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Taiwanese film screened at Australian LGBT film festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese film "Who’ll Stop the Rain" was screened at the 31st Mardi Gras Film Festival (MGFF) in Sydney on Thursday (Feb. 15), per the Ministry of Culture...

Taiwan disability rights champion and lawyer Chen Chun-han dies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese lawyer and one-time Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislative candidate Chen Chun-han (陳俊翰) died on Sunday (Feb. 11) at the age of 40. The DPP released a...

Jade the obscure: The prehistoric workshops of Ciyakang

Ciyakang might not leave a big impression on the uninitiated. Yet visitors may be surprised to learn that 2,000 years ago its workshops were the largest producers of jade in all of Southeast Asia. ...

Taiwan sends conscripts to top tech companies for alternative military service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Conscripts with at least a master’s degree will be able to register for alternative military service at 400 companies, including technology leaders such as Taiwan Se...

Taiwan's quantum leap: President Tsai champions cutting-edge quantum computing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday (Jan. 29) inspected Taiwan's groundbreaking strides in building the nation's inaugural quantum computer. This ambitious e...

Taiwan unveils 1st self-made 5-qubit quantum computer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academia Sinica on Friday (Jan. 19) said that operations of the country's first domestically-built 5-qubit quantum computer have begun. The institution said the qua...

France's failed invasion of Taiwan offers lessons for defense against China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China threatens to annex Taiwan with force, France 24 on Thursday issued a report that explains why a battle 140 years ago still provides lessons to Taiwan's defens...

Taiwan election: What it means for ties with US and China

Taiwan is holding presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday, which will be watched closely by China as well as the United States. Beijing views the self-ruled democratic island as part ...

Academic ‘genius’ backs Taiwan’s ‘human capital’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Economist and “Genius Award” winner Jacob Soll believes Taiwan is outperforming many European countries technologically but needs to be stronger. He recomme...

Academia Sinica forecasts Taiwan 2024 GDP at 3.02%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The economy will grow by 3.02% next year and suffer a limited impact from China’s decision to end preferential tariffs for some imports from Taiwan, the Academia Sin...

French documentary reveals TikTok's attempts to influence Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A French documentary is examining how TikTok is being used to sway Taiwan's voters away from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the coming 2024 presidential ele...

Survey finds Taiwanese trust in US has dropped

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese skepticism toward the U.S. has not changed much in recent years, an Academia Sinica survey has found. The survey, conducted by Academica Sinica’s Instit...

9% of Taiwanese trust China, 65% think US will defend Taiwan: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest poll results on Monday (Nov. 20) by Academia Sinica showed less than 10% of Taiwanese consider China credible, while more than 65% believe in the U.S.'s com...

Taiwan could have 'catastrophic earthquake' in 10 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An expert predicts that Taiwan could have a "catastrophic" earthquake of magnitude 7 or higher at some point within the next 10 years. Taiwan is located at th...

Quantum Safe Migration Center and NCCU team up to protect Taiwan data security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan-trained cryptography professor Raylin Tso (左瑞麟) recently talked to Taiwan News about how cryptography has evolved in Taiwan and how cross-professional research colla...