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Taiwan president affirms importance of Han Kuang military exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday (Sept. 13) stressed the importance of the Han Kuang military exercise by saying the annual drills test troops’ training and de...

Seqalu’s controversies expose forgotten wounds in Taiwan’s history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The production and release of “Sequalu: Formosa 1867” has raised much discussion about the rights and wrongs in Taiwan’s history, amplified in recent wee...

Vietnamese mother-daughter pair detained for smuggling African swine fever-infected pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei District Prosecutors Office has detained a Vietnamese mother and daughter following their admission of guilt for smuggling controlled items, CNA reported on...

President Tsai reacts to Afghanistan comparisons with plea for stronger Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s only option is to make itself stronger, more united, and more determined to defend itself, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) commented Wednesday (Aug. 18) on rec...

AIT Director Sandra Oudkirk holds first meeting with Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Sandra Oudkirk met with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Aug. 10) for the first time since taking office in July...

Taiwan president praises nation's record-breaking Olympians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday (Aug. 6) praised Taiwan’s performance in the Tokyo Olympics and said the nation will continue its sports training efforts to d...

Taiwan president thanks Lithuania for vaccine donation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday (July 31) expressed gratitude for Lithuania’s donation of 20,000 vaccine doses to Taiwan. In a Facebook post, Tsai thanke...

Taiwan president to get Medigen's homegrown COVID vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will receive a COVID-19 shot made by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (MVC) in a show of support for domestic vaccines amid a procurement contr...

President apologizes after Taiwan's Olympic athletes made to fly economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) issued an apology on Monday (July 19) over the blunder that saw Taiwan’s Olympic athletes, including the world's No. 1 badminton pla...

14% of Taiwan residents have received at least one COVID vaccine dose

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 3.48 million people, or 14 percent of Taiwan's population, had received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Sunday (July 11), according to the Taiw...

President urges calm amid new COVID outbreak at Taipei market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has called for solidarity to battle COVID-19 following a fresh outbreak of cluster infections at Huannan Market in Taipei. Tsai said in a F...

Taiwan president offers Tzu Chi help with vaccine imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has spoken to Buddhist leader Cheng Yen (證嚴) via video conference about her bid to import COVID-19 vaccines, reports said Saturday (June 26). ...

President Tsai thanks US for vaccine donation to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) expressed her gratitude to the United States for the donation of 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccines, which tripled the previously pledged doses. ...

Taiwan's president defends private attempts to import COVID vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) thanked Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) Thursday (June 17) for clarifying that her government is not hampering attempts by private ...

MRT passengers in Taiwan urged to register EasyCards for better COVID control

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is calling on Taipei Metro passengers to register their electronic ticket cards to facilitate better movement tracing as the country grapples ...