President Tsai launches ROC (Taiwan) navy landing platform dock

President Tsai Ing-wen launched the ROC (Taiwan) navy landing platform dock Yushan April 13 in the southern port city of Kaohsiung, underscoring the success of government efforts promoting Taiwan’s indigenous defense capabilities.   Constructed by locally headquartered CSBC Corporation, Taiwan, in partnership with National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology based in the northern the … Continue reading “President Tsai launches ROC (Taiwan) navy landing platform dock”

President Tsai launches ROC (Taiwan) navy landing platform dock

President Tsai Ing-wen launched the ROC (Taiwan) navy landing platform dock Yushan April 13 in the southern port city of Kaohsiung, underscoring the success of government efforts promoting Taiwan’s indigenous defense capabilities.   Constructed by locally headquartered CSBC Corporation, Taiwan, in partnership with National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology based in the northern the … Continue reading “President Tsai launches ROC (Taiwan) navy landing platform dock”

Taiwan inks disaster management and medical capacity building cooperation pact with St. Vincent and the Grenadines

A memorandum of understanding on disaster management and medical capacity building in St. Vincent and the Grenadines was inked by Taiwan and the Caribbean ally April 13, spotlighting how Taiwan Can Help realize the World Health Organization’s goal of Health for All and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.   … Continue reading “Taiwan inks disaster management and medical capacity building cooperation pact with St. Vincent and the Grenadines”

Cultural exhibition deepens friendship, understanding between Taiwan, Muslim-majority countries

The Islamic Cultural Exhibition featuring Arabic calligraphy works, religious artifacts and items, and photographs of celebrated mosques from around Taiwan and abroad is underway at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei City.   Organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, locally based Chinese Muslim Association, and representative and trade offices of Muslim-majority countries … Continue reading “Cultural exhibition deepens friendship, understanding between Taiwan, Muslim-majority countries”

MOFA welcomes new US guidelines for interactions with Taiwan officials

The new guidelines for U.S. public sector interactions with Taiwan counterparts are welcomed by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs April 10.   Announced the day before by the U.S. Department of State, the guidelines liberalize contacts between the two sides in keeping with the spirit of the Taiwan Relations … Continue reading “MOFA welcomes new US guidelines for interactions with Taiwan officials”

President Tsai reaffirms commitment to boosting industrial innovation

President Tsai Ing-wen promised April 8 to leave no stone unturned in creating a better environment for advancing Taiwan’s R&D capabilities, underscoring the government’s commitment to boosting industrial innovation.   Upgrading industries across the board is key to ensuring the country is ready to capitalize on post-pandemic opportunities, Tsai said. To that end, the government … Continue reading “President Tsai reaffirms commitment to boosting industrial innovation”

Formosa Club in West Asia launched via videoconference

The Formosa Club in West Asia was launched April 8 via a videoconference involving Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu, Vice Foreign Minister Miguel Li-jey Tsao and members of the 63-strong group from 11 countries.   Wu, who delivered his remarks in a special recorded message, welcomed lawmakers to the club and described the initiative as … Continue reading “Formosa Club in West Asia launched via videoconference”

Dajia Mazu pilgrimage to kick off in central Taiwan, with livestreams offered in 11 languages

The Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage set to kick off April 9 in central Taiwan will be livestreamed in multiple languages, showcasing the vibrancy of the country’s religious culture among foreign audiences.   Departing from Jenn Lann Temple in Taichung City on a 340-kilometer round-trip route, the nine-day pilgrimage will stop at six temples in the city, … Continue reading “Dajia Mazu pilgrimage to kick off in central Taiwan, with livestreams offered in 11 languages”

Dajia Mazu pilgrimage to kick off in central Taiwan, with livestreams offered in 11 languages

The Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage set to kick off April 9 in central Taiwan will be livestreamed in multiple languages, showcasing the vibrancy of the country’s religious culture among foreign audiences.   Departing from Jenn Lann Temple in Taichung City on a 340-kilometer round-trip route, the nine-day pilgrimage will stop at six temples in the city, … Continue reading “Dajia Mazu pilgrimage to kick off in central Taiwan, with livestreams offered in 11 languages”

