Taiwan indigenous scholar uses native tongue during Presidential Office meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Thursday (Oct. 17), the Presidential Office received its first presentation given entirely in the language of Taiwan’s Paiwan people, marking an important milesto...

Photo of the Day: Taiwanese photographer awarded for graduation photos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese photographer Yang Wen-yi (楊文逸) on Saturday (March 23) received an Outstanding Young Persons Award from the New Taipei City government for his volunteer efforts to hel...

Tao people give tips to visitors on Taiwan's offshore Orchid Island for flying fish season

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The flying fish season has kicked off in March on Taiwan’s outlying island, Orchid Island, and local residents from the Tao (達悟) indigenous people have some tips for...

Taiwan aborigines' message to Xi: 'Taiwan is not part of China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech mentioning the "1992 consensus" and "one China principle" given last week, the representatives of T...

A Taiwan politician’s Christmas: giving birth at 5 a.m., taking the oath at 10 a.m.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A politician in Hsinchu County gave birth to a girl at 5 a.m. on Christmas, and then hurried to the local government building to be sworn in as a new county councilor five hours...

Taiwan President opens Austronesian Forum with promises to better education for indigenous people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Wednesday the government will continue to carry out work of transitional justice for the indigenous peoples in Taiwan and support ...

Draft act promoting Taiwan’s national languages likely to pass soon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A draft act promoting Taiwan’s national languages passed a review at the Legislative Yuan Monday, setting a timeline for schools to include compulsory courses on nat...

Government seeks diplomatic ties through exchanges of indigenous peoples

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) attended a conference on Monday during which he reiterated an earlier idea about developing special diplomatic ties among Austro...

Guam passes legislative resolution to honor visit by Taiwan President

GUAM (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) landed in the U.S. territory of Guam on November 3 (Taipei Time) after finishing her tour of three Pacific allies, with the Guamanian leg...

DNA study reveals Vanuatu people first came from Taiwan

Despite a distance of over 6,000 km, DNA analysis has revealed that the first inhabitants of Vanuatu came from Taiwan and the Philippines, instead of neighboring countries as previously thought. In...