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Flame University launches Taiwan studies project

NEW DELHI A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Education Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre (TECC) and FLAME University in Pune to start Taiwan Studies Project, first such project in an Indian university,…

How China flights near Taiwan inflame tensions

A recent spate of Chinese military flights off southwestern Taiwan has prompted alarm from the island, which Beijing claims as its own, and is increasing tensions in a region already on edge. The flights are one piece of a complex puzzle…

US troops rotating into Taiwan for training

WASHINGTON The US special operations forces have been rotating into Taiwan on a brief basis to carry out training of Taiwanese forces, two sources acquainted with the matter said today, speaking on condition of anonymity. The…

Taiwan applies to join Trans-Pacific trade deal

TAIPEI Taiwan has applied to join a major trans-Pacific trade deal, officials confirmed Thursday, days after China said it also wanted to become a member of the agreement. Signed by 11 Asia-Pacific countries in 2018, the comprehensive…

Taiwan open border for international students

Jose Kalathil Around 13,000 international students without residence permits, along with recipients of Huayu Scholarship, will be allowed to enter Taiwan, according to Peters Chen, Education Director, Education Division, Taipei Economic…

Taiwan is at risk of an uncontrollable outbreak

Brian Hioe Last month, Taiwan saw the end of its near-spotless COVID-19 track record. On May 14, 2021, the country counted only 29 cases of domestic transmission. Overnight, the cases spiked sixfold. Taiwan has since routinely seen…

117 students bag Taiwan scholarships

Jose Kalathil NEW DELHI: A total of 117 candidates have been selected by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre in India (TECC) for the annual Ministry of Education (MOE) Taiwan scholarship and the Huayu Enrichment scholarship. The…

Can Asia reinvent global trade?

Bilahari Kausikan Let’s not believe our own propaganda. Asia reinventing global trade is a superficially attractive but problematic proposition. It assumes there once was a free international economy open to reinvention. It assumes there…

Death toll rises to 48 in Taiwan train derailment

Taipei, Taiwan Dozens of people were killed on Friday when a packed train derailed inside a tunnel in eastern Taiwan, the island's worst railway accident in decades. Taiwan's National Fire Agency said at least 48 people were confirmed…

China joins COVAX coronavirus vaccine alliance

TAIPEI, Taiwan China, which has four coronavirus vaccine candidates in stage 3 clinical trials, said Friday it is joining the COVID-19 vaccine alliance known as COVAX. The country signed an agreement with GAVI, the co-leader of the…

Top US official’s Taiwan visit irks China

The second consecutive visit by a top US official to Taiwan has left Beijing seething with anger as the Chinese army kick-started yet another military drill in the Taiwan Strait. US Under-Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and…

Why the fuss? The US, Taiwan and China -a guide

Washington Why has the announcement by the United States of its highest-level visit to Taiwan for four decades sparked such anger from Beijing? Here is a recap of the key issues surrounding the delicate relations between the US, China and…

India, Taiwan relations expected to get a boost

Jose Kalathil New Delhi Diplomatic billiards often matter more than normal and formal dialogues and geo-strategic discussions. The decision of the Taiwanese leadership - President Tsai Ing-wen - to appoint Ambassador Chung-Kwang Tien,…

China slams US for flying aircraft over Taiwan

Beijing China on Thursday slammed the United States after a military aircraft flew over Taiwan earlier this week. China claims Taiwan as part of its territory. On Tuesday morning, a US military C-40A transport aircraft flew along the west…

Taiwan offers scholarships to Indian Students

Jose Kalathil New Delhi Taiwan has invited applications from Indian students for scholarships to study in its universities, 11 of them are ranked within top 500 worldwide according to QS World University Ranking. The scholarships offered…

Taiwan vote signals growing divide with China

TAIPEI, Taiwan The landslide reelection of Taiwan’s leader underscores the population’s embrace of an identity distinct from China — a shift that the communist leaders of China refuse to accept. It’s a contradiction that will keep the…

Taiwan’s election and its standoff with China

TAIPEI, Taiwan Taiwanese are casting their votes Saturday for the president and legislature of a self-governing island that acts like a sovereign nation yet is not recognized by the U.N. or any major country. China regards Taiwan, which…

What is at stake in Taiwan’s election

TAIPEI Taiwan votes in presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday, which will set the course for the democratic island’s ties with its giant and autocratic neighbor China, which claims Taiwan as its territory. Here is what is at…