CECC to expand COVID-19 vaccination for high-risk personnel

Taiwan will expand its COVID-19 vaccination program to include more high-risk groups as the government steps up efforts to develop population immunity while safeguarding public health, the Cabinet-level Central Epidemic Command Center announced April 7.   Effective April 12, more individuals with a higher risk of exposure to coronavirus due to the nature of their … Continue reading “CECC to expand COVID-19 vaccination for high-risk personnel”

CECC to expand COVID-19 vaccination for high-risk personnel

Taiwan will expand its COVID-19 vaccination program to include more high-risk groups as the government steps up efforts to develop population immunity while safeguarding public health, the Cabinet-level Central Epidemic Command Center announced April 7.   Effective April 12, more individuals with a higher risk of exposure to coronavirus due to the nature of their … Continue reading “CECC to expand COVID-19 vaccination for high-risk personnel”

MOFA Minister Wu accepts copy of credentials from Belize ambassador

Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu accepted a copy of the credentials of Candice Pitts, new ambassador of Belize to the ROC (Taiwan), while exchanging views on a range of issues pertinent to bilateral relations, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs April 6.   Wu, who extended a warm welcome to Pitts, said he looks … Continue reading “MOFA Minister Wu accepts copy of credentials from Belize ambassador”

Taiwan filmmaker Ang Lee wins BAFTA Fellowship

Renowned Taiwan filmmaker Ang Lee is the winner of this year’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts Fellowship for his outstanding contributions to cinema, the London-based organization announced April 6.   According to BAFTA, Lee is one of the world’s most pioneering and respected contemporary filmmakers whose diverse and groundbreaking works have been highly … Continue reading “Taiwan filmmaker Ang Lee wins BAFTA Fellowship”

Tsai prioritizes rescue, service resumption efforts following train derailment

President Tsai Ing-wen said April 3 that maximum effort and resources are dedicated to ensuring rescue and service resumption efforts continue apace following the train derailment in eastern Taiwan’s Hualien County.   The government immediately activated the Central Emergency Operation Center in Taipei City and established an on-site command post as soon as notification of … Continue reading “Tsai prioritizes rescue, service resumption efforts following train derailment”

Global community thanked by MOFA for support after train derailment

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs April 5 expressed heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the international community for expressions of support following the train derailment in eastern Taiwan’s Hualien County last week.   “We sincerely appreciate the messages of concern & condolences by governments, officials & organizations from countries & regions,” the MOFA said in a … Continue reading “Global community thanked by MOFA for support after train derailment”

MOFA thanks US for support of Taiwan’s international participation

A virtual forum held in support of Taiwan’s international participation March 30 is deeply appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   Hosted by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S. and American Institute in Taiwan, the forum was held to discuss strategies for expanding Taiwan’s … Continue reading “MOFA thanks US for support of Taiwan’s international participation”

Taiwan responds to US 2020 human rights report

Taiwan is leaving no stone unturned to safeguard human rights like freedom of speech, with a raft of achievements which have received global recognition from democracies such as the U.S. in the international community, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs March 31.   In the statement, the MOFA responded to the annual Country Reports … Continue reading “Taiwan responds to US 2020 human rights report”

Taiwan, UK and Japan honor William Burton in Taipei

A bust unveiling ceremony was held March 30 at Taipei Water Park to honor British engineer William Burton for his contributions to designing Taiwan’s water-supply systems during the Japanese colonial rule (1895-1945).   Presided over by Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, the event was attended by British Office Taipei Representative John Dennis and Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association … Continue reading “Taiwan, UK and Japan honor William Burton in Taipei”

MOFA welcomes launch of Taiwan-Palau travel bubble following visit by President Whipps Jr.

The launch of a travel bubble between Taiwan and Palau is testament to the two countries’ long-standing friendship and success in managing the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs March 30.   In a statement released to mark the opening of the bubble alongside an official visit to Taiwan by the Pacific … Continue reading “MOFA welcomes launch of Taiwan-Palau travel bubble following visit by President Whipps Jr.”

