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Taiwan partners with NGO consortium to help displaced people in...

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand signed a memorandum of understanding for a donation of US$100,000 with Bangkok-based nongovernmental organization The Border Consortium Oct. 30 in the country's M...

Taipei ranked 7th in IMD Smart City Index

Taipei City placed seventh out of 102 metropolises in the first-ever International Institute for Management Development Smart City Index released Oct. 3 by Switzerland-based IMD World Competitiveness Center. Wi...

UN: Trump Tariffs Cost China $35B, Hurt Both Economies

A trade war between the world's top two economies cut U.S. imports of Chinese goods by more than a quarter, or $35 billion, in the first half of this year and drove up prices for American consumers, a U.N. stud...

Vietnam Gets a US Confidence Boost in China Sea Dispute

There is not often good news coming out of the territorial disputes of the South China Sea, but Vietnam, in its tensions with China, could take solace in recent remarks from some of Washington's high level emis...

General

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Tsai launches Taichung International Airport renovation

An NT$990 million (US$32.46 million) renovation project for Taichung International Airport broke ground Nov. 18 in central Taiwan, spotlighting the government's commitment to investing in infrastructure and enh...

China Calls on US to ‘Stop Flexing Muscles’ in South...

China on Monday called on the U.S. military to stop flexing its muscles in the South China Seaand to avoid adding "new uncertainties" over Taiwan, during high-level talks that underscored tension between the wo...

Benin Activist Brings Health Kits to Haiti’s Poor

French Beninese writer and activist Kemi Seba is in Haiti this weekend on a humanitarian mission.Seba traveled to the Caribbean nation to show support for the PetroChallenger anti-corruption movement and for th...

Chinese Troops Join Hong Kong Cleanup as Protesters Retreat

HONG KONG - Chinese troops came out of the barracks in Hong Kong on Saturday � not to quell protests but to help clean up.It was a rare public appearance by the People's Liberation Army on the streets of the ...

Education News

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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...

Medical News

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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 ...

President Tsai vows to boost Taiwan’s contribution to global health...

President Tsai Ing-wen said Nov. 8 that Taiwan will boost contributions to global health care via expanded cooperation and exchanges with world-class organizations such as American Medical Association. Epidemic...