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Prague Zoo gets Taiwanese pangolins after fallout with China

PRAGUE (AP) — Prague’s zoo has introduced a pair of critically endangered Chinese pangolins to the public. It is only the the second animal park on the European continent to have the animals. ...

Czech foreign minister thanks Taiwan for donating to Czech Red Cross

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Czech Republic Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky on Friday (April 29) thanked Taiwan for its donations to the Czech Red Cross for Ukrainian refugees. In a tweet, Lipavsky s...

Taiwan’s Taichung signs sister city agreement with Guam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung City Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) signed a sister city agreement with Guam Governor Lourdes Leon Guerrero on Wednesday (Feb. 23), calling the move a step forward in r...

China tries to thwart Vancouver-Kaohsiung Sister City deal before it begins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s representatives in Vancouver appear to have jumped the gun in warning its city government against becoming a sister city of Taiwan’s Kaohsiung when, in...

Sister cities an underused tool in Taiwan’s diplomacy: Panel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a webinar on Thursday (Aug. 26), panelists discussed how to optimize sister city arrangements and how this alternative form of diplomacy can help Taiwan overcome diplom...

Taiwan's Taoyuan establishes sister-city ties with Newark, New Jersey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Taoyuan City on Tuesday (Aug. 3) established sister-city relations with the U.S. city of Newark, New Jersey. Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) said...

Czech senator greeted with 'We are Taiwanese' signs in Prague

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil returned from a six-day tour of Taiwan on Saturday (Sept. 5), he was greeted in Prague with supporters carrying signs that read ...

Of pangolins and PPE: Taipei and Prague mayors claim sister-city successes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mayors of Taipei and Prague appeared together Friday (Sept. 4) to announce the sister cities have reached an accord on projects large and small during the Czech delega...

China spokeswoman berates reporter for calling Tsai 'president'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying (華春瑩) on Thursday (Sept. 3) berated a Japanese reporter for referring to Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) as "president" when...

Beijing's threats against Czech senate president 'completely unacceptable': Prague mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Visiting Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib has said Beijing's threats against the Senate President of the Czech Republic, Milos Vystrcil, are “completely unacceptable.&rd...

Czech Senate leader talks democratic values at Taiwan university

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The president of the Czech Senate on Monday (Aug. 31) gave a speech at one of Taiwan’s top universities in which he highlighted what he views as important values sha...

Czech opposition pushing back against China ahead of controversial delegation to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwa­­­­­­­­n News) — As a Czech delegation prepares for its high-profile trip to Taiwan at the end of August, China reportedly continues to hemorrhage i...

Gothenburg cuts sister-city ties with Shanghai as Sweden cans Confucius Institutes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sweden's second-largest city Gothenburg has officially ceased its sister-city agreement with Shanghai as the country shuts down the last of its Confucius Institutes. ...

Prague mayor thanks Taiwan for sharing COVID-19 response materials

Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib on Friday (March 6) thanked Taiwan for providing information on managing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which has been confirmed in 19 cases in the Czech Republic amid a gr...

China sent threatening letter about Czech official’s plan to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China sent a letter to the president of the Czech Republic threatening economic retaliation if the speaker of the Senate visited Taiwan, the Reuters news agency revealed W...