MOFA thanks UK PM Johnson for supporting Taiwan

U.K. support of Taiwan stated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson is sincerely appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jan. 27.   Chinese military flights taking place near Taiwan are not conducive to peace and stability in the region, Johnson said during Question Time in the House of Commons … Continue reading “MOFA thanks UK PM Johnson for supporting Taiwan”

Typhoon Rai relief supplies donated to Philippines by Taiwan

A total of 100 metric tons of relief supplies were donated by Taiwan to the Philippines Jan. 26, underscoring the government’s commitment to helping the New Southbound Policy target country bounce back from Typhoon Rai, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   Presided over by MOFA Deputy Minister Tien Chung-kwang, the Love from Taiwan … Continue reading “Typhoon Rai relief supplies donated to Philippines by Taiwan”

VP Lai, Taiwan delegation make Los Angeles transit en route to Honduras

Vice President Lai Ching-te and the Taiwan delegation stopped over Jan. 25 in Los Angeles en route to Central America ally Honduras for the presidential inauguration of Xiomara Castro.   Upon landing at Los Angeles International Airport, Lai and the delegation were received in the charter by James F. Moriarty, chairman of Washington-headquartered American Institute … Continue reading “VP Lai, Taiwan delegation make Los Angeles transit en route to Honduras”

Corporate Media Warning of Attacks on Power Grid and Cyber Attacks as U.S. Tells People to Leave Ukraine Now by Any Means Available

by Brian ShilhavyEditor, Health Impact News Information (or dis-information) is now very obviously being leaked to the corporate media warning of impending attacks on the power grid in the United States, as well as cyber attacks, as the U.S. is now telling citizens in the Ukraine to leave immediately, by whatever means necessary. If you … Continue reading “Corporate Media Warning of Attacks on Power Grid and Cyber Attacks as U.S. Tells People to Leave Ukraine Now by Any Means Available”

Les Golden Horse Film Awards de Taiwan mettent en lumière les productions censurées de Hong Konga

Les films censurés parlent des manifestations de 2019 contre l’extradition en Chine.Publié à l’origine sur Global Voices en FrançaisClara Law, Jun Li et Kiwi Chow. Image fournie par The Stand News [zh], reproduite avec autorisation.[Sauf mention contraire, tous les liens renvoient vers des pages web en anglais.] La 58ème édition des Golden Horse Film Awards, … Continue reading “Les Golden Horse Film Awards de Taiwan mettent en lumière les productions censurées de Hong Konga”

VP Lai departs for Honduras presidential inauguration

Vice President Lai Ching-te departed Jan. 25 for the inauguration of President Xiomara Castro of Honduras, reaffirming the government’s commitment to strengthening ties with the Central American ally.   It is a great honor to serve as President Tsai Ing-wen’s special envoy and extend the warmest regards of the people of Taiwan to the first … Continue reading “VP Lai departs for Honduras presidential inauguration”

China sends second-largest incursion of warplanes into Taiwan defence zone

China sent 39 warplanes — mostly fighter jets — into Taiwan’s air defence zone on Sunday, the island’s government said, in the second-largest daily incursion on record. Taiwan lives under the constant threat of invasion by China, which sees the self-ruled, democratic island as part of its territory to eventually be reclaimed, by force if … Continue reading “China sends second-largest incursion of warplanes into Taiwan defence zone”

Beijing’s hard sell of ‘Hong Kong-style capitalist democracy’

Beijing’s formal White Paper document only laid down the basic foundations and definitions for the central government’s overhaul of Hong Kong’s postcolonial political order. The White Paper was issued on December 20, a day after Hong Kong’s first “patriots only” Legislative Council election was held under the new rules. The definitions are meant to be … Continue reading “Beijing’s hard sell of ‘Hong Kong-style capitalist democracy’”

Le Nicaragua reconnaît diplomatiquement Pékin : enseignements à en tirer.

Par Andrew Korybko − Le 17 janvier 2022 − Source OneWorld Press Reconnaître Taipei ne constitue pas une police d’assurance face aux ingérences étasuniennes ; il s’agit d’une garantie que les ingérences étasuniennes vont s’institutionnaliser au sein du pays accordant cette concession, et ce au détriment du peuple habitant ce pays. Les gouvernements ayant reconnu … Continue reading “Le Nicaragua reconnaît diplomatiquement Pékin : enseignements à en tirer.”

