MOFA welcomes latest US arms sale to Taiwan

The decision by the Department of State to approve a proposed arms sale to Taiwan estimated at US$750 million is sincerely appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Aug. 5.   Comprising 40 155mm M109A6 Paladin Medium Self-Propelled Howitzer Systems, related equipment and support services, the sale was made … Continue reading “MOFA welcomes latest US arms sale to Taiwan”

Taiwan, Czech Republic stage gender equality dialogue

A virtual dialogue on progress toward gender equality was held Aug. 4 by Taiwan and the Czech Republic, underscoring the like-minded partners’ commitment to boosting cooperation and exchanges on gender equity.   Co-organized by the Department of Gender Equality under the Executive Yuan alongside the central European country’s Prague City Hall, the half-day event was … Continue reading “Taiwan, Czech Republic stage gender equality dialogue”

Foreign Minister Wu gives exclusive Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland interview

Taiwan is committed to bolstering its defensive capabilities while deepening cooperation with like-minded partners to safeguard freedom and democracy in the Indo-Pacific, according to Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu.   Faced with ever-increasing military provocation from China, Taiwan’s government will continue enhancing its strategic partnerships with countries around the world in order to maintain cross-strait … Continue reading “Foreign Minister Wu gives exclusive Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland interview”

Foreign Minister Wu congratulates St. Lucia PM Pierre on taking office

Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu congratulated Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre of St. Lucia on taking office during a special phone call Aug. 3 with the leader of the Caribbean ally and senior officials.   During the friendly and warm conversation, Wu thanked Pierre on behalf of President Tsai Ing-wen for St. Lucia’s consistent support … Continue reading “Foreign Minister Wu congratulates St. Lucia PM Pierre on taking office”

Taiwan, Slovakia ink judicial cooperation arrangement

The Arrangement on Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters between Taiwan and Slovakia was signed virtually Aug. 3, underscoring the government’s commitment to working with like-minded partners around the world in combating transnational crime, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   Under the new pact concluded by Taipei Representative Office, Bratislava, Rep. David Nan-Yang Lee … Continue reading “Taiwan, Slovakia ink judicial cooperation arrangement”

Tsai vows to bolster Taiwan’s resilience, sustainable development

President Tsai Ing-wen said Aug. 3 that the government is committed to bolstering Taiwan’s resilience while promoting balanced and sustainable development.   Great strides have been made by the government in building a more robust safety net, Tsai said, attributing advancements to longstanding efforts by the country’s national security agencies to evaluate and enhance the … Continue reading “Tsai vows to bolster Taiwan’s resilience, sustainable development”

Taiwan promotes women’s economic empowerment at APEC virtual

Taiwan shared its experience in promoting women’s economic participation at the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Women Builders Creating Inclusive Future virtual, according to the Executive Yuan July 28.   Organized by the EY, the two-day event involved nearly 100 prominent academics, government officials and industry experts sharing best practices in building inclusive growth in the … Continue reading “Taiwan promotes women’s economic empowerment at APEC virtual”

President Tsai celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day

President Tsai Ing-wen said Aug. 1 that the government is committed to raising public awareness regarding the culture and history of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples while recognizing the innumerable ways in which they contribute to society.   Indigenous communities have made great achievements in areas spanning government, industry, sports and national defense, as well as the … Continue reading “President Tsai celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day”

MOFA condemns China for bullying Arab Times into deleting Foreign Minister Wu interview

China’s bullying of the Arab Times into deleting an exclusive interview with Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu is roundly condemned, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Aug. 3.   Published Aug.1 by the Kuwait-based English language daily, the virtual sit-down with Abdulaziz Mohammed Al-Anjeri—founder and CEO of locally headquartered think tank Reconnaissance Research—offered an … Continue reading “MOFA condemns China for bullying Arab Times into deleting Foreign Minister Wu interview”

Latest vaccine donation from Lithuania touches down in Taiwan

The latest donation of 20,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses from Lithuania touched down August 31 in Taiwan, spotlighting the strength of the warm friendship between the two sides, according to the Presidential Office.   The prompt delivery of AstraZeneca vaccines by the EU member state, which were scheduled to be shipped in late September, is deeply … Continue reading “Latest vaccine donation from Lithuania touches down in Taiwan”

