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 […]

Ketagalan Media: 2020 Taiwan Outlook: A Stronger Taiwan in President Tsai’s Second Term

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) won re-election on January 11, 2020, with domestic and foreign expectations for Taiwan to be stronger in the interests of its people. A stronger Taiwan also enables it to contribute as an important economic and security partner of the United States and other democracies. Contrary to conventional wisdom that her second […]

Foreign Policy: Taiwan Deserves to Be a Normal Country

… Ironically, the only thing stopping Taiwan from giving up the Republic of China name entirely is… China. Beijing would throw a fit (and maybe a few missiles) if Taiwan ever removed “China” from its official name. Yet little by little, as with its internet domain, Taiwan is giving up any pretense of being Chinese. […]

Taipei Times: KMT politicians seek answers in Yang Hui-ju case

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers yesterday demanded that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs explain whether Representative to Japan Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) participated in an online posting that has been implicated in the suicide of a diplomat and was allegedly ordered by Yang Hui-ju (楊蕙如). Led by KMT caucus whip William Tseng (曾銘宗), a group of […]