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Foreign ministry thankful for Czech Senate's support for Taiwan-Lithuania ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday (Jan 21) expressed gratitude for the passing of a resolution by the Czech Senate's Committee on Foreign Aff...

Taiwan vice president's trip to Honduras intended to accomplish 3 goals: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te's (賴清德) trip to Honduras is hoped to accomplish three goals, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Wednesday (Jan. 19) in a Facebook post. L...

Taiwan president welcomes rejection of four referendum initiatives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) welcomed the rejection of four referendum initiatives by voters Saturday (Dec. 18), though she emphasized there had been no winners and no los...

Taiwan president receives French National Assembly delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) received the visiting French National Assembly delegation, led by Francois de Rugy, chair of the France-Taiwan Friendship Group, in the Presid...

Nicaragua embracing China to insulate against international sanctions - U.S. official

Nicaragua's sudden diplomatic switch from Taiwan to China was part of efforts by President Daniel Ortega's government to shield itself from recent international sanctions against Managua, a se...

Taiwan, Europe must defend democracy together, president says

Taiwan and Europe must work together to defend against authoritarianism and disinformation, President Tsai Ing-wen told visiting lawmakers from the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on Mo...

Taiwan's presence at Democracy Summit will test US-China ties: Wall Street Journal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Inviting Taiwan to participate in the Summit for Democracy will test U.S.-China relations in the wake of the recent Biden-Xi virtual summit, according to a Wall Street Jou...

Italian politicians seek stronger Taiwan ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of Italy’s Chamber of Deputies on Friday (Nov. 5) submitted an inquiry to the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding strengthening relations wit...

French National Assembly to vote on resolution backing Taiwan's international space

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The French National Assembly is set to vote on a resolution supporting Taiwan’s international participation on Nov. 29, following its approval by the French Senate i...

Taiwan lambasts China's imposition of 'one China' principle at UN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in New York said Beijing’s attempts to impose the “one China” principle on international organizations has...

'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' discusses Taiwan's political complexities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan was the focus of the latest episode of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," which aired Sunday (Oct. 24). Oliver said Taiwan’s relations with Ch...

US, Taiwan officials discuss Taiwan's global participation in virtual meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) held a virtual meeting on Friday (Oct. 22) to discuss strategies ...

U.S. senators calm troubled Taiwan Strait waters with bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two U.S. senators on Wednesday (Oct. 20) introduced a pro-Taiwan bill that aims to reduce friction with China. The Taiwan Actions Supporting Security by Undertaking Reg...

German experts, politicians call on new government to support Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — German scholars and politicians within Germany's future ruling parties have called on the country's new government, when it is formed, to support Taiwan's inte...

Taiwan dismisses Chinese media reports of dollar diplomacy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Monday (Oct. 11) refuted a report by China's state-run Global Times that claimed Taiwan has been bribing individuals in count...