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TAIWAN President Tsai Ing-wen received a US delegation headed by Republican National Committee Co-Chairman Bob Paduchik recently at the Office of the President in Taipei City, stating that Taiwan is a reliable partner of the US in regional security and that the two nations will continue working together on facilitating…

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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday railway and renewable energy projects under the government’s recently launched Forward-looking Infrastructure Program will help bolster Taiwan’s economic development by streamlining transportation links between major cities and fostering the development of green technologies. Tsai made the comments while visiting two locations in northern…

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Select high-level foreign professionals can now obtain Taiwan citizenship without relinquishing their original nationality under new regulations promulgated March 24 by Taiwan Ministry of the Interior, highlighting ongoing government efforts to foster the recruitment and retention of top talents from around the world. The new rules apply to foreign nationals…

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Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry recently wrapped up a four-day trip to Taiwan as part of a personal campaign to enhance awareness of the threat posed by nuclear Armageddon and the need to maintain open channels of communication between nations. In a speech “My Journey at the Nuclear…

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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan and the U.S. should prioritize discussions and negotiations on a new bilateral trade agreement. In response to the U.S. government’s America First Foreign Policy, Tsai said Taiwan is sending its largest ever delegation to SelectUSA Investment Summit in June, and is organizing an agricultural…

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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen ranked eighth in Fortune’s 2017 World’s Greatest Leaders for her efforts to pursue economic reforms, bolster tourism from Southeast Asia and steer the nation’s diplomacy, the U.S.-based magazine said over the weekend. Tsai appears in the list of 50 leaders from the fields of art, business,…

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The Ministry of National Defense signed a memorandum of understanding with Stanford University’s Hoover Institution Library and Archives in Taipei to establish a government-academic collaboration platform for the exchange of historical military records. The agreement will enhance the quality of research on the military history of both sides by facilitating…

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Taiwan moved up two places to rank 33rd globally and 3rd in Asia in the latest edition of the World Happiness Report released March 20 by the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network, marking the nation’s highest-ever position in the survey. The 2017 report assessed happiness in 155 countries primarily by…

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Government officials from Taiwan and the Philippines reached consensus on implementing a notification mechanism and related procedures, information sharing, and combating illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing at a recent one-day bilateral fisheries meeting in the Philippines. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the two sides agreed to notify each…

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TAIPEI: Taiwan achieved its best ever ranking in the Index of Economic Freedom, climbing three spots to No. 11 out of 180 economies, according to the annual report’s compiler Washington-based think tank The Heritage Foundation. With a score of 76.5 out of 100, up 1.8 points from the 2016 edition,…

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