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COVID cases at Taiwan office in South Africa likely Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two staff members at Taiwan’s representative office in South Africa could have been infected with the Omicron variant of COVID-19, officials said Friday (Dec. 3). ...

Lithuania demands EU response to China removing it from customs registry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lithuanian Parliamentarian Matas Maldeikis on Friday (Dec. 3) said the Lithuanian government will question China’s removal of the Baltic nation from its customs regi...

China deletes Lithuania from customs registry over Taiwan ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lithuania has reportedly been removed from China's custom's registry in retaliation for warming ties with Taiwan, leaving many Lithuanian goods stranded at sea. ...

China 'hunted' over 600 Taiwanese overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A report released by the international human rights organization Safeguard Defenders has alleged that China is "hunting" Taiwanese all over the world, with over ...

Former Polish ambassador to Japan appointed envoy to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cyryl Kozaczewski, a seasoned diplomat, has been appointed as the new director of the Polish Office in Taipei. He was previously involved in Poland’s internationa...

Lithuanian parliamentarian says she and Taiwan's president both punished by China for embracing freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Dovile Sakaliene, a member of the Lithuanian parliament, on Tuesday (Nov. 30) said that she and President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) are both being punished by Beijing for their s...

Baltic lawmakers meet Taiwan's Tsai, stepping up cooperation

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Lawmakers from all three Baltic states met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday in a sign of further cooperation between European Union nations and Taiwan. ...

Taiwan's Kuomintang sends representative to open US office in DC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) announced on Monday (Nov. 29) that Eric Yu-Chua Huang (黃裕鈞), deputy director of its international department, will be sent to Washington D.C., to open...

Taiwan president urges closer partnership with Baltic countries to 'safeguard shared values'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Baltic parliamentary delegation, which arrived Sunday morning (Nov. 28), has met with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday morning and will meet with Legislative Yua...

Lithuania snubs games: Minister will not attend Beijing Winter Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lithuania’s Minister for Education, Science and Sport, Jurgita Siugzdiniene, said she will not attend the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February. Siugzdiniene add...

China suspends consular services in Lithuania

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing announced on Thursday (Nov. 26) it has ceased granting visas at its consulate in Lithuania as it continues to downgrade its bilateral relations as the Baltic count...

First batch of M109A6 Paladins expected to arrive in Taiwan by 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A military official pointed out on (Nov. 25) that the first batch of eight M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzers is expected to be delivered to Taiwan by 2023. The of...

UA staff mistakenly denied Guam transit to Taiwanese man with Medigen jab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's government on Wednesday (Nov. 24) explained that United Airlines' denial of a Taiwanese man's transit through Guam over the Medigen COVID-19 vaccine w...

Dutch legislators support Taiwan’s Interpol bid in landslide vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Dutch House of Representatives passed a proposal calling for the government to support Taiwan’s participation in the International Criminal Police Organization (...

Taiwan and US hold economic talks in virtual meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei and Washington held the second annual 2021 U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue (EPPD) on Monday (Nov. 22). The dialogue was arranged by the Amer...