One question hung over 2008 Games: Would they change China?

One question loomed over the 2008 Beijing Olympics: Would the Games change China? Richard Pound, now the senior member of the International Olympic Committee, wrote about it in his b...

Arrival of Flagship in Taiwan significant for US-Taiwan relations: William Stanton

The U.S. Language Flagship Program Has Come to Taiwan Relations between the United States and Taiwan have clearly never been better, but we tend to measure that progress only in terms of major eve...

Son of Solomon Islands PM makes hasty retreat from Taiwan after diplomatic switch to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After news broke that the Solomon Islands had cut ties with Taiwan in favor of communist China, a son of the island country's Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare allegedl...

American without health insurance lauds low medical bill at Taiwanese ER

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A U.S. citizen, who recently had to make a late night trip to an emergency room in Taipei, has praised the swift, quality care he received for a low price. On Feb. 18, Kevin...

Taiwan Education Center Philippines holds event promoting study in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwan Education Center Philippines, in cooperation with St. Paul University Quezon City, held an event yesterday (Feb. 18) that encouraged students and faculty members of ...

Taiwan News interviews PeggyTeachesChinese founder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan News on Dec. 6 interviewed Taiwanese YouTuber Peggy Lee (Li Jia-hui, 李家慧) about her experience teaching Mandarin online for nearly a decade and the start of her new vide...

Video shows Filipina perform hip-hop take on traditional Philippine dance in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Filipina student currently studying Chinese in Taiwan performed a traditional Philippine dance with a hip-hop twist at the National Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall 2018 Foreign Stu...

Wanted US 3D-printed gun maker Cody Wilson signed lease for apartment in Taipei that starts today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a manhunt is underway for the controversial American 3D-printed gun activist Cody Wilson, who is wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor in Texas, reports have surf...

Taiwanese politician triggers linguistic debate on the merits of pinyin vs. zhuyin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A DPP politician running for mayor of Tainan in southern Taiwan has been causing a stir for her recent remarks about primary language education in Taiwan. Last week dur...

New online ARC application form for foreign students now up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of a number of new measures introduced on Jan. 1 by the National Immigration Agency (NIA), international students can now use a new online form to both apply for or ren...

Indian man realizes dream of teaching Mandarin

NEW DELHI (Taiwan News) -- It was a dream come true for a boy from a remote village in Uttar Pradesh, to learn Mandarin. He had heard it spoken by two students while doing higher studies in Urdu at...

American student wins Mandarin speech contest in Taipei

Taipei, Nov. 3 -- A Ph.D. student from the United States on Friday won the top prize in a Mandarin speech contest in Taipei that saw foreigners use Mandarin to describe their experiences in Taiwan or ...

Taiwan scholarships attract record number of global applications

The 2017 Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program kicked off Oct. 2 in Taipei City, with this academic year’s application numbers hitting a record high. Jointly organized ...

President wants more foreign nationals to study in Taiwan

Taipei, Sept. 15 -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) stated on Friday her administration's commitment to allowing more foreign nationals to study in Taiwan, during a reception for a delegation of Mala...

Word on the street: How did you learn Chinese?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Many consider Chinese to be one of the hardest languages to learn for Westerner, indeed the Defense Language Institute rates Mandarin a level 4, the highest category on its lan...