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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Former Vice President Vincent Siew (蕭萬長) arrived in Manila on Monday to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit being held from Nov. 18 to 19.
Monday, November 16, 2015
No plans yet to repatriate ROC nationals in Paris, says premier
Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) stated yesterday that there are no current plans to repatriate Taiwanese residing in Paris following terrorist attacks that rocked the French capital on Friday.
Taiwan is scheduled to begin an electronic visa (eVisa) application system in January next year, with 27 countries to benefit in the first stage of the system's implementation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) officials said Sunday.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Finance chiefs from 22 nations attend 32nd ABA event
The 32nd General Meeting and Conference of the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) was held Nov. 12-13 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Taiwan. Jointly hosted by CTBC Bank, The Bankers Association of the Republic of China (BAROC) and the ABA, this year's Conference was attended by some 200 banking sector representatives and industry leaders from 22 countries, including from the ASEAN region, the Middle East, Russia and Spain, according to the organizers.
The U.S. Congress recently passed a National Defense Authorization Act for 2016 that makes provision for Taiwan's inclusion in U.S.-led training programs with foreign countries, with the aim of increasing maritime security in the South China Sea, and supports bilateral military exchanges between Taiwan and the United States.
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Friday, November 13, 2015
Starting January 2016, foreigners traveling to Taiwan will be able to apply for visitor visas online, Deputy Director-General of MOFA's Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) Roger Luo (羅添宏) said yesterday.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
A group of 29 representatives of bicycle vendors from the Netherlands and three from Belgium are visiting Taiwan to explore business opportunities, according to the Taipei Representative Office in the Netherlands.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The number of overseas students coming to Taiwan to study for degrees increased by 60 percent over the past three years, according to the latest statistics released Tuesday by the Ministry of Education.
A visiting U.S. congressman yesterday praised the recently concluded historic meeting between President Ma Ying-jeou and mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping by saying that such dialogue is "healthy" for the improvement of cross-strait relations.
Ma-Xi meeting 'long overdue': US congressman
Monday, November 9, 2015
President Ma Ying-jeou said on Sunday that Singapore, the host of Ma's historic meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday, has played a "vital role" in the development of peaceful ties across the Taiwan Strait.
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