Temple in W. Taiwan refuses foreigners out of coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A temple in a rural area of western Taiwan is currently refusing to allow foreigners to stay in its accommodations out of fear of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), while a...

China claims everyone in Xinjiang camps has 'graduated'

BEIJING (AP) — People who were at vocational training centers in China's far west Xinjiang have all ”graduated" and are living happy lives, an official said Monday. But Uighurs an...

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...

YouTuber launches new series 'Traveling Taiwan' for students of Mandarin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A YouTuber who has dedicated her channel to creating instructional videos for students learning Mandarin has announced a new series this week that will explore the culture...

Virtual learning: using AI, immersion to teach Chinese

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — To learn Chinese in this room, talk to the floating panda head. The Mandarin-speaking avatar zips around a 360-degree restaurant scene in an artificial intelligence...

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...

Taiwan awards full scholarships to Salvadorian students

TAIPEI (Taiwan news)--The Taiwan government awarded scholarships to outstanding students from El Salvador who wish to study undergraduate, graduate and Mandarin studies in Taiwan. A total of 20 sch...

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...

University in Taiwan's Tainan City hosts US State Department language program

An eight-week intensive Chinese language course for participants in the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Languages Scholarship Program kicked off June 23 at National Cheng Kung University in ...

Virginia man opens home to Chinese tourist hurt in crash

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A Fairfax man has opened his home to two tourists from China as one recovers from major injuries sustained in a bus crash. WRC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2ezRHaq) ...