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ROC-Czech Republic working holiday program launched
April 18, 2016No. 099                                  The Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Czech Republic began accepting applications April 18 for their bilateral youth working holiday program. This follows the completion of preparatory work conducted by the two sides after the signing of a rela...
Delegation from the French Parliament, led by National Assembly Member Yves Albarello, to Visit Taiwan
April 12, 2016No. 092                                  Yves Albarello, a member of the French National Assembly, will lead a four-member delegation from the French National Assembly and French Senate to visit Taiwan from April 12 to 15, 2016 at the invitation of the ROC government. This visit will g...
Ministry of Foreign Affairs holds 2016 Spring Dinner Party for diplomatic envoys stationed in the Republic of China
March 29, 2016No. 081                                  Minister of Foreign Affairs David Y. L. Lin and Mrs. Lin hosted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2016 Spring Dinner Party March 29 at the Grand Hotel for ambassadors and representatives to the ROC, as well as their spouses, to thank them for thei...
Taiwanese artist's 'animal refugees' attend climate conference
Taipei, April 8 (CNA) A group of "animal refugees" are in Sweden to "attend" an ongoing climate conference by taking their place in the latest art installation by Taiwanese artist Vincent J.F. Huang to highlight climate change.More than 30 polar bears and penguins, which represent the first animal ...
President promotes peace during visit to islet near Diaoyutais
Taipei, April 9 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou unveiled a monument to his East China Sea Peace Initiative during a visit to an islet near the disputed Diaoyutai Islands Saturday, as part of his efforts to promote peace in the region.On arrival on Pengjia Islet on an S-70C helicopter, Ma hosted a cerem...
Over 100 foreign students join 'Matsu frenzy' in Taichung
Taipei, April 9 (CNA) More than 100 foreign students took part in the annual Dajia Matsu pilgrimage in Taichung on Saturday, alongside hundreds of thousands of local pilgrims.The students from 24 countries traveled to Taichung in central Taiwan to participate in an activity dubbed joining the "Matsu...
A Grand Bicycle Ride in the Western US Commemorates the 120th Anniversary of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's Advocacy of Revolution
In commemoration of the 150th birthday of Dr. Sun Yat-sen and the 120th anniversary of his journey to the US to advocate revolution, compatriots in the western US and cyclists from Taiwan planned a grand ride from Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall of San Francisco to the statue of Sun Yat-sen in Chinato...
Tainan-Ho Chi Minh City direct flights to be launched in June
Taipei, April 11 (CNA) Direct flights between southern Taiwan's Tainan and Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City will be launched June 22, Tainan officials revealed Monday.Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te made the announcement during an investment seminar on express shipping in his city.Sue Wang, head of the Tainan C...
Taiwan donates funds to support fight against child labor in India
New Delhi, April 13 (CNA) Taiwan has donated funds to the tune of US$45,000 to the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA, Save the Childhood Movement) to continue its support for the India-based non-government organization's care for children saved from human trafficking or forced labor.Taiwan's representativ...
Tsai Ing-wen ranks 19th in Time 100 reader poll
Taipei, April 14 (CNA) Incoming President Tsai Ing-wen finished in 19th place in a reader poll run by Time magazine ahead of the release its annual list of "the 100 most influential people" for 2016.Tsai, the only Taiwanese featured in the online poll, garnered 1.2 percent of the support from onlin...
Downgrading of Taiping Island to a rock will be illegal: President Ma
Taipei, April 14 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou on Thursday reiterated that the Republic of China (Taiwan) holds sovereignty over Taiping Island and said that any international court ruling that downgrades the legal status of Taiping from an "island" to a "rock" will be illegal and will hurt the ROC...
Taiwan working with ICS to provide medical assistance to 4 countries
New York, April 14 (CNA) Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is working with the International College of Surgeons (ICS) to provide medical assistance to Indonesia, Swaziland, Nigeria and Peru, a Taiwanese official said Thursday.Calvin Ho, director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural...
President extends sympathy over earthquake in southern Japan
Taipei, April 15 (CNA) Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has sent a letter to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the name of President Ma Ying-jeou to extend sympathy after Japan's Kumamoto Prefecture was struck by a massive earthquake late Thursday, MOFA said Friday.The letter was forw...
Taiwan donates funds for earthquake relief efforts in Japan
Taipei, April 17 (CNA) The Taiwan government has donated funds to the tune of US$592,000 for relief work in the earthquake-hit Kumamoto area on Japan's Kyushu Island, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).The donation was made to help with rescue and relief efforts in the disaster-affe...
Taiwan bags 25 gold, 20 silver at Geneva invention show
Brussels, April 15 (CNA) Taiwan grabbed 25 gold, 20 silver and 8 bronze medals on Friday at the on-going Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions.In addition, Taiwanese participants also won seven special awards to raise Taiwan's award total to 60, which was the highest percentage of wins of pa...
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