BIA talks not stalled by execution in Taiwan despite huge disappointment from Brussels: EU official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The European Union representative to Taiwan said Friday, despite huge disappointment toward the Tsai administration’s decision to exercise the death penalty in Augus...

Taiwan President inaugurates national biotech park

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Monday that the inauguration of the National Biotechnology Research Park marks a major stride forward for Taiwan's biomedical industry and a milestone in the adva...

For Taiwan's economic dev., academia and industry must cooperate more closely: I-Mei Foods CEO 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –The Professor Huang Kun-Huei Education Foundation is hosting the 2018 International Conference on Educational Policy and Economic Development in Taipei, Oct.5-6. The con...

Alarms raised over Beijing's United Front targeting Taiwanese high school students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A report on Oct. 4 from the Liberty Times, quoted an unidentified official from the National Security Bureau (NSB) who says that China’s “United Front” h...

Box office Top 20: 'Night School' is No. 1

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish's "Night School" opened with $27.3 million in North American ticket sales, making it the first straight-up comedy to debut No. 1 at the box office since ...

For critics of DeVos, sale of DeVry chain raises red flags

WASHINGTON (AP) — A little-known venture capitalist is on the verge of acquiring one of the biggest for-profit colleges in the country, a transaction that would put him in control of a troubled nation...

Post-Kevin Spacey, Old Vic 'guardians' fight workplace abuse

LONDON (AP) — A year after it became an unwilling focus for Britain's #MeToo movement, the Old Vic Theatre says it is trying to stamp out abuses of power in all workplaces. The Londo...

True sustainability must include Taiwan: President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said that the planet belongs to the world and global sustainability must include Taiwan, during a speech at the International Conferenc...

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 ...