Taiwan needs innovative thinking to develop agriculture: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called for innovative thinking to address the challenges facing the agricultural sector today and to bring about sustainable developments with...

Politician proposes moving Taiwan's wild macaques to outlying islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a meeting of the Executive Yuan Economic Committee this morning (May 21), Council of Agriculture Chairman, Lin Tsung-hsien (林聰賢), suggested that Taiwan's ...

Taiwan agricultural working holiday program for Southeast Asian nations to start in June: COA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The agricultural working holiday program for New Southbound Policy countries is expected to be implemented as early as in June, Council of Agriculture Minister Lin Ts...

Taiwan Legislature passes CPTPP agriculture measures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Legislative Yuan on Thursday approved amendments related to agriculture which would help with Taiwan’s bid to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement fo...

Indonesia to launch Taiwanese agriculture zone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Indonesia is preparing to launch a 1,000-hectare “Taiwanese agricultural zone” which can serve as a model for the island’s New Southbound Policy, Radio T...

Migratory bird infected with H5N6 bird flu in Southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The remains of a black-faced spoonbill discovered at a park in Tainan were confirmed to have been infected with H5N6 avian influenza and epidemic prevention has ...

Duck farm in Changhua tests positive for H5N2 bird flu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Another duck farm, this time in Taiwan’s Changhua County, has been struck by a high pathogenic strain of H5N2 avian influenza, according to the Animal Disease Control Cen...

Taiwan lifts poultry ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The transportation and slaughter of all poultry will be allowed again beginning Friday morning as the threat posed by the H5N6 bird flu virus has been averted, Council of ...

Bird flu outbreak spreads north in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The bird flu outbreak in Taiwan has spread to the country's top poultry producer Yunlin County on Monday, reported Liberty Times. A free range chicken farm in Yunlin Cou...

Taiwan Cabinet announces partial reshuffle involving 4 ministries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following weeks of rumors, Yilan County Magistrate Lin Tsung-hsien was announced as the new Council of Agriculture minister, one of four changes. Less-than-optimal opin...

Ma ally removed as Health Promotion Administration chief

Taipei, June 9 (CNA) The director of the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) under the Ministry of Health and Welfare will be transferred June 14 to the ministry's Taoyuan General Hospital as a top-...

'First bluefin tuna' auction winner to share spoils with the needy

The businessman who won the auction for the "first bluefin tuna" of the year in Yilan County on Wednesday will turn the fish into tasty dishes for underprivileged groups. James Cheng won the...

Tsai to make April 7 Freedom of Speech Day

President-elect Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday attended the memorial service for Deng Nan-jung, a Taiwanese free speech campaigner, and pledged that once the new administration takes office, she will establ...

Yilan Green Expo set to open

Taipei, March 23 (CNA) The annual Yilan Green Expo will kick off at the Wulaoken River Valley March 26 and run through May 15, Yilan Magistrate Lin Tsung-hsien announced Wednesday. The even...

County councilors protest against Japanese statement on Diaoyutais

Taipei, Jan. 12 (CNA) Two councilors from Yilan County urged Taiwanese people Tuesday to write protest letters to a Japanese scholar to express anger over what they described as his untrue statement ...