Seoul wants Washington to mediate in trade spat with Tokyo

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is requesting the United States mediate in a bitter diplomatic row with Japan over Tokyo's moves to tighten controls on high-tech exports to its neighboring U.S. ...

South Korea to take measures against Japan’s export restrictions, including appealing to WTO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The South Korea government announced that it is working on countermeasures, including but not limited to a World Trade Organization (WTO) case against Japan’s export...

Taiwan and Belize ink agreement on promoting clean governments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) met with the visiting governor-general of Belize, Sir Colville Young, in Taipei on Tuesday (July 7), and the two leaders oversaw the signing o...

Stellina’s pen mightier than Xi Jinping’s sword

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A gold-framed watercolor painting hangs on a bright red wall. In the painting, China’s leader Xi Jinping (習近平), dressed in a yellow imperial gown adorned with embroi...

IFJ resolution calls on U.N. to end exclusion of Taiwan journalists

Taipei (CNA) -- The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has put forth an urgent resolution condemning the United Nations' "discriminatory exclusion" of Taiwan journalists at th...

Tsai seeks expanded Taiwan-US-Japan cooperation in Indo-Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- President Tsai Ing-wen said June 13 that Taiwan is determined to ramp up cooperation with the U.S. and Japan in countering rising challenges to rules-based order in the Indo-P...

The Latest: Murky waters impair recovery of boat in Hungary

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Latest on rescue efforts following the capsizing of a boat in Budapest (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Hungary's foreign minister says un...

Safety issues in Hungary boat sinking strike nerve in SKorea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The sinking of a boat carrying South Korean tourists in Hungary is touching a nerve in South Korea, where many are still traumatized over a 2014 ferry sinking that killed mor...

Peruvian Congressman awarded Friendship Medal for supporting Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Peruvian Congressman Luis Galaretta was on Friday (May 24) awarded a Friendship Medal of Diplomacy to honor his efforts in sustaining positive relations with Taiwan. Mi...

China cries foul after Sweden's NA refers to Taiwan as 'country' that should attend WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Swedish newspaper Nerikes Allehanda (NA) recognized Taiwan as a country that deserved to attend the World Health Assembly (WHA), China demanded it make a correction, but ...

Taiwan Health Minister has 71 bilateral meetings during WHA in Geneva

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite Taiwan’s lack of an invitation for the World Health Assembly (WHA) due to pressure from China, the island’s health and welfare minister, Chen Shih-chun...

Taiwan and Switzerland ink agreement on disaster rescue collaboration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) on Wednesday (May 22) that will f...

Criticism of Taiwan’s exclusion from WHA ramps up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More allies and like-minded countries signaled their support for Taiwan’s inclusion at the annual World Health Assembly (WHA) on the third day of this year’s s...

US Senate Foreign Committee passes bill supporting Taiwan’s participation in WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations unanimously passed a bill on Wednesday (May 22) that demands the U.S. administration come up with a plan to help Taiwan obta...

US Health Secretary tweets support for Taiwan's participation in WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar reiterated the U.S. support for Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly (WHA) via a Twitter post on...