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US sanctions 6 officials for undermining Hong Kong's democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Department of the Treasury has added six Chinese and Hong Kong officials to its sanctions list following the crackdown earlier this month in which more than 50 Ho...

Beetles can tell us much about human biodiversity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the United States continues to grapple with the social unrest and political division triggered by racial inequality, it would seem physical characteristics still influe...

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake rocks eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.7 earthquake rattled Taiwan at 7:35 p.m. on Saturday (Jan. 9), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was 27.8 kilome...

Journalist Zhang Jialong jailed for 'disturbing the peace' in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the flurry of arrests and convictions of journalists in China, former Caijing magazine and Tencent Finance reporter Zhang Jialong (張賈龍) has been sentenced to one and ...

Taipei 101 New Year's Eve fireworks set hopeful tone for 2021 (Video)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Though New Year's Eve events in many cities across the world were canceled or went virtual in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Taipei 101's annual fireworks show we...

China's losses were Xi's gain in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As 2020 dealt a blow to the world with a pandemic, social unrest, and natural disasters, China, the first to be upended by the coronavirus, has rebounded and is trading ja...

12 Hong Kong fugitives to go on trial Dec. 28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The families of some of the 12 young Hongkongers detained in China since August for attempting to flee in a boat to Taiwan were notified Friday (Dec. 25) that the trials w...

I-Mei CEO pushes for transformation of Taiwan's tech industry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — I-Mei Foods Co. CEO Luis Ko (高志明) resigned from the board of directors at the Institute for Information Industry on Friday (Dec. 25), saying legal constraints have stifled...

China's new dam in Tibet concerns India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following China's announcement that it plans to develop hydroelectricity in the lower Yarlung Tsangpo River as part of its 14th Five-Year Plan, India fears the issue w...

US Senate fails to pass Hong Kong refugee bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan) — In a final attempt before Congress enters recess for the upcoming holidays, U.S. lawmakers failed to advance a bill through the Senate on Friday (Dec. 18) that would grant Hong...

China's carbon neutrality comes up short against dirty Belt and Road

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's continuing investments in dirty energy in developing countries runs counter to its promise of reaching carbon neutrality by 2060. The construction of coal-f...

Two more Chinese added to US sanction list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Department of the Treasury placed sanctions on two Chinese individuals for Human Rights Day on Thursday (Dec.10), bringing the number of Chinese the U.S. has sanc...

NCKUH showcases innovative medical solutions at Taiwan Healthcare Expo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's largest healthcare expo wrapped up on Sunday (Dec. 6), with over 550 exhibitors and 150 startups showcasing their new digital healthcare technologies — ...

Eco-conscious EV drivers unlikely to transform Taiwan’s emissions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If cutting carbon emissions is a universal consensus to alleviate climate change, a holistic transition in how people get around is necessary, as almost 15 percent of gree...

HK chief executive having to keep piles cash at home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (林鄭月娥) admitted she is unable to participate in China's cashless society for the time being, as banking services are unavailable t...