Taiwan donates masks to three Native American tribes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An organization that connects indigenous communities around the world coordinated with the Taiwan government to donate 3,000 masks to two Native American tribes and a coun...

Taiwan salmon population hits record high

The population of Taiwan's critically endangered Formosan landlocked salmon has surpassed 10,000 for the first time on record, according to survey results released Wednesday by Shei-Pa National Pa...

New Taipei City to shut down sports centers, libraries amid coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sports centers, museums, and libraries in New Taipei City will shut down for 14 days beginning Friday (March 20) to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19),...

Walis Norgan and his Atayal awakening

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The I-Fun Learning website recently invited Atayal writer Walis Norgan (瓦歷斯諾幹) to be its celebrity guest and tell the world how he found out more about his own land in cen...

Taipei International Documentary Festival kicks off Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City International Documentary Month will begin Tuesday (Oct. 29). The month-long film-screening event will take place at two locations: Fuzhong 15’s N...

Taiwan's last Atayal woman with facial tattoos dies at 97

Lawa Piheg, the last woman in the Atayal indigenous tribe with their traditional facial tattoos, died Saturday at the age of 97 in Miaoli County, according to local councilor Yuma Baisu. Lawa was t...

Body of 6 year old boy, missing 10 days, found in New Taipei river

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The body of a six year old boy was discovered in the southern mountains of New Taipei after being missing for 10 days. The young boy, a resident of Fushan (福山) Village in ...

Two Taiwan elementary schools achieve synergy via collaborative learning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Donghe Elementary School (東河國小) in Nanzhuang Township, Miaoli County, preserves much of the area’s indigenous Saisiyat (賽夏族) and Atayal (泰雅族) culture – it is also a...

National Taiwan Museum shows off indigenous tattoos in Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The traditional tattoo culture of Taiwan’s Atayal and Paiwan indigenous peoples is on show in the Thai capital of Bangkok thanks to cooperation between the National ...

Taiwanese singers perform at Midem 2019 in France

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Taiwanese singers were invited to perform at the Midem 2019 in France as part of the “Taiwan Beats” portion of the festival on June 5. Midem 2019 is a...

Taiwan revegetates landslide areas by using drones to drop seeds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau has revegetated three landslide areas, using a highly mobile unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), along with seeding materials and a variety of se...

Taiwan-Japan indigenous handicraft show kicks off in New Taipei

The third annual Taiwan-Japan indigenous handicraft exhibition kicked off March 21 in New Taipei City, underscoring government efforts to strengthen cultural exchanges between local tribes and oversea...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to transit in Hawaii after visit to Pacific allies

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will embark on a visit to three Pacific allies Thursday, a trip that will include a stopover in Hawaii on her way home, according to the itinerary released by the Ministry...

Theme parks around Taiwan make special offers to visitors during 228 holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Many theme parks across Taiwan offer visitors special prices or discounts during the four-day 228 Peace Memorial Day holiday from Feb. 28 to Mar. 3, Taiwan's Tourism B...

Taiwan artists’ designs enliven Lunar New Year festival in Canada

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- Taiwan artists are enlivening the 2019 LunarFest in Toronto and Vancouver with their designs to welcome in the Year of the Pig, the Ministry of Culture said Jan. 31. Sponso...