Taiwan Politics

U.S. President Trump confirmed the approval of the sale of F-16 jets for US$8 billion. (NOWnews)

Trump confirms sale of 66 F-16V to Taiwan for NT$250 billion

TAIPEI (The China Post) — U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed on Aug. 18 the sale of 66 F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan for US$8 billion (NT$250...
MOFA spokeswoman Joanne Ou is seen in this file photo from July 2, 2019. Ou said in a statement that the "MOFA welcomes and expresses appreciation for Trump's confirmation of his approval of the sale of new-generation F-16V fighters to our country." (NOWnews)

Foreign ministry thanks Trump for approving F-16V sale

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan's government expressed appreciation Monday to U.S. President Donald Trump for approving the sale of F-16V multi-role fighter jets amid increasing...

Trump approves F-16 sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) — U.S. President Donald Trump has approved a plan by his administration to sell new F-16 fighter jets valued at US$8 billion...
During such a visit, Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) said, he would like to discuss Taiwan- U.S. and cross-Taiwan Strait relations, meet with Taiwanese expatriates in various U.S. cities, and talk with entrepreneurs about hi-tech products. (NOWnews)

Han Kuo-yu planning visit to U.S. in autumn

TAIPEI (CNA) — Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), the opposition Kuomintang's (KMT) 2020 presidential candidate, said Sunday he is aiming to travel to the...
The advisory group will be led by former Premier Chang San-cheng (張善政), while former Vice Premier Duh Tyzz-jiun (杜紫軍), former Interior Minister Lee Hung-yuan (李鴻源) and former Minister without Portfolio Tsai Yu-ling (蔡玉玲) will serve as deputy conveners, Han said. (NOWnews)

Han Kuo-yu assembles 100-member policy advisory group

TAIPEI (CNA) — Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), the opposition Kuomintang's (KMT) presidential candidate, on Saturday named 100 people selected for his national policy advisory team,...
Last year, Tigerair Taiwan chalked up NT$1 billion (US$32 million) in profit, translating into an earnings per share of NT$4.98, making it the most profitable unit under CAL. (NOWnews)

Tigerair Taiwan to add 15 aircraft to fleet

TAIPEI (CNA) — Budget airline Tigerair Taiwan will lease eight Airbus A320neo jets and buy another seven, which will be delivered from 2021, its...
In an interview with Pop Radio, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Terry Gou (郭台銘) and former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) both intend to run for president in 2020 as independents and asked if he would be willing to join them on their tickets, though Ko did not specify when the requests were made. (NOWnews)

Taipei mayor rejects calls to be vice presidential candidate

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has rejected appeals by both billionaire Terry Gou (郭台銘) and former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平)...

No plans to adjust visa-free treatment for Filipinos: MOFA

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan has no plans to adjust its visa-free treatment for Philippine nationals at present, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said...
Mainland Affairs Council Spokesman Chiu Chui-cheng is seen in this file photo from Aug. 9, 2019, amid reports that Taiwan will give consideration to Hong Kong people who apply for residency in Taiwan under existing regulations. (NOWnews)

Taiwan open to Hong Kong people applying for residency: MAC

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan will give consideration to Hong Kong people who apply for residency in Taiwan under existing regulations, the Mainland Affairs Council...

Chinese authorities mum on request for partial lifting of travel ban

BEIJING (CNA) — A Chinese official in charge of Taiwan affairs was non-committal on whether China will partially lift a ban on travel to...

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