Somaliland president rejects China's deal to drop Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Somaliland's president has reportedly rejected a conditional offer by a delegation of Chinese "wolf warrior" diplomats to cut ties with Taiwan, and added tha...

Somaliland reportedly weighing recognition of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A report by local Somaliland media released on Monday (Aug. 3) states that the fledgling republic is considering formal recognition of Taiwan; the latter's Ministry of...

S. Korean, Hungarian FMs discuss cooperation amid pandemic

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The foreign ministers of South Korea and Hungary met in Seoul on Monday to discuss maintaining bilateral cooperation amid the COVID-19 pandemic, South Korea's Foreign Ministr...

Paraguay reiterates ‘permanent support’ for Taiwan in global organizations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government of Paraguay on Sunday (July 12) commemorated the 63rd anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Taiwan and reemphasized its support for ...

Taipei-Shanghai forum to be held virtually amid coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has said the Taipei-Shanghai forum will be held virtually later this year amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and strained cross-strait t...

Taiwan, Israel sign agreement to expand bilateral cooperation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and Israel have agreed to promote bilateral cooperation in the areas of education, student exchanges, and sports. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) held a s...

North: Kim suspended action against South for Korean impasse

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday its leader, Kim Jong Un, suspended planned military retaliation against South Korea in an apparent slowing of a pressure campaign it has waged agai...

70 years after Korean war, animosity and fear still linger

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — On both sides of the world's most heavily armed border Thursday, solemn ceremonies will mark the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of a war that killed and injured millions, l...

Taiwan is 'de facto independent free country': Czech senator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil, who is planning to visit Taiwan in August, was quoted in an online interview as saying that Taiwan is a "de facto independent a...

Taiwan, India universities jointly develop smart epidemic prevention system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s success in using technology as part of its response to the Wuhan coronavirus has received international attention and created new opportunities for future c...

The Latest: Virgin Atlantic to end flights at London Airport

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause m...

China asks to return 1,000 Taiwanese stranded in Wuhan in 3 days

[Last update: 17:25] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the first evacuation flight was conducted earlier this week, China said on Thursday (Feb. 6) the number of Taiwanese stranded in the novel co...

Marshall Islands to choose new president just days before Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of Taiwan’s 15 official diplomatic allies, the Marshall Islands, will select a new president on January 6, 2020, just days before Taiwan has scheduled its presid...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 24 The New York Times on Christmas as Paris’ Notre-Dame Cathedral ...

Taiwan donates airplane to Paraguay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government of Taiwan confirmed on Tuesday (Dec. 10) it has donated an airplane to Paraguay, Taiwan's only remaining South American ally. The donation was made f...