Taiwan’s medal haul continues at Tokyo Olympics

Taiwan won gold in men’s doubles badminton, silvers in women’s singles badminton and men’s artistic gymnastics pommel horse and bronze in men’s individual stroke play golf at the Tokyo Olympics July 31 to Aug. 1, bringing the country’s medal tally to 10 and rank by total to equal 15th with Brazil.   Lee Yang, 25, … Continue reading “Taiwan’s medal haul continues at Tokyo Olympics”

Foreign Minister Wu, Digital Minister Tang urge Taiwan-Israel cooperation in combating cyberattacks, disinformation

Taiwan is willing and able to work with Israel in combating cyberattacks and disinformation while strengthening global cooperation in related areas, according to Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu and Digital Minister Audrey Tang.   In an op-ed published July 26 by The Jerusalem Post, Wu and Tang said Taiwan faces around 30 million cyberattacks per … Continue reading “Foreign Minister Wu, Digital Minister Tang urge Taiwan-Israel cooperation in combating cyberattacks, disinformation”

MOFA congratulates new St. Lucia PM Pierre

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs congratulated Philip Joseph Pierre on his swearing in as prime minister of St. Lucia July 29 and the Caribbean ally’s successful general elections.   Held three days before, the nationwide contest saw Pierre’s St. Lucia Labour Party win 13 of the 17 elected seats in the House of Assembly. Following … Continue reading “MOFA congratulates new St. Lucia PM Pierre”

Defense Minister presides over delivery of multimission corvette

The first upgraded Tuo Jiang-class stealth corvette, Ta Jiang, was handed over to the ROC (Taiwan) Navy July 27, reaffirming the government’s commitment to safeguarding the country’s territorial waters, according to the Military News Agency.   The successful development of the corvette marks a new milestone in Taiwan’s naval capacity and demonstrates the fruitful results … Continue reading “Defense Minister presides over delivery of multimission corvette”

Taiwan’s female weightlifters win gold, bronze at Tokyo Olympics

Taiwan’s Kuo Hsing-chun and Chen Wen-huei won gold and bronze in the women’s 59kg and 64kg weightlifting, respectively, at the Tokyo Games July 27, bringing the country’s medal tally to six and rank by total to equal 12th with Switzerland.   Kuo, a member of the indigenous Amis tribe from southeastern Taiwan’s Taitung County, hoisted … Continue reading “Taiwan’s female weightlifters win gold, bronze at Tokyo Olympics”

Taiwan’s medal haul continues at Tokyo Olympics

Taiwan continued its strong run at the Tokyo Olympics with silver in the men’s archery team and bronze in the mixed doubles table tennis July 26, bringing the country’s medal tally to four and rank by total to equal 11th with Brazil.   Deng Yu-cheng, Tang Chih-chun and Wei Chun-heng won silver in the archery … Continue reading “Taiwan’s medal haul continues at Tokyo Olympics”

MOFA thanks Czech Republic for COVID-19 vaccine donation

A donation of 30,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses by the Czech Republic to Taiwan is sincerely appreciated, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs July 27.   Announced by Czech Health Minister Adam Vojtech a day earlier, the donation is a genuine show of friendship by one of Taiwan’s like-minded partners, the MOFA said. Such timely … Continue reading “MOFA thanks Czech Republic for COVID-19 vaccine donation”

Taiwan opens Tokyo Olympics campaign with silver, bronze medals

Taiwan opened its Tokyo Olympics campaign in fine fashion with silver and bronze medals in the men’s 60-kilogram judo and women’s 57-kilogram taekwondo July 24 and 25, respectively.   Yang Yung-wei, a member of Taiwan’s indigenous Paiwan, won silver in the judo after falling to Naohisa Takato of Japan. The 23-year-old defeated opponents from Bulgaria, … Continue reading “Taiwan opens Tokyo Olympics campaign with silver, bronze medals”

Team Taiwan wins 4 golds, finishes 1st at International Biology Olympiad

Team Taiwan won four gold medals to finish first along with China at the 32nd International Biology Olympiad hosted by Portugal, according to the Ministry of Education July 25.   Staged virtually July 18 to 22 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s largest annual biology contest for high school students involved 304 contestants from … Continue reading “Team Taiwan wins 4 golds, finishes 1st at International Biology Olympiad”