Taiwan donates medical supplies to Palau

A total of 10,000 rapid antigen tests, 62,500 adult masks and 10,000 children’s masks among other medical supplies were donated by Taiwan to Palau Jan. 22, underscoring the government’s commitment to helping the Western Pacific country combat COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   In a statement, the MOFA said the donation was … Continue reading “Taiwan donates medical supplies to Palau”

Foreign Minister Wu gives ASPI interview

Taiwan is deepening economic and security relations with fellow forces for good such as Australia while contributing more to the international community, according to Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu. The country is faced with increasing pressure from China, Wu said. This includes around 1,000 sorties by warplanes last year and ongoing efforts to block Taiwan’s … Continue reading “Foreign Minister Wu gives ASPI interview”

DGE sees Taiwan breaking the glass ceiling

Taiwan recorded the decade’s highest rate of female participation in the workforce among women aged 45-64 years — 52.3 percent in 2020, according to the Cabinet-level Department of Gender Equality Jan. 22.   In a statement, the DGE said the overall percentage of women in workplaces increased by 1.5 percent point to 51.4 percent from … Continue reading “DGE sees Taiwan breaking the glass ceiling”

MOFA thanks Czech Senate committee for supporting Lithuania

A resolution by the Senate of the Czech Republic’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security supporting Lithuania and urging close attention to China’s economic coercion against the Baltic state is welcomed by the government and people of Taiwan, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jan. 21.   Proposed by committee chair Pavel Fischer … Continue reading “MOFA thanks Czech Senate committee for supporting Lithuania”

Export orders hit all-time high for 2021 in Taiwan

Taiwan’s export orders grew 26.3 percent year on year to an all-time high of US$674.13 billion for 2021, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs Jan. 20.   Such growth is attributed to increasing global demand for products developed using cutting-edge information and communication technology like next-generation, or 5G, applications, the MOEA said.   The … Continue reading “Export orders hit all-time high for 2021 in Taiwan”

Hong Kong activist previously jailed in mainland China to plead guilty to rioting during 2019 clash

Kok Tsz-lun, one of the 12 Hong Kong democracy activists who was detained in mainland China, will plead guilty to rioting. In a plea bargain, the 19-year-old University of Hong Kong (HKU) student agreed to plead guilty to rioting in exchange for leaving two other charges on court file, his lawyer said in the District … Continue reading “Hong Kong activist previously jailed in mainland China to plead guilty to rioting during 2019 clash”

Tsai lauds Taiwan’s military ahead of Lunar New Year

President Tsai Ing-wen said Jan. 21 that the ROC (Taiwan) armed forces are playing a key role in safeguarding the people and defending the country’s democratic way of life.   The selfless sacrifice of Taiwan’s fighting women and men guarantee the security of the country, Tsai said. In protecting the airspace and territorial waters, the … Continue reading “Tsai lauds Taiwan’s military ahead of Lunar New Year”

Taiwan, Flanders ink bilateral cooperation pact

A memorandum of understanding on bilateral cooperation was inked Jan. 19 by Taiwan and Flanders, paving the way for more progress in areas benefiting the people of both sides, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   Taking effect immediately, the MOU was signed by Deputy Foreign Minister Harry Ho-jen Tseng and Julie Bynens, secretary-general … Continue reading “Taiwan, Flanders ink bilateral cooperation pact”

MOFA welcomes EP backing of Taiwan-Lithuania ties in HK resolution

A resolution adopted by the European Parliament including articles supporting Taiwan-Lithuania ties is sincerely appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jan. 21.   Passed 585 to 46 with 41 abstentions the day before, the resolution pertaining to violations of fundamental freedoms in Hong Kong also condemned China’s economic … Continue reading “MOFA welcomes EP backing of Taiwan-Lithuania ties in HK resolution”

VP Lai to lead Taiwan delegation to Honduras for presidential inauguration

Vice President Lai Ching-te is set to lead a Taiwan delegation to Central America ally Honduras for the presidential inauguration of Xiomara Castro, according to the Presidential Office Jan. 19.   Lai, departing Jan. 25, will represent the government and people of Taiwan as President Tsai Ing-wen’s special envoy, the PO said. His two-day itinerary … Continue reading “VP Lai to lead Taiwan delegation to Honduras for presidential inauguration”

