Taiwan president quits as party head after China threat bet fails to win votes

Reuters 11/27/2022

TAIPEI — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Saturday after her strategy to frame local elections as showing defiance to China’s rising bellicosity failed to pay off and…

Cebu Chooks 3×3 team is in Taiwan for Tainan City Challenger

Glendale G. Rosal 10/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Chooks 3×3 Basketball Team has arrived in Tainan City, Taiwan to campaign in the FIBA 3×3 Tainan City Challenger this weekend.  The team headed by Cebu’s pride and the country’s top 3×3…

Taiwan welcomes back visitors after ending COVID quarantine rules

Reuters 10/13/2022

TAOYUAN, Taiwan, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Taiwan began welcoming back visitors on Thursday after finally ending mandatory quarantines to control the spread of COVID-19, with gifts of cuddly toy black bears for the first tour group that…

Taiwan seeks more English language teachers

Mary Beatrice Umlas 10/09/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Taiwan is looking for more English language teachers and its de facto embassy in the Philippines, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (Teco), urged Filipinos to join its Foreign English Teacher Program. “We welcome more teachers…

Visa-free entry for Filipinos visiting Taiwan stays — Meco

Daniza Fernandez 09/18/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The visa-free entry privilege of Filipinos visiting Taiwan remains in effect, the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (Meco) clarified on Friday, September 9. Meco chairperson Silvestre Bello III debunked the reports after speaking with Taiwan’s…

Powerful earthquake hits southeast Taiwan, tsunami warning issued

Reuters 09/18/2022

TAIPEI, Sept 18 (Reuters) – A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the sparsely populated southeastern part of Taiwan on Sunday, the island’s weather bureau said, with some initial reports of damage including a derailed train carriage, and sparking…

Taiwan to resume visa free entry for some countries in latest reopening step

Reuters 09/06/2022

TAIPEI — Taiwan will resume visa free entry for visitors from countries including the United States and Canada from next week, the government said on Monday, as it continues to ease controls put in place to contain…

Japan ousts defending champs China, bags AVC Cup 2022 title

Glendale G. Rosal 08/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Japan dethroned the defending champions, China in the AVC Cup for Women, 25-23, 25-21, 19-25, 25-16, winning its first gold medal in the tournament on Monday evening (August 29) at the Philsports Arena…

Japan opens AVC Cup campaign with win against powerhouse Thailand

Glendale G. Rosal 08/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Japan started its AVC Cup for Women campaign with a bang after beating Southeast Asian powerhouse Thailand, 25-18, 25-19, 25-22, on Sunday, August 21, 2022, at the Philsports Arena Pasig City, Metro Manila.…

Putin lashes out at US over Ukraine, Taiwan

Agence France Presse 08/17/2022

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday accused Washington of seeking to prolong the conflict in Ukraine and of fuelling conflicts elsewhere in the world, including with the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to…

Taiwan-Minglanilla sisterhood mulled

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Officials from Taiwan are considering establishing sisterhood ties with Minglanilla town in southern Cebu, the local government announced. Minglanilla Mayor Rajiv Enad, in a press statement, revealed that they met with Taiwan Ambassador…

6.7-magnitude quake rattles Taiwan—USGS

Agence France Presse 03/23/2022

TAIPEI — A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck off the coast of Taiwan early Wednesday, rattling buildings and rousing people from their sleep but with no immediate reports of injuries or major damage. Taiwan is regularly hit by…

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