Taiwan Earthquake: EU Response

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Photo by Bernd 📷 Dittrich on Unsplash The EU has offered to provide aid to Taiwan after the island suffered a major earthquake. The powerful 7.4 magnitude tremor shook the island’s east coast, hitting on Wednesday morning, some 18 kilometers south of Hualien city and at a depth of 34.8 kilometers. This is the strongest quake to hit…

Taiwan Elects Lai Ching-te to be next President

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Photo by ulziibayar badamdorj on Unsplash A senior MEP has warmly greeted the outcome of presidential elections in Taiwan. In the poll Taiwan voted for Lai Ching-te to be its next president, paving the way for a historic third term in power for the pro-sovereignty Democratic Progressive party (DPP). The result is likely to anger Beijing and heighten…

Call to support Taiwan’s participation in ICAO

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) develops common regulations and standards for civil aviation. Countries around the world abide by ICAO’s directives to ensure the safe and orderly growth of international civil aviation, writes Wang Kwo-tsai. The 41st session of the triennial ICAO Assembly, to be held between September 27 and October 7 this year…

Taiwan Launches Gender Equality Week on International Women’s Day

Taiwan Women's Day

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the nongovernmental organization (NGO) the Foundation of Women’s Rights Promotion and Development (FWRPD) are jointly holding Taiwan Gender Equality Week (TGEW) for a third year running. The timing of the programme again corresponds with the annual meeting in March of the UN…

Taiwan and Lithuania celebrate steps to a Closer Relationship.

Taiwan opens Embassy in Vilnius

This  year, for example, the 2021 Taipei International Food Show featured Lithuanian products.  But there was also a political dimension to Lithuania’s participation as it also demonstrated the solidarity between Lithuania and Taiwan, and their strong commitment to upholding democracy against pressures from authoritarianism. The annual international food show featured the first-ever Lithuanian pavilion, one of…

Beijing’s Taiwan Territorial Claims Lack Justification

CCP military flights threaten Taiwan

There is no rational justification for a demand for the “reunification” of Taiwan with the PRC writes Aaron Rhodes. Xi Jinping and other Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leaders are ramping up rhetoric about the necessity of “unifying” China by bringing Taiwan under their control as a “sacrosanct mission of the entire Chinese people.” Since 1949,…

From the Baltic to the Straits of Formosa

In order to strengthen economic and cultural ties between Taiwan and Lithuania, TAITRA invited the Lithuanian Rural Business and Market Development Agency to set up a Lithuania pavilion at the 2021 Taipei International Food Show. The show ran from December 22 to 25, with the first three days open to commercial enterprises and the last…