Taipei Times: Virus Fears: Canada and Japan endorse WHO bid

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday thanked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for their support of Taiwan’s bid to join the WHO as the number of confirmed 2019 novel coronavirus cases in the nation increased to nine. “Particularly, I want to thank the US, Canada, Japan and other countries for […]

Reuters: Taiwan repeats virus help offer to China, says wants its people home

… After Taiwan vice president-elect William Lai offered China help on Sunday, President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday repeated that offer and extended her sympathies to China, whose government has refused to have anything to do with her, believing she wants to push for the island’s formal independence. “Based on humanitarian considerations, we express our concern […]

Taipei Times: Johnny Chiang registers for KMT election

… Representing the KMT’s younger faction, Chiang was the first to take the application and pay the required NT$2 million (US$66,057) fee, while former KMT vice chairman Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌), seen as Chiang’s main opponent, is expected to pick up a form today. If the KMT wants to become the ruling party again, it should […]