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 2021-01-22 05:00 

Taiwan Today

Foreign Minister Wu attends Palau presidential inauguration...

Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu attended the inauguration of President Surangel Whipps Jr. and Vice President J. Uduch Sengebau Senior Jan. 21 in Palau, underscoring the strength of relations between Taiwan and its Western Pacific ally. Wu, serving as...

 2021-01-22 05:00 

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President Tsai vows to make Taiwan integral part of green global supply chains...

President Tsai Ing-wen vowed to keep green energy at the heart of Taiwan's development plans Jan. 21, underscoring the government's commitment to combating climate change and cementing Taiwan's position in global supply chains. Tsai said the e...

 2021-01-22 05:00 

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Taiwan's representative to US attends President Biden inauguration...

Head of Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S. Hsiao Bi-khim represented Taiwan at the inauguration of the 46th U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris Jan. 20, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Hsiao ...

 2021-01-21 05:00 

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PO congratulates Biden, Harris on US presidential inauguration...

The inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as U.S. president and vice president, respectively, is warmly welcomed by the government and people of Taiwan, according the Presidential Office Jan. 21. According to the PO, Taiwan and the U.S. are like-min...

 2021-01-21 05:00 

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VP Lai vows to promote charity work in Taiwan...

Vice President Lai Ching-te said Jan. 19 that the government will continue promoting charity initiatives, spotlighting the country's dedication to improving quality of life for disadvantaged groups. Volunteers have played a vital role in helping the g...

 2021-01-20 05:00 

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President Tsai vows to improve Taiwan's disaster management mechanisms...

President Tsai Ing-wen said Jan. 19 that the government is committed to improving Taiwan's disaster management mechanisms while strengthening safety protocols for firefighters. The country has successfully responded to various kinds of disasters over ...

 2021-01-20 05:00 

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President Tsai meets new UK representative, pledges to strengthen bilateral ties...

President Tsai Ing-wen met with new British Office Taipei Representative John Dennis Jan. 19 at the Presidential Office in Taipei City, with the pair expressing their commitment to fostering a closer bilateral relationship across the board. Taiwan and the...

 2021-01-20 05:00 

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MOFA Minister departs for Palau presidential inauguration...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaushieh Joseph Wu departed Jan. 20 for a two-day trip to the country's Pacific ally Palau, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Wu's schedule for the day includes meeting with outgoing Palau President Tommy Re...

 2021-01-19 05:00 

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CIP launches 3 translations of books on Austronesian history, culture...

The Cabinet-level Council of Indigenous Peoples published three Chinese-language translations of books spotlighting Austronesian history and culture Jan. 17 in Taipei City, underscoring government efforts to deepen Taiwan's ties with its Indo-Pacific ...

 2021-01-19 05:00 

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MOFA Minister Wu accepts copy of credentials from Haiti ambassador...

Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu accepted a copy of the credentials of Herve Denis, new ambassador of Haiti to the ROC (Taiwan), while exchanging views on a variety of issues pertaining to bilateral relations, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affai...

 2021-01-19 05:00 

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Tsai praises local NGOs for promoting welfare of disadvantaged citizens...

President Tsai Ing-wen Jan. 18 praised Taiwan's nongovernmental organizations for contributing to public and private sector COVID-19 management efforts and helping promote well-being of the underprivileged. Local NGOs have played a key role in dissemi...

 2021-01-18 05:00 

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Tsai conveys quake condolences to Indonesia...

President Tsai Ing-wen conveyed her condolences Jan. 15 to those affected by the magnitude 6. 2 earthquake and subsequent landslides occurring earlier the same day on Sulawesi island in Indonesia. According to the Presidential Office, Tsai directed the Mi...

 2021-01-18 05:00 

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Taiwan, US stage Mandarin-instruction symposium in Taipei...

Taiwan and the U.S. staged the Teaching Chinese as a Second Language conference Jan. 16 in Taipei City amid ongoing bilateral efforts to boost education exchanges in the post-pandemic era, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Jointly organized by...

 2021-01-15 05:00 

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Taiwan Lantern Festival set for Kaohsiung in 2022, Taipei in 2023...

Kaohsiung and Taipei Cities have been selected to host the Taiwan Lantern Festival in 2022 and 2023, respectively, the Tourism Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications said Jan. 14. Scheduled to take place in Yancheng District of Kao...

 2021-01-15 05:00 

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President Tsai holds video call with US ambassador to UN...

President Tsai Ing-wen and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft held a video conference Jan. 14 in which they discussed how the Taiwan Model is leading the world in the fight against COVID-19, according to the Presidential Office. During the virtual me...

 2021-01-14 05:00 

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CECC unveils new quarantine measures for inbound passengers...

The Central Epidemic Command Center announced new quarantine measures Jan. 13 for incoming passengers who have traveled to South Africa or Eswatini in the past 14 days in response to the escalating COVID-19 situation in the two countries. Starting Jan. 14...

 2021-01-14 05:00 

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President Tsai echoes pope's call for compassion, cooperation on World Day of Peace...

President Tsai Ing-wen sent a letter to Pope Francis in response to the papal message for the 54th World Day of Peace Jan. 1, supporting his call for overcoming differences, showing compassion and working together to prevail against formidable challenges....

