President Tsai addresses EU investment Forum in Taiwan

President Tsai Ing-wen said Oct. 14 that Taiwan and the EU should commence bilateral investment agreement negotiations so as to create opportunities benefiting both sides and the rest of the world.   Taiwan and the EU share the values of freedom, democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law, Tsai said. This makes … Continue reading “President Tsai addresses EU investment Forum in Taiwan”

MOFA thanks EP for passing 11 resolutions in support of Taiwan

A total of 11 resolutions adopted by the European Parliament this year in support of Taiwan is sincerely appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Oct. 14.   One of the highlights, passed Oct. 7 on the state of EU cyber defense capabilities, calls on the region to strengthen … Continue reading “MOFA thanks EP for passing 11 resolutions in support of Taiwan”

Foreign Minister Wu holds videoconference with new Somaliland counterpart

Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu held a videoconference on Taiwan-Somaliland relations with Essa Kayd Mohamud Raagsale, his new counterpart in the Horn of Africa, Oct. 13 from Taipei City. Taiwan is willing and able to share its experience in deepening democracy and managing the COVID-19 pandemic with Somaliland, Wu said. This is part and parcel of … Continue reading “Foreign Minister Wu holds videoconference with new Somaliland counterpart”

VP Lai reaffirms Taiwan’s commitment to sustainable development

The government is promoting sustainable development at home and abroad as part of Taiwan’s obligations as a responsible member of the international community, according to Vice President Lai Ching-te Oct. 13.   Taiwan’s drive to realize the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals demonstrates the government’s nonnegotiable stance on tackling global challenges such as climate change, Lai … Continue reading “VP Lai reaffirms Taiwan’s commitment to sustainable development”

Foreign Minister Wu addresses Forum 2000 Conference in Czechia

Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu addressed via video the 25th Forum 2000 Conference in the Czech Republic Oct. 12, urging like-minded partners to build back democratically in the post-pandemic era through enhanced cooperation and shared vigilance.   Wu opened his special ministerial address by congratulating the Czech Republic on its recent election, as well as … Continue reading “Foreign Minister Wu addresses Forum 2000 Conference in Czechia”

MOFA thanks allies, like-minded partners for Double Tenth National Day congratulatory messages

Double Tenth National Day congratulatory messages from allies and like-minded partners worldwide are sincerely appreciated by the government and people of Taiwan, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   As of Oct. 12, messages by 434 heads of government and state, dignitaries and political figures from 39 countries, territories and organizations were received, the … Continue reading “MOFA thanks allies, like-minded partners for Double Tenth National Day congratulatory messages”

Tsai vows to protect Taiwan through unity in National Day address

President Tsai Ing-wen delivered her National Day address in front of the Presidential Office Oct. 10 in Taipei City, vowing to protect Taiwan by forging consensus and unity among all segments of society.   On the day when the people gather to celebrate the 110th birthday of the ROC (Taiwan), Tsai said it is important … Continue reading “Tsai vows to protect Taiwan through unity in National Day address”

Lithuania’s 2nd COVID-19 vaccine donation touches down in Taiwan

Lithuania’s donation of 235,900 COVID-19 vaccine doses touched down Oct. 9 at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, spotlighting the growing strength of relations between the like-minded partners, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   The shipment follows the EU member state’s first donation of 20,000 doses in June, the MOFA said. Such gestures are sincerely … Continue reading “Lithuania’s 2nd COVID-19 vaccine donation touches down in Taiwan”

MOFA thanks European Parliament for adopting resolution on future EU-US relations

A resolution on the future of EU-US relations, adopted by the European Parliament, is sincerely welcomed by the government and the people of Taiwan, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Oct. 7.   Passed a day earlier in a 550-83 vote, with 55 abstentions, the resolution highlights the need to explore areas of possible … Continue reading “MOFA thanks European Parliament for adopting resolution on future EU-US relations”

President Tsai awards state honor to French senator

President Tsai Ing-wen awarded Oct. 7 Alain Richard, chair of the French Senate’s Taiwan Friendship Group, the Order of Propitious Clouds with Special Grand Cordon for contributions to strengthening Taiwan-France relations.   Richard is a pioneer in expanding bilateral exchanges over the past few years, Tsai said. Examples include his support in the Senate for … Continue reading “President Tsai awards state honor to French senator”

