Taiwan needs innovative thinking to develop agriculture: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called for innovative thinking to address the challenges facing the agricultural sector today and to bring about sustainable developments with...

Indonesian caregiver abusing elderly Taiwanese man caught on camera

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - CCTV footage of an Indonesian domestic caregiver abusing an old disabled man has sparked discussions on the issue of long-term health care in Taiwan.  The caregiver has ...

Taiwan's population trending toward faster decline than predicted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The latest estimate by the National Development Council (NDC) shows that Taiwan's population will begin to decline three years earlier than previously predicted, with ...

Poland announces new contribution plan for pensions

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's government has announced a program of voluntary retirement funds that is intended to encourage its aging society to make savings and protect low-earners from post-retire...

New community nutrition program caters to Taiwan’s elderly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Health Promotion Agency (HPA) of the Ministry of Health and Welfare launched the Community Nutrition Promotion Center on Aug. 26, as part of Taiwan's new ...

Germany: Merkel's government argues about future pensions

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is arguing about pensions, with Merkel's center-left coalition partners pressing for a guarantee that they will remain stable until 2040. ...

Taiwan launches 'universal design' contest to boost accessibility at scenic areas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Tourism Bureau has kicked off a universal design competition targeting the island’s scenic spots in a bid to create a more travel-friendly environment, the agenc...

Taiwan seeks cooperation with northern Europe on gender equality

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A Taiwanese delegation dispatched by the Executive Yuan made a trip to northern Europe with the aim of seeking cooperation on the promotion of gender equality and human rights. ...

2017 sees third lowest number of births in Taiwan in decades

TAIPEI (CNA) - Fewer babies were born in Taiwan in 2017 than in any year in the last four decades except for 2009 and 2010, another sign of Taiwan's worsening aging problem, according to the ...

Taiwan predicted to become 'hyper-aged' country within 8 years 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is likely going to become a "hyper-aged" society within a mere eight years, according to the National Development Council (NDC), reported CNA.  The NDC...

MOI: Taiwan officially becomes an aged society with people over 65 years old breaking the 14% mark

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Ministry of the Interior announced Tuesday that Taiwan has officially entered the stage of an “aged society” as Taiwanese people over 65 years old...

Taiwan's aging index hits new high

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's aging index reached 105.7 at the end of Dec. 2017, continuing the trend of the nation having more seniors than young people, according to the latest figures from the Minis...

Japan intensifies cultivation of quality ingredients from Chinese medicine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the demand for Chinese medicine in Japan intensifies, Japanese manufacturers are increasingly growing the herbs in-island, reported the Nikkei Asian Review. The...

Taiwan's aging society will pose challenges to National Defense: US think-tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The American conservative think-tank, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), on Jan. 24 released a brief on Taiwan’s demographic outlook, and how it is likely...

Taiwan headline news

Taipei, Jan. 22 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Monday are as follows: @United Daily News: Single siblings a potential burden in Taiwan's aging society @China Times: Economics...