Vice President hopes Taiwanese research can upgrade to worldwide renown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s research efforts should be upgraded so they can be seen worldwide, Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said Thursday. A total of 124 academics from 13 co...

Next steps to make English 2nd official language in works: spokesperson

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke yesterday that Taiwan Premier William Lai (賴清德) is spearheading a plan to make English the second official language in Taiwan next year, making it a ...

Taiwan to make English an official second language next year: Premier Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will adopt a top-down approach to promoting bilingualism centered on Chinese and English as soon as next year in a bid to boost international competitiveness, said ...

S&P raises Taiwan's GDP growth forecast to 2.8%

U.S-based ratings agency Standard & Poor's has raised its forecast for gross domestic product (GDP) growth in Taiwan for 2018 to 2.8 percent, citing the nation's strong export performance....

US AI company to expand R&D center in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. artificial intelligence (AI) company Graphen signed a letter intent to invest in Taiwan with Taiwan's Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs, Kung Ming-hsin (龔明鑫) in...

Taiwan wins 10 golds at 2018 Computer Olympiad

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan captured 10 golds, 11 silvers and 10 bronze medals at the 21st Computer Olympiad, according to the official website of the Computer Olympiad on Friday. A total of 103 teams f...

Taiwanese researcher creates world's first genetic mapping for orchids to boost production

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Clean-look and high-end orchids have been the most popular houseplant among the top-notch or luxury hotels around the world. A Taiwan government-funded research agency has ...

Taiwan think tanks view Trump-Kim meeting in positive light

TAIPEI (CNA) - Four Taiwanese economic think tanks said Tuesday that the historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was a good start regardless of whe...

Taiwan Cabinet confirms approval of new education minister's resignation 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Amid the prolonged controversy of former National Development Minister Kuan Chung- ming's (管中閔) eligibility to take presidency of the country's top school, new educ...

Taiwan wins first International Nanotechnology Olympiad

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese team became world champion at the first International Nanotechnology Olympiad (INO), hosted by the Iranian capital Teheran, reports said Wednesday. The Taiw...

Taipei encourages residents to recycle batteries to help protect environment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The well-received “recycling battery for rewards” program organized by Taipei City’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has returned. The DEP said ...

Taiwanese scientists isolate gene that spurs spread of cancer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After 10 years of research, a team of Taiwanese scientists have identified the gene responsible for the spread of cancer in the body for 60 to 70 percent of all cancer cases, r...

Premier Lai touts 10-year development plan for Taiwan’s science parks

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- The 10-year development plan for Taiwan’s three science parks will foster growth in innovative sectors by strengthening networking among industry clusters and promoting ...

Marine ecosystem of Taiping Island hosts 90 new species

Taipei(CNA) - A group of local marine biologists have discovered 90 new species in the water surrounding Taiping Island, the largest of the Spratly Islands controlled by Taiwan in the disputed South C...

Taiwan's new education minister denies US citizenship, job in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Academician Wu Maw-Kuen (吳茂昆) was sworn in as Taiwan's new education minister Thursday morning, and dismissed an allegation that he took a job in China's&...