 2021-01-13 05:00 

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NIA announces 7th 30-day extension of stay for foreign visitors...

The seventh automatic 30-day extension of stay for foreign visitors who have legally remained in Taiwan for 180 days or more was announced by the National Immigration Agency under the Ministry of the Interior Jan. 13. The extension applies to all foreigne...

 2021-01-13 05:00 

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Foreign Minister Wu to attend Palau presidential inauguration...

President Tsai Ing-wen has named Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaushieh Joseph Wu as her special envoy for the inauguration of Palau President-elect Surangel Whipps Jr. and Vice President-elect J. Uduch Sengebau Senior, according to the Ministry of Foreign ...

 2021-01-13 05:00 

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Tsai stages virtual on bilateral ties with Palau president-elect...

President Tsai Ing-wen and President-elect Surangel Whipps Jr. discussed ways of deepening friendship and expanding exchanges between Taiwan and Palau during a virtual staged Jan. 12, according to the Presidential Office. The two countries share a deep-ro...

 2021-01-12 05:00 

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President Tsai praises Taiwan's chain stores industry, vows to spur economic growth...

President Tsai Ing-wen said Jan. 11 that the government will continue partnering with the chain store industry and other segments of the private sector in spurring economic growth while strengthening Taiwan's COVID-19 response. The country's succe...

 2021-01-12 05:00 

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Medical charter flight arrives in Taiwan from Guam...

A medical charter flight from Guam touched down at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Jan. 11, spotlighting how Taiwan Can Help during global challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Operated by Taoyuan City-based China Airlines Co. Ltd. in northern Ta...

 2021-01-12 05:00 

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President Tsai lauds Taiwan's ICT prowess...

President Tsai Ing-wen said Jan. 11 that Taiwan's information and communication technology prowess has played an indispensable role in efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic while ensuring the country's international competitiveness. Taiwan'...

 2021-01-11 05:00 

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MOFA welcomes decision to lift restrictions on Taiwan-US official exchanges...

The decision to lift restrictions on Taiwan-U.S. official exchanges announced by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is welcomed by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jan. 10. Taiwan pursues a pragmatic approach towards dee...

 2021-01-11 05:00 

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MOFA welcomes upcoming visit by US ambassador to the UN...

The forthcoming two-day visit to Taiwan of a delegation led by U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft is sincerely welcomed by the government and people, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Jan. 8. Scheduled to arrive Jan. 13, Craft is set to meet Presi...

 2021-01-11 05:00 

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Taiwan's exports hit all-time high in 2020...

Taiwan's exports grew 4.9 percent year on year to an all-time high of US$345.28 billion in 2020, while imports rose 0.3 percent to US$286.49 billion, according to the Ministry of Finance Jan. 8. The growth in exports can be attributed to increasing de...

 2021-01-08 05:00 

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Premier Su lauds progress in foreign policy, indigenous defense projects...

Premier Su Tseng-chang praised the government's diplomacy and indigenous defense projects Jan. 7 for enhancing Taiwan's global profile while ensuring safety and prosperity of its people. Despite challenges posed by COVID-19, Taiwan has made great ...

 2021-01-08 05:00 

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PO congratulates Biden, Harris on congressional certification of presidential victory...

The congressional certification of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as U.S. president and vice president, respectively, is warmly welcomed by the government and people of Taiwan, according the Presidential Office Jan. 7. According to the PO, President Tsai Ing...

 2021-01-07 05:00 

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CECC announces stricter quarantine procedure for inbound travelers...

The Central Epidemic Command Center announced new quarantine measures for incoming passengers Jan. 6 as part of ongoing government efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Taiwan and safeguard public health. Starting Jan. 15, in addition to a negative...

 2021-01-07 05:00 

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MOHW Minister Chen stages virtual with Slovenia PM...

A virtual on COVID-19 issues took place Jan. 6 between Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung and Slovenia Prime Minister and acting Minister of Health Janez Jansa, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the dialogue, Chen thanked th...

 2021-01-07 05:00 

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VP Lai vows to advance AI, Blockchain technologies...

The government is committed to advancing Taiwan's artificial intelligence and Blockchain technologies by cultivating talent, encouraging innovation, staying on top of emerging trends and supplying funding, according to Vice President Lai Ching-te Jan....

 2021-01-06 05:00 

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Tsai vows to promote public-private partnerships amid global challenges...

President Tsai Ing-wen said Jan. 3 that the government will continue working with organizations like Junior Chamber International Taiwan as part of efforts to promote public-private sector partnerships amid global challenges. The country's success in ...

 2021-01-06 05:00 

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DGE ranks Taiwan 6th globally, 1st in Asia for gender equality...

Taiwan moved up three spots to sixth globally and retains its position as top in Asia based on data used to compile the most recent U.N. Gender Inequality Index, according to the Executive Yuan's Department of Gender Equality Jan. 5. Scoring 0.045 out...

 2021-01-06 05:00 

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VP Lai lauds development of biomedical industries in Taiwan...

