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Hundreds of anti-nuclear protesters staged a rally in Taiwan on Sunday to demand the island's government honour its pledge to abolish the use of atomic energy by 2025. Waving placards reading "nuclear go zero", and "abolish nuclear, save Taiwan", they gathered outside the presidential office in Taipei ...
Taipei, March 11 (CNA) Taiwan has a solid role under the new "Free and Open Indo-Pacific" strategy proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump, especially on the North Korean issue, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense Wallace Gregson said Sunday in Taipei. Speaking at an international seminar ...

'Lot of Politics has Been Played Over Subhas Bose' ... London-based author Ashis Ray talks to Medha Dutta about the book which is a culmination of 30 years of extensive research in Taiwan, Japan, Pakistan, ... Had he lived longer, visited Japan and Taiwan, he would have been convinced of the truth.
Brussels, March 10 (CNA) The Swedish-Taiwanese Parliamentarian Association (STPA) called the Swedish Tax Agency's announced name change designating Taiwan a province of China "inappropriate," listing four key reasons for its opposition in a written letter to Sweden's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Brussels, March 8 (CNA) Taiwan's representative office in Sweden said Thursday that it has filed an official protest with the Swedish government against its recent reference to Taiwan as a province of China. According to the office, it submitted the formal written protest to Sweden's foreign ministry and tax ...
Berlin, March 7 (CNA) In view of the fact that Taiwan is listed as part of China by several major German enterprises, Taiwan's envoy to Germany Shieh Jhy-Wey (謝志偉) said Wednesday that he has written to these companies demanding a correction. Shieh was referring in particular to Lufthansa and ...

Taipei, March 7 (CNA) Japanese patrol vessels acted within their rights when they chased a Taiwanese fishing boat over the weekend after it entered Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and operated there without permission, an official from Japan's representative office in Taiwan said Wednesday.
Taipei, March 4 (CNA) Visiting parliamentarians from Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines, along with local lawmakers, on Sunday called for greater cooperation among like-minded allies to maintain regional peace and stability in the face of threats from China and North Korea. Enhancing cooperation ...
That's aroused concerns about a return to the one-man rule of past dictators such as Mao Zedong and what that could mean for China's domestic politics and international standing, with some warning of the possibility of capricious policy making and greater political repression. The ruling Communist Party ...
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文, left) and her mother Chang Chin-feng (張金鳳)/Image taken from Tsai's Facebook page. Taipei, March 3 (CNA) Chang Chin-feng (張金鳳), the mother of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), has passed away at the age of 93, the Presidential Office said Saturday. A private funeral ...
Taipei, March 3 (CNA) The Presidential Office said Saturday that it will host a social innovation hackathon, starting March 5, in a bid to seek solutions to societal problems through the use of open data in Taiwan. Registration for the nationwide "President's Cup Social Innovation Hackathon" will open ...
Taipei, March 3 (CNA) Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said Saturday that Taiwan will increase its national defense budget in order to join neighboring countries in preserving regional peace. Speaking at the first East Asia Peace Forum in Taipei, Lai said the major threats to stability in the Asia Pacific region ...
ROME (AP) -- Italy's election campaign reads much like a police blotter, chronicling a country whose politics lately have been increasingly nasty, divisive and even violent. A young man knifed while affixing posters for a far-left party. A politician for a pro-fascism party beaten up on the street. A candidate for ...
Following the latest attacks, Taiwan's Deputy Foreign Minister Wu Chih-chung (吳志中) contacted Burkina Faso's Ambassador to Taiwan Aminata Sana Congo to convey the condolences of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and the Taiwanese people, MOFA said. Taiwan also offered any necessary ...
Others note that many people in Taiwan consider the island part of China and that, given the economic benefits, good relations are necessary. "Discussing politics is bad for business," said Antonio Guo, 65, the Taiwanese owner of a restaurant in a north Sydney suburb. "People get agitated." But for many ...
Taipei, Feb. 7 (CNA) Taiwan has received condolences from the governments of its diplomatic allies and other friendly nations on the losses suffered in a powerful earthquake that struck Hualien County in eastern Taiwan late Tuesday, the presidential office said Wednesday. In response, the Taiwan ...
Taipei, March 5 (CNA) Taiwan will try harder to establish stronger and closer partnerships and expand cooperation with countries in South Asia and the Asia-Pacific region, Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said Monday. Taiwan will also seek trade partners' support for its bid to join the ...