President Tsai vows to deepen global collaboration to build more sustainable, resilient agricultural sector

President Tsai Ing-wen said Oct. 6 that the government is committed to expanding collaboration with partners around the world to build a more sustainable and resilient agricultural sector.   Agricultural agencies across the globe face the dual challenges of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, Tsai said. Increasing agricultural productivity, raising farmers’ incomes, advancing sustainable … Continue reading “President Tsai vows to deepen global collaboration to build more sustainable, resilient agricultural sector”

Taiwan to enhance post-pandemic cooperation via Yushan Forum

The fifth edition of the annual Yushan Forum gets underway Oct. 8 in Taipei City, bringing together academics, experts and opinion leaders from around the globe to discuss ways of enhancing post-pandemic regional prosperity.   Organized by Taipei City-based think tank Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation, the daylong physical-virtual event involves representatives from across the New Southbound … Continue reading “Taiwan to enhance post-pandemic cooperation via Yushan Forum”

President Tsai kicks off 2021 National Day projection show

President Tsai Ing-wen launched a projection mapping show illuminating the facade of the historic Presidential Office building as part of the ROC (Taiwan) 110th Double Tenth National Day celebrations Oct. 5 in Taipei City.   Themed “The Pursuit of Democracy; Taiwan Engages the World,” the show features images of Team Taiwan’s highlights at the Tokyo … Continue reading “President Tsai kicks off 2021 National Day projection show”

MOFA welcomes arrival of French senate delegation

The arrival of a French Senate delegation led by Alain Richard, chair of the legislative body’s Taiwan Friendship Group, is sincerely welcomed by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Oct. 6.   Also comprising Sens. Max Brisson; Else Joseph; Olivier Cadic, president of the Senate’s Foreign Affairs, Defense and Armed … Continue reading “MOFA welcomes arrival of French senate delegation”

Foreign Minister Wu urges stronger Taiwan-Australia security cooperation

Taiwan is committed to strengthening security cooperation with Australia and other like-minded partners as part of efforts to promote peace, stability and prosperity throughout the Indo-Pacific, according to Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu.   The country is on the front line of China’s authoritarian expansionism, Wu said. This involves disinformation, hybrid warfare, military threats and … Continue reading “Foreign Minister Wu urges stronger Taiwan-Australia security cooperation”

MOFA congratulates new Japan PM Fumio Kishida

The government and people of Taiwan extended their warmest congratulations Oct. 4 to Fumio Kishida, who was elected as Japan’s 100th prime minister at an extraordinary parliamentary session held earlier that day, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   Taiwan and Japan are like-minded partners mutually committed to forging a free and open Indo-Pacific, … Continue reading “MOFA congratulates new Japan PM Fumio Kishida”

MOFA thanks US State Department for strong support of Taiwan

Strong support for Taiwan contained in the U.S. Department of State press release issued Oct. 3 is sincerely appreciated by the government and people of the country, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   Beijing is urged to end military, diplomatic and economic pressure and coercion against Taiwan, the State Department said. The U.S. … Continue reading “MOFA thanks US State Department for strong support of Taiwan”

MOC, GACC celebrate Taiwanese Cultural Association centennial

Activities marking the centennial of the Taiwanese Cultural Association are underway around the country, according to the Ministry of Culture Sept. 30.   Co-organized by the MOC and the Taipei City-based General Association of Chinese Culture, the yearlong event is themed around “a century of pursuit,” involving exhibitions of artworks, historical documents and love letters; … Continue reading “MOC, GACC celebrate Taiwanese Cultural Association centennial”

Taiwan, US, Japan stage GCTF virtual on building resilience, accelerating SDGs

A workshop on using technology to build resilience and accelerate progress on realizing the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals was staged by Taiwan, the U.S. and Japan under the Global Cooperation and Training Framework Sept. 29 on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.   Organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, American Institute in Taiwan … Continue reading “Taiwan, US, Japan stage GCTF virtual on building resilience, accelerating SDGs”

Taiwan moves up to 8th in IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking

Taiwan moved up three places from last year to eighth out of 64 major economies in the World Digital Competitiveness Ranking recently released by Switzerland-based International Institute for Management Development.   The country finished third in the Asia-Pacific, ranking ahead of South Korea, 12th; China, 15th; Australia, 20th; New Zealand, 23rd; Malaysia, 27th; and Japan, … Continue reading “Taiwan moves up to 8th in IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking”

