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Foxconn founder Terry Gou announces run for Taiwan presidency

Terry Gou, who founded Apple supplier Foxconn, said Monday he will run as an independent candidate in Taiwan’s presidential election, ending months of speculation. At a news conference, Gou criticised the governing Democratic Progressive Party, saying its policies have “brought Taiwan into the risk of war” with China, which claims the self-ruled island democracy as […]

India, Taiwan should consider finalising FTA very soon: Taiwanese Envoy

NEW DELHI: India and Taiwan should firm up the proposed free trade agreement (FTA) at the earliest as it will remove all barriers to trade and investment and help create a resilient supply chain, Taipei’s de-facto Ambassador Baushuan Ger said. The Taiwanese representative said Taiwan is keen to share its expertise with India in critical […]

US to sell 66 F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan amid soaring tensions with China

Taiwan formally signed an agreement to buy 66 of the latest model F-16 jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp., a move likely to further inflame tensions between the US and China. Taiwan’s purchase of the F-16s marks the first sale of advanced fighter jets to the island since President George HW Bush announced approval for […]

Taiwanese President inaugurated for a second term

TAIPEI: Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has been inaugurated for a second term amid increasing pressure from China on the self-governing island democracy it claims as its own territory. Tsai represents the ruling Democratic Progressive Party which advocates Taiwan’s formal independence, something Beijing says it will use force to prevent. She won in a landslide last […]

Give us first-hand information to fight coronavirus, Taiwan asks WHO

TAIPEI:Taiwan’s health minister asked the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday to ensure the island had access to first-hand information about the coronavirus, saying that not having the full picture slows down epidemic-prevention work. Taiwan’s exclusion from WHO – China, which considers the island one of its provinces, objects to Taiwan’s membership – has infuriated […]

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