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Taiwan jets intercept Chinese war planes in Taiwan Strait

Photo for illustrative purposes / CNA file photo

Taipei, March 31 (CNA) Taiwan’s Air Force scrambled several fighter jets Sunday when two military aircraft from China crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND).

The Taiwan Air Force jets intercepted two J-11 fighter planes from the People’s Liberation Army of China when they crossed the median line, MND spokesman Chen Chung-chi (陳中吉) said.

Passengers can now buy Taiwan High Speed Rail tickets via Facebook

Taipei, March 28 (CNA) Passengers can now purchase Taiwan High Speed Rail tickets via Facebook Messenger, even up to just one hour before departure, the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSRC) announced Thursday.

Travelers not only can purchase tickets through Facebook Messenger but also check their reservations and make other ticket-related inquiries through the messaging platform, according to THSRC.

Taiwan Taoyuan Airport ranked 13th best in the world

Taipei, March 28 (CNA) Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport ranks 13th among the world’s 100 best airports, based partly on its cleanliness and immigration and security services, according to the Skytrax 2019 World Airport Awards that were released Thursday.

The 13th place ranking was the best ever for the Taoyuan airport in the Skytrax awards, was three places higher than last year, and put the airport in 8th place among other top Asian gateways.

Taiwan blasts China over its ‘barbaric behavior’ in Czech Republic

Taipei, March 29 (CNA) Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday blasted China for what it called “barbaric behavior” after Taiwan’s representative in the Czech Republic was forced out of an economic meeting held recently in the Central European country.

Wang Chung-I (汪忠一), head of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Prague, was removed from the meeting after a Chinese embassy official there protested his participation, according to a foreign ministry statement.

Tsai urges Taiwan political parties to reject ‘one country, two systems’

Taipei, Jan. 5 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday called on all political parties in Taiwan to reject the “one country, two systems” formula devised by China and forget about the “1992 consensus.”

In a press conference with foreign media in Taipei, Tsai said she hoped all the political parties in Taiwan would send a clear message to China, based on the wishes of the Taiwan people.

Su Tseng-chang named as new premier

Taipei, Jan. 11 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced Friday that former Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) will lead the new Cabinet, in a major reshuffle.

Su will replace Lai Ching-te (賴清德), who resigned shortly before, along with the rest of the Cabinet, in preparation for the reshuffle.

At a press conference after the Cabinet’s en mass resignation, Tsai said Su has the experience, will and ability to serve well in that post again.

Taiwan selected world’s fifth most friendly country in 2018

Taipei, Jan. 9 (CNA) Taiwan was selected the fifth most friendly country in the world in 2018 by customers of — one of the largest e-commerce travel companies in the globe.

Erluanbi, the southernmost tip in Taiwan, was chosen as the most friendly travel destination in the country, according to, with Taiwanese travelers identifying the friendliness of a destination as an important element in deciding whether to visit.

Skytrax World Airline Awards names Air Astana a winner seven years in a row

London, UK – Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, has been recognised for 4 Star service excellence, retaining the accolade of “Best Airline in Central Asia and India” in the Skytrax World Airline Awards for the seventh consecutive year. The prestigious awards ceremony took place at the Langham Hotel in Central London today.

The Skytrax World Airline Awards are recognised throughout the world as a valued benchmarking tool that is independent, impartial and global. The survey measures passenger satisfaction among business and leisure travellers, across all cabins (First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy class).

Taiwan mulls visa-free entry for Filipinos in October

Taipei, Sept. 13 (CNA) Residents of the Philippines could become eligible for visa-free entry to Taiwan in October if the details of the new policy are hammered out at an upcoming meeting, a Foreign Ministry official said Wednesday.

An inter-ministerial meeting of officials from national security, police, immigration and other government agencies scheduled for later this week will discuss related issues, according to the official who asked not to named.