Asia Pacific Allen Ming-Lun Hsu: Preparation for Healthy Aging starts with Good Oral Health

According to World Health Organization, Taiwanese people over 65 years old already accounted for 14% of the population 2 years ago, which means Taiwan had entered the stage of aged society by 2018. Ta...

Taiwan’s population decline has started two years early: NDC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s population has started to decline two years early, causing the country to reach the projected phase of a super-aged society by 2025, the National Developmen...

Asia Today: S Korean students return to class; 32 new cases

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean students began returning to classes Wednesday even as the country counted another 32 new coronavirus cases. It was the first time in nine days...

Key ministers to stay in Taiwan's new Cabinet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) is leaving the key ministers of interior, transportation, and education in their posts, but the National Security Council will receive a new s...

Taiwan's NCKU research momentum remains despite coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread worldwide and lockdowns are extended, Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) is tapping into one of its...

Taiwan needs to prepare its aging population for next pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After more than two months of upheaval, the world has now understood how transmissible and deadly the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is, especially for the elderly, who appe...

Taiwan needs new blood for economic growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is enjoying the demographic dividend of economic growth resulting from a shift in the population age structure, but an increasingly aged population could be bad for...

Taipei mayor calls for higher retirement age as Taiwan braces for super-aged society

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It is unsustainable for Taiwan to maintain the official retirement age at 65, as the country is on track to become a super-aged society from 2020 onwards, said Taipei Mayo...

Taiwan, Japan work to unlock commercial potential of senior market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Commerce Development Research Institute (CDRI) and the Tokyo Star Bank on Monday (Nov. 18) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) pledging a joint effort to explor...

Aging of Taiwan workforce continues apace

Taiwan's workforce continues to age, with the average age of employees in the local job market hitting a record high at the end of 2018, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistic...

Aging right in Taiwan

The world’s population is getting older and in some places — especially Taiwan — at a relatively quick pace. Nine per cent of the world’s population is over 65 years old. In...

Aging becoming new problem for Japanese prisons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Aging is becoming the newest challenge for managing a prison in Japan, NHK reports. According to Japan’s Ministry of Justice statistics, 11.8 percent of the newly...

Taiwan smart machinery sector to benefit from trade conflict

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s machinery sector could become a beneficiary amid an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China that has evolved into a currency war. Taiwan’s ...

Taiwan to introduce law encouraging middle-aged and elderly workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s Executive Yuan (行政院) is primed to introduce a draft act that ensures equality in the workplace for middle-aged and elderly workers. As Taiwan continues to fee...

Taiwan's Foxconn founder aims to levy NT$160 billion in taxes on wealthy

Taipei (CNA) - Terry Gou (郭台銘), a presidential contender of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT), said Saturday that if he is elected the next president of Taiwan, he will levy a tax on the wealthy that wi...