Nordic countries seek cooperation with Taiwan in sustainable energy

Northern European countries are seeking to explore more opportunities for cooperation with Taiwan in the field of energy efficiency and sustainability, representatives of three Nordic countries to Tai...

Taiwan ambassador meets with US deputy assistant secretary in Belize

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ambassador in Belize Remus Chen (陳立國) has met with U.S. State Department Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Julie Chung to talk about possible collaborati...

US-Taiwan Pacific leadership program opens in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than a dozen officials and professionals from Pacific island nations are in Taipei for a program jointly led by the U.S. and Taiwan that is aimed at fostering leaders...

Taiwan's Matsu Islands recognized as one of world's top 'Smart Communities'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Lienchiang County (連江縣), better known internationally as the Matsu (馬祖) Islands, has joined the ranks of the top “smart cities” according to the...

Mandarin Oriental commits to eliminating single use plastic, across its luxury portfolio

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic, across its entire portfolio of luxury hotels, by the end of March 2021. While the travel industry has already made gre...

APO event spotlights Taiwan's role in promoting regional prosperity

The annual workshop meeting of heads organized for member economies of Tokyo-based Asian Productivity Organization wrapped up Oct. 23 in Taipei City, spotlighting Taiwan’s role in advancing regi...

International scientists gather in Taipei for Belmont Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Belmont Forum, a partnership of funding organizations and international science councils committed to trans-national science research, will be held in Taipei this week...

Taipei Environmental Arts Festival creates lively atmosphere

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 1,600 people attended the opening of the 2019 Tamsui Environmental Arts Festival in Tamsui Old Street on Sunday (Oct. 20). Coinciding with the 135th anniversa...

Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — When hundreds of video cameras with the power to identify and track individuals started appearing in the streets of Belgrade as part of a major surveillance project, some prote...

MOFA thanks allies, partners for backing Taiwan’s UN participation

Staunch support for the meaningful participation of Taiwan in the U.N. system shown by the country’s allies and partners during the General Assembly in New York is deeply appreciated by the gove...

UN urges action against food losses, says 14% lost globally

ROME (AP) — The United Nations' food agency says around 14% of the food produced globally is lost and is urging action to address the causes of food loss as part of efforts to protect the environment....

Two scenic areas in Taiwan ranked among top 100 green destinations

Two scenic areas in Taiwan -- Sun Moon Lake and the Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area -- were named among the world's top 100 green destinations of 2019 on Thursday. The two destin...

Climate activist Greta Thunberg wins children's award

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch children's rights organization has awarded its annual prize to 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg and a 14-year-old peace campaigner from Cameroon. ...

Taipei to set forth climate action plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City is expected to propose its “2030+ Climate Action Plan” in the near future in line with the global movement to address the impact of extreme weather...

Eleven of Taiwan's allies speak up at UN debate: MOFA

Representatives from four of Taiwan's diplomatic allies spoke out for the country at the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly in New York Saturday, bringing the number of Taiwan&#...