National Taiwan University develops smart agriculture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – National Taiwan University (NTU) has joined hands with the drone industry to establish the Apex Agri-Intelligence Lab on Monday (Aug. 19). NTU's College of Bio-Reso...

Taiwan to begin checking all carry-on bags from Philippines for African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All travelers from the Philippines will have their carry-on baggage checked during entry to Taiwan starting Monday (Aug. 19) as a precaution against African swine fever (A...

Asian stocks lower after US indexes tumble on recession fear

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower on Thursday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged on mounting fears of a possible recession. Market benchmarks in Shangh...

Taiwan bolsters scientific cooperation with Southeast Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) held an event on Wednesday (Aug. 14) to present its achievements in promoting collaboration with Southeast Asian countries on...

Not just Bali: Indonesia hopes to develop more tourism sites

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of tourists, many of them young Westerners, sat on gray stone steps atop the world's largest Buddhist temple, occasionally checking cellphones or whispe...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower on trade war jitters

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Tuesday amid anxiety the U.S.-Chinese trade war will hurt already slowing global economic growth. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, ...

Taiwan’s National Palace Museum sets up guide training program for new immigrants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Due to the rising number of visitors from the New Southbound Policy countries, the National Palace Museum is setting up a program to train guides in Southeast Asian langua...

Taiwan's Quanta plans to move part of its production from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Notebook manufacturer Quanta Computer is planning to move part of its production from China to Southeast Asia to avoid U.S. tariffs targeting goods exported from China. ...

Taiwan hospital contributes medical expertise in Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In line with the Tsai Ing-wen administration's New Southbound Policy, Changhua Christian Hospital aims to share the medical expertise, personnel, and technological adv...

Taiwan airport police introduces English- and Vietnamese-speaking officers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 54 airport police officers have passed language certification exams in either English or Vietnamese, which will allow them to wear a special badge identifying t...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major ...

Japanese media NHK interviews Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday (Aug. 2), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was interviewed by Japanese news program “News Watch 9” on NHK, in which she discussed cross-strait tensions. ...

Asian stocks plunge on US-China trade war worries

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets plunged Friday after President Donald Trump's surprise threat of tariff hikes on additional Chinese imports. Tokyo's main market index fell 2.5% an...

US, Japan, Australia affirm partnership to promote 'free, open Indo-Pacific'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial hosted in Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday (Aug. 1), the U.S. Secretary of State and foreign ministers of Australia and Japan met on the sidelin...

US decries Chinese disruption of Mekong River

BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed concern over Chinese activities on the Mekong River in Southeast Asia, calling them troubling trends. He spoke Thursd...