Barbra Streisand lauds Taiwan's coronavirus fighting tactics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Renowned American singer and actress Barbra Streisand on Sunday (April 5) praised Taiwan for its handling of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In a tweet poste...

Big boost of followers on President Tsai's Twitter account

President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) Twitter followers have increased by more than 100,000 over the past four weeks, passing the 900,000 mark and making her personal Twitter account one of the most popu...

Premier urges social distancing during coronavirus pandemic

Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Sunday reminded people of the need to wear masks and maintain proper social distancing when outdoors in accordance with the country's measures to combat the Wuhan c...

Two Czech politicians thank Taiwan for donation

Two prominent political figures in the Czech Republic thanked Taiwan for its donation of medical equipment to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, according to a video message posted by ...

China, Oregon sending over 1,100 ventilators to NY: Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is poised to get over 1,100 ventilators from China and Oregon as it scrambles to line up more breathing machines for the sickest coronavirus patients, Gov. Andrew Cuomo sa...

EU calls on Taiwan to abolish death penalty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The European External Action Service (EEAS) released a statement on April 3, opposing Taiwan's latest execution, of Weng Jen-hsien (翁仁賢), who burned six people to deat...

US National Security Council thanks Taiwan for pledged mask donations

The United States National Security Council (NSC) on Thursday thanked Taiwan for its support in the fight against the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, in response to President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) anno...

New subsidies planned for disadvantaged seniors, children

A budget of NT$4 billion (US$131 million) to help disadvantaged seniors and children during the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus outbreak, is expected to be introduced before the end of Apr...

Why the global pandemic raises the risk of CCP invading Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has brought on the world is quite understandably dominating headlines and affecting most ...

EU, US thank Taiwan for donations of surgical masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The EU and U.S. have both expressed gratitude for the donations of surgical masks proposed by Taiwan, which on Wednesday (April 1) pledged to provide a total of 10 million...

The TAIPEI Act is well-intended, but will it be effective?

The Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act, signed by President Donald Trump on March 26, is the latest legislation aimed to enhance U.S.-Taiwan relations and s...

Taiwan executes man who killed 6 relatives in arson attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man who used gasoline to burn five relatives to death during Lunar New Year’s Eve in Feb. of 2016, including his parents and a caregiver, has been executed, report...

Now is the time to raise Taiwan’s international profile: TPOF chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic rages around the world, now is the time for Taiwan to raise its international profile, Taiwan Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF)...

Taiwan premier says COVID-19 should be called 'Wuhan pneumonia'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When asked for his take on communist China's insistence on not using the place name "Wuhan" when describing the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞...

US relations with PRC and Taiwan in a time of 'plague': William Stanton

The United States’ relations with the PRC have inexorably but inevitably worsened since the accession to power of Xi Jinping (習近平) in 2012. We have witnessed the Chinese Communist Party&rsquo...