Category Archives: Politics

Solomon Island Cabinet meets to discuss ties with Taiwan

| September 13, 2019 | | 0

Honiara, Solomon-A Cabinet meeting in the Solomon Islands to discuss ties with Taiwan amid speculation Honiara is set to shift recognition from Taipei to Beijing ended with no decision Friday.

The meeting discussed a report …

Military apologizes over target practice mishap

| September 13, 2019 | | 0

Taipei-The military said Friday that it has extended a formal apology to a resident of Hsinchu County after a round from a .50-caliber heavy machine gun during target practice went astray, damaging the roof of …

HK pro-democracy movement dominates Oslo Freedom Forum in Taiwan

| September 13, 2019 | | 0

Taipei-Hong Kong singer-activist Denise Ho (???) and Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement dominated the 2019 Oslo Freedom Forum-Taiwan on Friday, turning the gathering of international human rights advocates into a support session for Hong Kong people's …

Cabinet approves move to abolish stamp tax

| September 12, 2019 | | 0

Taipei-The Cabinet on Thursday adopted a motion to annul the Stamp Tax Act, a move toward scrapping the decades-old tax that is a main source of revenue for local governments.

The motion will be forwarded …

Taiwan groups to march in support of Hong Kong protesters

| September 12, 2019 | | 0

Taipei-More than 100 civil and student groups will stage simultaneous demonstrations on Sept. 29 in three major cities in Taiwan, in support of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, the organizers said Thursday.

In Taipei, …

KMT decries Gou’s decision to break away

| September 12, 2019 | | 0

Taipei-The main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) and several of its prominent lawmakers on Thursday denounced a decision by Terry Gou, founder of Hon Hai Precision Co., to quit the party, reportedly to run as an independent …

U.S., Taiwan launch consultations on democratic governance

| September 12, 2019 | | 0

Taipei-The first ever U.S.-Taiwan Consultations on Democratic Governance in the Indo-Pacific Region were launched in Taipei on Thursday.

The annual forum is expected to serve as a mechanism to promote Taiwan's international presence and good …

U.S. concerned at Taiwan’s falling number of diplomatic allies

| September 12, 2019 | | 0

Washington- A U.S. official on Wednesday expressed concern over reports the Solomon Islands is considering a shift in diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China, saying that maintaining diplomatic partners is one way for Taiwan to …

Taipei-Honiara relations facing challenges: Taiwan foreign minister

| September 11, 2019 | | 0

Taipei-Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (???) said Wednesday that Taiwan has been working with like-minded countries on how to help with the national development of the Solomon Islands amid challenges in the relations between the two …

Taiwan urges support for freedom of navigation in South China Sea

| September 11, 2019 | | 0

Taipei-Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (???) on Wednesday called on all nations in the region to recognize freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea, amid Beijing's maritime expansion and militarization efforts in …

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