MOFA welcomes staging of HFX Taipei in January 2022

The decision by Washington-based Halifax International Security Forum (HFX) to stage HFX Taipei in January 2022 is welcomed by the government and people of Taiwan, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs July 22.   Organized with Taipei City-headquartered Institute for National Defense and Security Research, the event is the U.S. think tank’s first major … Continue reading “MOFA welcomes staging of HFX Taipei in January 2022”

Taiwan NPO founder wins UK-based Diana Award

The founder of Taiwan nonprofit organization Little Red Hood was named winner of a 2021 Diana Award in the U.K. June 28, according to the awarding organization.   Lin Wei was one of over 300 young people from around the world who received the honor this year for their humanitarian efforts. The ceremony was held … Continue reading “Taiwan NPO founder wins UK-based Diana Award”

VP Lai vows to strengthen Taiwan’s participation in global health security

Vice President Lai Ching-te said July 21 that Taiwan is committed to promoting the development of biomedical industries across Asia and playing a pivotal role in international health cooperation.   COVID-19 has taken its toll on countries around the globe, including Taiwan, Lai said. After grappling with the challenges of domestic transmission and an outbreak … Continue reading “VP Lai vows to strengthen Taiwan’s participation in global health security”

Tsai delivers update on Taiwan’s COVID-19 vaccine procurement progress

President Tsai Ing-wen said July 21 that Taiwan’s COVID-19 vaccine procurement is proceeding as planned, with the country’s inoculation rate expected to reach 25 percent before the end of the month.   Case in point, Tsai said in a post on her official Facebook account, is the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s authorization of a … Continue reading “Tsai delivers update on Taiwan’s COVID-19 vaccine procurement progress”

Taiwan artist presents first solo exhibition in Spain

Taiwan new media artist Huang Hsin-chein is set to present his first solo exhibition in Spain at the chapel of the Revillagigedo Palace, Gijon, according to the Ministry of Culture July 20.   Jointly hosted by the MOC and the Cultural Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Spain, “A Gateway to Memory … Continue reading “Taiwan artist presents first solo exhibition in Spain”

MOFA announces plans to establish The Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania

Preparations are underway to establish The Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania as part of government efforts to strengthen the country’s relations across the board with the EU member state, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs July 20.   Situated in the capital city of Vilnius, the facility is expected to serve as a base … Continue reading “MOFA announces plans to establish The Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania”

Foreign Minister Wu gives exclusive interview to El Mundo

Taiwan is enhancing cooperation with Indo-Pacific stakeholders in promoting peace, security and prosperity throughout the region, according to Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu.   The country faces increased pressure from China through ramped-up military activities, Wu said. Beijing’s attempt to disrupt the cross-strait status quo is raising concerns among democracies worldwide, he added.   Peace … Continue reading “Foreign Minister Wu gives exclusive interview to El Mundo”

MOFA thanks Slovakia for donating COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan

An announced donation of 10,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses by Slovakia to Taiwan is sincerely appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs July 16.   The EU member state’s decision to provide Taiwan with vaccines is a genuine show of friendship and generosity, the MOFA said. It also serves as … Continue reading “MOFA thanks Slovakia for donating COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan”

Taiwan, EU stage 4th Human Rights Consultations

The fourth Taiwan-European Union Human Rights Consultations was held via videoconference July 15, underscoring the two sides’ commitment to advancing universal values.   The one-day event was co-chaired by Minister Without Portfolio Lo Ping-cheng and EU counterparts Luisa Ragher, head of the Division for Human Rights of the European External Action Service, and Jonathan Hatwell, … Continue reading “Taiwan, EU stage 4th Human Rights Consultations”

MOFA thanks Slovakia for donating COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan

An announced donation of 10,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses by Slovakia to Taiwan is sincerely appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs July 16.   The EU member state’s decision to provide Taiwan with vaccines is a genuine show of friendship and generosity, the MOFA said. It also serves as … Continue reading “MOFA thanks Slovakia for donating COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan”

MOFA thanks Slovakia for donating COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan

An announced donation of 10,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses by Slovakia to Taiwan is sincerely appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs July 16.   The EU member state’s decision to provide Taiwan with vaccines is a genuine show of friendship and generosity, the MOFA said. It also serves as … Continue reading “MOFA thanks Slovakia for donating COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan”

MOFA thanks Slovakia for donating COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan

An announced donation of 10,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses by Slovakia to Taiwan is sincerely appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs July 16.   The EU member state’s decision to provide Taiwan with vaccines is a genuine show of friendship and generosity, the MOFA said. It also serves as … Continue reading “MOFA thanks Slovakia for donating COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan”

Taiwan, EU stage 4th Human Rights Consultations

The fourth Taiwan-European Union Human Rights Consultations was held via videoconference July 15, underscoring the two sides’ commitment to advancing universal values.   The one-day event was co-chaired by Minister Without Portfolio Lo Ping-cheng and EU counterparts Luisa Ragher, head of the Division for Human Rights of the European External Action Service, and Jonathan Hatwell, … Continue reading “Taiwan, EU stage 4th Human Rights Consultations”

MOFA thanks Slovakia for donating COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan

An announced donation of 10,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses by Slovakia to Taiwan is sincerely appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs July 16.   The EU member state’s decision to provide Taiwan with vaccines is a genuine show of friendship and generosity, the MOFA said. It also serves as … Continue reading “MOFA thanks Slovakia for donating COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan”

Taiwan, EU stage 4th Human Rights Consultations

The fourth Taiwan-European Union Human Rights Consultations was held via videoconference July 15, underscoring the two sides’ commitment to advancing universal values.   The one-day event was co-chaired by Minister Without Portfolio Lo Ping-cheng and EU counterparts Luisa Ragher, head of the Division for Human Rights of the European External Action Service, and Jonathan Hatwell, … Continue reading “Taiwan, EU stage 4th Human Rights Consultations”

3rd donation of COVID-19 vaccines from Japan arrives in Taiwan

The third donation of COVID-19 vaccine doses from Japan touched down July 15 in Taiwan, reaffirming the strength of friendship and relations between the two sides, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   At a time when vaccines are in short supply in many parts of the world, the shipment of AstraZeneca is sincerely … Continue reading “3rd donation of COVID-19 vaccines from Japan arrives in Taiwan”

Taiwan, Germany sign new aviation agreement

An air services agreement between Taiwan and Germany was signed virtually July 15, underscoring the two countries’ commitment to enhancing people-to-people exchanges and strengthening trade ties, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   Under the new pact concluded by Taiwan’s representative to Germany Shieh Jhy-wey and German Institute Taipei Director General Thomas Prinz, the … Continue reading “Taiwan, Germany sign new aviation agreement”

200 oxygen concentrators donated by Taiwan to Indonesia

A total of 200 oxygen concentrators was donated by Taiwan to Indonesia July 14, underscoring the commitment of the government to helping the New Southbound Policy target country combat COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   MOFA Deputy Minister Tien Chung-kwang said during the Love from Taiwan ceremony that the country has been … Continue reading “200 oxygen concentrators donated by Taiwan to Indonesia”

Taiwan novelist wins 165th Akutagawa Prize in Japan

Taiwan novelist Li Qin-feng was named winner of the Akutagawa Prize Wednesday in Japan, according to the Ministry of Culture July 14.   Li’s 2021 Japanese-language novel “Island where Flowers Bloom on the Shore” was selected from among five books contending for top honors at the 165th edition of the event. She is the first … Continue reading “Taiwan novelist wins 165th Akutagawa Prize in Japan”

MOFA thanks Japan for 3rd donation of COVID-19 vaccines

The latest donation of 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan by Japan is sincerely appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs July 13.   Announced by Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi earlier the same day, the shipment of AstraZeneca is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan July 15. It … Continue reading “MOFA thanks Japan for 3rd donation of COVID-19 vaccines”

President Tsai names TSMC founder as envoy for APEC leaders’ meeting

President Tsai Ing-wen announced July 13 that Morris Chang, founder and former chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., will be her envoy at this year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings.   It will mark the fourth consecutive year Chang has attended the biggest economic forum in the region as her representative, Tsai said.   According to … Continue reading “President Tsai names TSMC founder as envoy for APEC leaders’ meeting”