Tsai honors Taiwan’s Tokyo Paralympics delegation at Presidential Office

President Tsai Ing-wen honored Taiwan’s Tokyo Paralympics delegation during a special ceremony celebrating the achievements and excellence of the country’s heroes at the Presidential Office Sept. 29 in Taipei City.   Team Taiwan recorded impressive results at the recently concluded Summer Paralympics, Tsai said. This can be attributed to the selfless sacrifice of the athletes, … Continue reading “Tsai honors Taiwan’s Tokyo Paralympics delegation at Presidential Office”

MOFA thanks international backing of Taiwan’s UN participation

Support from the global community for Taiwan’s bid to participate in the activities, mechanisms and meetings of the U.N. is sincerely appreciated by the government and people of Taiwan, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sept 27.   Unveiled ahead of the 76th U.N. General Assembly, the government launched a campaign to coincide with … Continue reading “MOFA thanks international backing of Taiwan’s UN participation”

Cultural Fair for Taiwan’s Diplomatic Allies underway in Taipei

A cultural fair promoting the culture and products of and tourism in Taiwan’s diplomatic allies is underway in Taipei City, spotlighting the government’s commitment to improving the public understanding of these countries, while strengthening multilateral economic and trade ties.   Organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by the Taipei City-based Taiwan External … Continue reading “Cultural Fair for Taiwan’s Diplomatic Allies underway in Taipei”

Economy Minister Wang flies flag for Taiwan at APEC women’s forum

A Taiwan delegation took part in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s virtual Women and the Economy Forum Sept. 24, underscoring the government’s commitment to ensuring all members of society can fully contribute to the country’s post-pandemic bounceback.   Led by Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua, the group comprised official and experts from government agencies and … Continue reading “Economy Minister Wang flies flag for Taiwan at APEC women’s forum”

Slovakia’s COVID-19 vaccine donation touches down in Taiwan

Slovakia’s donation of 160,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses touched down Sept. 26 at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, underscoring the growing strength of relations between the like-minded partners, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   The shipment is a generous gesture sincerely appreciated by the government and people of Taiwan, the MOFA said. It is also … Continue reading “Slovakia’s COVID-19 vaccine donation touches down in Taiwan”

Taiwan, US, Japan, Australia, UK stage GCTF workshop on disaster resilience

A virtual workshop on building disaster resilience was staged under the Global Cooperation and Training Framework Sept. 24 by forces for good Taiwan, the U.S., Japan, Australia and the U.K.   Organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction under the Ministry of Science and Technology, American Institute … Continue reading “Taiwan, US, Japan, Australia, UK stage GCTF workshop on disaster resilience”

Taiwan artist wins 2021 Kyoto International Manga Anime Award

Taiwan comic artist Nigou was named winner of the Excellence Award at the 2021 Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair, according to the Ministry of Culture Sept. 22.   Nigou’s work was among a total of 2,632 submissions from 97 countries contending for top honors at this year’s edition of the prestigious KYOMAF in Japan. Running … Continue reading “Taiwan artist wins 2021 Kyoto International Manga Anime Award”

MOFA thanks Lithuania for 2nd donation of COVID-19 vaccines

A donation of 235,900 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan announced Sept. 22 by Lithuania is sincerely appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   The Baltic country was the first EU member state to donate vaccines to Taiwan when it announced a shipment of 20,000 doses in June, the … Continue reading “MOFA thanks Lithuania for 2nd donation of COVID-19 vaccines”

Australia, US thanked for supporting Taiwan by MOFA

The Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations joint statement expressing the intent of both countries to strengthen ties with Taiwan is warmly welcomed by the government and people, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Sept. 17.   Issued by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Australian counterparts Foreign Minister Marise Payne and … Continue reading “Australia, US thanked for supporting Taiwan by MOFA”

President Tsai vows to strengthen Taiwan-Belize ties

President Tsai Ing-wen said Sept. 17 that the government will continue to strengthen bilateral ties with Central America ally Belize while leaving no stone unturned in improving the well-being of the people.   Belize is a true friend and partner in prosperity consistently voicing support for Taiwan in the international arena, Tsai said. The countries … Continue reading “President Tsai vows to strengthen Taiwan-Belize ties”

