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Taiwan’s KMT chair visits Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chair Eric Chu (朱立倫) paid a low-key visit to Singapore, reports said Tuesday (Feb. 20). The trip reportedly focused on trade issues, population decline...

Taiwan researchers study impact of underwater noise on cetaceans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new handbook was released about the impact of underwater noise on cetaceans and the marine environment. National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) researchers Chan Hsian...

Taiwan's population grew in 2023 despite births setting record-low

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite reporting a new record-low number of births for the fifth year in a row, Taiwan's population in 2023 grew for the first time in three years due to increased im...

Weak economy, COVID rampage likely shrank China's population again in 2023

HONG KONG, Jan 9 (Reuters) - China's population likely dropped for a second consecutive year in 2023 due to a surge in COVID-related deaths after the country abruptly ended strict lockdowns, while...

War takes its toll on Ukraine's birth rate

About 93,500 infants were born in Ukraine in the first half of this year, 28% fewer than during the same period in 2021, before Russia launched its full-scale invasion of the country. While the birth ...

Pakistan: What happened to Zoroastrians in Karachi?

In the West, the name of the ancient Persian prophet "Zarathustra" invokes the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche, the iconic music composed by Richard Strauss, and Stanley Kubrick's cinema...

When they can, Chinese citizens vote with their feet

Most Taiwanese and friends of Taiwan everywhere are now rightly focused on the country’s upcoming Jan. 13, 2024 presidential election. The critical issue for most of us remains the future of ...

Foxconn founder proposes pets to counter Taiwan population decline

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Independent presidential candidate Terry Gou (郭台銘) wants to counter the aging of Taiwan’s population by handing out pets to families with newborn children, reports s...

After helping prevent extinctions for 50 years, the Endangered Species Act itself may be in peril

SHARON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Biologist Ashley Wilson carefully disentangled a bat from netting above a tree-lined river and examined the wriggling, furry mammal in her headlamp's glow. “Another big b...

Can anything be done to stop Japan's population decline?

The latest numbers on Japanese population make for a dismal reading — the number of people who died in 2022 (1.56 million) was roughly twice as big as the number of newborn children (771,000). B...

Japan records steepest population decline while number of foreign residents hits new high

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's population declined in all of its 47 prefectures for the first time in a record drop, while its number of foreign residents hit a new high, reaching almost 3 million people, accor...

Taiwan infant mortality rate reaches 14-year high

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan continues to face a declining birth rate, with the number of newborns decreasing by more than 1,000 in the first five months of 2023, compared to the same period la...

China: More young people reject marriage

For 29-year-old Jingyi Hou, a schoolteacher in China's northern Shanxi province, marriage is not a priority. Despite her parents' persistence in arranging around 20 blind dates for her over t...

Did the Wagner Group mutiny shake China's faith in Russia?

In the wake of a brief uprising by Russia's Wagner mercenary group over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin have tried to project an air of stability amid what appeared t...

US lawmaker predicts Taiwan-China war much sooner than 2027

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An armed conflict between Taiwan and China might break out much sooner than 2027, senior United States Congress member Mike Gallagher said in an interview published by Nik...