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The 2021 Golden Melody Awards

The 2021 Golden Melody Awards ceremony was held at the Taipei Music Center Saturday, after the event was postponed from June 26 amid a local COVID-19 outbreak.   The awards ceremony was hosted by Lulu (Huang Lu Zi Yin, 黃路梓茵),...
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Biden remarks intended to reaffirm commitment to Taiwan: U.S. experts

U.S. President Joe Biden’s pledge this week to “respond” in the event of an attack on Taiwan was intended to reaffirm Washington’s commitment to the island, but does not signal a substantive shift in U.S. policy, American analysts told ...
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Heavy rain warnings issued for southern Taiwan

Kaohsiung, June 28 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued rain alerts for southern Taiwan, warning of heavy to extremely rain brought by lingering southeasterly winds. Extremely heavy rain can be expected in Kaohsiung, the CWB said, indicating 200 milli...
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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan’s bid to procure Novavax vaccine uncertain

Taipei, June 28 (CNA) Taiwan has made inquiries with American biotechnology company Novavax about vaccine procurement but whether it can secure the vaccine quickly enough is uncertain, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Monday. At a regular press...
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Mango farmers hurt by COVID fears get boost from new orders

Taipei, June 28 (CNA) Farmers in Fangshan Township in Pingtung County are receiving new orders for mangos from local businesses after they complained of orders being canceled due to fears of an outbreak in the region of the highly infectious...
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UN Fears Resurging Violence in DRC’s Kasai Region Will Spark Mass Displacement

GENEVA – The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is calling for restoration of peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Greater Kasai region, as renewed violence threatens another mass movement of people.   Local authorities estimate 21,0...
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US Deports Woman Who Lied About Role in Rwandan Genocide

CONCORD, N.H. – A woman who served a 10-year sentence in U.S. prison for lying about her role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide to obtain American citizenship and lost her bid for a new trial has been deported to Rwanda,...
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Chad’s Deby Takes Early Election Lead, Partial Results Show

N’DJAMENA, CHAD – Chad President Idriss Deby has taken a strong early lead and appeared poised to extend his three-decade rule, partial provisional results of the April 11 presidential election released by the election commission showed.   Deb...
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U.S.-China meeting expected to touch on Taiwan: State Department

Washington, The upcoming meeting between senior officials of the United States and China is expected to touch on a range of “difficult” issues, including Taiwan, the U.S. State Department said Thursday. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Na...
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