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Former Taiwan VP, lead SARS researcher share insights into post-pandemic future

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) on Tuesday (Oct. 19) brought together the country's two most influential public health scientists in a workshop, whe...

Taiwan's great novelist Lee Chiao spied on by KMT for 14 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Lee Chiao Literature Association (臺灣李喬文學協會) recently celebrated its fourth founding anniversary and is now behind an initiative pushing for the writer to receiv...

National Cheng Kung University establishes Taiwan's first carbon negative plant

TAINAN (Taiwan News) — National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) has founded Taiwan’s first carbon-negative factory, which opened on Friday (Sept. 24) and will promote carbon removal technolog...

Taiwanese scientists discover potential cure for diabetes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese scientists have discovered a key mechanism that causes diabetes and developed a new drug treatment that could "fully reverse" the disease, according to...

Virologist urges Taiwan to think about when to lift all COVID restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese virologist has urged the country to begin to think about when to lift its strict border controls, saying that humans must eventually learn to live with the COV...

NTU offers Taiwan's first gen ed course on menstruation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan University (NTU) now offers the country's first menstruation general education course, “Period: Theory, Thoughts, and Actions.” The cou...

Wong Chi-Huey becomes first Taiwanese to receive Welch Award in Chemistry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Wong Chi-Huey (翁啟惠), former president of Academia Sinica and current president of the Institute of Biotechnology and Medicine Industry (IBIM), has become the first Taiwane...

Taiwan swears in new government officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Sept. 7) presided over the swearing-in ceremony of administrative staff from the Cabinet, Examination Yuan, National Security Coun...

American scholar describes experience getting Taiwan's Medigen vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American astronomer this week found himself on Taiwanese news after documenting his experience receiving Taiwan's domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine. Alex T...

Why do corals spawn simultaneously? Taiwan's Academia Sinica solves 40-year mystery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recent study led by Academia Sinica’s Biodiversity Research Center that found moonrise timing as the key factor behind coral spawning has been published in the Pro...

COVID may become endemic: Taiwanese expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Humans should prepare to live with COVID-19, as it has repeatedly mutated and could become endemic like the flu, according to a Taiwanese expert. Institute for Biotechn...

Detainee says China has secret jail in Dubai, holds Uyghurs

A young Chinese woman says she was held for eight days at a Chinese-run secret detention facility in Dubai along with at least two Uyghurs, in what may be the first evidence that China is operating a ...

Taiwan's winter may disappear by 2060 due to climate change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a presentation entitled “Delta Climate Salon” held by Taiwan’s Delta Electronics Foundation on Tuesday (Aug. 10), Academia Sinica Fellow Hsu Huang-hsi...

Taiwan's Kinmen County to hand out cash, vouchers as COVID relief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an effort to boost the local economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of the outlying island of Kinmen said Thursday (July 29) it will hand out NT$3...

Academia Sinica urges Taiwan government to issue stimulus vouchers soon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to counter the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on domestic consumption, the government should issue stimulus vouchers as soon as possible — and the higher t...