New figures show number of underweight pupils grow for fifth consecutive year in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Education revealed that, according to their survey figures from July 2018, an estimated 205,000 K-12 and high school students in Taiwan are underweight. ...

Taiwan needs more than a few extra foreign English teachers to make bilingual country ambitions a reality.

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced plans this week to try and attract more overseas English teachers to work in Taiwan as part of the new policy to turn Taiwan into a fully bilingual countr...

Taiwan defense ministry considering deploying female honor guards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Tuesday (April 9) announced that it is open to discussion on recruiting female ceremonial honor guards. At a press confere...

S.U.P.E.R. Teacher winners in Taiwan's Nantou County advance to national

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Nantou Teachers Union on Friday announced its annual S.U.P.E.R. Teacher Award winners. The four teachers were selected for their outstanding performance in teaching, classroom ma...

Taiwan ramping up efforts to recruit foreign English teachers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is intensifying its efforts to attract foreign English teachers in anticipation of greatly increased demand as the government continues to strive to reach the goals set ...

Fitness groups engineer exercise attitude adjustment in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) - A campaign is underway in Taiwan to provide widespread access to affordable fitness facilities and bolster public interest in sport. In recent decades, the Sports Administra...

Japan causes backlash by claiming disputed islands as inherent territories in textbook

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan has claimed disputed Senkaku (Diaoyutai) and Takashima islands as an inherent part of Japan's territories in the new textbook for the country’s elementary ...

National Sports Training Center spearheads Taiwan’s efforts to capture Olympic glory

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- Taiwan has won five gold, seven silver and 12 bronze medals at the Olympics Games on top of 85 golds at the Asian Games. For the vast majority of the athletes who bagged these...

Swedish envoy seeking Taiwanese investment in Sweden

Sweden's new representative to Taiwan Håkan Jevrell pledged Monday to increase his country's profile in Taiwan to encourage more Taiwanese investment and vice versa, as he sees great pot...

Music teacher forces students to repeat anti-Chen Chu chant in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A high school music teacher is being investigated for violating administrative neutrality by discussing his political point of view in class and having his students recite insu...

Taiwanese university apologizes to Filipino students for 'unfair working agreements'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A university accused of exploiting Filipino students in a master's degree program for manual labor in a tile factory, issued an apology yesterday (March 7) and said that it...

Organizer defends controversial work-study program for Filipinos

he organizer of a work-study program for students from the Philippines defended her program Tuesday after being accused of forcing the students to work excessive hours in hazardous and difficult condi...

Filipino university students forced to work in Taiwan tile factory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Three Filipino master's students came forward yesterday to accuse manpower brokers and a Taiwanese university of a work/study scam. At a press conference held yesterday ...

Colleges' program with China comes under Senate's crosshairs

A Senate panel is urging U.S. colleges to cut ties with a program operated by the Chinese government unless it provides transparency and offers America the same opportunity for outreach in China. ...

Brazil ministry tells students to recite Bolsonaro slogan

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Ministry of Education is instructing students to sing the national anthem and read aloud a declaration that includes President Jair Bolsonaro's campaign slogan — and it ...