Start-ups get insights into overcoming challenges

Futurist sheds light on ‘new normal’ at E-Day seminar HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 30 July 2020 - Local start-ups have been rising to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic with agil...

Japan fumes over 'comfort women' statue in South Korea said to resemble Abe

Japanese officials on Tuesday expressed anger over a pair of South Korean statues commemorating so-called comfort women who were forced to work in frontline brothels created for Japanese soldiers duri...

Students from Myanmar now allowed to enter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Myanmar is the latest country whose students are permitted to come to Taiwan to attend university, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced Wednesday (July 15). The MO...

Allianz: Asian waters account for most shipping losses even as global numbers hit record low

Safety & Shipping Review 2020: 14 large ships lost in Asian waters in 2019, accounting for more than 33% of losses worldwide Globally, 41 large ships lost in 2019, down by more than 20% year-on-ye...

Bug experts dismiss worry about US 'murder hornets' as hype

Insect experts say people should calm down about the big bug with the nickname “murder hornet” — unless you are a beekeeper or a honeybee. The Asian giant hornets found in Washington...

Banned comfort women art on display in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A contemporary art exhibition looking at forbidden artworks from Japan and Korea opened Saturday (April 21) at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Taipei) and will run th...

Patients rush to join studies testing drug for coronavirus

The new coronavirus made Dr. Jag Singh a patient at his own hospital. His alarm grew as he saw an X-ray of his pneumonia-choked lungs and colleagues asked his wishes about life support while wheeling ...

Taiwan government to spend NT$500 million on boosting tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought massive damage to economies around the world, the Taiwanese government has demonstrated superb ability in its relatively...

'Spend a night in the Presidential Office' project ends

The "Spend a Night in the Presidential Office" project has concluded with a visit by Polish food and travel bloggers -- Lukasz Smolinski and Natalia Sitarska. The project was organized jo...

LINE Pay Taiwan to roll out cross-border payment service for Japan, Korea, Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — LINE Pay Taiwan is set to expand its mobile payment service overseas in collaboration with LINE Pay affiliates in Japan, South Korea, and Thailand in early 2020. The mo...

Taiwan benefits from Japan-Korea dispute: Chosun Ilbo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Both Taiwan’s economy and its president have benefited from the dispute between Japan and South Korea, from the trade war between the United States and China, and fr...

ASUS is Taiwan’s best brand for 7th consecutive year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - ASUS has topped the list of Taiwan’s best global brands for a seventh consecutive year despite a 4 percent decrease in value, as reported by the Ministry of Economic Affai...

Artists showcase 'superheroes' at Taipei Comic Festival

Artists from Taiwan and abroad gathered in Taipei to showcase their "superhero" creations, the theme of this year's Taiwan Comic Festival, which opened at Songshan Culture and Creative P...

Japan embassy in S. Korea publishes radiation data on Fukushima and Seoul

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a move that is drawing mixed reactions from observers in Japan and South Korea, the Japanese Embassy in Seoul began to publish daily data on radiation levels in Fukushi...

South Korean tourists turn to Taiwan amid trade dispute with Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the trade dispute between Japan and South Korea continues to simmer, travelers from the latter country have been looking for new holiday destinations, and Taiwan is com...