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Taiwan to launch Ministry of Digital Affairs in August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The long-awaited Ministry of Digital Affairs will open its doors in August, while its Cybersecurity Institute should launch in December, reports said Saturday (June 18). ...

When pro-China elements took over the KMT

This is part two in a series on what Americans need to know about the KMT following Eric Chu’s visit and the re-opening of the KMT Washington office. Part one “What Americans need to know ...

What Americans need to know about KMT past

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chair Eric Chu (朱立倫) has just returned from a trip to the United States, where he re-opened the party’s Washington D.C. office, met with overseas ...

Taiwan shoots down claim of dubious PR campaign to improve US ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Wednesday (June 15) rebutted reports that the government of Taiwan has sought to secure closer ties with the U.S. through questio...

Taiwan to add new drone R&D base, shore up asymmetric warfare strength

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Wednesday (June 15) that a new research and development center for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will open in Chiayi in August as Ta...

Taiwan fines TV station for erroneous reports about Chinese invasion, volcano eruption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Communications Commission (NCC) is fining Chinese Television System (CTS) a total of NT$1 million (US$33,700) for erroneously reporting a Chinese invasion and...

Taiwan president accepts new Eswatini ambassador's credentials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) accepted the credentials of Eswatini’s new ambassador to Taiwan, Promise Sithembiso Msibi, on Monday (June 13). Tsai said Taiwan and ...

Taiwan Health Minister, CECC commander tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Health and Welfare and Central Epidemic Command Center Commander (CECC) Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) received a positive COVID-19 rapid test result, the Centers for D...

Taipei-based singer Kimberley Chen first to perform at Copenhagen Democracy Summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Taipei-based singer Kimberley Chen participated in the Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2022 by giving, respectively, an inspiring speec...

France concerned for Taiwan's security as it shifts focus on Indo-Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — France has shifted its focus on the Indo-Pacific and places great importance on Taiwan’s security, according to Joel Guerriau, vice chairman of the French parliament...

Taiwan labor minister vague about minimum wage hike for 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) on Friday (June 10) appeared equivocal about a possible rise in the minimum wage next year after President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called for...

Taiwan premier highlights ties in meeting with French senate delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and France will continue to work together in promoting freedom and peace, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said in a meeting with the visiting French senate delegation ...

French lawmakers pledge support for Taiwan on island visit

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A French parliamentary delegation pledged support for Taiwan during a meeting Thursday with the president of the self-governing island democracy that China claims as its own terr...

Gradual process necessary for Slovakia to diplomatically recognize Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A gradual process is necessary in order to eventually have Slovakia formally recognize Taiwan as a sovereign nation, Peter Osusky, head of the Slovakia parliament’s ...

Two delegation leaders from Slovakia test positive for COVID in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two leaders of the delegation from Slovakia’s parliament on a June 5-10 visit to Taiwan tested positive for COVID-19 after meetings with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文)...