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Taiwan's great novelist Lee Chiao spied on by KMT for 14 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Lee Chiao Literature Association (臺灣李喬文學協會) recently celebrated its fourth founding anniversary and is now behind an initiative pushing for the writer to receiv...

11 kids drowned, 10 rescued in Indonesian river cleanup

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Eleven students drowned and 10 others were rescued during a school outing for a river cleanup in Indonesia’s West Java Province, officials said Saturday. Local...

Indonesia: 11 kids drown, 10 rescued in river cleanup

Eleven students drowned while 10 others were rescued during a school trip for a river cleanup in Indonesia's West Java province, authorities said on Saturday. According to reports, 150 students f...

Seeds from Taiwan return from space, students to study their growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seeds from Taiwan that were sent to the International Space Station (ISS) in December have returned to Earth and will be sent to National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) soo...

Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung, Yilan, Hualien, Taitung announce office, school closures ahead of Typhoon Chanthu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a land warning for Super Typhoon Chanthu was issued by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) at 5:30 p.m. Friday night (Sept. 10) and with the eye of the storm just 210 kilo...

Taiwan students receive donated English books collected by U.S. non-profit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— Taipei Municipal Dong-Hu Junior High School received more than 1,000 English books from a group of volunteers who have been collecting donated books to send to Taiwan for a...

Taiwan will begin to administer BNT vaccine to high school students from Sept. 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will begin to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID-19 vaccine to high school students on campus from Sept. 23. Senior high school students will be the firs...

Taiwan’s elementary, junior high schools reopen after longest vacation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following “the longest summer break in history,” elementary and junior high schools in Taiwan finally reopened on Wednesday (Sept. 1); however, to protect agai...

First Taiwanese writer wins Japan's most prestigious literary award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lee Kotomi (李琴峰) won Japan's Akutagawa Prize on Friday (Aug. 28) for her novel, "Island Where the Autumn Equinox Flowers Bloom," becoming the first Taiwanese...

3 adverse reactions to Taiwan's Medigen suspected cases of needle phobia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three adverse reactions to Taiwan's domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (高端疫苗, MVC) are suspected to have been caused by anxiety. ...

Nearly 90% of Taiwanese students believe starting school later necessary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ahead of an online public hearing by the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Taiwan Youth Association for Democracy (TYAD) has released the results of a survey in which nearl...

Cannes: Film spotlights one of Japan's last WWII stragglers

An international production about a Japanese soldier who remained in the Philippine jungle for 29 years after the end of World War II, will make its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this month. &...

Tanoto Foundation Trains 800 Facilitators to Overcome Learning Loss

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Media OutReach - 1 July 2021 - In preparation for the new school year which begins in July, Tanoto Foundation trained more than 800 facilitators to enhance the capabilities of...

Over 300 students and school staff test positive for COVID across Taiwan in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Schools at all levels in Taiwan have been closed due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, while the number of infections has doubled despite a Level 3 alert. Taipei City has ...

145 students test positive for COVID in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) on Tuesday (May 25) announced that 27 more students have tested positive for COVID-19 and that it will extend school closures to June 14. ...