (Jan. 30) over the China coronavirus outbreak, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

'Citizen of the world': Bryant promoted basketball globally

ROME (AP) — At a Lakers preseason game in Beijing in 2013, the arena rang out with chants of “Kobe! Kobe!” — despite the injured superstar not even having suited up. From Los Angeles...