Taipei Times: Visa-free program may be expanded: minister

The government is considering including more countries in its visa-waiver program to attract more tourists after China last week suspended a program that had allowed individual tourists from 47 Chinese cities to travel to Taiwan, Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said yesterday. Aside from suspending visits by independent travelers, media reports said […]

Asia Times: Helmets, goggles sent from Taiwan to HK protesters

Hong Kong students and emigrants in Taiwan have been buying helmets, goggles, umbrellas, plastic wrap and Band-Aids in bulk and couriering them to pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, authorities in mainland China have reportedly been intercepting Hong Kong-bound parcels containing similar items bound for Hong Kong as the protests show no sign of slowing […]

Asia Times: The changing world of US-Taiwan ties

Things have been changing lately. US geo-strategic interests and recent US legislation show shrinking concern for strategic ambiguity and more clear support for Taiwan. As China seeks to expand its influence in the Indo-Pacific region at American expense, the US seeks to solidify its position by ramping up its strategy for the region. As such, […]

Taiwan News: St. Vincent prime minister to open embassy in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves will inaugurate the country’s embassy in Taiwan during a week-long visit to the island nation. Gonsalves will spend a week in the country, from Tuesday (Aug. 6) through next Monday, commented the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Taiwan currently has 17 […]

Taipei Times: Apologize or show proof, Presidential Office tells Ko

Although President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is not involved in corruption, the people around her are corrupt, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday, drawing a rebuke from the Presidential Office, which demanded that he apologize if he could not present evidence to back his remarks. Ko made the statement earlier yesterday at a news conference […]

Ko Supports Gou / Gou Not to Attend Inaugural Meeting of Taiwan People’s Party

During an exclusive interview granted by Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), he was asked, among President Tsai Ing-wen, Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), and Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭台銘), who would be the President that came up to his expectations for the next term. Ko replied without hesitation, “Terry Gou, of course.” As […]

Taipei Times: Terry Gou to start platform for youth

Gou on Sunday sent two handwritten letters to the fan group and other groups to thank them for their support, she said, adding that his office would hold a meeting with fans later this month once details are decided. In its announcement, the fan club said that it had met its first-phase goal of collecting […]

UDN: Gou and Wang Meeting on August 3rd, Han’s Official Start of Campaign

Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), the KMT candidate for the 2020 presidential election, started his official campaign in Taoyuan City (桃園市) on August 3rd; nevertheless, the fact that Terry Gou (郭台銘) and Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) met on the same day was even more eye-catching. However, nobody else was present at this meeting. If Gou and Wang, during […]