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Taiwan's 18th round of vaccines includes BNT shots for kids 12 and over

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reservations for Taiwan's 18th round of vaccinations will start on Tuesday (Dec. 14), and inoculations will begin Thursday (Dec. 16), including for children aged 12 an...

Moderna booster available to all vaccinated people in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Dec. 10) announced that anyone who completed their COVID vaccine regimen at least five months ago can receive a boost...

Taiwan to station 2 retired military officers in US to oversee bilateral veteran affairs cooperation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Veterans Affairs Council (VAC) Minister Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬), on Thursday (Dec. 2) said that the council will send an envoy of two retired military officials next year to ...

Taiwan foreign minister sees US delegation as symbol of strong ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Friday (Nov. 26) said the latest U.S. congressional delegation — the second one this month — symbolizes the close relations...

Taiwan to station Veterans Affairs Council envoy in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet-level Veterans Affairs Council will post an envoy in Washington, D.C., in January, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told visiting members of the United States Cong...

Busy US congress delegation visits government ministries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. congressional delegation touched down at around 10:10 p.m. at Taipei’s Songshan Airport on Thursday (Nov. 25). Led by Mark Takano, chairperson of the U.S. ...

Retired Taiwanese general says China has right to patrol 'its territory' in Taiwan's ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators on Monday (Nov. 8) called on the government to weigh discontinuing pension payments to a former Taiwanese general after he t...

Two legislative committees halt all meetings due to COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two legislative committees on Monday (May 17) announced plans to suspend activities this week. The Legislative Yuan’s Social Welfare and Environmental Hygiene Com...

Taiwan has removed 403 authoritarian symbols

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) stated Monday (April 5) that as of March 31, various agencies across the country have removed a total of 403 martial law-era stat...

Taiwan, US pledge to advance veterans cooperation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Representative to the U.S. Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) has talked with Robert Wilkie, U.S. secretary of Veterans Affairs, about cooperation and ties between the two...

Legislator calls for end to retired general's pension for claiming Taiwan no match for PLA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Statebuilding Party (TSP) Legislator Chen Po-wei (陳柏惟) on Tuesday (Oct. 6) blasted a retired general's claims that Taiwan's defense capabilities were "...

Taiwan President conveys air force squad's condolences to late general

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) conveyed condolences on behalf of an air force squadron based in eastern Taiwan at a memorial service held in Taipei for the late chief of the general staff, Shen Yi-ming ...

Former Defense Minister to head Veterans Affairs Council

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬), the former defense minister who is currently the chairman of the Institute for National Defense and Security Research, has been appointed minister of...

Taiwan Cabinet spokesperson, labor and culture ministers stay on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cabinet spokesperson Kolas Yotaka, Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春), and Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) will retain their positions in the new Cabinet led by inco...

Photo of the Day: Once forgotten village in central Taiwan becomes a popular scenic spot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Once an abandoned village falling into oblivion, the Ke Li military dependents' village (蛤蜊兵營) in Changhua County, a region in central Taiwan, has now become a popular...