China tests Mars lander in international cooperation push

HUAILAI, China (AP) — China has invited international observers to a test of its Mars lander as it pushes for inclusion in more global space projects. Thursday’s test was conducted a...

Taiwan's science and technology ministry celebrates 60th anniversary with two-day forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To mark its 60th anniversary, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) organized its biggest forum in recent years in Taipei on Wednesday (Oct. 30). Although resou...

Ex-top UN refugee official, Japan's Sadako Ogata, dies at 92

TOKYO (AP) — Sadako Ogata, a former top U.N. refugee official and one of first Japanese woman to hold a top job at an international organization, has died. She was 92. The government...

The Latest: China urges world to join in fighting terrorism

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments following President Donald Trump's announcement that U.S. forces in Syria killed the Islamic State group's leader (all times local): 1:45 p.m...

Guatemalan President-elect arrives in Taiwan for five-day visit

Guatemalan President-elect Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei arrived in Taiwan Sunday for a five-day visit, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Giammattei, who takes office in January, ...

UN rights chief: Challenges increase to global cooperation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief says the world is facing increasing challenges to international cooperation and to many human rights treaties, laws and values. Mich...

Russia to conduct sweeping drills of its nuclear forces

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's military will this week undertake a sweeping drill of its strategic nuclear forces. The Defense Ministry said the three-day exercise will begin Tuesday and inv...

The Latest: Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Ethiopian leader

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 11 a.m. The 2019 Nobel Peace has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. ...

Taiwan redoubles efforts to develop fully electric bus market by 2030

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government will invest NT$30 billion (US$974 million) by 2030 in an effort to push through the electrification of all buses, the Ministry of Transportation said Tuesda...

Taiwan diplomatic event in Boston big hit despite minor faux-pas

BOSTON (Taiwan News) — Boston’s historic Park Plaza hotel hosted a diplomatic event celebrating Taiwan's 2019 National Day. Held in the hotel’s multi-story grand ballroom, the...

2019 Global IP Strategy & Marketing Forum

The event “2019 Global IP Strategy & Marketing Forum” held on Sep. 27 with the theme of “Trade Secret” and “Technology Transaction” has invited speakers of IP s...

Scholarships to Kiribati, Solomon Islands good until end of semester

Despite the severance of diplomatic ties with Kiribati and the Solomon Islands, Taiwan will continue to provide scholarships to students from these countries until the end of this semester, the Minist...

‘Deficit of trust’: At UN, leaders of a warming world gather

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The planet is getting hotter, and tackling that climate peril will grab the spotlight as world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations this week facin...

'Deficit of trust': At UN, leaders of a warming world gather

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The planet is getting hotter, and tackling that climate peril will grab the spotlight as world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations this week facing an u...

National Taiwan University 120th in global rankings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – National Taiwan University (NTU) placed 120th in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020, up 50 spots from last year. A total of 36 universities...