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Ambassador Lee ROP-Taiwan statement calling China to exercise self-restrain

Ambassador Jessica Lee of the Republic of China-Taiwan to the Republic of Palau issued a statement yesterday on behalf of her government calling for China to exercise self-restrain and not escalate conflict, to heed the call of international community to maintain peace and stability in the region. China in response to US Speaker Pelosi’s visit […]

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28th Independence Day celebration on September 30 questioned

Palau will celebrate its 28th Independence Day a day earlier, on September 30, according to Presidential Directive No, 22-52. Palau’s Independence Day, an official holiday established on October 1st, celebrates the “historic reclamation of Palauan sovereignty,” states the Directive, with the theme this year of “Ensuring Safety and Security.  The annual holiday has been celebrated […]

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Kesolei joins leadership of Pacific Anti-Corruption Journalists Network

Ongerung Kambes Kesolei, a seasoned journalist from Palau was elected Secretary of the Pacific Anti-Corruption Journalists Network (PACJN) during the meeting of the 6th Pacific Media Summit in Honiara, the Solomon Islands, this week. Palau Media Council’s nominee Mr. Kesolei to the Board of the Pacific Anti-Corruption Journalist Network was elected during the PACJN’s AGM […]

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Palau concerned about China’s pressure but committed to Taiwan

KOROR, 26 SEPTEMBER 2022 (PACIFIC ISLAND TIMES)—Despite pressure from China to do otherwise, Palau intends to continue diplomatic relations with Taiwan, said Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr.  He noted, however, that the number of countries with a similar policy toward Taiwan has dropped from 30 to 14 since Taiwan and Palau established diplomatic relations in […]