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  • When Did You Last See an African Video Game Hero? - What's wrong with being a plucky hero running from demon monkeys or a glamorous model in dress up games? Players too often get sucked into worlds full of violence and unhealthy body images, according to Jay Shapiro, co-founder of Kenya-based Usiku Game...
  • Vaccine Group Announces Creation of Ebola Vaccine Stockpile - The vaccine alliance GAVI announced Thursday it would invest $178 million to create a global stockpile of about 500,000 Ebola vaccines, a decision that health officials say could help prevent future outbreaks from spiraling out of control. ...
  • Taiwan, US stage e-waste management workshop in Thailand - The International E-waste Management Network Workshop kicked off Dec. 2 in Bangkok, underscoring the commitment of co-hosts Taiwan and the U.S. to building global capacity while promoting U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030. Organized by...
  • NTHU student volunteer group wins at Belize Youth Awards - The International Volunteer Society of Hsinchu City-based National Tsinghua University was honored at the Belize Youth Awards held in Belize City Nov. 29, spotlighting its work improving educational standards in Taiwan's Central American ally. Organize...
  • Taipei hosts APEC roundtable on promoting marine sustainability - An Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation roundtable on spurring private sector involvement in advancing marine sustainability wrapped up Dec. 3 in Taipei City. Hosted by the Cabinet-level Environmental Protection Administration, the two-day meeting involve...

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Taipei hosts APEC roundtable on promoting marine sustainability

An Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation roundtable on spurring private sector involvement in advancing marine sustainability wrapped up Dec. 3 in Taipei City. Hosted by the Cabinet-level Environmental Protection A...

NTHU student volunteer group wins at Belize Youth Awards

The International Volunteer Society of Hsinchu City-based National Tsinghua University was honored at the Belize Youth Awards held in Belize City Nov. 29, spotlighting its work improving educational standards i...

GDP growth hits 2.99 percent in Q3 for Taiwan

Taiwan's gross domestic product grew 2.99 percent in the third quarter of the year, 0.32 of a percentage point above the August forecast, according to the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistic...

Taiwan homebound investment tops US$23 billion year to date

A total of NT$703.4 billion (US$23.06 billion) in homebound investment has been pledged year to date by 156 Taiwan-owned companies operating in China, according to InvesTaiwan Nov. 28. This commitment is foreca...

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Taiwan, US stage e-waste management workshop in Thailand

The International E-waste Management Network Workshop kicked off Dec. 2 in Bangkok, underscoring the commitment of co-hosts Taiwan and the U.S. to building global capacity while promoting U.N. Sustainable Devel...

Global Protests in 2019: Demonstrators Around World Demand Reform

Corruption, poor economies, political autonomy and personal freedom are among the many issues driving demonstrators' demands for reform around the world.Algeria. In February, after President Abdelaziz Bouteflik...

Biophysicists honored with Taiwan-France scientific prize

Two biophysicists were awarded the 21st Franco-Taiwan Scientific Grand Prize worth 38,200 euros (US$42,350) Nov. 27 in Paris for their cutting-edge research on biomedical applications of fluorescent nanodiamond...

DFT reshapes Taiwan’s modern dance landscape

Homegrown troupes such as Dance Forum Taipei are breaking out of a stylistic rut while providing a globally inclusive platform for choreographers and performers to share experiences and boost cooperation. Found...

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MOE to honor winners of Taiwan International Student Design Competition

Winners of the Taiwan International Student Design Competition will be honored at special presentation ceremony organized by the Ministry of Education Dec. 6 in Taipei City. A total of 74 designs selected from ...

Taiwan-Germany higher education policy forum wraps up

A Taiwan-Germany higher education policy forum for university directors, presidents and vice chancellors wrapped up Nov. 5 at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in Taipei City, spotlighting go...

NHRM stages Taiwan-Germany Human Rights Education Workshop

Taiwan-German Human Rights Education Workshop opened Oct. 30 in Taipei City, featuring participants discussing strategies for raising awareness of the need to better protect fundamental freedoms of individuals ...

President Tsai meets Dr. Richard Bush, Brookings Institution Chen-Fu and...

While meeting with Dr. Richard Bush, Brookings Institution Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies, on the morning of October 31, President Tsai Ing-wen stated that we regret that the Chilean govern...

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Vaccine Group Announces Creation of Ebola Vaccine Stockpile

The vaccine alliance GAVI announced Thursday it would invest $178 million to create a global stockpile of about 500,000 Ebola vaccines, a decision that health officials say could help prevent future outbreaks f...

Pakistan Introduces New Vaccine to Fight Typhoid

Pakistan is the first country in the world to introduce a new vaccine into its routine immunization program for children to try to contain an ongoing "extensively drug-resistant (XDR)" outbreak of typhoid.The o...

NCKU Tainan’s chronic kidney disease solution bags iGEM gold

An innovative solution for chronic kidney disease developed by a team from Tainan City-based National Cheng Kung University in southern Taiwan is winner of gold at the recently staged International Genetically ...

President Tsai meets American Medical Association President Dr. Patrice Harris

During a meeting with American Medical Association (AMA) President Dr. Patrice Harris on the morning of November 8, President Tsai Ing-wen thanked the AMA for strongly supporting Taiwan's WHO participation and ...