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Taiwan election campaign starts Thursday

2018.08.15

The campaign for the November 24 regional and local elections officially starts on Thursday, according to the Central Election Commission (CEC).

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President Tsai invites investment by young Taiwanese in U.S.

2018.08.13

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday urged young Taiwanese in the United States to return to Taiwan and develop their careers there. 

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Taiwan to donate US$250,000 in aid after Indonesia earthquakes

2018.08.08

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Wednesday that the government will donate US$250,000 (NT$7.7 million) in aid of the victims of Indonesia’s recent earthquakes that have so far claimed 226 lives.

Read more on Taipei News

Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation to be launched Wednesday

2018.08.06

The Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF) will be formally launched Wednesday with the goal of helping to advance the government regional policy, the organizers said.

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Taiwan to host Oslo Freedom Forum human rights event: NYT

2018.08.02

The New York-based Human Rights Foundation (HRF) has selected Taiwan to host the Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) in Taipei on Nov. 10

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Taiwan and Marshall Islands sign visa-free travel agreement

2018.07.31

As the President of the Marshall Islands Hilda C. Heine completes her diplomatic visit to Taiwan, the governments of the two countries have announced a bilateral agreement for visa-free travel.

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Taiwan and Poland agree to increase cooperation in science and education

2018.07.31

Taiwan and Poland have signed an agreement on collaboration in science and higher education, signaling a landmark for the two countries that will facilitate greater exchanges and cooperation in academia, said Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Marshall Islands President Heine to arrive in Taiwan Thursday: MOFA

2018.07.25

Marshall Islands President Hilda C. Heine will arrive in Taiwan on Thursday on a one-week visit and will meet with top government officials, as the two countries seek to expand bilateral cooperation

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President Tsai invited to Paraguayan president-elect inauguration

2018.07.17

The Paraguayan government is set to officially invite President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to attend the South American ally's presidential inauguration in August, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday.

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Taiwan is an important partner of France and Europe: French Office in Taipei Director

2018.07.15 

At a ceremony in Taipei to mark France's national day on July 14, Director of the French Office in Taipei (法國在台協會), Benoît Guidée said that Taiwan is an important partner of France and Europe.

Read more in Taiwan News

Taiwan Foreign Minister to visit El Salvador and Belize

2018.07.11

Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳昭燮) will leave Thursday on a five-day visit to Central American allies El Salvador and Belize, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

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Senior U.S. EPA official arrives in Taiwan

2018.07.11

Jane Nishida, principal deputy assistant administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday to promote U.S.-Taiwan cooperation, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said in a statement.

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US diplomat for Asia who studied Mandarin in Taiwan to retire

2018.07.02

The United States State Department spokesperson, Heather Nauert, announced July 1 that the most senior U.S. diplomat for Asia, Susan Thornton, will retire from the Foreign Service this July.

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New Mexico and Taiwan sign driver's license agreement

2018.06.27

The U.S. state of New Mexico and Taiwan have signed an agreement to mutually recognize each other's driving credentials, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today.

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Taiwan reviews extending visa-free entry for Philippine citizens

2018.06.26

The current visa-free entry policy for citizens of the Philippines coming to Taiwan is set to expire at the beginning of July, however the Taiwanese government is considering an extension of the policy, which has successfully increased tourism and business with the southern neighbor.

More information on Taiwan News

Taiwan, US could shape inclusive digital future: Moy

2018.06.26

Taiwan and the US could be partners in shaping an inclusive digital future for all, American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Kin Moy said yesterday in Taipei at the opening of a symposium on artificial intelligence (AI).

Read more on Taipei Times

Taiwan, US to share defense research

2018.06.19

Taipei and Washington have signed an agreement to share information on scientific research that would allow representatives of Taiwan’s research institutions.

