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Taiwan’s Bilingual 2030 English learning policy challenges cram schools to stay ahead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Bilingual 2030 policy is pushing cram schools (補習班) to stay ahead of the curve in English learning. The Bilingual 2030 policy (2030雙語政策) aims to boost Ta...

Taiwan’s 2024 elections ‘less passionate’ but ‘less predictable’ than before

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s 2024 elections were "less passionate" but "less predictable" than previous years, as three presidential candidates had not been seen on ...

World reacts to Taiwan’s elections as anger from China mounts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As foreign leaders react to Taiwan’s presidential election, the U.S., U.K., Japan, and France drew anger from China for congratulating president-elect Lai Ching-te (...

Taiwan elects 1st openly LGBTQ+ legislator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Huang Jie (黃捷) became Taiwan's first openly LGBTQ+ legislator after winning a seat in the Legislative Yuan during the 2024 national elections on Jan. 13. Huang, 30,...

Lai Ching-te warns against being ‘overly optimistic’ on Taiwan election day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) held its final rally on Friday (Jan. 12), when DPP presidential candidate Lai Ching-te (賴清德) warned against being “overly opti...

Events to watch in 2024: US Election, Gaza, COP29, Ukraine, Paris Olympics, and more

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Heading into 2024, the year is set to be filled with important events in areas of politics, the environment, and culture that will shape the next several years. U.S. E...

2024 to be biggest election year in history: Taiwan, US, Russia, India, Mexico, UK, and more

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The year 2024 will be the biggest election year in history, as 64 countries, including Taiwan, the United States, Russia, India, and Mexico, will hold national elections. ...

Former-Taiwan ally Nicaragua upgrades ties with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China and Nicaragua upgraded bilateral ties on Wednesday (Dec. 20) to a “strategic partnership,” as the Central American country faces Western sanctions. A ...

25% of Taiwan college students show signs of depression

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 25.5% of Taiwan college students exhibit depressive tendencies, per the latest survey by the Taiwan Counseling Psychologist Union on Monday (Dec. 18). The survey f...

Taiwan offers aid to China after deadly earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Taiwan “stands ready to offer assistance” to China after it faced its deadliest earthquake in nearly a decade on Monday (Dec....

Israel-Gaza war becomes deadliest time for journalists in 21st century

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As of Wednesday (Dec. 13), at least 63 journalists have been killed over the war in Gaza, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). In just two months si...

Taiwan celebrates friendship with India at Diwali celebration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu welcomed Indians to Taiwan at the Diwali celebration hosted by the Taipei Indian Music Center at the Taipei Guest House on Friday (Nov. 24). ...

Indians in Taiwan saddened by online racism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indians in Taiwan have expressed shock and sadness after racism surfaced online in response to a government proposal that would allow for more Indian migrant workers in Ta...

Xi-Biden meeting lowered likelihood China will invade Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday (Nov. 15) reduced the chances that China will invade Taiwan, according to one ex...

UN climate conference excludes Taiwan again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's exclusion from the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) this month is extremely unfair, Environment Minister Hsueh Fu-sheng (薛富盛) said in a recent...