President Tsai receives Palau president and first lady

President Tsai Ing-wen received Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr. at the Presidential Office in Taipei City March 30, spotlighting the government’s commitment to forging closer ties with the Western Pacific ally in the post-pandemic era while welcoming the launch of the two countries’ travel bubble.   Taiwan and Palau have cooperated extensively in areas spanning … Continue reading “President Tsai receives Palau president and first lady”

MOFA thanks Belgian Senate for resolution supporting Taiwan

A resolution adopted by the Belgian Senate in support of Taiwan’s international participation is appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs March 26.   Passed earlier the same day in a 49-0 vote, with five abstentions, the resolution calls on Belgium’s government to strengthen ties with Taiwan via the … Continue reading “MOFA thanks Belgian Senate for resolution supporting Taiwan”

Taiwan, US sign coast guard cooperation MOU

Taiwan and the U.S. completed a memorandum of understanding to establish a coast guard working group March 25, underscoring the commitment by the two like-minded partners to deepening cooperation across the board, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.   The pact was signed in Washington by Hsiao Bi-khim, head of the Taipei Economic and Cultural … Continue reading “Taiwan, US sign coast guard cooperation MOU”

Taiwan welcomes upcoming visit by President Whipps, Palau delegation

The upcoming four-day visit to Taiwan of a delegation led by Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr. is sincerely welcomed by the government and people, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said March 25.   Scheduled to arrive March 28, Whipps will meet President Tsai Ing-wen, Premier Su Tseng-chang and MOFA Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu, as well … Continue reading “Taiwan welcomes upcoming visit by President Whipps, Palau delegation”

Taiwan, Czechia stage COVID-19 webinar

A webinar on COVID-19 management was jointly staged March 24 by Taiwan and the Czech Republic, underscoring the commitment of the two like-minded partners to deepening cooperation in combating pandemics.   Presided over by Liang Kung-yee, president of Taiwan’s National Health Research Institutes, and Czech Senator Jiri Drahos, the event saw health officials and experts … Continue reading “Taiwan, Czechia stage COVID-19 webinar”

Taiwan grieves over F-5E mid-air collision

The country is mourning First Lieutenant Lo Shang-hua, killed during a mid-air collision of two Air Force F-5E fighter jets March 22 off Pingtung County, while the search for Captain Pan Ying-chun, who remains missing after the incident, continues in southern Taiwan.   This is a day of great grief and sorrow for the whole … Continue reading “Taiwan grieves over F-5E mid-air collision”

Taiwan, India unveil smart pandemic prevention system

Taiwan and India unveiled a jointly-developed smart pandemic prevention system March 24 via a videoconference, spotlighting the like-minded partners’ commitment to advancing disease-fighting technology.   In consultation with the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India and Taiwan Education Center in India, researchers from National Chung Cheng University in southern … Continue reading “Taiwan, India unveil smart pandemic prevention system”

CIP minister meets with AIT head, pledges to deepen Taiwan-US indigenous ties

Icyang Parod, minister of the Cabinet-level Council of Indigenous Peoples, met with American Institute in Taiwan Director Brent Christensen March 24 in New Taipei City, spotlighting the government’s commitment to fostering ties between indigenous communities at home and in the U.S.   The CIP is dedicated to championing the causes of the country’s tribes in … Continue reading “CIP minister meets with AIT head, pledges to deepen Taiwan-US indigenous ties”

Taiwan rolls out touchless boarding trials at Taipei Songshan Airport

Taipei Songshan Airport is the first in Taiwan to pilot touchless boarding as the country seeks to make its airports smarter, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications March 23.   In a statement, the MOTC said biometric boarding is being promoted by state-of-the-art airports around the world. The ministry added that the service … Continue reading “Taiwan rolls out touchless boarding trials at Taipei Songshan Airport”

Tsai lauds military hospitals, pledges high-quality medical care for service members

President Tsai Ing-wen said March 23 that the government is committed to ensuring access to high-quality medical care for ROC (Taiwan) service members, spotlighting the tireless efforts of military hospitals in safeguarding the health of the country’s fighting men and women.   Military hospitals are on the front lines of national defense, Tsai said. Institutions … Continue reading “Tsai lauds military hospitals, pledges high-quality medical care for service members”

President Tsai touts smart city development in Taiwan

President Tsai Ing-wen said March 23 that Taiwan is making great strides toward its policy goal of becoming a “Digital Country, Smart Island,” setting an example for democratic countries around the world when it comes to smart city development.   The government is sparing no effort in promoting 5G telecommunications technology under the Forward-looking Infrastructure … Continue reading “President Tsai touts smart city development in Taiwan”

