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Cheng Li-chiun to remain minister of culture: Executive Yuan

Taipei, The Executive Yuan confirmed Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun will remain in her position in the new Cabinet, Executive Yuan spokeswoman Kolas Yotaka announced on Sunday.

Kolas made the announcement at a press conference that also confirmed the heads …

Nauru president voices support for Taiwan amid China threat

Taipei, Nauru President Baron Divavesi Waqa on Friday voiced support for Taiwan and said he opposes the “one China, two systems” formula devised by China to bring Taiwan under its control.

During a press conference in Taipei, Waqa, who is …

F-35s Unlikely, Taiwan Upgrades F-16s Fighters to Counter China

TAIPEI, TAIWAN Taiwan is upgrading a fleet of American-made fighter jets, but may scrap ambitions to acquire the more advanced F-35 models, showing the limits of U.S.-Taiwan military cooperation despite a common interest of resisting China.

The Air Force should …

Taiwan ranked 32nd in Democracy Index report: EIU

Taipei, Taiwan moved up a rank from 33rd to 32nd place in the Democracy Index 2018 report released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

The index, which is based on five categories of electoral process and pluralism; civil liberties; the …

Japan begins collecting departure tax to fund inbound tourism promotion

Japan started collecting a 1,000 yen departure tax on Monday from each traveler leaving the country in an effort to fund measures to attract more foreign visitors in the run-up to and beyond the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

According …