President Tsai lauds Taiwan military, weather personnel for round-the-clock duty

President Tsai Ing-wen thanked members of Taiwan’s armed forces Jan. 25 for their nonstop dedication to safeguarding the country.   Tsai praised the soldiers’ excellent performance in monitoring encroachments into the country’s airspace and territorial waters, adding that nearly 2,000 Chinese fighter jets and more than 400 Chinese naval vessels have been detected since last … Continue reading “President Tsai lauds Taiwan military, weather personnel for round-the-clock duty”

President Tsai speaks at Taiwan-Japan friendship event in Taipei

President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan will always stand by its like-minded friends in Japan Jan. 23, spotlighting the government’s determination to further foster the long-standing friendship between the two sides. Taiwan and Japan have taken turns to offer support and assistance to each other during times of crisis for many years, Tsai said. The COVID-19 … Continue reading “President Tsai speaks at Taiwan-Japan friendship event in Taipei”

MOFA thanks US State Department for strong support of Taiwan

Strong support for Taiwan contained in the U.S. Department of State news release issued Jan. 23 is sincerely appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   Beijing is urged to end military, diplomatic and economic pressure against Taiwan and enter into meaningful dialogue, the State Department said. The U.S. … Continue reading “MOFA thanks US State Department for strong support of Taiwan”

MOFA welcomes EU resolutions reaffirming support for Taiwan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jan. 21 welcomed three resolutions passed by the EP the same and previous days calling for expanded partnership with Taiwan and support for Taiwan’s participation in international organizations.   In a resolution on connectivity with Asia, the EP said the EU should learn from Taiwan’s best practices in managing COVID-19, … Continue reading “MOFA welcomes EU resolutions reaffirming support for Taiwan”

Foreign Minister Wu attends Palau presidential inauguration

Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu attended the inauguration of President Surangel Whipps Jr. and Vice President J. Uduch Sengebau Senior Jan. 21 in Palau, underscoring the strength of relations between Taiwan and its Western Pacific ally.   Wu, serving as President Tsai Ing-wen’s special envoy and head of the Taiwan delegation, was received by Whipps … Continue reading “Foreign Minister Wu attends Palau presidential inauguration”

PO congratulates Biden, Harris on US presidential inauguration

The inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as U.S. president and vice president, respectively, is warmly welcomed by the government and people of Taiwan, according the Presidential Office Jan. 21.   According to the PO, Taiwan and the U.S. are like-minded partners sharing values such as freedom, democracy and respect for human rights. The … Continue reading “PO congratulates Biden, Harris on US presidential inauguration”

President Tsai vows to improve Taiwan’s disaster management mechanisms

President Tsai Ing-wen said Jan. 19 that the government is committed to improving Taiwan’s disaster management mechanisms while strengthening safety protocols for firefighters.   The country has successfully responded to various kinds of disasters over the years, Tsai said. As part of efforts bolstering this capability, the government is implementing measures such as enhancing equipment, … Continue reading “President Tsai vows to improve Taiwan’s disaster management mechanisms”

MOFA Minister Wu accepts copy of credentials from Haiti ambassador

Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu accepted a copy of the credentials of Herve Denis, new ambassador of Haiti to the ROC (Taiwan), while exchanging views on a variety of issues pertaining to bilateral relations, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jan. 18.   Wu, who extended a warm welcome to Denis, said he looks … Continue reading “MOFA Minister Wu accepts copy of credentials from Haiti ambassador”

MOFA Minister Wu accepts copy of credentials from Haiti ambassador

Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu accepted a copy of the credentials of Herve Denis, new ambassador of Haiti to the ROC (Taiwan), while exchanging views on a variety of issues pertaining to bilateral relations, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jan. 18.   Wu, who extended a warm welcome to Denis, said he looks … Continue reading “MOFA Minister Wu accepts copy of credentials from Haiti ambassador”

CIP launches 3 translations of books on Austronesian history, culture

The Cabinet-level Council of Indigenous Peoples published three Chinese-language translations of books spotlighting Austronesian history and culture Jan. 17 in Taipei City, underscoring government efforts to deepen Taiwan’s ties with its Indo-Pacific partners.   First is “Bravo for the Marshallese: Regaining Control in a Post-Nuclear, Post-Colonial World” by Holly Barker, a detailed case study investigating … Continue reading “CIP launches 3 translations of books on Austronesian history, culture”

