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Taiwan Education Ministry, University of Oslo to launch Taiwan studies program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the University of Oslo to launch a three-year Taiwan studies program, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced ...

WWII bullet found in southern Taiwan temple

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A machine gun bullet from World War II was recently found lodged in the roof of a temple in southern Taiwan. While repairing a leak in the roof of Shanxing Temple in Ta...

President Tsai praises new library as key to deeper understanding of Taiwan history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Each Taiwanese president’s historical legacy should be decided by the public, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said during the opening ceremony of the Ching-kuo Chi-Hai ...

Military expert says US troops in Taiwan part of Washington's salami-slicing strategy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan history and defense expert Bill Sharp believes the increase in U.S. military personnel in Taiwan over the past year is part of Washington’s “salami-slic...

Taiwanese chuckle at John Oliver special on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese on Sunday (Oct. 24) got a kick out of John Oliver's long-awaited episode on Taiwan, which covered its history, tensions with China, and the point of view of ...

Centenary exhibition revisits legacy of Taiwan Cultural Association

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A special exhibition for the centennial of the founding of the Taiwan Cultural Association (TCA) will celebrate the role of the organization in shaping the country’s...

Taiwan is a country, US should stop 'strategic ambiguity'

America’s decades-old policy of “strategic ambiguity” has become an embarrassment and a stain on its reputation as a defender of freedom and democracy. Many government officials, alo...

Seqalu’s controversies expose forgotten wounds in Taiwan’s history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The production and release of “Sequalu: Formosa 1867” has raised much discussion about the rights and wrongs in Taiwan’s history, amplified in recent wee...

Taiwan's Indigenous star of ‘Seqalu: Formosa 1867’ dies from cancer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Camake Valaule, a teacher and member of the Paiwan Indigenous tribe, who is appearing as the main character in the new Taiwan Public Television Service (PTS) series, died ...

Retired diplomat donates 40 years' worth of diplomatic files to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Retired Taiwanese diplomat Fredrick Chien (錢復) on Wednesday (April 7) donated his collection of over 200 boxes of diplomatic documents to Academia Sinica, including offici...

National Taiwan Museum's new immersive exhibition tells story of nation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan National Museum’s (NTM) new exhibition tells the story of the nation’s past and showcases the natural beauty of the land. The exhibition, titled &ldq...

Chiang Kai-shek's secret escape tunnel in Taipei opens to public

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A secret underground tunnel built to evacuate Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek (蒋介石) in the event of an emergency was revealed to the public Thursday (March 25) for the first...

1960s survival Mandarin lessons for US troops in Taiwan go viral

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Sunday (Jan. 3) survival Mandarin lessons for U.S. troops stationed in Taiwan in the 1960s suddenly went viral because of their down-to-earth approach to pronouncing th...

A New Year's Taiwan wish list for President Biden: William Stanton

With only a few weeks to go before Joseph Biden becomes president of the United States, Taiwan’s American friends need to press hard for the policies we want to see the new administration pursue...

Scholar at Taiwan's Academia Sinica explores early Spanish-Japanese relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Postdoctoral fellow Ubaldo Iaccarino on Wednesday (Nov. 18) gave a talk at Academia Sinica’s Institute of History and Philology on Hispano-Japanese trade relations i...