U.S. scholar awarded 2016 Tang Prize in Sinology

Professor William Theodore de Bary, whose calls for dialogue among different civilizations differ vastly from Samuel Huntington's focus on clashes between civilizations, was awarded the 2016 Tang P...

Tang Prize winners' research could help tackle disease: experts

The work of the Tang Prize winners in biopharmaceutical science has revolutionized the genome editing platform, making it programmable like never before, and could help tackle complicated human diseas...

Three scientists win Tang Prize in biopharmaceutical science

Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna and Feng Zhang were named the winners of the second Tang Prize in biopharmaceutical science on Sunday "for the development of CRISPR/Cas 9 as a breakthrough gen...

Rosenfeld received 'overwhelming support': Tang Prize jury head

Taipei, June 18 (CNA) Arthur H. Rosenfeld had "overwhelming support" from the judges in being selected as the winner of the 2016 Tang Prize in sustainable development, the head of the Tang Prize Selec...

Arthur Rosenfeld wins Tang Prize in sustainable development

Taipei, June 18 (CNA) Arthur H. Rosenfeld, hailed as "The Godfather of Energy Efficiency," was named the winner of the second Tang Prize in sustainable development Saturday for his "lifelong and pione...

2016 Tang Prize recipients to be announced June 18-21

Taipei, June 17 (CNA) The Tang Prize Foundation will announce the the 2016 Tang Prize winners at a series of press conferences from June 18-21, after a year-long selection process, the foundation sa...

New Academia Sinica head ready to deal with problems

Los Angeles, June 6 (CNA) University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) professor James Liao, the new head of Academia Sinica, said Monday he felt the responsibility of "going home to help deal with ...

Political leaders to attend Taiwan's presidential inauguration

A number of foreign dignitaries, leaders of Taiwan's various political parties and mayors of the country's six municipalities are expected to attend the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Tsa...

Top academic should resign if investigated: Lee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Academia Sinica President Wong Chi-huey should resign if he comes under investigation for insider trading, his predecessor, Chemistry Nobel Prize laureate Lee Yuan-tseh, said Tu...

Academic should not run and hide

Government ministers who appear at the Legislative Yuan know they can become the target of virulent attacks, first by lawmakers, and then later during the evening, for a second round on the nation’s m...

NPP stages evening rally

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The New Power Party, a group gathering many activists from the Sunflower Movement, staged its major election rally next to the Legislative Yuan it once occupied Saturday evening...

Twenty-three Academia Sinica members back Tsai-Chen ticket

An academic fan club jointly launched by 23 Academia Sinica members and 24 former university presidents for the support of the Democratic Progressive Party presidential ticket opened Thursday. The...

Vice presidential candidates battle on education and low wages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vice presidential candidates Jennifer Wang of the Kuomintang, Chen Chien-jen of the Democratic Progressive Party and Hsu Hsin-ying of the People First Party-Minkuotang ticket fi...

Solar power to be cheaper than coal or nuclear power in 5 years

A Taiwanese-born Nobel laureate threw his weight behind renewable energy Wednesday and predicted that solar power will be cheaper than coal or nuclear power within five years. Nuclear power s...

Lee: Taiwan lags behind on global carbon reduction

While the Paris COP21 Climate Summit ended with 196 countries agreeing on the goal of keeping global temperature rises below 2 degrees Celsius, Taiwan’s effort to reduce carbon emissions lagged as it ...