Caribbean and New York travel plans for Taiwan President are speculation: MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Reports that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is planning to visit Taiwan’s Caribbean allies and stopping over in New York on the way later this year are purely speculation, t...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan Plaza spotted in Honduras

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A user of the social media site Reddit on Monday (Jan. 14) posted this photo from Google Maps showing a plaza dedicated to Taiwan, complete with a mock-up of Taipei 101, in the...

Attendance at World Health Assembly is Taiwan priority for 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday listed attendance at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May as a priority despite the expected opposition from China. ...

'Taiwan definitely not part of China,' TECO envoy to Manila responds to 'unhinged' columnist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Jan. 12, Taiwan’s representative to the Philippines, Michael Peiyung Hsu (徐佩勇), had to set the record straight and defend Taiwan’s sovereignty in the pages ...

Taiwan negotiating with eSwatini to extradite Taiwanese rhino poachers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese Embassy in eSwatini is reportedly in talks with the kingdom over the transfer of two Taiwanese rhino poachers who were arrested in 2017 in the African nation...

Contrary to Xi's speech, 84% of Taiwanese do not accept '1992 consensus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Despite Chinese President Xi Jinping's demand that Taiwan adhere to the mythical "1992 consensus" during a speech given on Wednesday, over 80 percent of Taiwanese...

Chinese leader Xi Jinping says Taiwan ‘must and will be’ reunited with China: BBC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) urged the people of Taiwan to accept the island "must and will be" reunited with China, but Beijing reserved the right to use for...

MOFA committed to promoting Taiwan, defending nation's sovereignty in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite 2018 having been a difficult year for Taiwan on the international stage, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) released a statement on Dec. 30 outlining some of t...

President Tsai invites Pope Francis to Taiwan in B-day message

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen congratulated Pope Francis as the Catholic leader celebrated his 82nd birthday on Monday, Dec. 17. Tsai sent a message on behalf of her...

Taiwan allies support Interpol bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A host of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies contacted Interpol Secretary-General Jürgen Stock to advocate Taiwanese participation in the international police agency. ...

US House reaffirms support for countries of South Pacific in face of Chinese threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, Dec. 11 unanimously agreed to a resolution that calls for the United States reaffirm and continue its support for nations of ...

Taiwan-Palau mutual visa waiver starts December 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Beginning Saturday, Taiwanese travelers to Palau and Palauans hoping to visit Taiwan no longer have to apply for a visa. The Pacific island country of Palau is one of Taiwan&...

Survey shows Taiwanese have no consensus on definition of '1992 consensus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Now that at least two newly-elected Kuomintang (KMT) mayors in Taiwan have started to dredge up the "1992 consensus" mantra, Taiwanese voters have been scrambling to ...

Nicaragua's Foreign Minister visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nicaragua’s Foreign Minister, Denis Ronaldo Moncada-Colindres, is currently on an official visit to Taiwan, where he will meet senior Taiwan officials, as well as tr...

After electing Han, Kaohsiung voters madly Google '1992 consensus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens are lamenting how poorly informed the electorate in Kaohsiung appears to be after Google searches for the Chinese Communist Party's mantra the "1992...