• WORLD
    Taiwan, Malaysia host CPTPP roundtable seminar

    A roundtable seminar on Taiwan’s bid to participate in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership was staged Jan. 31 in Kuala Lumpur, spotlighting support from its Southeast Asian like-minded partner, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Co-hosted by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia and the local think tank, Institute […]

  • WORLD
    Taiwan takes center stage at French film festival FICA

    A series of events that spotlight Taiwan are taking place at the International Film Festival of Asian Cinema (FICA) running through Feb. 13 in the eastern French city of Vesoul, the Ministry of Culture said Feb. 5. According to MOC, the events are jointly staged by the Taiwan Cultural Office in Paris and the festival’s […]

  • TOURISM
    Taiwan takes pride of place at annual travel show

    By Martin Banks The annual holiday trade fair in Brussels has opened – with Taiwan proving to be one of the most popular attractions. The four-day show (Salon des Vacances/Vakantiesalon), at Brussels Expo, opened on Thursday and runs until Sunday (3 February) and aims to showcase travel destinations both in Europe and further afield, including […]

  • WORLD
    Premier Chen aims to further reduce drug abuse in Taiwan

    Premier Chen Chien-jen said that Taiwan is eager to work with regional neighbors to treat drug addiction and improve social security around the world Jan. 19 in Taipei City. The premier made the remarks at the 2024 Asia-Pacific Harm Reduction International Conference hosted by National Taiwan Normal University’s CTBC Center for Addiction Prevention and Policy […]

  • WORLD
    Taiwan donates 60 million Japanese yen for post-earthquake reconstruction

    Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu announced a donation of 60 million Japanese yen (US$414,412) Jan. 4 to assist with post-earthquake reconstruction in Japan’s Ishikawa prefecture, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Wu said a dedicated account has also been set up by the Ministry of Health and Welfare to receive donations from the public […]

  • WORLD
    Taiwan Korea tax agreement to commence in 2024

    The Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income between Taiwan and the Republic of Korea will start from Jan. 1, 2024. The agreement prevents double taxation and reduces tax rates to enhance the investment climate, advance tax equality and deepen substantive bilateral bonds, according to the […]

  • WORLD
    Taiwan to set up fund for Ukrainian refugees in Poland

    The government of Taiwan has pledged to set up a US$1 million fund to help Ukrainian refugees in Poland, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Dec. 21. Taiwan’s Rep. to Poland Sharon Wu concluded a memorandum of understanding with Tadeusz Truskolaski and Jacek Jaśkowia, chairperson and board member of the Union of Polish Metropolises, respectively, […]

  • TOURISM
    International tourism to Taiwan rebounds ahead of schedule

    Taiwan welcomed its 6 millionth visitor this year Dec. 15 at Taoyuan International Airport with two weeks to spare on the Ministry of Transportation and Communications’ Tourism Administration’s goal for 2023. The lucky arrival was Tan Chong Lim from Singapore, who has been to Taiwan three times before. On this trip, he intends to make […]