Taiwanese vice president-elect meets with US Speaker Pelosi, national security advisor in Washington

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President-elect William Lai (賴清德) on Wednesday (Feb. 5) met with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other high-ranking government officials as his trip to Washington...

Taiwanese vice president-elect visits Washington

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President-elect William Lai (賴清德) is visiting the U.S. from Feb. 2-9 and will join President Donald Trump at the National Prayer Breakfast held annually in Washington...

Taiwanese students to visit Indonesia, New Zealand as teen diplomatic envoys

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A dozen Taiwanese high school students will set out on an 11-day trip to Indonesia and New Zealand as teenage diplomatic envoys for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)....

Taiwan’s Taoyuan attracts more investment than Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Under a government program to attract more investment, Taoyuan has emerged as the top destination among the country’s six special municipalities, ahead of Kaohsiung ...

Taiwan vice president to visit Palau in celebration of 20-year ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) is visiting Palau from Dec. 28-30 in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Taiwan’s diplomatic relations with the Pacific ally. ...

Mayor of Taiwan beach town angers Taiwanese with business card featuring Chinese flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mayor of Hengchun has angered Taiwanese by handing out business cards in the United States showing the five-star flag of communist China, reports said Saturday (Dec. 1...

FSC head lists 5 reasons why Taiwan is unlikely to replace Hong Kong as financial hub

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite the ongoing political turbulence and social unrest in Hong Kong, Taiwan is unlikely to replace the city as a financial hub in the Asia-Pacific region, according to...

Taiwan KMT candidate's wife denied entry to Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lee Chia-fen ( 李佳芬), wife of Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), has been barred from entering Singapore because its government does not allow "...

Taiwan's ex-Premier Lai says US trip unrelated to VP slot on 2020 ticket

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwanese Premier William Lai (賴清德) returned to Taiwan from his trip to the U.S. Thursday evening (Oct. 24) and told the press that campaigning for Democratic Progr...

Dutch parliament passes motion supporting Taiwan's international participation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Dutch House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan motion supporting Taiwan’s participation in international organizations and global affairs. The motion,...

Overseas Taiwanese to provide support in Ireland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Overseas Taiwanese communities in Ireland have formed an association intended to provide help to their fellow nationals in the country. Chen Hui-wen (鄭惠文), who convened...

Pro-democracy activists in NYC march to support Taiwan, Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Pro-Taiwan groups and overseas Taiwanese in the U.S. converged in New York City on Saturday (Sept. 7) to march for Taiwan’s inclusion in the United Nations and to ra...

Taiwan seeks to attract investment from Malaysia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs’ Department of Investment Services (DOIS) held an event in Malaysia last week in hopes of attracting investment in the island nation...

Trump's new tariffs likely to expedite Taiwan companies' return home: investment official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday (Aug. 23) threatened to further increase the tariffs on Chinese exports in reprisal for China’s latest counter-tariffs, and he ...

Taiwan's jobless rate edges up in July

Taipei (CNA) Taiwan's unemployment rate rose slightly in July due to the entry of new graduates to the job market, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said Thursda...