Contending Japan's accusation that the Taiwanese boat had not just sailed across the boundary but was also fishing, Hsieh said Japan has to provide ... in those waters, the agency said, adding that it will also ask the Japanese side to present proof of any irregularities on the part of the Taiwanese boat.
Washington, March 5 (CNA) The Taiwan Travel Act, which promotes meetings and visits between high-ranking American and Taiwanese government ... officials at all levels of the U.S. government, including Cabinet-level national security officials, to travel to Taiwan to meet their Taiwanese counterparts.
Taipei, Feb. 18 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) wrapped up her Lunar New Year holiday temple tour Sunday after visiting 18 temples in 17 counties and cities around Taiwan in three days, according to the Presidential Office. Tsai embarked on her tour on Friday, the first day of the Year of the Dog on ...
Taipei, Feb. 17 (CNA) Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang (唐鳳), who is tasked with overseeing Taiwan's digital affairs, has reaffirmed the government's determination to support the development of Taiwan's social enterprises. In a film released by the Executive yuan Saturday, Tang is seen making bread ...
In September 2017, this obstruction reached the point when Taiwan had "run out" of further requests for UN membership, according to a Taiwanese foreign ... "China argues that the credible threat of force is essential to maintain the conditions for political progress and to prevent Taiwan from making moves ...
Using the geography of the island as a metaphor for its colonial past and its contemporary identity, Taiwanese artist Shake presents four works in a ... All of the passages read in between these two are also examples of outside powers deciding the fate of Taiwan, matter-of-fact statements of political reality.
In a facebook post, Japan's representative in Taiwan, Mikio Numata, said he and his staff wished the Taiwanese people a smooth and peaceful new year. ... British Office Taipei's Representative Catherine Nettleton wished all Taiwanese a healthy and prosperous Year of the Dog, also in a Facebook post.
Cross-strait relations turned sour when Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen refused to accept the "one-China" principle after she took office in May 2016. Beijing suspended cross-strait talks and exchanges with Taiwan, which it considers to be a breakaway province. Zhang Zhijun, director of the mainland's ...
Chinese officials aren't the only ones sensitive about labeling/mislabeling Taiwan as an independent territory/part of mainland China. ... commissioned by Donald Trump shortly after he took office last year -- about a month after he vexed China by taking a phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen.
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There are still seats left for Taiwanese people to return home from mainland China over the upcoming Lunar New Year, Taiwan said on Tuesday, brushing off concern a dispute over air routes could leave thousands stranded. The dispute has become increasingly bitter, with both sides trading accusations ...
Taipei, Feb. 6 (CNA) Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said Tuesday that the government's goal of making Taiwan nuclear-free by 2025 remains unchanged, regardless of how the Atomic Energy Council (AEC) decides to rule on Taiwan Power Co.'s (Taipower's) application to restart the second reactor at its No ...
Taipei, Feb. 6 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) issued a yellow travel alert Tuesday for the Maldives, an island group in the Indian Ocean, due to a political crisis in the country. The travel alert came after the Maldives government under President Abdulla Yameen declared a 15-day state of ...
Washington (CNN) The US Defense Department was forced to correct several mistakes in its Nuclear Posture Review after an initial version of the report released last week labeled Taiwan as part of China and included the disputed Kuril islands in a chart depicting Russia. A copy of the report was ...
The Nuclear Posture Review error is not the first incident involving U.S. policy toward Taiwan and the administration of President Donald Trump. ... though, after the House of Representative passed legislation last month encouraging more diplomatic contacts between Trump officials and their Taiwanese ...
Following Beijing's increased military drills near the East Asian island, which China considers as part of its own, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said in a ... In an official statement, it said Beijing was "purposefully using civil aviation as a cover for improper intentions regarding Taiwan politics and even ...
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan has accused China of insensitivity by announcing that Papua New Guinea had downgraded its relations with the self-ruled island while Taiwan was still dealing with the aftermath of a deadly earthquake. China has become increasingly hostile towards Taiwan, claimed by Beijing ...
