Last update: 2016-12-06 11:41:17
- Ex-Cheney aide in Taiwan, denies arranging Trump-Tsai call
Taipei, Dec. 6 (CNA) A former White House official on Tuesday denied media speculation that he helped arrange a phone call between U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) but described the call as "a very good beginning" in the relationship between the two administrations.
- Tsai calls for foreign firms to launch innovative startups in Taiwan
Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday called for international enterprises and groups to invest in Taiwan and use the country as a base for launching innovative startups.
- Euro fall drags down Taiwan's forex reserves
Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) The depreciation of the euro, which is one of the currencies in the Taiwanese central bank's foreign exchange reserves' portfolio, dragged down Taiwan's forex reserves in November, the bank said Monday.
- Taiwan seizes over 200 kg cocaine in its biggest drug bust
Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) Taiwan investigators last week seized more than 200 kilograms of cocaine that was packed inside car batteries imported from Brazil, the Ministry of Justice's Investigation Bureau (MJIB) said Monday.
- U.S.-Taiwan ties, cross-strait peace not conflicting: MAC head
Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) Taiwan thinks it is equally important to maintain good relations with the United States and pursue peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Monday.
- Trump's talk with Taiwan's leader just a courtesy call: U.S. officials
Washington, Dec. 4 (CNA) United States Vice-President-elect Mike Pence and a senior aide to President-elect Donald Trump both said Sunday that Trump's phone call with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) last week was just a courtesy call and did not signal any plans to change U.S. foreign policy.
- U.S. dollar higher in Taipei trading
Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$31.994 at 9:45 a.m. Monday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, up NT$0.071 from the previous close.
- Trump's 'simple courtesy call' with Tsai was right: ex-U.S. officials
Washington, Dec. 4 (CNA) It was right for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to take a congratulatory call on Friday from Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), another democratically elected leader - a simple courtesy and a fundamental part of real democracy, two former U.S. officials said on Sunday.
- Taiwan, Indonesia cooperation on immigration bears fruit
Jakarta, Dec. 4 (CNA) Taiwan and Indonesia have made enormous strides in bilateral cooperation on immigration issues over the past few years, which could serve as a foundation for the nation's new southbound policy, Taiwan's representative office in Indonesia said on Sunday.
- Turkish diplomat listed as fugitive over sexual assault case
Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) A Turkish diplomat accused of sexual assault in Taiwan has been listed as a fugitive and an order issued for his arrest that will remain in effect for 12 years and six months, the Taipei District Prosecutors Office said on Sunday.
- Kinmen half-marathon kicks off to promote tourism
Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) A 10-kilometer half marathon was held Sunday in Jinsha township in the offshore island county of Kinmen to help boost tourism, attracting more than 1,000 runners.
- After a Well-Known Artist's Tragic Death, Taiwan's LGBT Community Demands Marriage Equality
"Don't just pay lip service to "equal rights for the LGBT community". Words are empty! As long as same-sex marriage is not legalized, it means nothing!"
- Taiwanese Travelers Are Wary After China Flexes Its Long Arm in Kenya
"This incident is terrifying...We could be deported to China if the Chinese government claims that we violated Chinese law (even though we didn't violate any law in the third country)."
- Hokkaido's Popular Poplar Cut Down Because of Misbehaving Tourists
The tree had increasingly become a tourist attraction in recent years, with people traveling to visit the tree to snap its picture.
- For Mainland Chinese, Taiwan's Earthquake Relief Efforts Stand in Stark Contrast to Their Own
"So concrete, transparent and efficient."
- Investigators seize 200 kg of cocaine in latest bust
(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Taiwan investigators last week seized more than 200 kilograms of cocaine that was packed inside car batteries imported from Brazil, the Ministry of Justice's Investigation Bureau (MJIB) said Monday.
- Trump's talk with President Tsai 'just a courtesy call,' says Pence
(ChinaPost.com.tw) - United States Vice-President-elect Mike Pence and a senior aide to President-elect Donald Trump both said Sunday that Trump's phone call with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) last week was just a courtesy call and did not signal any plans to change U.S. foreign policy.
- Tsai's foreign policy pivot leaves domestic issues without attention
(ChinaPost.com.tw) - President Tsai Ing-wen's strategic move to reach out to U.S. president-elect Donald Trump last Friday shocked the foreign affairs establishment in Washington and drew a formal protest from Beijing. In Taiwan, the political establishment's support of Tsai's move toward strengthening relations with its most important ally was almost unequivocal.
- Military denies it plans to retire fighter jets
(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Taiwan's military on Monday denied a report that it plans to decommission its Mirage 2000 fighter jets earlier than originally planned due to France's alleged reluctance to upgrade the aircraft.