MOFA stages Japan medical supplies donation ceremony

A donation ceremony for 10,000 pulse oximeters and 1,008 oxygen concentrators to Japan was staged by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sept. 17 in Taipei City, underscoring the government’s commitment to helping the East Asian country combat coronavirus.   Hosted by the Association of Taiwan-Japan Relations Association Chairperson Chiou I-jen, Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Chief Rep. … Continue reading “MOFA stages Japan medical supplies donation ceremony”

EU thanked for Indo-Pacific cooperation strategy report by MOFA

The inclusion of Taiwan in the joint communication to the European Parliament and the Council issued Sept. 16 by the European Commission and External Action Service is sincerely appreciated by the government and people, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.   Titled “EU Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific,” the report said a significant military … Continue reading “EU thanked for Indo-Pacific cooperation strategy report by MOFA”

1st GCTF workshop for Europe staged in Czech Republic

The first Global Cooperation and Training Framework workshop for Europe was successfully staged Sept. 13 by Taiwan, the U.S., Japan and the Czech Republic in Prague, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   Involving participants from the academic and private sectors of the four like-minded partners, the daylong event focused on devising strategies for … Continue reading “1st GCTF workshop for Europe staged in Czech Republic”

Tsai congratulates Central America allies on bicentennial of independence

President Tsai Ing-wen said Sept. 15 that the government will continue expanding exchanges and deepening friendship with ROC (Taiwan) allies Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua in Central America.   Taiwan has stepped up cooperation with all three countries since the outbreak of COVID-19, Tsai said. This includes sharing essential medical items, expertise and the latest information … Continue reading “Tsai congratulates Central America allies on bicentennial of independence”

MOFA thanks US for backing Taiwan-Lithuania ties

Staunch support from the U.S. for the expansion of Taiwan-Lithuania ties is sincerely appreciated by the government and people, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Sept. 16.   The statement follows a meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Lithuania Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis a day earlier in Washington, underscoring ironclad U.S. solidarity … Continue reading “MOFA thanks US for backing Taiwan-Lithuania ties”

Taiwan investment delegation to visit Slovakia, Czech Republic, Lithuania

A Taiwan investment delegation will visit Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Lithuania Oct. 20-30 as part of government efforts to enhance business and trade ties with the EU member states, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sept. 14.   Led by National Development Council Minister Kung Ming-hsin, the 65-member group comprising officials and business … Continue reading “Taiwan investment delegation to visit Slovakia, Czech Republic, Lithuania”

MOFA thanks IPAC for backing Taiwan-Lithuania ties

A video released by the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China via its official Twitter account in support of Taiwan-Lithuania ties is warmly welcomed by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sept. 13.   Featuring co-chairs and members of parliament from Australia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Ireland, Japan, Lithuania, Sweden, Switzerland, … Continue reading “MOFA thanks IPAC for backing Taiwan-Lithuania ties”

MOFA thanks IPAC for backing Taiwan-Lithuania ties

A video released by the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China via its official Twitter account in support of Taiwan-Lithuania ties is warmly welcomed by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sept. 13.   Featuring co-chairs and members of parliament from Australia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Ireland, Japan, Lithuania, Sweden, Switzerland, … Continue reading “MOFA thanks IPAC for backing Taiwan-Lithuania ties”

MOFA thanks IPAC for backing Taiwan-Lithuania ties

A video released by the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China via its official Twitter account in support of Taiwan-Lithuania ties is warmly welcomed by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sept. 13.   Featuring co-chairs and members of parliament from Australia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Ireland, Japan, Lithuania, Sweden, Switzerland, … Continue reading “MOFA thanks IPAC for backing Taiwan-Lithuania ties”

Taiwan launches campaign in New York for UN bid

An international campaign promoting Taiwan’s bid to participate in the activities, mechanisms and meetings of the U.N. as a key partner in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals was launched by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York in the U.S. city.   Unveiled ahead of the 76th U.N. General Assembly commencing Sept. 14, … Continue reading “Taiwan launches campaign in New York for UN bid”

