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Tsai makes no mention of 'ROC' in New Year's speech, only 'Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During her 2,700-word New Year's Day speech on Saturday (Jan. 1), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) made no mention of the "Republic of China" (ROC) for the first...

Philippines redeploys boats to shoal after Chinese blockade

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military defiantly redeployed two supply boats on Monday to provide food to Filipino marines guarding a disputed shoal in the South China Sea after the Chines...

Video shows Taiwan flag raised for National Day in New York Chinatown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video of a flag-raising ceremony for the Taiwan national banner in New York's Chinatown to mark Taiwan's National Day has gone viral on social media. On Oct. ...

Viet Nam Pavilion's Opening Ceremony At Expo 2020 Dubai, UAE

The opening ceremony of the Viet Nam Pavilion was held in spectacular fashion on October 1 at the Expo 2020 Dubai. HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 4 October 2021 - Attending the event were Prof. Dr....

Police halt 4-person National Day protest in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — Police in Hong Kong halted a four-person pro-democracy protest on China’s National Day Friday amid a expanding crackdown on free speech and opposition politics. Cha...

Indians in Taiwan celebrate 75 years of Indian independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indians residing in Taiwan on Sunday (Aug. 15) celebrated the 75th anniversary of Indian independence with a motorcade parade in Taipei, while virtual celebrations in Taiw...

Hong Kong's acting chief executive says freedoms guaranteed under security law

Hong Kong's national security law imposed on the city a year ago guarantees human rights, including freedom of the media and assembly, the city's No. 2 official John Lee said on Thursday. L...

Saint Lucian ambassador to Taiwan looks back on 42 years of independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Saint Lucian Ambassador to Taiwan Edwin Laurent on Monday (Feb. 22) reflected on the Caribbean nation’s 42 years of independence and shared his outlook on Taiwan-Sai...

President strikes optimistic tone in New Year’s address to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) struck an optimistic tone in her televised New Year's address on Friday (Jan. 1), thanking Taiwanese for their efforts to ensure that life...

2020 finally ending, but New Year's revelries muted by virus

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — This New Year’s Eve is being celebrated like no other, with pandemic restrictions limiting crowds and many people bidding farewell to a year they’d prefer to forget. ...

[Update] New Year's Day flag-raising ceremony in Taipei will not open to public

[Last update: Dec. 30 at 17:30] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The flag-raising ceremony at the Presidential Office on Friday morning (Jan. 1) will proceed as scheduled, but it will not be open to th...

Video shows Taiwan's Thunder Tigers roar over Presidential Office for National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Thunder Tigers soared over the Presidential Office Building on Saturday as part of the traditional National Day celebrations held that day. After a slight delay of ...

HK authorities take down Taiwan flags on Double Ten Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The flag of Taiwan is now a sensitive symbol in Hong Kong, since the implementation of Beijing's national security law in the special administrative region. Saturda...

Taiwan Double Ten Day ceremony held in New York City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New York City's borough of Queens on Saturday (Oct. 3) held a Double Ten Day flag-raising ceremony, which saw a sharp drop in attendees compared to previous years due ...

Security tight in Hong Kong ahead of expected banned China national day protest

Security was tight in Hong Kong early on Thursday with police vans dotting the streets ahead of an expected China national day march by pro-democracy protesters, despite authorities banning the demons...