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Paraguay chamber of deputies president seeks closer parliamentary cooperation with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Paraguay Chamber of Deputies President Carlos Maria Lopez Lopez expressed hope for closer parliamentary cooperation during a meeting with Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游...

Taiwan calls on BioNTech to cut out China as middleman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Dec. 22) called on Germany's BioNTech (BNT) to open a branch office in Taiwan instead of using China’s Sh...

Biden hoping to avoid Summit of the Americas flop in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When leaders gather at the Summit of the Americas this week, the focus is likely to veer from policy issues — migration, climate change and galloping inflation — and instead shift t...

Biden scrambles to avoid Americas Summit flop in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When leaders gather this week in Los Angeles at the Summit of the Americas, the focus is likely to veer from common policy changes — migration, climate change and galloping inflatio...

Taiwan donates 150,000 doses of Medigen vaccine to Somaliland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (Dec. 28) announced it will donate 150,000 doses of Taiwan's domestically-developed Medigen vaccine (MVC-COV1901) to ...

UN leader urges 'concrete' moves on year-end vaccine goal

NEW YORK (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres exhorted the world Thursday to make “concrete" progress within days toward a now-distant goal of vaccinating 40% of the global population agains...

China sends 200,000 COVID vaccines 4 days after Nicaragua dumps Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing's vaccine diplomacy was on full display when 200,000 doses of Chinese-made COVID vaccines arrived in Nicaragua on Monday (Dec. 13). On Thursday (Dec. 9), Ni...

Will Russia's new push in ASEAN be another failure?

Speaking at the fourth Russia-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated his country's eagerness to boost cooperation with Southeast Asian n...

US donates 1.5 million Moderna doses to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Another 1.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will arrive in Taiwan from the U.S. on Monday (Nov. 1). The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) announced via i...

Biden bound for global summits as domestic agenda in limbo

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden promised to show the world that democracies can work to meet the challenges of the 21st century. As he prepares to push that message at a pair of global summits, ...

US-China tensions evident as Biden heads to twin summits

WASHINGTON (AP) — For nine months under President Joe Biden, the U.S. has pursued a diplomatic strategy that could be characterized as about China, without China. On security, trade,...

5 Sinovac breakthrough cases imported to Taiwan from Indonesia, Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Oct. 27) reported that five of the seven imported breakthrough COVID-19 infections that day had been vaccinated wi...

3 Sinovac breakthrough cases imported to Taiwan from Indonesia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Oct. 25) reported that three of the five imported breakthrough COVID-19 infections that day had been vaccinated with ...

The Latest: US health experts urge flu shots ahead of season

NEW YORK — The U.S. is gearing up for the flu season on top of the continuing COVID-19 crisis. Health officials urged Americans to get vaccinated against both the flu and coronaviru...

Chinese firm buys rights to sell Canadian mRNA vaccine in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese biopharmaceutical company is in the process of acquiring the license for a Canadian mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, including the rights to the Taiwan market and other co...