Tsai Ing-wen

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during the inauguration ceremony of home-made corvette warships in Yilan on March 26, 2024. (Photo by Sam Yeh / AFP)

Taiwan leader asks defence chief to stay on after offering to resign

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has asked her defence minister to stay on the job after he offered to resign, her office said Friday, following local media reports that his son hired sex
4 months ago
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt listens to the speech of Britain's Prime Minister during a Business Connect event in North London, on April 24, 2023. (Photo by Daniel LEAL / POOL / AFP)

UK’s Cleverly to urge against isolating China

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly will on Tuesday argue it would be “a betrayal” of Britain’s national interest to isolate China and urge against declaring “a new Cold War”. [ad] In a speech
1 year ago
This handout picture taken and released on May 20, 2020 by the Taiwan Presidential office shows Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen (C) and Vice President William Lai waving during an inauguration event for their respective terms in office, at the Taipei Guest House in Taipei. - Beijing must find a way to live peacefully alongside a democratic Taiwan that will never accept Chinese rule, President Tsai Ing-wen said May 20 in an inauguration speech that also celebrated the island's successful fight against the coronavirus. (Photo by Handout / Taiwan Presidential Office / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / TAIWAN PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

No threat could shake Taiwanese resolve to defend island: Tsai

President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday that Taiwanese people remained resolved to defend the island following China's huge military drills.
2 years ago
Protesters chant slogans during a rally against a new national security law in Hong Kong on July 1, 2020, on the 23rd anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China. - Hong Kong police made the first arrests under Beijing's new national security law on July 1 as the city greeted the anniversary of its handover to China with protesters fleeing water cannon. (Photo by DALE DE LA REY / AFP)

Taiwan opens new office for Hong Kongers after security law

Taiwan on Wednesday opened a new office to deal with Hong Kongers wanting to move to the island after Beijing passed a sweeping security law for the city.
4 years ago
An activist, holding up a lit phone while gesturing the five demands of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest movement, takes part in a candlelit remembrance outside Victoria Park in Hong Kong on June 4, 2020, after an annual vigil that traditionally takes place in the park to mark the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown was banned on public health grounds because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)

Taiwan urges Beijing to acknowledge Tiananmen crackdown

Taiwan called on China to officially acknowledge the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown on Thursday, as the island marked the anniversary of the day student-led protests were violently crushed by tanks.
4 years ago
In this handout picture taken and released on May 28, 2020 by the Taiwan Presidential office showing Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen speaks while visiting Lam Wing-kee (R), a bookseller from Hong Kong who in 2015 was detained in China for allegedly bringing banned books into the mainland, at ‘Causeway Bay Books' bookstore in Taipei on May 28, 2020. (Photo by Handout / Taiwan Presidential Office / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Taiwan’s Presidential Office" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVES

Taiwan president meets HK dissident, promises support for protesters

Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen visited a bookstore run by a prominent Hong Kong dissident Friday, repeating promises of humanitarian support and sanctuary for those fighting for democracy in the finance hub.
4 years ago
This handout picture taken and released on May 20, 2020 by the Taiwan Presidential office shows Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen (C) arriving at the Presidential Office for her inauguration ceremony in Taipei. - Beijing must find a way to live peacefully alongside a democratic Taiwan that will never accept Chinese rule, President Tsai Ing-wen said May 20 in an inauguration speech that also celebrated the island's successful fight against the coronavirus. (Photo by Handout / Taiwan Presidential Office / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / TAIWAN PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Taiwan leader vows ‘action plan’ for Hong Kong protesters

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday pledged a humanitarian "action plan" for Hong Kongers pushing for democracy in the financial hub as an influx of activists seek sanctuary on the self-ruled democratic
4 years ago
This handout picture taken and released on May 20, 2020 by the Taiwan Presidential office shows Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen (C) and Vice President William Lai waving during an inauguration event for their respective terms in office, at the Taipei Guest House in Taipei. - Beijing must find a way to live peacefully alongside a democratic Taiwan that will never accept Chinese rule, President Tsai Ing-wen said May 20 in an inauguration speech that also celebrated the island's successful fight against the coronavirus. (Photo by Handout / Taiwan Presidential Office / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / TAIWAN PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

China slams US for ‘dangerous’ message to Taiwan’s leader

China slammed the United States for its "dangerous" decision to congratulate Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen on her Wednesday inauguration, as the self-ruled island became the latest flashpoint between the world's two largest
4 years ago
This handout picture taken and released on May 20, 2020 by the Taiwan Presidential office shows Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen speaking at the Taipei Guest House as part of her inauguration for her second term as in office, in Taipei. - Beijing must find a way to live peacefully alongside a democratic Taiwan that will never accept Chinese rule, President Tsai Ing-wen said May 20 in an inauguration speech that also celebrated the island's successful fight against the coronavirus. (Photo by Handout / Taiwan Presidential Office / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / TAIWAN PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Tsai says China must ‘coexist’ with a democratic Taiwan

China must find a way to live peacefully alongside a democratic Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen said Wednesday, in an inauguration speech that drew condemnation from Beijing.
4 years ago
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen attends at the island's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Chinese Lunar New Year dinner in Taipei, Taiwan February 27, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Taiwan dismayed as another Pacific nation switches to Beijing

Taiwan lashed out at China on Friday after the tiny island nation of Kiribati switched its recognition to Beijing, the second diplomatic defection in the strategically important Pacific in less than a
5 years ago
Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen listens to a question from media as she arrives for VIP reception at the Hyatt hotel in New York, U.S., July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Taiwan leader meets Solomons envoy to shore up ties over China

Taiwan's president on Monday urged the Solomon Islands not to switch diplomatic allegiance to China, as the Pacific nation deliberates whether to recognise the far more economically powerful Beijing instead.
5 years ago
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