Taiwan environmental group showcases role of NGOs as social change agents

Taiwan's modern development can be categorized into three periods: centralized government oversight from 1945 to 1970, private sector focus from 1970 to the late 1980s and the socially responsible...

CDC dengue fever workshop deepens Taiwan-Indonesia medical cooperation

A Taiwan-Indonesia dengue fever prevention workshop kicked off March 11 in Taipei City, underscoring the government’s commitment to strengthening regional infectious disease networks. Organiz...

Taiwanese team discovers link between sugar and pancreatic cancer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A team from the Academia Sinica has discovered a link between the irregular metabolism of sugar and pancreatic cancer, reports said Friday. Avoiding the excessive consumption...

Scientists begin quest to explore Indian Ocean depths

VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) — Scientists have set off early Wednesday on a mission to explore the depths of the Indian Ocean, one of the planet's last great unexplored frontiers. Here's a look at what t...

International biotech professionals visit Taiwan for Microbiome and Probiotics Congress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This week in Taipei, health and biotech professionals from around the world are meeting to discuss advances in health and nutrition at the fifth annual Microbiome R&D ...

'Space and Astronomy' exhibition opens at Taipei Astronomical Museum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In celebration of the 40 year anniversary of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the signing of the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act, AIT is hosting events with a special ...

Taipei Mayor says serving in army a waste of time; defense minister responds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) says Taiwan's military works with academic institutions and hi-tech industries to offer better career opportunities for those ...

Taiwan study finds diet of fish and tea helps reduce dementia risk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Eating fish and drinking tea may help reduce the risk of dementia, according to a new study by Taiwan’s preeminent academic institutions. Researchers from Academi...

Minimum wage to increase again this year: Taiwan Labor Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s minimum wage will continue to rise despite unfavorable domestic and global economic conditions, promised the country’s labor minister Tuesday. An e...

National Taiwan University president made unreported NT$18 million: Control Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – National Taiwan University (NTU) President Kuan Chung-ming (管中閔) made at least NT$18 million (US$583,000) from unreported work during the 15 years that he held official fu...

Taiwan’s Academia Historica head tapped as new National Palace Museum Director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s National Palace Museum will be headed by Academia Historica President, Wu Mi-cha (吳密察), while Deputy Chairperson of the Ocean Affairs Council, Lee Chung-wei...

Review: Memoir of Northern Appalachia tackles regional myths

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — "Appalachia North: A Memoir" (West Virginia University Press), by Matthew Ferrence. Since the 2016 election of President Donald Trump and the publication of ...

China, Russia concerns top Pompeo agenda in Central Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. fears about China and Russia’s growing influence in Central Europe will top Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s agenda as he heads to the region this week, Trump ...

China's pro-unification 31 measures for Taiwan have failed: Academia Sinica scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Nearly a year after Beijing announced the 31 measures to lure Taiwanese talent and investment as part of its pro-unification campaign, a China study scholar said on Saturday th...

Openly gay Brazil congressman leaves job amid death threats

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An openly gay congressman in Brazil says he is leaving his job and the country because of death threats. Daily Folha de S. Paulo published an interview Thursday...