CIP launches 3 translations of books on Austronesian history, culture

The Cabinet-level Council of Indigenous Peoples published three Chinese-language translations of books spotlighting Austronesian history and culture Jan. 17 in Taipei City, underscoring government efforts to deepen Taiwan’s ties with its Indo-Pacific partners.   First is “Bravo for the Marshallese: Regaining Control in a Post-Nuclear, Post-Colonial World” by Holly Barker, a detailed case study investigating … Continue reading “CIP launches 3 translations of books on Austronesian history, culture”

CIP launches 3 translations of books on Austronesian history, culture

The Cabinet-level Council of Indigenous Peoples published three Chinese-language translations of books spotlighting Austronesian history and culture Jan. 17 in Taipei City, underscoring government efforts to deepen Taiwan’s ties with its Indo-Pacific partners.   First is “Bravo for the Marshallese: Regaining Control in a Post-Nuclear, Post-Colonial World” by Holly Barker, a detailed case study investigating … Continue reading “CIP launches 3 translations of books on Austronesian history, culture”

Tsai praises local NGOs for promoting welfare of disadvantaged citizens

President Tsai Ing-wen Jan. 18 praised Taiwan’s nongovernmental organizations for contributing to public and private sector COVID-19 management efforts and helping promote well-being of the underprivileged.   Local NGOs have played a key role in disseminating the government’s disease-fighting measures to the public over the past year, especially among disadvantaged groups, the president said.   … Continue reading “Tsai praises local NGOs for promoting welfare of disadvantaged citizens”

Tsai praises local NGOs for promoting welfare of disadvantaged citizens

President Tsai Ing-wen Jan. 18 praised Taiwan’s nongovernmental organizations for contributing to public and private sector COVID-19 management efforts and helping promote well-being of the underprivileged.   Local NGOs have played a key role in disseminating the government’s disease-fighting measures to the public over the past year, especially among disadvantaged groups, the president said.   … Continue reading “Tsai praises local NGOs for promoting welfare of disadvantaged citizens”

Taiwan, US stage Mandarin-instruction symposium in Taipei

Taiwan and the U.S. staged the Teaching Chinese as a Second Language conference Jan. 16 in Taipei City amid ongoing bilateral efforts to boost education exchanges in the post-pandemic era, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   Jointly organized by the MOFA, Cabinet-level Overseas Community Affairs Council and American Institute in Taiwan, the one-day … Continue reading “Taiwan, US stage Mandarin-instruction symposium in Taipei”

Taiwan, US stage Mandarin-instruction symposium in Taipei

Taiwan and the U.S. staged the Teaching Chinese as a Second Language conference Jan. 16 in Taipei City amid ongoing bilateral efforts to boost education exchanges in the post-pandemic era, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   Jointly organized by the MOFA, Cabinet-level Overseas Community Affairs Council and American Institute in Taiwan, the one-day … Continue reading “Taiwan, US stage Mandarin-instruction symposium in Taipei”

Taiwan, US stage Mandarin-instruction symposium in Taipei

Taiwan and the U.S. staged the Teaching Chinese as a Second Language conference Jan. 16 in Taipei City amid ongoing bilateral efforts to boost education exchanges in the post-pandemic era, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   Jointly organized by the MOFA, Cabinet-level Overseas Community Affairs Council and American Institute in Taiwan, the one-day … Continue reading “Taiwan, US stage Mandarin-instruction symposium in Taipei”

Tsai conveys quake condolences to Indonesia

President Tsai Ing-wen conveyed her condolences Jan. 15 to those affected by the magnitude 6. 2 earthquake and subsequent landslides occurring earlier the same day on Sulawesi island in Indonesia.   According to the Presidential Office, Tsai directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to assist the New Southbound Policy target country if requested. She also … Continue reading “Tsai conveys quake condolences to Indonesia”

President Tsai holds video call with US ambassador to UN

President Tsai Ing-wen and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft held a video conference Jan. 14 in which they discussed how the Taiwan Model is leading the world in the fight against COVID-19, according to the Presidential Office.   During the virtual meeting, Tsai said it is unfortunate Craft was unable to travel to … Continue reading “President Tsai holds video call with US ambassador to UN”

