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  • President Tsai vows continued cooperation with U.S. - Taipei, President Tsai Ing-wen (???) vowed Friday to continue working with the United States to contribute to peace and prosperity in the region amid the growing threat posed by China."China's bullying will not alter Taiwan's resolve to reach out to th...
  • New AIT deputy director assumes office - Taipei, Raymond Greene, a career diplomat who is highly familiar with East Asia, has taken over as the deputy director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT).According to an AIT statement, Greene, who has spent his entire 22-year career advancing U....
  • NT$600 million worth of smuggled cigarettes seized in 5 months - Taipei, Taiwan seized an estimated NT$596 million (US$19.68 million) worth of cigarettes being smuggled into the country in the first five months of the year, the National Treasury Administration (NTA) said Friday.A total of 9,303,665 packs of untaxed ...
  • Ukraine Conflict Sees Spike in Violence - LONDON Even as fans from across the world celebrate the football World Cup in Russia, ceasefire monitors just over the border in eastern Ukraine say there has been a significant uptick in violence in recent days, including the use of heavy weapons an...
  • New Mainland Affairs Council deputy ministers named - Taipei, Chen Ming-chi (???), chairman of the Institute of Sociology at National Tsing Hua University, is to assume the position of deputy minister of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), the council announced Friday.Also assuming the post of deputy mini...

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President Tsai vows continued cooperation with U.S.

Taipei, President Tsai Ing-wen (???) vowed Friday to continue working with the United States to contribute to peace and prosperity in the region amid the growing threat posed by China."China's bullying will not alter Tai...

Taiwan shares close up 0.12%

Taipei, Taiwan shares closed up 13.63 points, or 0.12 percent, at 10,941.07 Thursday on turnover of NT$136.86 billion (US$4.53 billion). Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taiwan shares stage mild rebound

Taipei, Shares in Taiwan staged a technical rebound Wednesday from a plunge seen a session earlier as select large-cap stocks in both the electronics and non-high-tech sectors attracted bargain hunting, dealers said.The ...

Taiwan urged to make policy adjustments in ties with China,...

Taipei, Taiwan needs to make policy adjustments if it wants to deal with China and strengthen its relations with the United States, former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman Richard Bush said Friday."Because Tai...

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New Mainland Affairs Council deputy ministers named

Taipei, Chen Ming-chi (???), chairman of the Institute of Sociology at National Tsing Hua University, is to assume the position of deputy minister of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), the council announced Friday.Also ...

NT$600 million worth of smuggled cigarettes seized in 5 months

Taipei, Taiwan seized an estimated NT$596 million (US$19.68 million) worth of cigarettes being smuggled into the country in the first five months of the year, the National Treasury Administration (NTA) said Friday.A tota...

Leading thinker honored with 2018 Tang Prize in rule of...

Taipei, Joseph Raz, a leading thinker, was named recipient of the 2018 Tang Prize in rule of law for his groundbreaking contributions to the field that have helped to deepen people's understanding of the nature of law, l...

Taiwan’s new envoy to Philippines hoping for closer exchanges

Taipei, Taiwan's new top envoy to the Philippines pledged Thursday to continue to promote closer bilateral exchanges on all fronts with the neighboring country once he officially assumes the post later this month.Current...

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Rule of law bedrock of every stable society: Tang Prize...

London, Rule of law provides a bedrock of stability indispensable to every society, said Joseph Raz, a leading legal, moral and political philosopher who was named winner of the third Tang Prize in rule of law Thursday.P...

U.S. dollar ends above NT$30 mark on Taipei forex market

Taipei, The U.S. dollar closed higher to breach the NT$30 mark Friday after the U.S. dollar index, which tracks the currencies of Washington's six major trading partners, moved up overnight, dealers said.The U.S. dollar ...

Taiwan thankful for U.S. support amid Chinese pressure: president

Taipei, President Tsai Ing-wen (???) on Wednesday expressed her thanks to the United States and other countries for supporting Taiwan at a time when China has attempted to change the status quo of the Taiwan Strait unila...

U.S. State Dept. official visiting Taiwan for AIT dedication

Taipei, Marie Royce, assistant secretary of Educational and Cultural Affairs in the U.S. Department of State, is visiting Taiwan June 10-14, to participate in a dedication ceremony for the American Institute in Taiwan's ...

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New AIT deputy director assumes office

Taipei, Raymond Greene, a career diplomat who is highly familiar with East Asia, has taken over as the deputy director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT).According to an AIT statement, Greene, who has spent his en...

Owners protest restrictions on two-stroke vehicles

Taipei, Over 1,000 owners of two-stroke scooters rallied on Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei on Sunday to protest the government's plan to ban such vehicles on certain designated roads.A draft amendment to the Air Pollution...

Taiwan monitoring visit by Solomon Islands officials to Beijing

Taipei, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is closely monitoring what it said is a "private" visit by a group of Solomon Islands government officials and parliamentarians to Beijing, a ministry spokesman said Saturda...

Taiwan shares close up 0.26%

Taipei, Taiwan shares closed up 28.42 points, or 0.26 percent, at 11,173.21 Wednesday on turnover of NT$176.35 billion (US$5.90 billion).Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel