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More intercity bus routes in south Taiwan face cuts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Another long-distance bus operator said on Thursday (Dec. 2) it will suspend intercity routes after February, and two city routes in 2024. The news comes after the clos...

Taiwan’s minister of education explains expanded ESL initiatives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) said Wednesday (Sept. 8) that Taiwan aims to implement immersive language environments for English classes in 60% of elementary a...

Young boy Taiwan's latest domestic COVID case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Saturday (May 1) confirmed that a boy under the age of five had been infected with COVID-19 and is part of a recent domestic outbreak centered on China Airlines ...

Taiwan to recruit extra 300 foreign English teachers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Responding to the government’s policy of turning Taiwan into a bilingual country by 2030, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said Saturday (April 10) it would subsidize...

Farmer in central Taiwan uses terracotta warrior to scare away thieves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A farmer in the central county of Chaiyi is relying on a life-size terracotta warrior figure to scare away would-be fruit thieves. A local resident surnamed Jian (簡) re...

Taiwan military analysts comment on Chinese incursions into nation's ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese military analysts said Sunday (Jan. 24) the weekend’s record number of Chinese military planes flying into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (...

Taiwan to increase monitoring of Meishan Fault

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — About 100 earthquake sensors have been embedded in Gukeng Township in Yunlin County and Meishan Township in Chiayi County to monitor the Meishan Fault, as it has not cause...

KMT resolutions on Taiwan-US ties nothing but political theater

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan on Tuesday (Oct. 6) passed two resolutions proposed by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) related to Taiwan-U.S. relations; unfortunately, both are m...

Taiwan defense analysts play down China military drills

Taiwanese security analysts on Friday (August 7) played down the importance of a military exercise to be staged by China in the East China Sea and ruled out a link between the drills and an upcoming v...

US announces potential arms sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. on Wednesday (May 20) approved the potential sale of heavyweight torpedoes to Taiwan. The U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs is...

China's military poses increased threat to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is ramping up its military threat to Taiwan as the island country grapples with the spread of the coronavirus, warned Minister of National Defense Yen De-fa (嚴德發) on...

Taiwan aware of Chinese fighters flying close to its territory: MND

Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) said it was closely monitoring military activity by China on Thursday, when several Chinese fighter jets flew over the Bashi Channel south of Taiwan. ...

Taiwan students' ASFV device wins silver at international competition

A team of students from National Chung Cheng University won a silver medal for developing a fast screening device that detects the African swine fever virus (ASFV) at the International Genetically Eng...

Taiwan colleges sign petition in support of HK protesting students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Student associations in Taiwan are voicing support for pro-democracy protesters and condemning the police, as the unrest at Hong Kong's universities becomes a battlefi...

Taiwan's Institute for Information Industry signs MoU with Tokyo City University

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hoping to facilitate exchanges in technology research, Taiwan's Institute for Information Industry (III) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Friday (Oct. 25)...