Taiwan Lantern Festival set for Kaohsiung in 2022, Taipei in 2023

Kaohsiung and Taipei Cities have been selected to host the Taiwan Lantern Festival in 2022 and 2023, respectively, the Tourism Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications said Jan. 14.   Scheduled to take place in Yancheng District of Kaohsiung, next year’s edition of the event will be the first held in the southern … Continue reading “Taiwan Lantern Festival set for Kaohsiung in 2022, Taipei in 2023”

CECC unveils new quarantine measures for inbound passengers

The Central Epidemic Command Center announced new quarantine measures Jan. 13 for incoming passengers who have traveled to South Africa or Eswatini in the past 14 days in response to the escalating COVID-19 situation in the two countries.   Starting Jan. 14, such passengers—including those who have transited in the two countries—will be required to … Continue reading “CECC unveils new quarantine measures for inbound passengers”

Foreign Minister Wu to attend Palau presidential inauguration

President Tsai Ing-wen has named Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaushieh Joseph Wu as her special envoy for the inauguration of Palau President-elect Surangel Whipps Jr. and Vice President-elect J. Uduch Sengebau Senior, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jan. 12.   During his trip to the Pacific ally Jan. 20-22, Wu is also scheduled … Continue reading “Foreign Minister Wu to attend Palau presidential inauguration”

NIA announces 7th 30-day extension of stay for foreign visitors

The seventh automatic 30-day extension of stay for foreign visitors who have legally remained in Taiwan for 180 days or more was announced by the National Immigration Agency under the Ministry of the Interior Jan. 13.   The extension applies to all foreigners who entered Taiwan on or before March 21 using a visitor or … Continue reading “NIA announces 7th 30-day extension of stay for foreign visitors”

Tsai stages virtual on bilateral ties with Palau president-elect

President Tsai Ing-wen and President-elect Surangel Whipps Jr. discussed ways of deepening friendship and expanding exchanges between Taiwan and Palau during a virtual staged Jan. 12, according to the Presidential Office.   The two countries share a deep-rooted partnership hallmarked by successful cooperation across a broad spectrum of areas spanning agriculture, clean energy, education, health … Continue reading “Tsai stages virtual on bilateral ties with Palau president-elect”

Tsai praises Taiwan’s chain stores industry, vows to spur economic growth

President Tsai Ing-wen said Jan. 11 that the government will continue partnering with the chain store industry and other segments of the private sector in spurring economic growth while strengthening Taiwan’s COVID-19 response.   The country’s success in combating coronavirus and stimulating the economy can partially be attributed to the tireless efforts of franchise operators … Continue reading “Tsai praises Taiwan’s chain stores industry, vows to spur economic growth”

President Tsai lauds Taiwan’s ICT prowess

President Tsai Ing-wen said Jan. 11 that Taiwan’s information and communication technology prowess has played an indispensable role in efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic while ensuring the country’s international competitiveness.   Taiwan’s ICT development and capacity for innovative applications are key to the nation’s disease-fighting strategy, Tsai said, citing a mobile application for purchasing … Continue reading “President Tsai lauds Taiwan’s ICT prowess”

Medical charter flight arrives in Taiwan from Guam

A medical charter flight from Guam touched down at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Jan. 11, spotlighting how Taiwan Can Help during global challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic.   Operated by Taoyuan City-based China Airlines Co. Ltd. in northern Taiwan, the flight carried 47 passengers, including five individuals from Guam seeking medical treatment along with … Continue reading “Medical charter flight arrives in Taiwan from Guam”

US ambassador to UN set for Taiwan visit

The forthcoming two-day visit to Taiwan of a delegation led by U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft is sincerely welcomed by the government and people, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Jan. 8.   Scheduled to arrive Jan. 13, Craft is set to meet President Tsai Ing-wen and MOFA Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu, as … Continue reading “US ambassador to UN set for Taiwan visit”

US ambassador to UN set for Taiwan visit

The forthcoming two-day visit to Taiwan of a delegation led by U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft is sincerely welcomed by the government and people, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Jan. 8.   Scheduled to arrive Jan. 13, Craft is set to meet President Tsai Ing-wen and MOFA Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu, as … Continue reading “US ambassador to UN set for Taiwan visit”

MOFA welcomes decision to lift restrictions on Taiwan-US official exchanges

The decision to lift restrictions on Taiwan-U.S. official exchanges announced by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is welcomed by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jan. 10.   Taiwan pursues a pragmatic approach towards deepening mutual trust with the U.S. on the basis of shared values such as freedom, democracy … Continue reading “MOFA welcomes decision to lift restrictions on Taiwan-US official exchanges”

