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29 Taiwanese officers to compete at World Police & Fire Games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Team Taiwan, consisting of 29 police and fire officers, will compete at the 2022 World Police & Fire Games in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from July 22 – 31. D...

Guatemalan president accepts Taiwan mobility aids donation, invites Taiwan president for visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei accepted a mobility aids donation from Taiwan during a ceremony on Tuesday (July 5), calling Taiwan “the best ally we have&...

Taiwan touts new air force advanced training jet's abilities

Taiwan's air force showed off its new locally designed and made jet trainer on Wednesday, touting the more advanced, combat-capable abilities of the aircraft that will replace aging and accident-p...

The KMT's radical plan to win Taiwan-centric voters from the DPP

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — In a now-famous interview with the BBC right after winning re-election in 2020, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) dropped this bombshell: “We are an independent country...

Kolas Yotaka takes aim at magistrate post in Taiwan’s Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kolas Yotaka (谷辣斯.尤達卡), spokesperson for the Office of the President, has dismissed claims the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will use her as “cannon fodd...

Taiwan’s first landing platform dock nears delivery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s first indigenously-built landing platform dock (LPD) is undergoing sea trials and is expected to be commissioned by the Navy in September, reports said Mond...

Former legislator leaves Taiwan Statebuilding Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Statebuilding Party (TSP) on Friday (June 1) named 24 candidates for the year-end local elections after its only former legislator, Chen Po-wei (陳柏惟) announced ...

New York attorney set to run in Taipei mayoral race as independent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Media personality and New York attorney Tung Wen-hsun (童文薰) announced her Taipei mayoral bid on Friday (July 1) as an independent candidate, unveiling at the same time a p...

Taiwan university causes stir by seeking Chinese department professor who teaches in English

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan Normal University’s (NTNU) Department of Chinese has sparked debate by seeking to hire a professor who can conduct classes in English. The job pos...

President Tsai Ing-wen optimistic about closer Taiwan-US trade relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will take advantage of the Taiwan-U.S. 21st Century Trade Initiative and work to deepen Taiwan-U.S. economic cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, President Tsai ...

Taiwan political commentator advocates new wave of democratic reforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan needs a new wave of democratic reforms because its political parties have been backsliding, Ying-lung You (游盈隆), the chairman of the Taiwanese Public Opinion Founda...

Taiwan parliament congratulates France's 1st woman National Assembly president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) on Wednesday (June 29) congratulated France’s new National Assembly President Yael Braun-Pivet, who is the first woman to be ele...

China pushing disinformation that US is abandoning Taiwan: MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Tuesday (June 28) warned that China is spreading disinformation and attempting to convince Taiwanese the U.S. is abandonin...

Taiwan foreign ministry asserts sovereignty over Taiping Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Wednesday (June 29) affirmed that Taiping Island belongs to Taiwan. Responding to the Philippine foreign ministry’s prot...

Presidential Office rejects claims National Security Council overstepped powers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Presidential Office Spokesperson Xavier Chang (張惇涵) on Tuesday (June 28) shut down two reports by China Times that the National Security Council had overstepped its powers...