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Trump, Kim shake hands to open momentous summit

2018.06.12

With a handshake, President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un kicked off a momentous summit Tuesday

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Taiwan tech firms to showcase innovations at MWC

2018.02.26

A group of Taiwanese high-tech firms will showcase their innovations at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, scheduled to kick off in Barcelona, Spain Monday.

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New Taiwan central bank governor named

2018.02.22

Yang Chin-long (楊金龍), the current deputy governor of Taiwan's central bank, has been named by President Tsai-Ing wen (蔡英文) as the new governor of the bank, Executive Yuan spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) announced Thursday.  

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President Tsai calls on Taiwanese businesses in China to invest in the island

2018.02.21

At a Lunar New Year’s event for Taiwanese business people who invested in China, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called on them to invest in Taiwan.

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'Taiwan 2020' campaign submits call for referendum to Central Election Commission

2018.02.05

The campaigners for a referendum to do away with the designation of “Chinese Taipei” for the 2020 Summer Olympics on Feb. 5 officially submitted 4,488 copies of their petition letters with signatures, to the Central Election Commission.

If the referendum is held and the vote is affirmative, then the Taiwanese government would be expected to negotiate with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and to persuade them to accept athletes from Taiwan competing under the Taiwanese flag and the designation of “Taiwan.”

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China criticizes Washington for nuclear adversary claims in Pentagon document

2018.02.05

China yesterday criticized a US government report that cast Beijing as a potential nuclear adversary and called on Washington to reduce its own much larger arsenal and join in promoting regional stability.A Chinese Ministry of National Defense statement said China’s nuclear arsenal is the “minimum level” required for security.

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Taiwan signs two cooperation pacts with Caribbean allies

2018.02.04

A police cooperation agreement was signed with Saint Lucia to enhance personnel training and exchange of intelligence, said the spokesman, adding that it will strengthen the ability of the two countries to combat cross-border crime.

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China will collapse in 2031: retired Taiwan diplomat

2018.02.03

A century of authoritarianism with rising nationalism and an emphasis on central control will eventually lead to a power struggle for the succession which will destroy China, former Taiwan News editor-in-chief Rex Wang (王世榕) writes in his book “China Will Collapse in 2031.”

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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen praises robust Taiwan-US relations

2018.01.31

President Tsai Ing-wen said Jan. 30 that Taiwan-U.S. relations are going from strength to strength based on a mutual commitment to promoting peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific.

The nation’s strategic significance is highlighted by the Taiwan-U.S.-Japan Trilateral Security Dialogue staged last month in Taipei City, Tsai said. This forum underscored that maintaining stability is the shared responsibility of all regional stakeholders and Taiwan will fully meet its obligations in this regard, she added.

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Taiwan mounts live-fire drills to test defences against invasion

2018.01.30

Taiwanese troops staged live-fire exercises simulating an invasions of the island on Tuesday [January 30th], as mainland China steps up pressure on Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and a row over airline routes escalates.

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Chinese researchers clone macaques

2018.01.26

Chinese scientists have cloned monkeys using the same technique that produced Dolly the sheep two decades ago, breaking a technical barrier that could open the door to copying humans.

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Taiwan's flag mysteriously disappears from official U.S. websites

2018.01.24

The official Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) webpage, which introduces the U.S.-Taiwan trade relations, as well as a United States Department Bureau of Consular Affairs' webpage, have removed the image of the Taiwan's flag on Taiwan-related webpages for unknown reasons as of Jan. 24.  

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Chinese pressure would only stengthen Taiwan unity: president

2018.01.22

President Tsai Ying-wen said, in an interview with SET TV broadcast on Monday, January 22nd, that if China continues to pressure Taiwan it would only strengthen the unity of the people of Taiwan. She has also reminded that the past experiences have proved that Taiwan, by making unnecessary compromises, would not get more goodwill from China.  

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China customs destroys Taiwanese products for not having 'Taiwan Area' label

2018.01.16

China has started to destroy imported Taiwanese products that do not have newly required 'Taiwan Area' label.

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