Taiwan rolls out touchless boarding trials at Taipei Songshan Airport

Taipei Songshan Airport is the first in Taiwan to pilot touchless boarding as the country seeks to make its airports smarter, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications March 23.   In a statement, the MOTC said biometric boarding is being promoted by state-of-the-art airports around the world. The ministry added that the service … Continue reading “Taiwan rolls out touchless boarding trials at Taipei Songshan Airport”

Taiwan rolls out touchless boarding trials at Taipei Songshan Airport

Taipei Songshan Airport is the first in Taiwan to pilot touchless boarding as the country seeks to make its airports smarter, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications March 23.   In a statement, the MOTC said biometric boarding is being promoted by state-of-the-art airports around the world. The ministry added that the service … Continue reading “Taiwan rolls out touchless boarding trials at Taipei Songshan Airport”

Tsai lauds military hospitals, pledges high-quality medical care for service members

President Tsai Ing-wen said March 23 that the government is committed to ensuring access to high-quality medical care for ROC (Taiwan) service members, spotlighting the tireless efforts of military hospitals in safeguarding the health of the country’s fighting men and women.   Military hospitals are on the front lines of national defense, Tsai said. Institutions … Continue reading “Tsai lauds military hospitals, pledges high-quality medical care for service members”

Tsai lauds military hospitals, pledges high-quality medical care for service members

President Tsai Ing-wen said March 23 that the government is committed to ensuring access to high-quality medical care for ROC (Taiwan) service members, spotlighting the tireless efforts of military hospitals in safeguarding the health of the country’s fighting men and women.   Military hospitals are on the front lines of national defense, Tsai said. Institutions … Continue reading “Tsai lauds military hospitals, pledges high-quality medical care for service members”

Tsai lauds military hospitals, pledges high-quality medical care for service members

President Tsai Ing-wen said March 23 that the government is committed to ensuring access to high-quality medical care for ROC (Taiwan) service members, spotlighting the tireless efforts of military hospitals in safeguarding the health of the country’s fighting men and women.   Military hospitals are on the front lines of national defense, Tsai said. Institutions … Continue reading “Tsai lauds military hospitals, pledges high-quality medical care for service members”

President Tsai touts smart city development in Taiwan

President Tsai Ing-wen said March 23 that Taiwan is making great strides toward its policy goal of becoming a “Digital Country, Smart Island,” setting an example for democratic countries around the world when it comes to smart city development.   The government is sparing no effort in promoting 5G telecommunications technology under the Forward-looking Infrastructure … Continue reading “President Tsai touts smart city development in Taiwan”

President Tsai touts smart city development in Taiwan

President Tsai Ing-wen said March 23 that Taiwan is making great strides toward its policy goal of becoming a “Digital Country, Smart Island,” setting an example for democratic countries around the world when it comes to smart city development.   The government is sparing no effort in promoting 5G telecommunications technology under the Forward-looking Infrastructure … Continue reading “President Tsai touts smart city development in Taiwan”

President Tsai touts smart city development in Taiwan

President Tsai Ing-wen said March 23 that Taiwan is making great strides toward its policy goal of becoming a “Digital Country, Smart Island,” setting an example for democratic countries around the world when it comes to smart city development.   The government is sparing no effort in promoting 5G telecommunications technology under the Forward-looking Infrastructure … Continue reading “President Tsai touts smart city development in Taiwan”

VP Lai pledges to deepen Taiwan-EU ties in post-pandemic era

Vice President Lai Ching-te said March 22 that Taiwan is committed to deepening cooperation and exchanges with the EU in the post-pandemic era through concluding a free trade or bilateral investment agreement.   Despite the impact of COVID-19, people in Taiwan have been able to maintain their ordinary lives, wearing masks albeit, thanks to their … Continue reading “VP Lai pledges to deepen Taiwan-EU ties in post-pandemic era”

Taiwan launches COVID-19 vaccination program, with premier, health minister receiving first shots

Taiwan began administering the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine March 22, with Premier Su Tseng-chang and Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung receiving the first shots.   According to the Executive Yuan, Su got his initial dose at National Taiwan University Hospital in Taipei City as per arrangements by the Central Epidemic Command Center. He felt … Continue reading “Taiwan launches COVID-19 vaccination program, with premier, health minister receiving first shots”

