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Medal conferred on outgoing Haitian ambassador

Taipei,  Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) presented a medal to outgoing Ambassador Rachel Coupaud of Haiti on Monday in recognition of her contributions to promoting Taiwan-Haiti ties over her eight-year tenure. At a ceremony held in Taipei, Wu conferred the...
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Two Taiwanese films win kudos at Asian Film Awards

Taipei,  Two Taiwanese films won awards, including Best Supporting Actress, at this year’s Asian Film Awards, which was held Wednesday in an online ceremony. Samantha Ko (柯淑勤) took the Best Supporting Actress award for her role as a mother in...
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Body of Vietnamese migrant found, one week after hiking accident

Taipei,  The body of a Vietnamese migrant worker was found by rescue workers on Thursday, one week after he went missing after falling down a mountain slope in Nantou County. According to the police, the victim was a migrant worker...
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Golden Melody Awards for music to rock on Saturday

Taipei,  The 2020 Golden Melody Awards for music, Taiwan’s equivalent of the Grammys, will be held Saturday in Taipei, with over 160 nominated entries vying for 27 awards. A total of 1,348 albums and extended play records were submitted to...
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Taiwanese media criticized for disrespecting indigenous culture

Taipei,  Taiwanese officials and a government agency on Monday urged the media to respect indigenous culture after some news reports took issue over the tribal attire worn by one of the winners during an award ceremony. Pangoyod (鍾家駿), a 16-year-old...
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China may be using Zhenhua database to target, exploit Taiwanese: scholar

Washington, There is a possibility that China is using information from a massive database of influential figures to identify individuals and institutions in Taiwan that could be exploited, according to American researcher Christopher Balding. The database, wh...
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Taiwan conducts joint air defense drill against Chinese invasion

Taipei,  Taiwan’s military conducted a joint air defense drill on Tuesday simulating a response to an enemy air attack, involving all of Taiwan’s air bases, as well as naval and surface-to-air missile units, according to the Military News Agency. ...
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CNA to help Culture Ministry set up English-language video portal

Taipei,  The Ministry of Culture (MOC) announced Monday that it will commission CNA to undertake the preliminary phase of an English-language international video programming portal project with an eye to introducing Taiwan to the world. In a press statement, ...
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Taipei Chinese Orchestra to open season honoring two Taiwan composers

Taipei,  The Taipei Chinese Orchestra (TCO) will start its upcoming season honoring the legacy of two late Taiwanese composers, performing their music at the season’s opening music concert this week. At a press conference, TCO General Director Cheng Li-...
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