Washington, Feb. 13 (CNA) Taiwan's representative to the U.S. Stanley Kao (高碩泰) emphasized Taiwan's commitment to fighting "sharp power" and championing human rights and economic freedoms in a letter published on a U.S. political newspaper Tuesday. Kao's letter to the editor of The Hill, titled ...
In exclusive interviews here with POLITICO, Taiwanese officials urged Trump to stand firm, saying Beijing has stepped up a campaign of political and military intimidation during the president's first year in office. "Mainland China has a big strategy to exercise more political pressure toward Taiwan," said ...
Before I tell you about the Zhuilu Old Trail, I should confess that the day before I got there, I failed my first Taiwanese test of fortitude. Guide Steven Chang and I were ... Many Americans think of complicated politics, not mountain trails, when they hear the word "Taiwan." Before I started planning this trip, ...
Taipei, Dec. 17 (CNA) Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Yao Wen-chih (姚文智) announced Sunday his intention to run in the Taipei mayoral election next year, pledging that if elected he will remove Taipei Songshan Airport, which he described as a "tumor" impeding the development ...
Taipei, Dec. 16 (CNA) Palau's ambassador to Taiwan Dilmei Olkeriil characterized diplomatic ties between the two countries as "extremely stable" during a recent interview with CNA, despite a Chinese travel ban that prevents Chinese tourists visiting the western Pacific island country. According to Olkeriil ...
MOFA calls on Spain to return Taiwanese nationals suspected of fraud ... The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) called on the Spanish government on Saturday to observe the nationality principle and send Taiwanese suspects currently detained in that country for alleged telecom fraud back to Taiwan.
Two Taiwanese scholars intending to take part in a forum in Hong Kong on local politics have seen their visa applications rejected. The pair accused the Hong Kong government of undermining academic freedom by refusing them entry and implementing unnecessarily tight immigration controls. The block ...
Taipei, Dec. 15 (CNA) Visiting American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman James Moriarty said Friday that remarks he made to lawmakers in Taipei earlier this week about a new law Taiwan introduced to address the legacy of the injustices of former Kuomintang (KMT) administrations have been ...
Taipei, Dec. 15 (CNA) Taiwan and Japan will hold a dialogue on maritime affairs cooperation in Taipei next week, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday. Discussions will touch on topics such as marine resources conservation, maritime emergencies and rescue, as well as marine ...
Over the last two years, exchanges between Taiwan and France have been frequent with many Taiwanese officials visiting France to discuss bilateral ... The Taiwanese people, being part of the global community, would like to make more contributions and are very much looking forward to being part of ...
What did their musical experience have to do with recent political wins by metalhead Danica Roem and hardcore vocalist Justin Brannan? .... In Taiwan, Freddy Lim was a leader of Amnesty International Taiwan and activist for Taiwanese independence before serving as a member of the Legislative yuan, ...
But a handful of new organizations are trying to channel that anger into reinvigorating the country's democracy by luring fresh faces into a political establishment widely seen as closed off and unrepresentative. "The idea was simple: how to turn indignation into political action," said Jose Frederico Lyra Netto ...
... includes a broader scope of history, applying transitional justice measures to the period of Japanese colonial rule to demand that the Japanese government take responsibility for infringing upon the rights of Aborigines, comfort women, and Taiwanese drafted into the Japanese army during World War II.
A prominent Taiwanese political critic and a senior officer at a semi-official cultural group headed by Taiwan's president Tsai Ing-wen was refused entry to Hong Kong on Wednesday. Chang Tieh-chih, also former chief editor of Hong Kong's popular lifestyle and cultural monthly City Magazine, broke the ...
BERLIN (AP) -- Austria's likely next leader is proposing that the country's politicians do without a pay increase next year after auditors calculated that they are entitled to a 1.5 percent raise. Conservative leader Sebastian Kurz, who is in talks with the right-wing Freedom Party on forming a new coalition ...
Eighty-four-year-old Tsai Kuan-yu (蔡寬裕), honorary director of the Taiwan Association for the Care of the Victims of Political Persecution during the ... measures set forth under the law, including retrieval of political archives held by the KMT which could significantly add to the understanding of the era.


 

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