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Japan's prime minister thanks Taiwan for medical equipment aid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan’s prime minister, Suga Yoshihide, on Thursday (Sept. 16) expressed his gratitude to Taiwan for its medical supply donations and stressed the strong bond betwee...

EU pledges 200 million vaccine doses to low-income nations

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top official said Wednesday that ramping up COVID-19 vaccinations around the world was the bloc's No. 1 priority right now and committed another 200 million vaccin...

Taiwan thanks Japan for 500,000 more doses of AZ vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (Sept. 14) thanked Japan for arranging its fifth coronavirus vaccine donation to Taiwan, adding another 500,000 jabs to t...

Taiwan-Japan ties headed for breakthrough

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chen Kuan-ting (陳冠廷), CEO of the Taiwan think tank NextGen Foundation, says momentum is building for a breakthrough in Taiwan-Japan relations as the two countries’ f...

Taiwan responds to Polish foreign minister's comments on China, cross-strait relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday (Sept. 7) issued a statement in response to Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau’s recent comments condemning Beijing&rsqu...

Japan’s 4th AstraZeneca vaccine donation arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 64,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday (Sept. 7), the most recent of four donations by Japan totaling more than 3.4 million doses. Tai...

Taiwan's I-Mei sends Mid-Autumn gift boxes to US, Japan as thanks for vaccine donations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a donation of its signature puff snacks to Lithuania, I-Mei Foods Co. said Saturday (Sept. 4) that it will send Mid-Autumn Festival gift boxes to the United Stat...

Poland to donate COVID vaccines to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Poland is the latest country that plans to donate vaccines to Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday (Sept. 4), and a second batch of BioNTech ja...

Taiwan thanks Japan for scheduled 4th vaccine donation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office on Friday (Sept. 3) thanked Japan for a scheduled fourth COVID-19 donation to Taiwan, expected later this month. Japan Foreign Minister Motegi T...

COVID: Why is Europe donating so many vaccines to Vietnam?

Italy and Romania became the latest European countries to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam on August 25. In the weeks beforehand, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and France gave doses to Hanoi....

Photo of the Day: Taipei 101 thanks Czech Republic for Moderna doses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei 101 on Sunday (Aug. 29) flashed seven messages to thank the Czech Republic for donating thousands of doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. On Sunday evening at ...

Taiwan envoy to US throws out first pitch at Mets Taiwan Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's representative to the U.S., Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴), threw out the first pitch during a New York Mets game at Citi Field in Queens on Sunday (Aug. 29), marking th...

Czech donation of 30,000 Moderna vaccine doses expected in Taiwan Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A batch of 30,000 Moderna vaccine doses donated by the Czech Republic is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan Sunday (Aug. 29) afternoon, according to media reports. The Centr...

WHO head calls for two-month vaccine booster moratorium

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization on Monday called for a two-month moratorium on administering booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines as a means of reducing global v...

Taiwan legislator invites Lithuanian parliament speaker, politicians to visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party Legislator and head of the Taiwan-Baltic nation Parliamentary Friendship Association, Chiu Chih-wei (邱志偉), has written Lithuanian Parliament (...