Tsai calls for renewed Japan-Taiwan security dialogue in Japanese media interview

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On March 2, the Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun published an exclusive front page interview with the President of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文). In the interview, Preside...

Taiwan President Tsai confirms re-election bid for 2020: CNN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an interview with CNN today (Feb. 19), Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen confirmed that she will run for re-election, despite a call by some senior voices to step aside and moun...

Bank of Taiwan opens branch office in Manila, Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Bank of Taiwan is continuing its expansion into Southeast Asian markets in accordance with the government’s Southbound Policy, in an effort to increase financial...

Foreign Ministry reverses decision on Taiwan envoy to South Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two weeks after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the appointment of a new deputy representative for Taiwan’s Economic and Cultural Offices in South Korea, t...

Taiwan's MAC chief and Kaohsiung Mayor hold strategic dialogue on cross-strait issues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Jan. 23, the Minister of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) met with Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) for a public discussion on cross-...

Time is right for Taiwan and US to negotiate trade agreement: US think tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Now could be the time for the U.S. and Taiwan to negotiate a bilateral trade agreement, according to a report published Jan. 14 by the U.S. think tank National Committee o...

New cabinet takes office in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) was sworn in Monday as the new premier for the Tsai administration, four days after former Premier William Lai (賴清德) confirmed his resi...

Japan's Kyushu Financial Group developing base in Taipei to reach SE Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a recent interview with the Japan’s Nikkei newspaper, the President and Representative Director of the Kyushu Financial Group (KFG), Motohiro Kamimura (上村基宏), exp...

Pro-Tsai candidate claims victory as new leader of Taiwan’s DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Secretary-General of the Executive Yuan Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰) won the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leadership election on Jan. 6 to become the next chairperson o...

Presidential advisors resign after Tsai responds to call urging her to bow out in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the morning of Jan. 3, immediately following the publication of public letter urging President Tsai Ing-wen not to run for re-election in 2020, three presidential offic...

Taiwan will never accept China's 'one country, two systems,' says President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During an impromptu press conference called hours after Xi Jinping's “unification” talk, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) sternly rejected the possibili...

Xi Jinping laments 'Taiwan so close, yet so far away' in address on cross-strait relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Xi Jinping gave a speech addressing Taiwan in Beijing on Jan. 2 to mark the 40th anniversary of a policy message from the Chinese communist Party (CCP) entitled “Mes...

Safeguarding democratic values and Taiwan’s sovereignty: President Tsai envisions hard work in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Addressing the nation on the first day of the year, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took a hard line on Taiwan’s relationship with China and touched upon the possibilit...

Xi Jinping to give New Year's speech addressing Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese leader, Chairman Xi Jinping, will give his first major speech of 2019 on Jan. 2, which will focus specifically on Taiwan. On Monday, Dec. 31, China’s stat...

Taiwan’s year of reversal

TAIPEI (East Asia Forum) -- In December each year, Taiwanese vote for a Chinese character that best reflects the past year. The 2018 Word of the Year is fan (翻), which has multiple meanings depending ...