Taiwan creates breakthrough with climate change-resistant rice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leading research institution in Taiwan has developed a genome editing method capable of helping rice adapt to environmental changes caused by increasingly frequent, extr...

Taiwan professor bashes Hong Kong student protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the escalating violence across Hong Kong university campuses, City University of Hong Kong (CityU) President Way Kuo (郭位), a Taiwanese citizen, has received internati...

BBC science show Click presents Taiwan invention the AirBox

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In its latest edition, the BBC’s weekly science show Click presents technology made in Taiwan, including the AirBox designed to fight pollution. At the origin of ...

Han erroneously claims Taiwan not bombed by US in WWII

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While campaigning in Taoyuan City on Friday (Nov. 1), Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) erroneously claimed that the U.S. had never attacked Taiwan ...

Taiwan academics throw weight behind President Tsai as election nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With less than 70 days before the presidential election is held in Taiwan, a number of research fellows at Academia Sinica launched a petition on Monday (Nov. 4) to suppor...

Taiwan designates June 8 as National Oceans Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan designated June 8 as National Oceans Day after the legislature passed the Oceans Act on Friday (Nov. 1), setting the foundation for formulation of a white paper on ...

Taiwan's Academia Sinica gears up for Open House event

Academia Sinica, Taiwan’s foremost research institution, is gearing up for the annual Open House event Oct. 26 at its base in Taipei City’s Nangang District, spotlighting the ground-breaki...

Environmental activists demand action in Taiwan on climate change

About 100 environmental activists held a rally in Taipei Friday to urge the government to implement concrete measures to reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution, as part of the global movement to ra...

Taiwan should take further measures on climate change: scholars

Local scholars on Thursday urged the government to adopt further measures to address climate change, while recognizing that Taiwan has proved itself adept at dealing with climate change-driven natural...

Solomon Islanders hold march in support of Taiwan after switch to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke on Monday (Sept. 16) that the Solomon Islands had severed ties with Taiwan in favor of China, Solomon Islanders held a large parade to protest the move and sup...

Taiwan holds voting simulation for new immigrants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) held a voting simulation event on Tuesday (Sept. 17) to help familiarize new immigrants with Taiwan's ballot casting procedure as th...

Taiwan's manufacturing activity contracts for 4th straight month

Taiwan's manufacturing activity remained in contraction mode for the fourth consecutive month in August as escalating trade tensions between the United States and China continued to undermine conf...

Taiwan's representative to World Trade Organization resigns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Cyrus Chu (朱敬一), has resigned for unspecified reasons. Chu’s resignation was approved by Pres...

Neuroscientists in Taiwan identify key player in brain disease

Taipei (CNA) Neuroscientists at Academia Sinica have identified a key protein that exacerbates brain diseases such as Huntington's disease, which could shed light on future drug development, the i...

Hiring of 2020 R&D Substitute Services members is open for application

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said on Wednesday (Aug. 14) morning that organizations can apply for the hiring of next year’s Research and Development Substitute...