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Lithuanian charity thanks Taiwan for cash donations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An institution promoting welfare for pregnant women in Lithuania has expressed gratitude to Taiwan for an influx of donations as the two countries continue to engage in re...

Taiwan's I-Mei donates signature snacks to Lithuania after vaccine aid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-based I-Mei Foods Co. announced on Wednesday (June 23) it will donate a container of its signature puff snacks to Lithuania, following the Baltic country’s va...

Signs on Grand Hotel, Taipei 101 thank US for 2.5 million Moderna jabs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Grand Hotel Taipei and Taipei 101 on Sunday evening (June 20) both flashed messages thanking the U.S. for its donation of 2.5 million Moderna COVID-19 vaccines that da...

The Latest: Britain wants more inquiry into COVID-19 origin

CARBIS BAY, England — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Britain wants further investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that at the moment the country doesn’t believe it cam...

The Latest: Brazil president fined for not wearing mask

SAO PAULO — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro led a throng of motorcyclist supporters through the streets of Sao Paulo on Saturday and got hit with a fine for failure to wear a mask. ...

Taiwan close to completing US vaccine donation process

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is close to completing the process to receive 750,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses from the United States, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday (June ...

US senators urge expedited shipment of 750,000 vaccines to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two top U.S. senators on the Subcommittee on East Asia on Wednesday (June 9) called on the Biden administration to expedite the shipment of 750,000 COVID-19 vaccines to Ta...

Representative thanks Japan for providing vaccine assistance to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese envoy to the U.S. Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) on Sunday (June 6) thanked Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Hiroshi Tomita for Japan’s recent donation of 1.24 million...

US, Japan vaccine aid to Taiwan counters China’s regional clout: Political scientists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. and Japan's vaccine support for Taiwan is intended as a countermeasure to China’s growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region, according to Taiwanese p...

1st batch of US vaccines doses to benefit Taiwan's 'most vulnerable': AIT

TAIPEI(Taiwan News)— The American Institute in Taiwan ( AIT) announced Friday (June 4) that the U.S.' forthcoming vaccine aid will go to the most at-risk groups in Taiwan. The White House...

China condemns Japan's vaccine donation to Taiwan as 'political show'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday (May 31) expressed its opposition to Japan's plan to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan, labeling it a "politica...

Taipei mayor snaps at US for balking at vaccine aid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Wednesday (May 26) lashed out at the de facto U.S. ambassador for his country's apparent lack of urgency in sending vaccines to Taiwan....

Taiwan makes vaccination a matter of life, death, and chip supply

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan intends to dramatically up the vaccination rate after withdrawing its reservations over taking the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Friday (May 21). At the same t...

Is China using COVID aid to increase influence in Sri Lanka?

Over the past few months, China has been boosting its vaccine diplomacy efforts, pledging and shipping increasing numbers of COVID vaccines to a number of countries worldwide, particularly in Asia. ...

China's vaccine diplomacy could squeeze Taiwan internationally

China's "vaccine diplomacy," which has become central to its foreign policy in 2021, may hamper Taiwan's efforts to build relations with developing countries, according to an expert ...