Academia Sinica predicts Taiwanese COVID-19 vaccine unavailable before mid-2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academia Sinica President James Liao (廖俊智) on Wednesday (Oct. 22) predicted that a coronavirus vaccine developed by Taiwanese researchers will not be available until at le...

President Tsai receives postcard from Taiwanese in Antarctica

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Oct. 20) shared a postcard she received from a Taiwanese scientist in Antarctica and expressed thanks for the greeting from afar. ...

Taiwan’s Academia Sinica, Japan launch massive Chinese character database

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Academia Sinica launched East Asia’s largest online repository of images of Chinese characters Tuesday (Oct. 13), a project it has achieved with the coo...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan's Vase Rock illuminated at night

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indian travel photographer took this photo of Vase Rock with a drone spiraling overhead in southern Taiwan over the summer. The photographer, Mayank Tiwari (Instagra...

Taiwan urged to take climate action to avoid industry woes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of legislators called on the Taiwanese government on Thursday (Sept. 24) to set forth a clear strategy to address challenges brought about by climate change. Fi...

Taiwan's 2020 Tang Prize Laureate Wang Gungwu to Talk about the Many Faces of Sinology

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 15 September 2020 - Given the span and complexity of Chinese history, it is not surprising only a handful of people can have a comprehensive knowledge of it. The Tang...

COVID-19 Prompts Tang Prize Laureates to Examine New Challenges Facing Sustainable Development

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 11 September 2020 - To explore issues complicated by the coronavirus, including sustainable development, climate change and environmental protection, the Tang Prize F...

Taiwan researcher scours DNA sequences for treasures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since the grand reveal of the completed human genome sequence in 2001, scientists have flocked to decipher the genetic blueprint that makes us who we are and how our genet...

Fungi have unexpected role to play in fight against climate change: Taiwanese researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Planting more trees seems like a logical way of counteracting climate change, as forests facilitate carbon sequestration, the process of capturing and storing atmospheric ...

Academia Sinica epidemiologist estimates 300 to 600 asymptomatic carriers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leading epidemiologist estimates that there are a shocking number of potentially asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers in Taiwan, after reports that a Japanese student and a Th...

Taiwan’s digital minister says personal data protection agency needed for digital ID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s digital minister supports the idea of establishing a dedicated agency for personal data protection before the electronic identification cards (eID) are roll...

Taiwan researchers reveal pros, cons of urban wildlife

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Plenty of animals opt for city life as humans do, but despite all the benefits cities offer, concrete jungles can be as dangerous as their natural counterparts. In a re...

Taiwanese biochemist says COVID-19 could co-exist with humans for long time

Former Academia Sinica President Wong Chi-huey (翁啟惠), an acclaimed biochemist, believes the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will co-exist with humans for a long period of tim...

Scientists find Taipei's Tatun Volcanoes could potentially erupt at Dayoukeng

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese earthquake scientists have found that a volcanic conduit is forming across Dayoukeng, a volcanic fumarole near the Tianmu and Beitou areas of northern Taipei, an...

Germany's Brutalist architecture tours Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Developed after World War II, the Brutalist architectural movement sprawled across the world, with Taiwan being no exception. In addition to exhibiting materials relate...