NDC responds to AmCham Taiwan business climate survey

The government is working to bring Taiwan’s regulatory and business environment more in line with international standards and join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to the Cabinet-level National Development Council Jan. 19.   The NDC’s remarks follow the release of the 2022 Business Climate Survey earlier the same day by the American … Continue reading “NDC responds to AmCham Taiwan business climate survey”

MOC announces 3 winners of National Cultural Award

Taiwan’s highest creative prize, the National Cultural Award, was granted to poet Li Min-yung, conductor Lu Shao-chia and lacquer artist Wang Ching-shuang, according to the Ministry of Culture Jan. 18.   Li, who cut his teeth in poetry circles in the late 1960s and later stepped into fiction, essays, literary reviews and translations, was awarded … Continue reading “MOC announces 3 winners of National Cultural Award”

The Hong Kong government ordered 2,000 rodents culled. Netizens are organizing to save them

Officials say the move was prompted by COVID-19 concernsOriginally published on Global Voices“Add oil Hongkongers, Save Hamsters” A online poster from Save Hamsters Concern Group. Hong Kong authorities announced some 2,000 hamsters and small animals would be killed, after a 23-year-old employee of a pet shop in Causeway Bay tested positive for the COVID-19 Delta … Continue reading “The Hong Kong government ordered 2,000 rodents culled. Netizens are organizing to save them”

MOFA thanks MEPs for supporting Taiwan-Lithuania ties

A letter by 41 members of the European Parliament from 18 countries backing Taiwan-Lithuania ties is sincerely welcomed by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jan. 19.   Initiated by Miriam Lexmann, co-chair of the EP Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China from Slovakia, the letter was sent to European Council President … Continue reading “MOFA thanks MEPs for supporting Taiwan-Lithuania ties”

Taiwan et la Chine : guerre ou statu quo ?

Les deux camps semblent prêts à l’affrontement, mais des négociations peuvent encore permettre d’échapper au pire. GoodIdeas/ShutterstockTaiwan est l’endroit le plus dangereux du monde, écrivait The Economist en mai dernier. Depuis, la situation a empiré. Le 10 octobre, la présidente de Taïwan, Tsai Ing-wen, déclare que l’île « ne s’inclinera pas », en réponse aux incursions des avions … Continue reading “Taiwan et la Chine : guerre ou statu quo ?”

President Tsai pledges to strengthen Taiwan’s electronic equipment industry competitiveness

President Tsai Ing-wen said Jan. 17 that more public-private cooperation in strengthening the competitiveness of Taiwan’s electronic equipment industry is key to boosting the country’s economic prospects post COVID-19.   According to Tsai, the output of Taiwan’s semiconductor equipment industry in 2020 was valued at US$3.29 billion and grew 28.7 percent last year to US$4.23 … Continue reading “President Tsai pledges to strengthen Taiwan’s electronic equipment industry competitiveness”

Taiwan, UK national libraries ink academic cooperation pact

Taiwan’s National Central Library and the British Library inked a memorandum of understanding on academic cooperation Jan. 13, spotlighting government efforts to boost bilateral cultural exchanges, according to the NCL.   Overseen by Kelly Wu-chiao Hsieh, head of Taipei Representative Office in the U.K., and British Office Taipei Rep. John Dennis, the signing was completed … Continue reading “Taiwan, UK national libraries ink academic cooperation pact”

MOFA Minister Wu gives exclusive interview to France 24

The government is committed to maintaining a rock-solid defense of Taiwan and its democratic way of life in the face of China’s ongoing campaign of coercion, according to Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu.   Military exercises conducted around Taiwan by China have increased tremendously in frequency, Wu said. The more than 900 sorties by warplanes … Continue reading “MOFA Minister Wu gives exclusive interview to France 24”

Tsai launches Taiwan navy minelayer squadrons in Kaohsiung

President Tsai Ing-wen launched the country’s first squadrons of minelayers Jan. 14 in the southern city of Kaohsiung, reaffirming the government’s commitment to safeguarding Taiwan’s territorial waters.   According to Tsai, minelaying operations at sea were previously carried out by navy officers using small landing ships, which was inefficient due to their limited speed and … Continue reading “Tsai launches Taiwan navy minelayer squadrons in Kaohsiung”

