European Parliament stands in solidarity with Taiwan as China ramps up pressure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The delegation from the European Parliament was wrapping up its six-day visit to Taiwan Friday with a message that it will stand in solidarity with Taiwanese people as Chi...

Former Cabinet secretary-general appointed to Taiwan NSC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Cabinet spokesman Yeh Kuo-hsing (葉國興) will be appointed deputy secretary-general of the National Security Council (NSC), the Presidential Office Friday. Yeh, 66,...

Taiwan President rejects 'peace treaty' with China to avoid compromising national sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) rejected the possibility of signing a peace treaty with Beijing, noting that Taiwanese people will not agree upon any pacts crafted to undermi...

Showing support for Taiwan, EU group presents letter signed by 155 MEPs to President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the morning of Feb. 20, the chair of European Parliament-Taiwan Friendship Group, Werner Langen, presented an official letter and declaration affirming the support of E...

3 MEPs granted medal of diplomacy to recognize promotion of Taiwan-EU ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) conferred the Friendship Medal of Diplomacy to three members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Monday. Bas Belder, Eduard Kukan, and...

Spain deports 2 Taiwanese fraud suspects to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Spanish government handed over two Taiwanese nationals accused of telecoms fraud to China on Feb. 15, confirmed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Sunday. This ...

It’s time for Taiwan to get less serious about Communist China

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Cross-straits relations are undoubtedly a serious matter. They are about the preservation of Taiwan’s hard-earned freedoms and democracy, facing down the hosti...

The time is right for Taiwan's President Tsai to address the US Congress

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last Friday, Richard C. Bush wrote an article for the Brookings Institution arguing against the suggestion that Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) should be invited to a...

Politicians blast Han Kuo-yu for comments on Taiwan-China relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has come under criticism from several politicians for his comments regarding the relationship between Taiwan and China. In an interview...

Suitcase Murder: Hong Kong Security Bureau proposes new deal for extraditions with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –The case of the young man who killed his girlfriend, and disposed of her body in a suitcase in Taiwan, before fleeing back to his home in Hong Kong, has prompted the Hong K...

French lawmaker declares 'Taiwan definitely not part of China' in letter to Foreign Minster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A French Parliamentarian has spoken up in defense of Taiwan, and grilled the country’s Foreign Minister on why France maintains its “One China” policy to...

Ex-AIT chair warns Formosa Alliance on danger of Taiwan Independence referendum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Richard Bush, the former Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and a current analyst for the U.S. think tank, the Brookings Institution, offered some cautiona...

Liberal Democracy or Communist Totalitarianism: the battle for Taiwan's future has already begun

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Some have said that Chinese telecom companies may put private data at risk, not only Huawei, but any Chinese smartphone manufacturer. This is why Taiwan and other nations ...

Taiwan is No. 1 international vacation choice of Chinese Airbnb users for LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is the most popular international destination during the Lunar New Year for Chinese users of the AirBnb accommodation booking application, according to recent data ...

What ‘One Country Two Systems’ would really mean for Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- It is possible that you are not an avid reader of the Japanese newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun. You may not, therefore, have taken in their op-ed which addressed the Chinese ...