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Taiwan's traditional shipbuilding expert shares story of 'Free China' junk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s foremost expert on traditional Ming (1368-1644) and Qing dynasty (1644-1912) ships recently shared the story of the “Free China” (自由中國號) junk wi...

Taiwanese woman shocked by plastic inside crab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While dining on crab earlier this week, a Taiwanese woman discovered to her horror that the crustacean was filled with chunks of red plastic. On Monday (Nov. 9), a user...

Taiwan government vows to bring younger generations onto global stage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday (Oct. 12) received the winners of this year's 10 Outstanding Young Persons Award and said the government will continue its missi...

First Taiwanese sailboat to cross Pacific to be displayed at NTOC

TAIPEI (Taiwan) — The first Taiwanese sailboat to have crossed the Pacific Ocean 65 years ago has finally found a new home at the National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) and will be displayed th...

Taiwan scientists plead for emergency climate action

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 143 scientists from Taiwan have signed a petition to call for immediate action to address the climate emergency. Led by seven of the nation's environment...

Eight endangered sea turtles found dead in northern Taiwan on single day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The bodies of eight sea turtles were found on the northeastern coast of Taiwan on Sunday (Feb. 23), and researchers believe fishing activities to be the cause of the endan...

Endangered green sea turtle found dead on North Taiwan beach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Experts confirmed a turtle which was found dead on a beach in New Taipei City’s Sanzhi District was an endangered green sea turtle, the eighth such casualty in the a...

Third Taipei-Keelung express bus line begins operation Oct. 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Zhongzheng Road route of the third Taipei-Keelung express bus line, No. 1579, which runs from Keelung’s Badouzi to Taipei’s Yuanshan Transfer Station, will...

Taiwan to launch new ocean research fleet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new fleet of oceanographic research vessels is expected to be launched in the first half of 2020, a boost to Taiwan’s ocean current research and homeland security ...

'Blue tears' not toxic: Taiwan researcher

Fluorescent blue sparkles, dubbed "blue tears," that glow around Taiwan's offshore Matsu Islands are not caused by toxic algae and a sign of environmental deterioration, a Taiwanese rese...

Taiwan’s Keelung police officer identifies unclaimed body with a necklace and photo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A police officer in Taiwan’s Keelung City identified the body of a woman who went missing in 2016 with a necklace and Facebook photo of hers, helping return her body to h...

Snorkeler busted for stomping on endangered sea turtle in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A snorkeler was arrested on Monday (June 10) for stomping on an endangered green sea turtle on an island in the far south of Taiwan, announced the Southern Branch of the Coast ...

Taiwanese aquatic breeding expert wins Japan's Nikkei Asia Prize

Tokyo (CNA) - Liao I-chiu (廖一久), a Taiwanese expert in shrimp farming, was awarded the prestigious Nikkei Asia Prize at a ceremony in Tokyo on Wednesday for his contribution to the development of aqua...

31 Taiwanese universities hit top Asia-Pacific Universities list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Five more Taiwanese universities hit the list of the 2018 top universities in the Asia-Pacific region, according to data from Times Higher Education, from last year, bringing th...

Vietnamese delegation visits Taiwan to promote cooperation in agriculture, education

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A vice chairman of a Vietnamese province and the sister of Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister made a visit to Taiwan this week to attend forum on agriculture and the ec...