Taiwanese pay respects to former President Lee Teng-hui

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's leaders and its people were paying their respects Saturday to former President Lee Teng-hui, who died this week at age 97 after bringing full democracy to Taiwan and inc...

Taiwan flag to be lowered at schools, government agencies to honor Lee Teng-hui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has ordered the nation's schools and government agencies to lower the national flag at half-staff for the next three days to expres...

Taiwan's political leaders offer condolences on Lee Teng-hui's passing

Political leaders across party lines on Thursday expressed their condolences on the passing of Taiwan's first popularly elected president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝). Lee died aged 97 from septic shock ...

Taiwan’s first directly elected president, Lee Teng-hui, oversaw liberalization of country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), Taiwan’s first native-born and directly elected president, who oversaw the island nation’s transition to democracy, passed away t...

Taiwan donates funds to Japan for reconstruction after Kyushu floods

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Thursday (July 30) donated ¥3 million (US$28,500) to Japan for reconstruction work in the wake of the July floods on the island of Kyushu. Taiwan’s ...

Update: Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui passed away at age 97

Update: 07/30 10:30 p.m. Former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) died at 7:24 p.m. at the age of 97 in Taipei Veterans General Hospital, where he had been hospitalized since February. TAIPEI (Taiwan...

House bill, senator call for US-Taiwan trade agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Both a House bill and a senator on Wednesday (July 29) called for a bilateral trade agreement between the U.S. and Taiwan. On Wednesday, Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) int...

House bill calls for US president to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday (July 29) primarily designed to authorize military force if China invades Taiwan also calls on the pres...

US State Department says ties with Taiwan strongest ever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s envoy to the U.S. Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) met with David Stilwell, assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP), on Monda...

Fake news alleging former Taiwan president's death circulates online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — News circulating online that suggested former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) had passed away on Tuesday (July 28) was labeled as fake by the Taiwan Solidarity Unio...

Swedish representative to Taiwan awarded prestigious medal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Monday (July 27) that Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) has awarded Swedish Representative Sven Hakan Oskar Jevrell with th...

Taiwan donates PPE to Florida, Arkansas amid uptick in coronavirus cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Arkansas and Florida have thanked Taiwan for donating thousands of units of personal protective equipment (PPE) as the states continue to grapple with the coronavirus pand...

US envoy to Taiwan attends funeral of Marines killed ahead of annual drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Brent Christensen joined President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) Sunday (July 26) in paying respects to two Marines killed during an exerc...

President Tsai attends DPP rally for mayoral candidate in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (July 26) expressed support for the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) candidate for mayor of Kaohsiung, Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁),...

Beijing should focus on domestic issues and not cause trouble: Taiwan Premier

Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) urged the Chinese government to focus on the welfare of its people instead of undermining regional peace and stability amid unconfirmed reports that Chinese air force plan...