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U.S. congratulates Taiwan on successful elections

The U.S. government on Saturday extended its congratulations to Taiwan on the smooth completion of the latest local government elections. "The United States congratulates the people on Taiwan ...

U.S. voices concern after Chinese aircraft circle near Taiwan again

Washington (CNA) - The U.S. State Department on Friday again expressed concern over China's lack of military transparency and reiterated its opposition to attempts to change the cross-Taiwan Strai...

Two Taiwanese nabbed in Australia with 200 kg haul of 'ice' drugs

TAIPEI (CNA) - Two Taiwanese nationals were arrested in Australia earlier this week in connection with a haul of 200 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, which has a street value of more than US$130 ...

No final decision by U.S. president on Taiwan Travel Act

Washington, March 15 (CNA) U.S. President Donald Trump has yet to decide on whether to veto or sign into law the Taiwan Travel Act, which promotes meetings and visits between high-ranking American and...

Mercury forecast to hit 14 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan

Taipei, Dec. 25 (CNA) Temperatures in northern Taiwan are expected to fall to 14 degrees Celsius from late Monday to early Tuesday with the arrival of a new cold air mass, the Central Weather Bureau s...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocks eastern Taiwan

Taipei, Nov. 4 (CNA) A magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit eastern Taiwan at 7:34 a.m. Saturday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The earthquake's epicenter was located at sea about 48.1...

Railway development brings important public benefits: premier

Taipei, Aug. 23 (CNA) Premier Lin Chuan (林全) said in a recent interview that the government has allocated a major share of the proposed "forward-looking infrastructure development" budget to...

Taiwan ranked 7th-best non-OIC destination for Muslim travelers

Kuala Lumpur, May 6 (CNA)--Taiwan ranked as the seventh best destination for Muslim travelers outside the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states in 2017, according to an annual report...

Taiwan in close communication with U.S.: Presidential Office

Taiwan maintains close contacts and communications with the United States, helping ensure "zero surprises," the Presidential Office said Friday, in response to a telephone conversation betwe...

President outlines government priorities for 2017

Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen said Saturday that the government's work will focus on four key areas in 2017, the first of which is boosting Taiwan's slow economy. In a news c...

Airport MRT system likely to begin trial run in January: MOTC

Transportation Minister Ho Chen Tan on Friday expressed optimism that the long-delayed mass rapid transitline between Taipei and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport will begintrial runs before the Lu...