AP Explains: The US push to boost 'quantum computing'

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. (AP) — A race by U.S. tech companies to build a new generation of powerful "quantum computers" could get a $1.3 billion boost from Congress, fueled in part by lawmakers' fear of...

Colleagues of Kavanaugh accuser point to her integrity

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Her studies first brought her West, but for Christine Margaret Blasey Ford, the move to California proved a way to leave behind what had gone wrong in her teenage years in the...

Israeli music scene jolted by international boycott movement

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Meteor Festival was meant to bring together indie groups from around the world in what organizers billed as a Woodstock-like "cutting edge musical journey that surpasses bord...

Vice President hopes Taiwanese research can upgrade to worldwide renown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s research efforts should be upgraded so they can be seen worldwide, Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said Thursday. A total of 124 academics from 13 co...

Taiwan, Japan to collaborate in smart machinery development

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan and Japan will establish a long-term cooperation mechanism to deepen collaboration and exchange in smart machinery, CNA reported on Aug. 29. Taiwan hopes to draw...

Next steps to make English 2nd official language in works: spokesperson

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke yesterday that Taiwan Premier William Lai (賴清德) is spearheading a plan to make English the second official language in Taiwan next year, making it a ...

Taiwan to make English an official second language next year: Premier Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will adopt a top-down approach to promoting bilingualism centered on Chinese and English as soon as next year in a bid to boost international competitiveness, said ...

Bush y Obama entre los que hablarán en funeral de McCain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidentes pasados y actuales se unieron a miembros del Congreso de ambos partidos y líderes mundiales para recordar al senador John McCain y honrar su vida entera de servicio y log...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MICROSOFT UNCOVERS MORE RUSSIAN ATTACKS AHEAD OF MIDTERMS ...

Taiwan signs MOU with US university on talent recruitment

LOS ANGELES (CNA) -- Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has signed an memorandum of understanding with the University of California, Irvine (UCI) on bilateral cooperation in the areas of...

S&P raises Taiwan's GDP growth forecast to 2.8%

U.S-based ratings agency Standard & Poor's has raised its forecast for gross domestic product (GDP) growth in Taiwan for 2018 to 2.8 percent, citing the nation's strong export performance....

China’s diplomacy chief strongly supports Xi as internal CCP strife brews

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Yang Jiechi (楊潔篪), Director of China's Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office published an article in strong support of Chinese president Xi Jinping on August 1, at...

US AI company to expand R&D center in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. artificial intelligence (AI) company Graphen signed a letter intent to invest in Taiwan with Taiwan's Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs, Kung Ming-hsin (龔明鑫) in...

Taiwan and Poland agree to increase cooperation in science and education

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and Poland have signed an agreement on collaboration in science and higher education, signaling a landmark for the two countries that will facilitate greater exchan...

China again blocks #MeToo in fear of public backlash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chinese government has censored thousands of online posts detailing sexual harassment, and blocked the hashtag #MeToo and related hashtags in fear of public discontent...