Homegrown troupes sparkle at contemporary dance festival in New York

Two Taiwan art troupes are showcasing the country’s rich creative performance pedigree Jan. 14-15 at the Contemporary Dance Festival: Japan + East Asia in New York, spotlighting the vibrancy of the nation’s performing arts landscape, according to the Ministry of Culture.   Co-staged by the Taipei Cultural Center in New York under the MOC and … Continue reading “Homegrown troupes sparkle at contemporary dance festival in New York”

Taiwan moves up to 32nd in Henley Passport Index

Taiwan moved up two spots to 32nd in the Henley Passport Index released Jan. 11 by London-headquartered citizenship and residency advisory firm Henley and Partners.   ROC (Taiwan) passport holders enjoy visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 145 countries and territories. This year’s HPI, based on data from Montreal-based International Air Transport Association, compared visa-free access … Continue reading “Taiwan moves up to 32nd in Henley Passport Index”

We Need to Introduce the Term “Freedom Shitholes”

A few years ago Trump got himself in hot water by styling a number of very underdeveloped countries as “shitholes”. However, being poor is not a crime. It just means that you’re largely rural and that your cities, such as they are, have poor to non-existent infrastructure. But I think that we should seriously consider … Continue reading “We Need to Introduce the Term “Freedom Shitholes””

Welcome to the New Cold War in Asia

Originally posted at TomDispatch. For a moment, imagine an upside-down military world. Instead of U.S. guided-missile destroyers and other ships regularly carrying out “freedom of navigation operations” near Chinese-claimed islands in the South China Sea and such destroyers no less regularly passing through the Strait of Taiwan between that disputed island and the People’s Republic … Continue reading “Welcome to the New Cold War in Asia”

VP Lai vows to make Taiwan integral part of global supply chains

The government is committed to making Taiwan an integral part of global supply chains, cementing the country’s position in the world economy, according to Vice President Lai Ching-te Jan. 11.   The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the world economic landscape profoundly, Lai said. This is illustrated by the restructuring of global supply chains and new … Continue reading “VP Lai vows to make Taiwan integral part of global supply chains”

Taiwan commits to advancing Summit for Democracy objectives

A total of 62 pledges aimed at combating corruption, promoting human rights and resisting authoritarianism were released Jan. 11 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of Taiwan’s commitment to advancing the objectives of the Summit for Democracy hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden.   Such measures include supporting passage of the Whistleblower Protection … Continue reading “Taiwan commits to advancing Summit for Democracy objectives”

Taiwan adds US$8.6 bln to defence budget to boost capabilities against growing China threat

Taiwan’s parliament on Tuesday passed an extra spending bill of nearly US$8.6 billion in its latest bid to boost defence capabilities against an increasingly bellicose China.  The government proposed a five-year special defence budget of around TW$237.3 billion from 2022 as Chinese warplanes breached its air defence zone at unprecedented levels last year.  Taiwanese air … Continue reading “Taiwan adds US$8.6 bln to defence budget to boost capabilities against growing China threat”

E.SUN FHC Completes Green Energy Wheeling

Jan 11, 2022 A Milestone Closer to 100% Renewable Energy TAIPEI, Taiwan — As a response to the nation’s net-zero carbon emissions goals, E.SUN FHC has voiced its commitment to use 100% renewable energy by 2030. To achieve this goal, the company will increase its green energy usage by 10% each year. By building solar … Continue reading “E.SUN FHC Completes Green Energy Wheeling”

Taiwan-Japan Economic and Trade Conference gets underway

The 45th Taiwan-Japan Economic and Trade Conference kicked off Jan. 11, underscoring the commitment of both sides to further strengthening robust relations, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   Chiou I-jen, chairperson of the Taiwan-Japan Relations Association, said during his opening remarks that the virtual conference is particularly significant as the two sides continue … Continue reading “Taiwan-Japan Economic and Trade Conference gets underway”

President Tsai reiterates Taiwan’s commitment to combating COVID-19, urges public to get booster shot

