Taiwan has issued 584 gold cards to foreign professionals in 2 years

Taiwan has issued almost 600 gold cards to foreign professionals in two years after the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professional Talent took effect Feb. 8, 2018, the National Dev...

The Taiwanese "Johnny Appleseed" working to replant coastal forests

As director of Tse-Xin Organic Agriculture Foundation's (TOAF) coastal tree planting initiative, Cheng Li-yi's (程禮怡) work involves setting high goals and putting in the hard work necessary to ...

Australia denies using Chinese spy case to influence Taiwan elections

The Australian representative office in Taipei said Tuesday (Jan. 21) that its government's disclosure of a case involving a self-confessed spy from China, who was seeking asylum in Canberra late ...

AIT Kaohsiung chief lauds benefits of learning Taiwanese

Even among polyglot foreign diplomats, Matthew O'Connor, chief of the American Institute in Taiwan's (AIT) Kaohsiung branch office, may be one of the few able to greet an interviewer in fluent...

Two newly-discovered anglerfish species to be named after Taiwan

The Dec. 4 issue of the taxonomy journal "Zootaxa" will feature descriptions of two newly-discovered anglerfish bearing the species name "Formosa." Anglerfish, a diverse biologi...

EU representative deems Taiwan indispensable partner

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Filip Grzegorzewski, the new head of the Economic and Trade Office (EETO) in Taiwan, said Taiwan plays a critical role in the global community and should not be neglected....

New HIV cases in Taiwan drop to lowest level since 2009

The number of new HIV cases in Taiwan has dropped for a second consecutive year to 1,599, a year-to-date figure that could end up being the lowest in a decade, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) sa...

'Detention' director reminds audiences of Taiwan's fight for freedom

The psychological horror film "Detention" is remarkable in many ways. For one thing, the film, which follows two students who find themselves stuck in their empty school and haunted by ve...

Malaysian director seeks to raise awareness of LGBT issues

When a society fails to pay attention to a tragedy it is more likely such tragedies will be repeated. It was that idea that inspired Malaysian director Lim Kean-hian (林峻賢) when he decided to focus ...

Hong Kong police releases Taiwan student arrested at PolyU

Hong Kong (CNA) – A Taiwanese high school girl was released on bail Wednesday from a Hong Kong police station, one day after she was arrested while attempting to leave the police-besieged Hong K...

Taiwan-invented smart coffee cup wins gold in UK

High school student Lin Yu-chien (林又頡) won a gold medal at the annual British Invention Show last week with an invention that allows coffee lovers to enjoy their coffee at the temperature they like wi...

Filipino migrant worker basketball league kicks off in northern Taiwan

One of Taiwan's largest Filipino migrant worker basketball leagues, comprising 37 teams of Filipino players, was launched in Taoyuan Sunday, with hundreds of people gathering at a local park for t...

Russian artist behind leopard cat designs to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Russian designer whose artwork had been allegedly plagiarized Thursday (Aug. 29) accepted an official invitation by the government to visit Taiwan. The artist, Katya Mol...

Itinerant Kaohsiung mayor claims tracking device placed in his car

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) claims that a tracking device has been surreptitiously placed in his car, but the Presidential O...

Chinese family seeks Taiwan visa extension to pursue U.S. asylum

Taipei, July 10 (CNA) Six members of a family from Sichuan Province, southwest China, that flew to Taiwan last week after their church was reportedly shut down by the government, has asked for an exte...