Taiwan’s exports hit all-time high in 2020

Taiwan’s exports grew 4.9 percent year on year to an all-time high of US$345.28 billion in 2020, while imports rose 0.3 percent to US$286.49 billion, according to the Ministry of Finance Jan. 8.   The growth in exports can be attributed to increasing demand for electronics and information and communications technology products caused by the … Continue reading “Taiwan’s exports hit all-time high in 2020”

PO congratulates Biden, Harris on congressional certification of presidential victory

The congressional certification of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as U.S. president and vice president, respectively, is warmly welcomed by the government and people of Taiwan, according the Presidential Office Jan. 7.   According to the PO, President Tsai Ing-wen anticipates Taiwan-U.S. relations will continue going from strength to strength under Biden’s leadership. She offers … Continue reading “PO congratulates Biden, Harris on congressional certification of presidential victory”

Premier Su lauds progress in foreign policy, indigenous defense projects

Premier Su Tseng-chang praised the government’s diplomacy and indigenous defense projects Jan. 7 for enhancing Taiwan’s global profile while ensuring safety and prosperity of its people.   Despite challenges posed by COVID-19, Taiwan has made great strides in national development over the past year, with its economy remaining on the growth track, relationships with the … Continue reading “Premier Su lauds progress in foreign policy, indigenous defense projects”

MOHW Minister Chen stages virtual with Slovenia PM

A virtual on COVID-19 issues took place Jan. 6 between Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung and Slovenia Prime Minister and acting Minister of Health Janez Jansa, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   During the dialogue, Chen thanked the government of Slovenia for backing Taiwan’s bid for meaningful participation in the World … Continue reading “MOHW Minister Chen stages virtual with Slovenia PM”

CECC announces stricter quarantine procedure for inbound travelers

The Central Epidemic Command Center announced new quarantine measures for incoming passengers Jan. 6 as part of ongoing government efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Taiwan and safeguard public health. Starting Jan. 15, in addition to a negative real-time polymerase chain reaction test for COVID-19 issued within three days of boarding, incoming passengers … Continue reading “CECC announces stricter quarantine procedure for inbound travelers”

Tsai vows to promote public-private partnerships amid global challenges

President Tsai Ing-wen said Jan. 3 that the government will continue working with organizations like Junior Chamber International Taiwan as part of efforts to promote public-private sector partnerships amid global challenges.   The country’s success in combating coronavirus can be attributed to organizations like JCIT, Tsai said. Its strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols while staging … Continue reading “Tsai vows to promote public-private partnerships amid global challenges”

ROC (Taiwan) nationals eligible for Russia’s e-visa program

Effective today, ROC (Taiwan) nationals can apply for Russia’s electronic visa under the business and tourism categories, granting access to all regions of the world’s largest country, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jan. 5.   During a press conference in Taipei City, Ali Yang, director-general of the MOFA’s Department of West Asian and … Continue reading “ROC (Taiwan) nationals eligible for Russia’s e-visa program”

President Tsai reiterates government commitment to promoting farmers’ welfare

President Tsai Ing-wen said Jan. 4 that advancing the welfare of Taiwan’s farmers lies at the heart of the country’s agricultural policy, with a raft of related legislation passed in recent years demonstrating the depth of government commitment.   Ensuring high quality of life for agricultural workers is key to growing the sector, promoting balanced … Continue reading “President Tsai reiterates government commitment to promoting farmers’ welfare”

Tsai delivers 2021 New Year’s Day address

President Tsai Ing-wen said Jan. 1, 2021, that the government is working to ensure a normal life for citizens while promoting economic recovery and strengthening resilience in the face of challenges.   Taiwan’s successful COVID-19 response over the past year can be attributed to expertise, trust and unity, Tsai said. The country’s economy maintained growth … Continue reading “Tsai delivers 2021 New Year’s Day address”

CECC adjusts regulations for foreign nationals entering Taiwan

New border control and quarantine regulations for foreign nationals entering Taiwan were announced Dec. 30 by the Central Epidemic Command Center as part of government efforts to safeguard public health amid COVID-19.   The changes, set to take effect from midnight at airports of departure Jan. 1, 2021, restrict entry to four categories of foreign … Continue reading “CECC adjusts regulations for foreign nationals entering Taiwan”