President Tsai Ing-wen said Jan. 8 that the government is committed to warding off COVID-19 to safeguard the health of citizens.   According to Tsai, close cooperation between the central and local governments as well as public compliance with the government’s disease management protocols are the keys to combating the coronavirus.   Anyone who is … Continue reading “President Tsai reiterates Taiwan’s commitment to combating COVID-19, urges public to get booster shot”

Taiwan, Canada set to start exploratory talks on bilateral investment agreement

Taiwan and Canada are set to start exploratory talks on a bilateral foreign investment promotion and protection agreement, according to the Executive Yuan Jan. 10.   The decision was reached during a virtual meeting earlier the same day between Minister without Portfolio John C. C. Deng and Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business … Continue reading “Taiwan, Canada set to start exploratory talks on bilateral investment agreement”

Tsai vows to rejuvenate Taiwan’s cultural industries

President Tsai Ing-wen said Jan. 7 that the government is sparing no effort in revitalizing Taiwan’s cultural industries.   This is evidenced by the upgrade of the Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute from an incorporated foundation to an administrative public entity, Tsai said. The institution will expand its efforts in restoring the country’s audiovisual heritage … Continue reading “Tsai vows to rejuvenate Taiwan’s cultural industries”

MOFA welcomes Czechia push to strengthen ties with Taiwan

The decision by the Czech Republic to expand cooperation and exchanges with Taiwan as contained in a new government program statement is sincerely welcomed, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Jan. 8.   Released the day before, the statement largely encompasses the Central European country’s relations with EU, NATO and Visegrad Group members. It also … Continue reading “MOFA welcomes Czechia push to strengthen ties with Taiwan”

Selected Articles: 20 Facts About Vaccination Your Doctor Forgot to Tell You

What Does America Stand to Gain by Surrounding Russia with Missiles? Ukraine and Taiwan: Spark Plugs for WW3? By Matthew Ehret-Kump, January 09, 2022 Former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul correctly identified President Putin’s fears of NATO’s ongoing … The post Selected Articles: 20 Facts About Vaccination Your Doctor Forgot to Tell You appeared … Continue reading “Selected Articles: 20 Facts About Vaccination Your Doctor Forgot to Tell You”

What Does America Stand to Gain by Surrounding Russia with Missiles? Ukraine and Taiwan: Spark Plugs for WW3?

All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Visit … The post What Does America Stand to Gain by Surrounding Russia with Missiles? Ukraine and Taiwan: Spark Plugs … Continue reading “What Does America Stand to Gain by Surrounding Russia with Missiles? Ukraine and Taiwan: Spark Plugs for WW3?”

Taiwan, Nigeria stage 2022 business forum

A business forum was staged Jan. 6 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nigeria Trade Office in Taiwan as part of joint efforts to advance strategic cooperation in trade and investment.   Opened by Vice Foreign Minister Alexander Tah-ray Yui and Nigeria’s Deputy Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Evelyn N. Ngige, the day-long … Continue reading “Taiwan, Nigeria stage 2022 business forum”

Metrograph screens Taiwan films in New York

Taiwan films are being screened Dec. 31, 2021 to Jan. 13, 2022 at Metrograph in New York, according to the Ministry of Culture.   A total of 6 productions from Taiwan are taking center stage at the event as part of its Spectacles & Spirits series.   Headlining the Taiwan delegation for this year’s edition … Continue reading “Metrograph screens Taiwan films in New York”

MOFA eyes stronger Taiwan-Lithuania ties

Taiwan will continue deepening friendship and expanding exchanges with Lithuania while promoting regional and international peace, stability and prosperity, according to Deputy Foreign Minister Harry Ho-jen Tseng Jan. 5.   Both sides harnessed the power of freedom and democracy in strengthening bonds amid the pandemic, Tseng said. The Baltic state’s donation of COVID-19 vaccine doses … Continue reading “MOFA eyes stronger Taiwan-Lithuania ties”

Taiwan, Vietnam ink MOU on trade promotion, cooperation

Taiwan and Vietnam inked a memorandum of understanding on trade promotion and cooperation Jan. 5, spotlighting government efforts to boost exchanges with the New Southbound Policy partner country, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs.   Witnessed by Cynthia Kiang, director general of MOEA’s Bureau of Foreign Trade, the pact was signed by Richard R.C. … Continue reading “Taiwan, Vietnam ink MOU on trade promotion, cooperation”