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Tony Abbott urges Australia to 'do everything it can' to support Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said that it is vital that Australia does everything it can to support Taiwan during a press conference at the 2021 Yushan...

President seeks larger role for Taiwan in Indo-Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has said that Taiwan is ready to assume a larger regional role and work with its Southeast Asian partners to ensure stability in the Indo-Paci...

Yushan Forum in Taiwan gets underway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Yushan Forum, hosted by the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF), is set to begin Friday (Oct. 8) morning at 9 a.m., with a multitude of international speaker...

MOFA under fire over ‘Alps’ footage in Taiwan’s national day promo video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is in hot water after a Double Ten Day video released last month was found to have erroneously depicted Yushan, Taiwan’s highe...

American IP monetization firm advisor makes biking part of his life in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Donald Merino, senior consulting advisor at Tech+IP LLC, an intellectual property (IP) and monetization service provider, has made cycling a part of his life in Taiwan by ...

Taiwan’s highest mountains heavily littered with garbage from hikers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The headquarters of Yushan National Park pleaded with hikers to take their garbage down the mountain with them in a Facebook post on Friday (Sept. 3). Even though mount...

Highest Earth God temple in Taiwan relocated to lower elevation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The She-Pa National Park Headquarters said on Wednesday (Aug. 25) that the highest Earth God temple in Taiwan, which is located on Xueshan at an altitude of 3,520 meters, ...

Taiwan Forestry Bureau demands record NT$228 million in compensation for forest fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five people, including a former senior employee of the National Communications Commission (NCC), should pay a record NT$228.59 million (US$8.17 million) to compensate for ...

Taiwan’s Yushan National Park divides trails into 7 difficulty levels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hiking trails in Yushan National Park have been rated by difficulty level according to a new trail grading system, with Yushan Main Peak and West Peak being designated as ...

Taiwan black bear spotted on Yushan National Park road

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Formosan black bear was seen crossing a mountain road in Yushan National Park on Sunday (Aug. 22). A former Yushan National Park worker was driving along Provincial H...

Some foreign professors, scholars allowed to enter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign researchers and teachers recruited by Taiwanese academic institutions are now allowed to enter Taiwan, as the new school year is set to begin in September. The ...

Special exhibition launched for Indigenous Day in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To celebrate Taiwan's Indigenous Day, which takes place Aug. 1, the National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall has launched a special exhibition called "ita/kita, pow...

Medal predictions for events at the Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Olympic medal predictions by AP beat writers: ___ ARCHERY Mixed Team Gold: South Korea Silver: I...

Yushan National Park offers virtual trip to Taiwan’s highest mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yushan National Park is inviting the public to take an online tour of the landscape of the highest mountain in Taiwan, Yushan. At 3,952 meters, Yushan (Jade Mountain) b...

Taiwan's Jade Mountain fire extinguished after 12-day battle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The effort to douse a forest blaze triggered by hikers on Yushan, also known as Jade Mountain, came to an end after 12 days, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said on Thurs...