MOFA refutes China’s claim, reaffirms ROC (Taiwan) sovereignty

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said March 21 that the Republic of China (Taiwan) is an independent country, the sovereignty of which belongs solely to its 23.5 million people.   Only the people of Taiwan can decide the future of the democratic country, the MOFA said in a press release. Taiwan exists independently in the … Continue reading “MOFA refutes China’s claim, reaffirms ROC (Taiwan) sovereignty”

Taiwan stages webinar to accelerate women’s economic empowerment

Taiwan staged a webinar aimed at accelerating women’s economic empowerment March 18, underscoring the government’s commitment to working with like-minded partners to boost gender equality around the world.   Co-organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taipei City-based Foundation of Women’s Rights Promotion and Development, and several nongovernmental organizations from home and abroad, the event … Continue reading “Taiwan stages webinar to accelerate women’s economic empowerment”

President Tsai vows to cement Taiwan’s role in global supply chains

President Tsai Ing-wen said March 20 that ensuring smooth energy transition remains a cornerstone of the government’s approach to cementing the position of Taiwan industries in realigned global supply chains. The government is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to create a more robust and resilient business environment in Taiwan, including attracting overseas investments, … Continue reading “President Tsai vows to cement Taiwan’s role in global supply chains”

President Tsai lauds contribution and support of overseas Taiwan firms

President Tsai Ing-wen said March 18 that the government is committed to assisting Taiwan firms operating overseas so that they can continue to expand the country’s presence on the global stage.   Offshore Taiwan firms play a frontline role in connecting the country with the rest of the world through their economic influence and community … Continue reading “President Tsai lauds contribution and support of overseas Taiwan firms”

Taiwan donates COVID-19 medical supplies to France

Taiwan has sent a large donation of medical supplies to France to assist the European country in combating COVID-19, spotlighting the government’s commitment to strengthening the global response to the pandemic, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs March 18.   Facilitated by the MOFA, Taoyuan City Government and French Office in Taipei in collaboration … Continue reading “Taiwan donates COVID-19 medical supplies to France”

MOC announces winners of Taiwan-France Cultural Award

Wu Kun-yung from Taiwan and Jana S. Rosker from Slovenia are the winners of the 25th Taiwan-France Cultural Award, the Ministry of Culture announced March 17 in Taipei City.   As a co-founder of the Association of Taiwanese Translators of France, Wu has been avid in his advocacy of social movements through publications, particularly with … Continue reading “MOC announces winners of Taiwan-France Cultural Award”

Taiwan welcomes travel bubble with Palau, President Whipps’ visit

Taiwan welcomes the upcoming launch of a travel bubble with Palau and the planned visit of the Western Pacific ally’s President Surangel Whipps Jr., according to the Presidential Office March 17.   The arrangement, which is set to take effect April 1, underscores Taiwan’s success in managing COVID-19 and offers a cross-border cooperation model for … Continue reading “Taiwan welcomes travel bubble with Palau, President Whipps’ visit”

Rules eased for foreign NPOs opening offices in Taiwan

Restrictions on the opening of branches for foreign nonprofit organizations in Taiwan have been loosened as part of the government’s commitment to expanding the country’s profile in the international arena, according to the Ministry of the Interior March 17.   In a statement, the MOI announced that the Directions for Foreign Civil Institutions and Organizations … Continue reading “Rules eased for foreign NPOs opening offices in Taiwan”

Cisco launches cybersecurity talent center in Taiwan

U.S.-based Cisco Systems Inc. launched a cybersecurity talent cultivation center March 16 in New Taipei City, underscoring the global networking heavyweight’s commitment to working with Taiwan in boosting local capability in the sector.   Jointly set up by the U.S. firm’s local branch and Taipei City-based Ausenior Information Co. Ltd., the center is located in … Continue reading “Cisco launches cybersecurity talent center in Taiwan”

WRA vows to fight drought, stabilize water supply

The government is mobilizing all agencies and resources to alleviate the impact caused by the current drought plaguing Taiwan while fast-tracking water supply infrastructure programs, according to the Water Resources Agency under the Ministry of Economic Affairs March 16.   Efforts made by the government are paying dividends, the WRA said, citing as an example … Continue reading “WRA vows to fight drought, stabilize water supply”