‘The Assassin’ tops Asian Film Award nominations

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Taipei, Feb. 3 (CNA) The martial arts movie “The Assassin” (刺客聶隱娘) received nine nominations, including best film, best director, best … Read More

Taiwan to intensify Zika prevention measures at airports

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Taipei, Feb. 3 (CNA) Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will strengthen surveillance and preventive measures against the Zika virus, … Read More

China Airlines mulling formation of professional baseball team

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Taipei, Feb. 2 (CNA) The Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) on Tuesday invited China Airlines (CAL), Taiwan’s largest air carrier, … Read More

Taiwan no hindrance to navigation freedom in South China Sea: MOFA

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140323-N-NE138-349 WATERS NEAR GUAM (March 22, 2014) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) fires a Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) during a missile firing exercise. Curtis Wilburn is participating in Multi-Sail 2014, an annual exercise in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Kristopher G. Horton/Released)

Taipei, Jan. 30 (CNA) The Republic of China (Taiwan) has held Taiping Island, the largest island in the Spratly Islands, … Read More

First Chinese travelers transiting via Taiwan expected Monday

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Taipei, Jan. 31 (CNA) The first group of Chinese air travelers who will make a transit through Taiwan before flying … Read More

Tsai Ing-wen backs ROC sovereignty over Taiping Island

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Taipei, Jan. 29 (CNA) President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Friday that she has consistently insisted on the Republic of China’s … Read More

Remarks by President Ma Ying-jeou on Taiping Island

Unknown-1On Jan. 28, ROC President Ma Ying-jeou led government officials and scholars on a visit to Taiping Island in the … Read More

U.S. officials arrive to show support for Taiwan’s continued growth

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Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) Two senior officials of the United States arrived Sunday to show Washington’s support for Taiwan’s continued … Read More

Taiwan to start FTA talks with Japan: president-elect

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Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said Sunday that Taiwan intends to … Read More

Women’s groups hope Tsai’s election will promote gender equality

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Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) Local women’s groups said Sunday they hope the election of Taiwan’s first female president, Tsai Ing-wen, … Read More

Cabinet to resign Monday after opposition’s electoral victory

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Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) Taiwan’s Cabinet will resign en masse Monday afternoon after the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won … Read More

Teenage star in ROC flag flap supports ‘one China’ policy

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Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) A video clip released late Friday that showed Tzuyu (or Chou Tzuyu, 周子瑜), the only Taiwanese … Read More

President optimistic about future for Taiwan’s next generation

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Taipei, Jan. 6 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) lauded his administration’s efforts to improve the country’s development and expressed optimism … Read More

EVA Air among top 20 safest airlines globally

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Taipei, Jan. 6 (CNA) EVA Airways (長榮航空), one of Taiwan’s leading international carriers, has been named one of the top … Read More

Taiwan sees record-high air passenger traffic in 2015

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Taipei, Jan. 8 (CNA) Taiwan’s air passenger traffic amounted to a record high of 57.81 million trips last year, as … Read More

DPP’s Tsai promises ‘no provocation, no surprise’ China policy

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Taipei, Dec. 22 (CNA) Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), chairwoman of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and front-running presidential candidate in … Read More

Ousted KMT candidate solicits expat support for party in China

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Beijing, Dec. 22 (CNA) Taiwan’s Vice Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) has been maintaining a low profile since arriving in … Read More

Tourism Bureau chief markets Taiwan tourism in Japan

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Taipei, Dec. 22 (CNA) Tourism Bureau Director-General David Hsieh (謝謂君) hosted a banquet in Japan Tuesday as part of his … Read More

Latest U.S. arms sale not enough to defend Taiwan: WSJ

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New York, Dec. 22 (CNA) The latest package of U.S. weapons to be sold to Taiwan is not enough for … Read More

The Christmas Kingdom of New Taipei

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By Russel Seth Corbett CNA intern writer

For many westerners, no holiday tends to hold as much significance as Christmas. … Read More

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