Premier Su praises Taiwan’s success in managing COVID-19

Premier Su Tseng-chang said Dec. 30 that the COVID-19 pandemic has spotlighted Taiwan’s expertise in managing infectious diseases alongside the resilience of its people.   Public cooperation has been key to Taiwan’s ability to maintain a normal life amid the greatest public health crisis of this century, Su said. The dedication and sacrifice of all … Continue reading “Premier Su praises Taiwan’s success in managing COVID-19”

Premier Su praises container terminal development in Kaohsiung

Premier Su Tseng-chang officially launched construction of a new container terminal in Kaohsiung Dec. 29, reaffirming government commitment to enhancing the southern port city’s competitiveness.   More than NT$150 billion (US$5.26 billion) has been invested by the public and private sectors over the past 15 years to expand handling capacity at the port, which accounts … Continue reading “Premier Su praises container terminal development in Kaohsiung”

Outgoing Belize ambassador awarded ROC (Taiwan) state honor

Diane C. Haylock, outgoing ambassador of Belize, was awarded the Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon Dec. 29 in recognition of her tireless efforts in strengthening relations between the ROC (Taiwan) and its ally in Central America.   Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu, who presented the state honor on behalf of President Tsai Ing-wen, … Continue reading “Outgoing Belize ambassador awarded ROC (Taiwan) state honor”

MOFA stages youth leadership seminar in Taipei

A seminar on challenges and opportunities for the younger generations amid COVID-19 was staged Dec. 29 in Taipei City as part of government efforts to foster the development of next-generation leaders.   Organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the event involved members of the Taiwan Diplomatic Corps, 100-plus alumni of the MOFA’s International Youth … Continue reading “MOFA stages youth leadership seminar in Taipei”

Taiwan remains 3rd in latest BERI global investment report

Taiwan retained its third spot ranking among 50 major economies surveyed in the latest Profit Opportunity Recommendation report by U.S.-based Business Environment Risk Intelligence SA.   Scoring 62 out of 100 in the triannual report, Taiwan tied with South Korea and trailed behind only Switzerland, 68, and Norway, 63. It outperformed Singapore, 56; Japan, 51; … Continue reading “Taiwan remains 3rd in latest BERI global investment report”

Taiwan remains 3rd in latest BERI global investment report

Taiwan retained its third spot ranking among 50 major economies surveyed in the latest Profit Opportunity Recommendation report by U.S.-based Business Environment Risk Intelligence SA.   Scoring 62 out of 100 in the triannual report, Taiwan tied with South Korea and trailed behind only Switzerland, 68, and Norway, 63. It outperformed Singapore, 56; Japan, 51; … Continue reading “Taiwan remains 3rd in latest BERI global investment report”

Taiwan remains 3rd in latest BERI global investment report

Taiwan retained its third spot ranking among 50 major economies surveyed in the latest Profit Opportunity Recommendation report by U.S.-based Business Environment Risk Intelligence SA.   Scoring 62 out of 100 in the triannual report, Taiwan tied with South Korea and trailed behind only Switzerland, 68, and Norway, 63. It outperformed Singapore, 56; Japan, 51; … Continue reading “Taiwan remains 3rd in latest BERI global investment report”

Presidential Office thanks US for legislation supporting Taiwan

The government and people of Taiwan are deeply grateful and thankful for the signing into law of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, by President Donald J. Trump Dec. 27, according to the Presidential Office.   Under the bill, an authorization of US$3 million is made for the Taiwan-U.S. Global Cooperation and Training Framework. It also … Continue reading “Presidential Office thanks US for legislation supporting Taiwan”

Presidential Office thanks US for legislation supporting Taiwan

The government and people of Taiwan are deeply grateful and thankful for the signing into law of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, by President Donald J. Trump Dec. 27, according to the Presidential Office.   Under the bill, an authorization of US$3 million is made for the Taiwan-U.S. Global Cooperation and Training Framework. It also … Continue reading “Presidential Office thanks US for legislation supporting Taiwan”

Presidential Office thanks US for legislation supporting Taiwan

The government and people of Taiwan are deeply grateful and thankful for the signing into law of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, by President Donald J. Trump Dec. 27, according to the Presidential Office.   Under the bill, an authorization of US$3 million is made for the Taiwan-U.S. Global Cooperation and Training Framework. It also … Continue reading “Presidential Office thanks US for legislation supporting Taiwan”