Retired NTU professor revives speculation over Taiwan president's Ph.D.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan University professor emeritus of law Ho De-fen (賀德芬) asserted on Thursday (Nov. 28) that the Ph.D. diploma provided by Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英...

First Taiwan Nobel Prize laureate refuses to back president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President of Academia Sinica and Nobel Prize laureate Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲) called on President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to self-reflect and improve the ruling Democratic P...

Taiwan’s Nobel laureate relaunches petition to ask President Tsai to forgo reelection bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanus.net (台灣海外網) published a petition launched by Taiwan’s Nobel laureate and former president of Academia Sinica Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲), seeking support to ask Pre...

Taiwan President leaves energy problems for next generation: Nobel Prize laureate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is not paying enough attention to issues of energy and is leaving the problem for the next generation to solve, former Academia Sinica Preside...

64 Nobel laureates call for easing tension between India and Pakistan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Sixty-four Nobel laureates, including Taiwan’s Lee Yuan-tseh Lee (李遠哲), have signed a petition to call for easing tension between India and Pakistan that might escal...

Public pressure encourages Taiwan president Tsai to resist China and improve polls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Four Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) heavyweights, Presidential Office advisor Wu Li-pei (吳澧培), former Presidential Office adviser Peng Ming-min (彭明敏), former Academia Sinic...

Presidential advisors resign after Tsai responds to call urging her to bow out in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the morning of Jan. 3, immediately following the publication of public letter urging President Tsai Ing-wen not to run for re-election in 2020, three presidential offic...

DPP senior voices urge Taiwan's President Tsai not to seek re-election in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three Democratic Progressive Party leaders and one Nobel laureate addressed a public letter to President Tsai Ing-Wen on Jan. 3 urging her not to seek re-election in the 2...

Dalai Lama hopes next dialogue with scientists takes place in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - At the close of a dialogue with scientists in India Saturday, the Dalai Lama expressed the hope that the next edition of the event could take place in Taiwan. As there was no...

Rallies in Taichung, Kaohsiung call for cleaner air

Taipei (Taiwan News)—Thousands of protesters rallied in Taichung and Kaohsiung on Sunday to protest against air pollution and environmental changes, joined by local officials, lawmakers, and for...

Envoy rejects claim of death threats against Nobel Prize laureate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s top official for talks with China, Tien Hung-mao (田弘茂), on Thursday denied allegations by Nobel Prize laureate Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲) that he had implied death...

U.S. scientist warns of risks of pursuing nuclear power

A visiting U.S. scientist and energy expert on Saturday warned about the risks of pursuing nuclear power, saying human beings lack experience handling and storing high-level waste for very long period...

Ex-policy advisers to recommend Ma, Xi for award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An association of about 50 retired national policy advisers wanted to nominate ex-President Ma Ying-jeou and China’s President Xi Jinping for the Nobel Peace Prize, reports said...

Former U.N. human rights chief wins Tang Prize in rule of law (update)

Taipei, June 21 (CNA) Louise Arbour, a Canadian lawyer and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, was named the winner of the second Tang Prize in rule of law Tuesday. Th...

U.S. scholar awarded 2016 Tang Prize in Sinology (update)

Taipei, June 20 (CNA) Professor William Theodore de Bary, whose calls for dialogue among different civilizations differ vastly from Samuel Huntington's focus on clashes between civilizations, was aw...