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Taiwan’s Presidential Office launches trailblazing sleepover promotion

A trailblazing sleepover promotion affording international visitors the opportunity to experience firsthand Taiwan's historic Presidential Office Building was launched Aug. 12 in Taipei City. Initiated by the P...

Gasoline prices to fall by NT$0.90 in coming week

Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) Taiwan's two major fuel suppliers announced sizable reductions in fuel prices for the coming week, reflecting a fall in international crude oil prices due to concerns over heightened trade...

2019 Ornamental Fish International Competition in Pingtung County Thousand Fish...

Pingtung County is a major base for the cultivation of aquarium fish and development of broodfish in Taiwan. This year, the county government, private industry, organizations and schools jointly hosted the 2019...

Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA set for New Taipei City

Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA tees off Oct. 31 at Miramar Golf Country Club in New Taipei City, with 81 top female talents from home and abroad battling it out for US$2.2 million in prize money. Cosponsored by th...

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President Tsai attends opening of Ketagalan Forum: 2019 AsiaPacific Security...

President Tsai Ingwen attended the opening ceremony of the Ketagalan Forum: 2019 AsiaPacific Security Dialogue on the morning of August 20, and emphasized that Taiwan will continue to advocate the values of fre...

Taiwan thanks Trump for approving F16V sale amid China’s threats

Taipei, Taiwan's government expressed appreciation Monday to U.S. President Donald Trump for approving the sale of F16V multirole fighter jets amid increasing threats and coercion from Beijing.Trump confirmed ...

U.S. dollar closes lower on Taipei forex market

Taipei, The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar, shedding NT$0.014 to close at NT$31.352.Turnover totaled US$649 million during the trading session.The greenback opened at NT$31.364, and moved between N...

Local tennis ace placed 2nd in Vancouver Challenger

Taipei, Taiwan's Jason Jung won a silver trophy in the men's singles on the ATP Challenger Tour in Vancouver Sunday after being defeated by Richard Berankis of Lithuania in the final.Jung, champion of the Gwan...

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Wang wins gold in HK swim meet, qualifies for Olympics

Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) Taiwanese swimmer Wang Hsing-hao on Sunday won a gold medal in the men's 200-meter individual medley at the Hong Kong Open Swimming Championships with a time that guaranteed him a place in...

The Township City Library of Pingtung reopens. Multifunctional reading space...

The NT$80 million new construction and renovation of the Township Library of Pingtung has been completed. On the 28th, County Mayor MengAn Pan and Pingtung City Mayor XieSong Lin cochaired the opening ceremony....

Legal cooperation pact inked by Taiwan, Nauru

Taiwan and IndoPacific ally Nauru concluded an agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters Aug. 7 in Taipei City, underscoring the government's commitment to working with likeminded partners in com...

Taiwan art groups sparkle at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Four local arts groups are showcasing Taiwan's rich creative performance pedigree until Aug. 25 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, one of the largest events of its kind in the world. Supported by the Ministry of...

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Taiwan young agricultural ambassadors to visit Thailand, India

Two groups of Taiwan young agricultural ambassadors will visit Thailand and India later this month as part of government efforts to forge closer ties with New Southbound Policy target countries, according to th...

President Tsai accepts credentials from new Guatemalan Ambassador Willy Alberto...

President Tsai Ingwen accepted the credentials of new Guatemalan Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of China (Taiwan) Willy Alberto Gomez Tirado at the Presidential Office. The preside...

President Tsai visits St. Lucia on 4th leg of Journey...

President Tsai Ing-wen touched down July 17 in St. Lucia on the final leg of her Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability that also included stops in Haiti, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Gre...

Exhibition on Taiwan, Thailand traditional tattoo cultures opens in Bangkok

A joint exhibition on traditional tattoo practices in Taiwan and Thailand opened July 15 at the Museum Siam in Bangkok, underscoring government efforts to strengthen cultural exchanges with the New Southbound P...