Cultural heritage preservation, exchanges pact inked by Taiwan and Malaysia

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- A memorandum of understanding on expanding cooperative cultural heritage preservation efforts and technical exchanges was inked Jan. 18 in Taichung City, central Taiwan, by th...

Taiwanese business delegation meets Singapore industry leaders

CIECA and the Taichung city government co-organized a delegation to attend the 14th Joint Meeting between CIECA & SBF. From Jan. 17-20, Chairman Douglas Tong Hsu, Singapore Committee, CIECA (Chair...

Taiwan's state petroleum corp and partners hold groundbreaking ceremony for refinery in Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a clear sign of success for Taiwan’s Southbound Policy, the state petroleum company CPC Taiwan, in cooperation with two Taiwanese businesses, has succes...

President Tsai responds to Pope’s World Day of Peace message

President Tsai Ing-wen recently responded to Pope Francis’s papal message for World Day of Peace 2018, supporting his call to embrace those fleeing from war and hunger, or forced by discriminati...

Vietnamese language section added to New Southbound Policy Portal

A Vietnamese language section has been added to Taiwan's New Southbound Policy (NSP) Portal to strengthen the delivery of information related to the policy to boost ties with Vietnam, the Ministry...

Several new measures take effect in Taiwan this year

Taipei, Jan. 2 -- Taiwan implemented a slew of new measures on Jan. 1, including higher monthly and hourly minimum wages and an expanded ban on plastic bags. ●Labor: The monthly minimum wage for...

New Southbound Policy service center launched in Taipei

The New Southbound Policy service center was launched by the Cabinet-level Office of Trade Negotiations Jan. 2 in Taipei City, providing Taiwan-based businesses with key information on various program...

Letters tell schools, parents in Malaysia: Don't send kids to study in Taiwan!

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over 60 high schools across Malaysia have received mysterious letters over the last two months urging high schools not to promote studying in Taiwan to the students. Th...

Taiwan Nat. Development Council mulls new immigration law to attract foreign talent

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- The government is considering the creation of a dedicated immigration law to tackle Taiwan’s manpower shortage, according to the National Development Council Dec. 28. &...

New Southbound Policy service center to be opened on Jan. 2

Taipei, Dec. 29 (CNA) A New Southbound Policy service center is to open on Jan. 2, according to the Executive Yuan's Office of Trade Negotiations (OTNF) Friday. The center will provide New Sout...

Top 10 most popular Taiwan News articles in 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the year 2017 comes to a close, it is time to look back at the most popular articles on Taiwan News in terms of web traffic this year.  In 2017, readers of Taiwan Ne...

How can English proficiency in Taiwan be improved?

Last week it was reported that English language proficiency in Taiwan has been downgraded from “intermediate” to “low” in the English First's (EF) 2017 Global English Profi...

President Tsai calls for expanded collaboration with Japan

President Tsai Ing-wen said Dec. 26 that Taiwan and Japan should expand collaboration in a range of fields spanning culture, technology and trade.   The president noted that Taiwan and Japanese...

Southeast Asian wages rise, raising costs for Taiwanese businesses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Basic wages in several Southeast Asian countries are expected to rise during 2018, leading to increased costs for Taiwanese companies following the government’s New ...

Sports Lottery donates to Taiwan Hospitality and Tourism University in Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Sports Lottery Co. (台灣運彩) is donating NT$60 million (US$2 million) to the private Taiwan Hospitality and Tourism University (THTU, 台灣觀光學院) in Shoufeng, Hualien ...