Taiwan launches campaign in New York for UN bid

An international campaign promoting Taiwan’s bid to participate in the activities, mechanisms and meetings of the U.N. as a key partner in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals was launched by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York in the U.S. city.   Unveiled ahead of the 76th U.N. General Assembly commencing Sept. 14, … Continue reading “Taiwan launches campaign in New York for UN bid”

Taiwan launches campaign in New York for UN bid

An international campaign promoting Taiwan’s bid to participate in the activities, mechanisms and meetings of the U.N. as a key partner in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals was launched by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York in the U.S. city.   Unveiled ahead of the 76th U.N. General Assembly commencing Sept. 14, … Continue reading “Taiwan launches campaign in New York for UN bid”

Taiwan, US, Japan, Slovakia team up for GCTF event on post-pandemic future of work

A Global Cooperation and Training Framework event on the future of work during a post-pandemic economic recovery wrapped up Sept. 10, underscoring the government’s commitment to advancing progress among like-minded partners on key labor issues.   Organized by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Labor, American Institute in Taiwan, Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association and Slovak Economic … Continue reading “Taiwan, US, Japan, Slovakia team up for GCTF event on post-pandemic future of work”

President Tsai pledges to promote ethnic reconciliation in Taiwan

President Tsai Ing-wen said Sept. 10 that the government will continue sparing no effort to bolster historical and transitional justice for indigenous peoples while promoting ethnic reconciliation in Taiwan.   The Presidential Office Indigenous Historical Justice and Transitional Justice Committee, which was established on Indigenous Peoples’ Day in August 2016, has served as a platform … Continue reading “President Tsai pledges to promote ethnic reconciliation in Taiwan”

Taiwan’s Presidential Culture Awards winners unveiled

Winners of the Presidential Culture Awards were announced Sept. 10 in Taipei City, with five individuals and groups honored for their cultural contributions to society.   Organized by Taipei-headquartered General Association of Chinese Culture, the 11th edition of the biennial event saw celebrated filmmaker Ang Lee named recipient of the Arts and Culture Award.   … Continue reading “Taiwan’s Presidential Culture Awards winners unveiled”

Former AS President Wong Chi-huey receives Welch Award in Chemistry

Former Academia Sinica President Wong Chi-huey is winner of the 2021 Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry for his achievements in advancing scientific research, according to the U.S.-based Welch Foundation Sept .8.   Wong, currently the Scripps Family Chair Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Scripps Research in California, was recognized for his development … Continue reading “Former AS President Wong Chi-huey receives Welch Award in Chemistry”

President Tsai launches Taiwan navy stealth corvette in Yilan

President Tsai Ing-wen launched the ROC (Taiwan) navy’s stealth corvette Ta Jiang and took delivery of its second fast minelayer Sept. 9 at Suao naval base in the northeastern county of Yilan.   Ta Jiang is the first domestically developed small warship with significant anti-aircraft capabilities, Tsai said. It represents the government’s rock-solid commitment to … Continue reading “President Tsai launches Taiwan navy stealth corvette in Yilan”

Cabinet approves US$5.78B budget for COVID-19 relief programs

A NT$160 billion (US$5.78 billion) budget for COVID-19 relief programs was approved by the Cabinet Sept. 9, underscoring the government’s commitment to protecting the people while stimulating the domestic economy amid the pandemic.   According to the Executive Yuan, a total of NT$120.69 billion will be allocated to the Quintuple Stimulus Vouchers program, which will … Continue reading “Cabinet approves US$5.78B budget for COVID-19 relief programs”

Taiwan troupes shine at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Taiwan art troupes showcasing the country’s rich creative performance pedigree garnered glowing reviews and one award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, spotlighting the success of this year’s Taiwan Season, the Ministry of Culture said Sept. 7. The MOC-sponsored program—now in its eighth consecutive year—invited four local outfits to perform virtually at the world’s most celebrated … Continue reading “Taiwan troupes shine at Edinburgh Festival Fringe”

MOFA short film urges UN to give Taiwan a voice at general assembly

A short film urging the U.N. to give Taiwan a voice at the general assembly and other activities, mechanisms and meetings of the world body was released Sept. 8 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   “To Freedom” showcases Taiwan as a force for good committed to safeguarding human rights and advancing freedom for all. It comprises … Continue reading “MOFA short film urges UN to give Taiwan a voice at general assembly”