House condemns racism against Asian Americans amid pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to condemn racism against Asian Americans tied to the coronavirus outbreak, approving a Democratic resolution on a mostly party-line vote. Republicans called...

Shanghai reports new coronavirus case imported from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shanghai on Wednesday (Aug. 19) reported that a Chinese national had tested positive for COVID-19 five days after arriving from Taiwan. Recently, multiple people have t...

Trump and Biden's mixed records on China and Taiwan: William Stanton

This is the second part of a two-part commentary. The first part can be found here. The most robust indication of American support for Taiwan has perhaps come in the form of the strongest U.S. gove...

The real purpose of China’s global propaganda

China has launched its global propaganda campaign to change the narrative of the Wuhan coronavirus even as the global pandemic worsens. It paints a picture of an authoritarian government that is best ...

China may lose control of three strategically important ports amid coronavirus fallout

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's maritime Silk Road project could be derailed by fallout from the coronavirus (COVID-19), which has inflicted both economic and political costs on the global po...

Taiwan’s StarLux Airlines to recruit pilots amid coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s StarLux Airlines announced on Wednesday (May 20) plans to recruit new pilots amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is taking a toll on the global av...

Chinese media estimates 500,000 coronavirus cases in Wuhan, quickly deletes news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Wuhan officials had pledged to test all 11 million of the city's residents amid a new outbreak, news surfaced that potentially 500,000 could be found to be infected...

Australia voices support for Taiwan’s participation in WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australia joined countries worldwide in clamoring for the inclusion of Taiwan at the World Health Assembly (WHA), set to take place Monday (May 18) in Geneva. In a Face...

Tsai appears on astrologer's show to promote Taiwan's national products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) joined popular astrologer Jesse Tang (唐綺陽) in a rare TV show appearance on Wednesday (May 13) to promote Taiwan’s agricultural products....

Taiwanese academics call for law regulating controversial digital ID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academics in Taiwan are calling for the enactment of regulations to govern the new generation of national electronic identification cards (eID), which had been set for a r...

Wearing masks outdoors no longer mandatory in Taiwanese archipelago of Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Penghu Magistrate Lai Feng-wei (賴峰偉) announced Monday (May 11) that residents of Taiwan’s archipelago of Penghu will no longer be required to wear face masks outside...

Taiwan diversifies fruit export markets away from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has sought to expand its fruit exports to more countries in a market diversification bid that aims to reduce its reliance on the Chinese market. Amid the fallout...

Demand for Taiwan-made masks surges as Chinese masks fail to meet standards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has seen soaring demand for its surgical masks as the coronavirus virus rages despite the fact that the export ban on the protective gear has not been lifted. Ma...

Taiwan set to revive tourism as coronavirus eases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan may soon introduce an initiative to boost the country’s tourism industry amid signs the risk of community spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is falling. ...

Canada's Justin Trudeau thanks Taiwan for masks donation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thanked Taiwan for donating medical masks to the country on Friday (May 9), a day after his foreign minister twice avoided mentioning ...