Taiwan's youth ambassador program celebrates 10th anniversary

A celebration marking the 10th anniversary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs-organized International Youth Ambassador Exchange Program was staged Oct. 13 at Taipei Guest House.   The event was...

What makes coral reefs resilient?

(WildAid) - It's no secret that coral reefs around the world have been experiencing more frequent and intense coral bleaching events. What is curious though, is that some corals seem to be thrivin...

Taiwan to send 70 alternative military service conscripts abroad on foreign aid mission

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 70 alternative military service conscripts will be dispatched to 18 countries to provide professional assistance starting Oct. 22 as part of Taiwan’s fore...

Palau politician predicts switch from Taiwan to China within two years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Pacific island nation of Palau might switch recognition from Taiwan to China within two years, despite standing by Taipei against a Chinese tourism boycott, reports said Sat...

Taiwan to donate US$1m for Indonesia earthquake relief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will donate US$1 million (NT$30.93 million) to Indonesia in the aftermath of a catastrophic earthquake which struck Central Sulawesi last month, the Ministry of For...

Taiwan to send rescue squad, aid to Indonesia after catastrophic earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is preparing to send a rescue team and aid to Indonesia following the magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck Palau, Central Sulawesi on Sept. 28, reported CNA ye...

12 allies call for Taiwan UN membership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – 12 of Taiwan’s 17 diplomatic allies have so far expressed support for Taiwan’s participation at the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly in New York, U.S. si...

Campaign calls on Hawaii island tourists to be respectful

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Big Island visitors bureau and Hawaii County have launched a campaign that aims to create a more conscientious tourism industry on the Big Island. The Island ...

Massive Shark Fin Seizures Totaling 12 Tons Ring Alarm Bells

(WILDAID) - Shipments totaling eight tons of shark fin en route to mainland China and Hong Kong were confiscated last week in India. The interception of these two shipments, worth more than $6.2 milli...

Taiwan’s foreign minister visits Nauru for Pacific Islands Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) is visiting Pacific ally, Nauru, from Sept. 2 to Sept. 8, and will take part in the affiliated events of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), ...

75 youth ambassadors to travel to Indo-Pacific nations for cultural diplomacy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Deputy Foreign Minister Hsu Szu-chien (徐斯儉) handed the flag of honor to the team leaders Friday, as the 75 youth ambassadors prepare to embark on a trip on Aug. 27 that wi...

Taiwan's first fact-checking center launches to battle fake news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two local non-profit organizations have joined forces to created the first fact-checking organization in Taiwan, Taiwan Fact Check Center, with its first piece released on...

Taiwan President opens Austronesian Forum with promises to better education for indigenous people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Wednesday the government will continue to carry out work of transitional justice for the indigenous peoples in Taiwan and support ...

Austronesian Forum 2018 to resume in Taiwan after 10-year suspension

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Delegates from a total of 13 South Pacific countries or areas will attend the Austronesian Forum 2018 kicking off at The Grand Hotel in Taipei on August 1, the largest eve...

As China's bullying cripples tourism to Palau, Taiwan steps up to help its ally

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Last week on July 13, Palau Pacific Airways announced it was ceasing flight operations because Beijing had cut off Chinese tourism to the country in order to punish P...