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Climate change raises risk of forest fires in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Chung Hsing University and Utah State University research predicted the severity and incidence of forest fires in Taiwan will increase due to climate change, espe...

Scientists discover new species of Taiwanese wolf spider

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese researchers discovered a new species of wolf spider in southern and eastern Taiwan, with their findings published in the academic journal Zootaxa in early Octobe...

Taiwan unveils new Ministry of Environment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan launched its new Ministry of Environment on Tuesday (Aug. 22), 36 years to the day after the founding of its predecessor, the Environmental Protection Administratio...

Lemons from Taiwan help fight depression in mice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A lemon species native to Taiwan and Japan’s Okinawa has been found to be a natural antidepressant in experiments on mice and could have the potential to prevent and...

Taiwan appoints ministers for new agriculture and environment ministries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Council of Agriculture (COA) Minister Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) will lead the new Ministry of Agriculture, while National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) President Shieu Fuh-shen...

US nuclear umbrella would bolster Taiwan's security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If Taiwan is incorporated into the U.S. nuclear umbrella, it would enhance the nation’s ability to withstand nuclear threats, defense experts said recently. The n...

75% of Taiwanese universities drop in Center for World University Rankings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over three-quarters of Taiwan's universities fell in the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), with National Taiwan University falling six spots. In its Worl...

Taiwan intelligence chief addresses university for first time in 25 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Security Bureau (NSB) Director General Tsai Ming-yen (蔡明彥) became the first chief of Taiwan's top intelligence agency in 25 years to address students at a uni...

Former Taiwan envoy to US dies at 73

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwan envoy to the U.S. Shen Lyu-shun (沈呂巡) passed away at the age of 73 on Friday morning (Jan. 6) at Cardinal Tien Hospital in New Taipei. Shen, a sixth-gener...

19 universities and colleges in Taiwan fail to reach 60% enrollment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The enrollment rates for 19 universities and colleges dropped below 60% for the 2022 academic year amid dwindling birth rates, according to the Ministry of Education. T...

Photos show eggs in Japan cheaper than in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photos showing the price of some eggs in Japan being lower than in Taiwan have sparked discussion among Taiwanese netizens. This year, Taiwan has experienced an egg sho...

Trailing the Past—Stories of the Laoguanlu Historic Trail

In my memories, Grandmother’s coat always gave off a gentle fragrance of camphor. This honor was reserved for precious clothing that she would only wear on formal occasions, and so mostly remain...

Indian scientist ranked in top 2% in world receives Taiwan Plum Blossom Card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indian scientist who is ranked in the top 2% in the world has been awarded the Plum Blossom Card. Vinoth Kumar Ponnusamy, an associate professor who teaches at Kaohs...

Students celebrate Indonesia Independence Day in Taiwan

Indonesian students at Taiwanese universities celebrated Indonesian Independence Day on Sept. 9-10, in a series of events hosted by PERPITA, also known as the Indonesian Overseas Chinese Student Assoc...

Taiwan carnival to mark Independence Day for Indonesian students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An event marking the Independence Day of Indonesia will take place over the Sep. 9 weekend in various locations in Taiwan that seeks to strengthen the bond between student...