Vice President La Ching-te praised Taiwan's biotechnology and medical care industries Jan. 4 for playing a critical role in safeguarding public well-being and spurring Taiwan's economic development. During the annual assembly of Taipei City-based ...

 2021-01-05 05:00 

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ROC (Taiwan) nationals eligible for Russia's e-visa program...

Effective today, ROC (Taiwan) nationals can apply for Russia's electronic visa under the business and tourism categories, granting access to all regions of the world's largest country, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jan. 5. During a ...

 2021-01-05 05:00 

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President Tsai reiterates government commitment to promoting farmers' welfare...

President Tsai Ing-wen said Jan. 4 that advancing the welfare of Taiwan's farmers lies at the heart of the country's agricultural policy, with a raft of related legislation passed in recent years demonstrating the depth of government commitment. E...

 2021-01-04 05:00 

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Tsai delivers 2021 New Year's Day address...

President Tsai Ing-wen said Jan. 1, 2021, that the government is working to ensure a normal life for citizens while promoting economic recovery and strengthening resilience in the face of challenges. Taiwan's successful COVID-19 response over the past...

 2021-01-04 05:00 

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MOE, Oklahoma State Department of Education ink language cooperation pact...

The Ministry of Education and the U.S. Oklahoma State Department of Education recently renewed a memorandum of understanding on language education cooperation as part of ongoing government efforts to strengthen people-to-people exchanges between Taiwan an...

 2021-01-04 05:00 

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NDC forecasts Taiwan's GDP to grow 3.8-4.2 percent in 2021...

Taiwan's gross domestic product is forecast to increase by between 3.8 and 4.2 percent in 2021 on the back of successful management of the COVID-19 pandemic and a growing local economy, according to the National Development Council. In the latest econ...

 2020-12-31 05:00 

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CECC adjusts regulations for foreign nationals entering Taiwan...

New border control and quarantine regulations for foreign nationals entering Taiwan were announced Dec. 30 by the Central Epidemic Command Center as part of government efforts to safeguard public health amid COVID-19. The changes, set to take effect from ...

 2020-12-31 05:00 

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Premier Su lauds Taiwan's success in managing COVID-19...

Premier Su Tseng-chang said Dec. 30 that the COVID-19 pandemic has spotlighted Taiwan's expertise in managing infectious diseases alongside the resilience of its people. Public cooperation has been key to Taiwan's ability to maintain a normal life...

 2020-12-31 05:00 

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President Tsai vows to advance historical, transitional justice for indigenous peoples...

President Tsai Ing-wen said Dec. 29 that the government will continue sparing no effort to address grievances of indigenous peoples via organizations like the Presidential Office Indigenous Historical Justice and Transitional Justice Committee. The commit...

 2020-12-30 05:00 

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MOFA stages youth leadership seminar in Taipei...

A seminar on challenges and opportunities for the younger generations amid COVID-19 was staged Dec. 29 in Taipei City as part of government efforts to foster the development of next-generation leaders. Organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the eve...

 2020-12-30 05:00 

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Outgoing Belize ambassador awarded ROC (Taiwan) state honor...

Diane C. Haylock, outgoing ambassador of Belize, was awarded the Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon Dec. 29 in recognition of her tireless efforts in strengthening relations between the ROC (Taiwan) and its ally in Central America. Foreign Minister...

 2020-12-30 05:00 

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Premier Su praises container terminal development in Kaohsiung...

Premier Su Tseng-chang officially launched construction of a new container terminal in Kaohsiung Dec. 29, reaffirming government commitment to enhancing the southern port city's competitiveness. More than NT$150 billion (US$5.26 billion) has been inve...

 2020-12-29 05:00 

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Taiwan remains 3rd in latest BERI global investment report...

Taiwan retained its third spot ranking among 50 major economies surveyed in the latest Profit Opportunity Recommendation report by U.S.-based Business Environment Risk Intelligence SA. Scoring 62 out of 100 in the triannual report, Taiwan tied with South ...

 2020-12-29 05:00 

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Tsai conveys concern over hurricane recovery, reaffirms bilateral ties in call with Honduras president...

President Tsai Ing-wen expressed concern over post-hurricane recovery efforts in Honduras while reaffirming the strength of bilateral ties during a warm and friendly call Dec. 24 with the Central America ally's President Juan Orlando Hernandez. This c...

 2020-12-29 05:00 

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Presidential Office thanks US for legislation supporting Taiwan...

The government and people of Taiwan are deeply grateful and thankful for the signing into law of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, by President Donald J. Trump Dec. 27, according to the Presidential Office. Under the bill, an authorization of US$...

 2020-12-28 05:00 

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President Tsai vows to reform legal system, safeguard human rights...

President Tsai Ing-wen said Dec. 26 that she anticipates Taiwan Law Society members will continue utilizing the country's unique democratic experiences in advancing reforms to the legal system while safeguarding human rights. This commitment is unders...

 2020-12-28 05:00 

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Majority age lowered to 18 in Taiwan...

Civil Code amendments to lower the age of majority and standardize the legal engagement and marriage ages for men and women passed the final Legislative reading Dec. 25, marking a milestone in government efforts to promote the rights of the country's ...

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