Foreign Minister David Lee (李大維) on Tuesday said Taiwan-Japan talks planned for July to address disputes over fishing near the Okinotori atoll will likely expand Taiwanese fishermen's rights in the area.
The new government resolved to safeguard the livelihood of Taiwanese fisherman Tuesday after Japanese media reports indicated a policy shift in maritime patrols surrounding the open waters of Okinotori atoll that were instituted weeks before under the Ma administration.
In an apparent reversal of the previous administration's policies, Cabinet spokesman Tung Chen-yuan said Tuesday that the government had no "specific position" on whether the Okinotori reefs constitute an island.
The top U.S. envoy to Taiwan and five of his predecessors have congratulated the Taiwanese people for the democratic achievement marked by President Tsai Ing-wen's inauguration.
International visitors to this year's COMPUTEX TAIPEI, the biggest ICT tradeshow in Asia, are offered an exclusive, tailor-made tour to famous sightseeing spots in Northern Taiwan
Indonesia will not cut off the flow of skilled migrant workers to Taiwan in 2017 but its approach on domestic helpers has yet to be set in stone, an Indonesian official said earlier this week.
Seventeen Taiwanese tourists were injured when their bus was struck by a train in Interlaken, Switzerland on Friday night, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA, 外交部). There were no fatalities.
Taiwan's delegation to the annual World Health Assembly (WHA), led by Health and Welfare Minister Lin Tzou-yien (林奏延), arrived in Geneva Saturday morning, the Central News Agency reported from Geneva.
The United States on Friday congratulated Taiwan's first female president Tsai Ing-wen on her inauguration, saying that the peaceful transition of power marks another milestone in Taiwan's democracy.
President Tsai Ing-wen received congratulations from foreign officials on Friday as she was sworn in as the 14th-term president of the Republic of China (R.O.C.)