More plastic bags than fish: East Asia’s new environmental threat

SINGAPORE (East Asia Forum) -- In March 2019, the fourth Session of the UN Environment Assembly convened in Kenya to discuss the environmental and climate challenges outlined in the UN’s Sustain...

Video shows Nauru Parliament recognize Taiwan as independent nation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Saturday (March 30) posted a video on Twitter of the moment the Parliament of Nauru passed a resolution which rejected Beijing's &...

Nauru parliament rejects 'one China' principle, recognizes Taiwan as independent nation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- During a visit by Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), the Parliament of Nauru on Monday (March 25) passed a resolution which rejected Beijing's "one China principle&q...

Fifth annual Taiwan Sustainability Reporting Conference held in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Fifth annual “Taiwan Sustainability Reporting" conference was held in Taipei on March 22, with the head of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Timothy Mo...

Taiwan ranked happiest country in East Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is ranked as the happiest country in East Asia and the 25th happiest in the world, according to the World Happiness Report 2019. The World Happiness Report, released ...

Finland tops global happiness index for 2nd consecutive year

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland has topped an index of the happiest nations for the second consecutive year, with researchers saying the small Nordic country has succeeded in generating a happiness recipe not...

Arnold Schwarzenegger won’t be telling Taiwan’s Kaohsiung ‘I’ll be back’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Residents of Kaohsiung will not hear Hollywood action star and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger deliver his trademark phrase “I’ll be back” thi...

President Tsai: share Taiwan’s achievements via a global skills center

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan was hoping to share its experience and promote vocational education worldwide through a global skill-building center, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told a visiting delegat...

Danish woman nominated to head UN Environment Program

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he intends to appoint Inger Andersen of Denmark as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program, which is based...

President Tsai meets new Marshallese ambassador to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Friday that as the new Marshallese envoy to Taiwan assumed her post, she looks forward to further deepening bilateral cooperation with th...

Royals' roles in politics vary, but few join electoral fray

BANGKOK (AP) — The selection of the elder sister of Thailand's king as a political party nominee for prime minister has upended a tradition of the palace playing no public role in politics. Most but n...

Taiwan President stresses peace over violence in letter addressed to Pope

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a letter addressed to Pope Francis that resonates with his message “Good politics is at the service of peace,” President of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) stated...

President Tsai eyes greater global participation for Taiwan

President Tsai Ing-wen reiterated Jan. 24 that Taiwan is committed to expanding its contribution to the global community through seeking meaningful participation in the U.N. system. Globalization ...

Tsai Ing-wen: Taiwan will continue fighting for international space

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen told representatives from allied nations in a meeting on Thursday that Taiwan will not give up fighting for international space. The president we...

Asian Ecotourism Network inks Alishan Declaration in central Taiwan

CHIAYI (Taiwan News) — Having stayed in central Taiwan for five days, the delegation from the Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN) wrapped up their three-day journey to Alishan mountain and the indige...