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Cooperation or competition? China's security industry sees the US, not AI, as the bigger threat

BEIJING (AP) — After years of breakneck growth, China’s security and surveillance industry is now focused on shoring up its vulnerabilities to the United States and other outside actors, worried about...

90% of Taiwanese say learning Mandarin beneficial to job, relationships

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Arguing that "Mandarin education should not be a victim of politics," the authors of a new survey have found that 90% of Taiwanese respondents believe that learn...

As Cantonese language wanes, efforts grow to preserve it

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three decades ago, finding opportunities to learn Cantonese in San Francisco wasn't hard. But today in the city that's drawn Cantonese speakers from South China for over 150 years...

Tang Prize Master Forum to bring international scholars to Taiwan

The Tang Prize Master Forum (唐獎大師論壇) will include five presentations from Sept. 19 to Sept. 28, each featuring award-winning global scholars. Every two years, an independent selection committee of ...

Blinken to meet Pacific islands leaders balancing China and west

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken travels to Fiji on Saturday to reassure Pacific island leaders that Washington and its allies are committed to providing security and COVID vaccines, as China st...

Taiwan to reopen borders to foreign Mandarin students in March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced that Taiwan will open its borders to Mandarin students without scholarships in March, with about 5,000 students expected to a...

Taiwan to let in 5,000 foreign Mandarin students in March 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) on Wednesday (Nov. 17) announced that it plans to allow 5,000 foreign non-scholarship, non-degree students to enter Taiwan in March next ye...

American NTU student wins Mandarin speech contest in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American student who has only been in Taiwan for a little over two months took first place in a Mandarin public speaking contest. On Tuesday (Nov. 16), 33 foreign st...

First Harvard summer Mandarin course in Taiwan will include 60 students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After switching from Beijing to Taipei, Harvard University's new summer Mandarin study program next year will include 60 students, who will have a chance to visit famo...

Former Marine hits out at Taiwan on China's behalf

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former U.S. Marine has once again published an anti-Taiwan opinion piece in China’s state-run Global Times, complaining the U.S. system is being gamed by Taiwan lo...

13,000 foreign students can now start applying to enter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Tuesday (Aug. 24) that international students can officially start the process of applying for entry into Taiwan that day. ...

MOE drafting plan for foreign students to enter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid complaints about an ongoing travel ban and with fall semester looming, Taiwan's Ministry of Education (MOE) announced that it is drafting plans to enable students...

Mandarin students pen open letter to MOE asking to be allowed into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — International students who have registered to study Mandarin in Taiwan have penned an open letter to the education ministry to allow them to commence their studies amid a ...

Letter to the Editor: Dormitories or prisons? A look at Taiwan’s foreign labor force during COVID-19

Since the start of the 2021 coronavirus outbreak in Taiwan, officials have been scrambling to protect citizens and foreign residents alike. After close to 18 months of successfully evading any major o...

Biden's virtual climate summit: Diplomacy sans human touch

WASHINGTON (AP) — There will be no hands to shake or backs to slap, no way to look a foreign leader in the eye. The small human moments that define statecraft will be reduced to images on a screen. ...