Taiwan bolsters scientific cooperation with Southeast Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) held an event on Wednesday (Aug. 14) to present its achievements in promoting collaboration with Southeast Asian countries on...

Taiwan stages APEC conference on medical information sharing

An Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference on medical information sharing wrapped up Aug. 9 in Taipei City, spotlighting the government’s success in advancing APEC health and well-being ini...

Multilingual information service for new immigrants launched in Taiwan’s Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Hualien County launched a multilingual information desk on Thursday (July 15) that aims to help bridge language barriers for the city’s 7,800 new immigr...

Taiwan ex-Premier Lai calls for national conference on climate change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) on Friday (May 24) said that if given the opportunity to govern, he would call a National Affairs Conference about climate change. On h...

Taipei Mayor Ko visits Japan to meet with politicians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) left for Japan on Thursday morning (May 23) to meet with Japanese politicians and learn more about the country’s tourism and energy policies,...

Weather front to bring rain to Taiwan

A weather front is expected to bring rain to Taiwan from Monday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Sunday. The front will result in showers or thunderstorms in western Taiwan, the CWB forecast....

Japanese emperor Naruhito inherits regalia marking start of Reiwa imperial era

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito inherited the Imperial regalia of sword and jewel and seals as proof of his succession in his first official duty as emperor Wednesday a day after...

Japan's new emperor Naruhito: A cosmopolitan team player

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's soon-to-be-anointed new emperor is a musician and historian, both mild-mannered and quietly tenacious, a team player and a loyal husband and friend who will bring an unusually glo...

Things to pack in emergency kit in event of earthquakes: Taiwan authorities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The magnitude 6.1 earthquake that rocked the eastern city of Hualien and rattled almost the entire island of Taiwan has again brought to light the importance of disaster p...

Wan An Air Raid Drills planned across Taiwan for late May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) will be conducting air raid drills at the end of May, a spokesperson for the ministry has announced. From May 27 to Ma...

Mexico raises alert level at Popocatepetl volcano

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have raised the alert level for the Popocatepetl volcano to the highest level short of an emergency. The country's disaster prevention agency s...

Taiwan signs MoU with Nepalese cities to assist with earthquake response

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR), under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), signed a Memorandum of Understand...

Taiwan's President Tsai meets American general in US for 1st time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For the first time during a transit through the U.S., Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen met with a U.S. general on Wednesday (March 27) in Hawaii, reported Liberty Times. At noo...

9 Taiwan companies and government institutions win top awards at 2019 Smart City Summit & Expo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The sixth annual Smart City Summit & Expo (SCSE) started Tuesday (March 26) at Taipei's Nangang Exhibition Center, attended by Taiwan Vice President Chen Chien-jen...

Ethiopia says $1.3 billion needed to assist displaced people

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia is appealing for $1.3 billion from the international community to assist 8.3 million displaced due to ethnic conflict as well those vulnerable to climate shocks a...