Tsai presents Olympics flag, urges Team Taiwan to go for gold

President Tsai Ing-wen presented the Olympics flag to Taiwan’s team for the Summer Games in Tokyo July 12 in the southern city of Kaohsiung, urging athletes to go for gold and represent the country with courage and honor.   The past two years have been hard on Team Taiwan as it trained rigorously while strictly … Continue reading “Tsai presents Olympics flag, urges Team Taiwan to go for gold”

VP Lai receives outgoing AIT Director Christensen

Vice President Lai Ching-te received outgoing American Institute in Taiwan Director Brent Christensen at the Presidential Office July 12 in Taipei City, expressing the government’s gratitude for his contributions to fostering Taiwan-U.S. ties over the past three years.   According to Lai, relations between the two sides have gone from strength to strength under Christensen’s … Continue reading “VP Lai receives outgoing AIT Director Christensen”

President Tsai receives outgoing AIT Director Christensen

President Tsai Ing-wen received outgoing American Institute in Taiwan Director Brent Christensen at her official residence July 9 in Taipei City, expressing gratitude for his contributions to advancing Taiwan-U.S. relations over the nearly past three years.   Taiwan has been fortunate to have Christensen as head of the AIT at many key moments, Tsai said. … Continue reading “President Tsai receives outgoing AIT Director Christensen”

Taiwan tennis star Hsieh Su-wei wins third Wimbledon doubles trophy

Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and Elise Mertens of Belgium won the women’s doubles title at the Wimbledon championships July 10 in London.   The duo defeated Elena Vesnina and Veronika Kudermetova of Russia in a 3-6, 7-5, 9-7 takedown spanning 2.5 hours. It is the pair’s fifth tournament together since partnering officially in May.   The … Continue reading “Taiwan tennis star Hsieh Su-wei wins third Wimbledon doubles trophy”

Latest vaccine donation from Japan touches down in Taiwan

The latest donation of 1.13 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from Japan touched down July 8 in Taiwan, underscoring the strength of the special friendship shared by the two sides, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   At a time when vaccines are in short supply in many parts of the world, the shipment of … Continue reading “Latest vaccine donation from Japan touches down in Taiwan”

MOC launches campaign showcasing Taiwan artists in France

The Taiwan Pop-In Avignon campaign introducing the country’s artists and their works was launched by the Taiwan Cultural Center in Paris under the Ministry of Culture July 6.   The campaign, including a French webpage and YouTube channel, is presented in celebration of the Festival Off d’Avignon in France running July 7 to 31, the … Continue reading “MOC launches campaign showcasing Taiwan artists in France”

MOFA thanks European Parliament for urging talks on Taiwan-EU investment agreement

The European Parliament’s adoption of a report urging the European Commission to start initial stages of negotiating an investment agreement with Taiwan is welcomed by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs July 7.   In the report on trade-related aspects and implications of COVID-19 by Kathleen Van Brempt, a member … Continue reading “MOFA thanks European Parliament for urging talks on Taiwan-EU investment agreement”

MOFA thanks Japan for second vaccine donation

Japan’s donation of an additional 1.13 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan is sincerely appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs July 6.   Announced by Japan Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi during a news conference in late June, the shipment is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan … Continue reading “MOFA thanks Japan for second vaccine donation”

Tsai accepts Haiti ambassador’s credentials, vows to deepen bilateral ties

President Tsai Ing-wen said July 6 that Taiwan is cooperating closely with Haiti in expanding exchanges across a broad spectrum of areas while cultivating fresh fields for bilateral collaboration.   Taiwan and Haiti celebrated 65 years of diplomatic relations in April, Tsai said. Over the past few years, the countries have successfully partnered in potential-laden … Continue reading “Tsai accepts Haiti ambassador’s credentials, vows to deepen bilateral ties”

MOFA welcomes appointment of new AIT head Oudkirk

The appointment of Sandra Oudkirk as new director of the Taipei Office of the American Institute in Taiwan is welcomed, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs July 6.   Describing Oudkirk as a senior diplomat with considerable experience of Taiwan-U.S. relations, the MOFA said that she has advanced numerous efforts to strengthen ties and … Continue reading “MOFA welcomes appointment of new AIT head Oudkirk”