• Virus Outbreak: Taiwanese Donate More Than NT$10m to Italy Virus Relief (2020-04-06)
    (Taipei Times, By Chang Yi-chen) Taiwanese have donated more than NT$10 million (US$329,946) to fight the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy, following an appeal for help by a Yilan-based Italian priest to save his “other homeland.” <Accessed 2020-04-07> 
  • Central American Bank to Open Regional Office in Taiwan (2020-04-06)
    (CNA, By Chen Yun-yu and Chiang Yi-ching) The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) is set to open a regional office in Taiwan, it said in a statement April 1, in which it also highlighted Taiwan's contributions to the region amid the COVID-19 pandemic. <Accessed 2020-04-07> 
  • KMT Introduces Members of New Reform Committee (2020-04-02)
    (Taipei Times, By Sherry Hsiao) The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday announced the members of its new reform committee, including Su Chi (蘇起), the former Mainland Affairs Council minister who in 2006 admitted making up the term “1992 consensus.” <Accessed 2020-04-07> 
  • Virus Outbreak: Experts Share with US, Canada Doctors (2020-04-02)
    (Taipei Times/CNA) About 100 doctors from the US and Canada on Tuesday joined a video conference with disease-control experts from Taoyuan’s Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital to learn about Taiwan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, after officials and doctors from Latin America and Caribbean allies met with Taiwanese doctors in a similar way on Monday. <Accessed 2020-04-07> 
  • Chiang Targeting Young Reformers (2020-04-01)
    (Taipei Times, By Sherry Hsiao) Chiang said that he would follow through on a proposal he made during his campaign for the party chair earlier this year — to create an advisory group comprised of young KMT members. <Accessed 2020-04-07> 
  • U.S. National Security Council Thanks Taiwan for Pledged Mask Donations (Update) (2020-04-03)
    (CNA, By Chiang Chin-yeh, Emerson Lim, and Matthew Mazzetta) The United States White House National Security Council (NSC) on Thursday thanked Taiwan for its support in the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, in response to President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) announcement the previous day that Taiwan would donate 2 million surgical face masks to the U.S. <Accessed 2020-04-06> 
  • U.S., Taiwan Hold Forum on Expanding Taiwan's Global Participation (2020-04-03)
    (CNA, By Hsu Wei-ting, Emerson Lim, and Matthew Mazzetta) The U.S. State Department on Thursday said it recently held a virtual forum with counterparts in Taiwan on the topic of expanding Taiwan's participation on the global stage. <Accessed 2020-04-06> 
  • Virus Outbreak: Nation, EU ‘Strong Together’ (2020-04-03)
    (Taipei Times, By Lin Chia-nan) European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen yesterday thanked Taiwan for a donation of masks, while the Ministry of Foreign Affairs acknowledged the gratitude and echoed her “Stronger together” sentiment amid the pandemic. <Accessed 2020-04-06> 
  • Vietnam Protests Beijing's Sinking of South China Sea Boat (2020-04-04)
    (Reuters, By Khanh Vu) Vietnam has lodged an official protest with China following the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat it said had been rammed by a Chinese maritime surveillance vessel near islands in the disputed South China Sea. <Accessed 2020-04-06> 
  • EU Urges Government to Halt Executions (2020-04-04)
    (Taipei Times, By Lin Chia-nan) The EU yesterday called on Taiwan to refrain from using the death penalty, following the execution of murderer Weng Jen-hsien (翁仁賢) on Wednesday. <Accessed 2020-03-04> 
  • Foreign Ministry to Help NGOs Provide Aid in Africa, India (2020-04-04)
    (Taipei Times/CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on projects that provide assistance to disadvantaged groups, especially children, in Africa, as well as India and other countries. <Accessed 2020-03-04> 
  • Taiwan's FM Slams Hong Kong Government for Threatening Press Freedom (2020-04-04)
    (CNA, By Matt Yu and Emerson Lim) Taiwan's foreign minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Saturday slammed the Hong Kong government for threatening press freedom after one of its officials reprimanded a broadcaster for an interview in which a World Health Organization (WHO) official was pressed on Taiwan's membership. <Accessed 2020-03-04> 
  • Two Czech Politicians Thank Taiwan for Donation (2020-04-04)
    (CNA, By Matt Yu and Emerson Lim) Two prominent political figures in the Czech Republic thanked Taiwan for its donation of medical equipment to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, according to a video message posted by Taiwan's foreign ministry on its Facebook page Saturday. <Accessed 2020-03-04> 
  • U.S. State Dept. Calls for Taiwan to Receive WHA Observer Status (2020-04-04)
    (CNA, By Stacy Hsu and Matthew Mazzetta) The United States State Department on Friday called for Taiwan to receive observer status in the World Health Assembly (WHA), and said Taiwan's model for fighting the COVID-19 coronavirus could benefit countries around the world. <Accessed 2020-03-04> 
  • Palau Praises Taiwan for COVID-19 Coronovirus Pandemic Assistance (2020-04-02)
    (CNA, By Elaine Hou, Matt Yu and Chiang Yi-ching) Palau's Representative to the United Nations, Ngedikes Olai Uludong, expressed her thanks to Taiwan on Thursday, saying Taiwan has been the only country to come to Palau's aid during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. <Accessed 2020-03-04> 
  • Taiwanese Groups Donate Face Masks to Philippines (2020-04-02)
    (CNA, By Angie Chen and Emerson Lim) Two Taiwanese groups in the Philippines have donated urgently needed surgical face masks to the government and a hospital here to help in the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus disease. <Accessed 2020-03-04> 
  • Virus Outbreak: Majority Wants Passports Remade to End Confusion (2020-03-30)
    (Taipei Times, By Shelley Shan) More than 70 percent of Taiwanese in a poll have said that the government should remove the nation’s English-language name “Republic of China” from the cover of the nation’s passports and only use “Taiwan” as the nation’s English name so that foreign immigration officials would not mistake Taiwanese travelers for Chinese nationals, a poll showed. <Accessed 2020-03-04> 
  • US Taiwan’s Biggest Debtor for 18th Straight Quarter (2020-03-30)
    (Taipei Times/CNA, The US was Taiwan’s largest debtor for the 18th consecutive quarter at the end of December last year, as Taiwanese banks’ exposure to the US totaled US$89.75 billion, a record high on a direct-risk basis and up from US$79.25 billion at the end of September, data compiled by the central bank showed on Friday last week. <Accessed 2020-03-04> 
  • Taiwan, Australia to Exchange Raw Materials to Fight COVID-19 (2020-03-30)
    (CNA, By Wu Po-wei and Joseph Yeh) Taiwan and Australia have agreed to exchange raw materials in the near future to help each other fight the new coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced Monday. <Accessed 2020-03-04> 
  • Taiwan Says WHO Not Sharing Coronavirus Information it Provides, Pressing Complaints (2020-03-30)
    (Reuters, By Ben Blanchard) The World Health Organization (WHO) has not shared with member states information Taiwan has provided on the coronavirus including details on its cases and prevention methods, Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday, ratcheting up its complaints. <Accessed 2020-03-04> 
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