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Taiwan President Tsai confirms re-election bid for 2020: CNN


In an interview with CNN today (Feb. 19), Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen confirmed that she will run for re-election, despite a call by some senior voices to step aside and mounting pressure from Beijing.

Premier Su won't sign independence referendum as 'Taiwan is already independent'


Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Tuesday during a Legislative Yuan question time that he would not sign a public referendum on Taiwan’s independence, because "Taiwan is already independent."

3 MEPs granted medal of diplomacy to recognize promotion of Taiwan-EU ties


Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) conferred the Friendship Medal of Diplomacy to three members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Monday.

European Parliament Taiwan Friendship Group visits Taiwan


Werner Langen, chairman of the European Parliament Taiwan Friendship Group (TFG), and his delegation arrived in Taiwan for a six-day visit.

Taiwan ranked 24th for global connectivity


Taiwan is the world's 24th most connected country, according to the latest edition of the DHL Global Connectedness Index (GCI), a detailed analysis of globalization, measured by international flows of trade, capital, information and people.

Taiwan’s Academia Historica head tapped as new National Palace Museum Director


Taiwan’s National Palace Museum will be headed by Academia Historica President, Wu Mi-cha (吳密察), while Deputy Chairperson of the Ocean Affairs Council, Lee Chung-wei (李仲威), will be promoted to chairperson of the Ocean Affairs Council, the Executive Yuan announced Wednesday.

Taiwan flag flown at Melbourne’s New year parade


On Sunday, Australian coastal city Melbourne held its annual Lunar New Year parade to cap off a week’s worth of festive celebrations.

Taiwan Representative office in Germany shares 'year of the Pig' spirit with local politicians


The Taiwan Representative Office in Munich, Germany treated some local politicians to some special Taiwanese-style foods over the Lunar New Year Holidays.

US senators sign letter calling for Taiwan president to speak at Congress


A group of U.S. senators on Thursday issued a joint letter to House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, calling on her to invite Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress.

Taiwan donation of US$500,000 to humanitarian organization announced during anti-ISIS conference


It was announced Wednesday that Taiwan has donated US$500,000 to an NGO fighting sexual violence and supporting reconstruction efforts in a part of the world devastated by ISIS terrorism.

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