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 2020-07-03 04:00 

Taiwan Today

NYU scholar Jerome Cohen awarded state honor...

New York University law professor Jerome Cohen was conferred with the Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Gordon July 2 by Lily Hsu, director-general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, in recognition of his work advancing Taiwan-U.S. r...

 2020-07-03 04:00 

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VP Lai attends Chen Wen-chen commemoration in Taipei...

Vice President Lai Ching-te attended an event commemorating the 39th anniversary of academic Chen Wen-chen's death July 2 at National Taiwan University in Taipei City. Chen was a staunch supporter of Taiwan's democratic development, Lai said. It i...

 2020-07-03 04:00 

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Premier Su vows to position Taiwan at heart of global tech industry supply chains...

Premier Su Tseng-chang said July 2 that the government will continue prioritizing 5G and artificial intelligence technologies while strengthening the semiconductor industry's material and equipment networks to place the country at heart of global supp...

 2020-07-02 04:00 

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Taiwan, Somaliland to set up representative offices...

The ROC (Taiwan) and Republic of Somaliland will set up respective representative office in Hargeisa and Taipei City, spotlighting the government's commitment to furthering engagement with East Africa, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs July...

 2020-07-02 04:00 

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NPM Children's Gallery offering enhanced accessibility reopens July 1...

National Palace Museum's Children's Gallery reopened July 1 in Taipei City, offering visitors an immersive experience while promoting access to Taiwan's cultural heritage for those of all ages. The gallery makes extensive use of digital media ...

 2020-07-02 04:00 

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2 melt-blown lines commence operation in northern Taiwan...

Two melt-blown lines for nonwoven fabrics used in producing surgical masks commenced operation July 1 in northern Taiwan's Taoyuan City, according to the Industrial Development Bureau under the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Owned and managed respectiv...

 2020-07-01 04:00 

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MOFA strongly condemns passage of Hong Kong national security law...

Passage of the Hong Kong national security law by the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress was strongly condemned June 30 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The law reflects a complete negation of the commitment made by the Ch...

 2020-07-01 04:00 

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President Tsai lauds launch of 5G services in Taiwan...

President Tsai Ing-wen said June 30 that the launch of 5G services in Taiwan marks a milestone in the country's high tech industry while securing it a key position in the post-pandemic global economy. The achievement is evidence that government effort...

 2020-07-01 04:00 

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Cruise ship tour of Taiwan's outlying islands set to sail...

Taiwan is set to become the first country in the world to resume cruise ship services as part of plans to boost tourism in the post-pandemic new life, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications said June 30. According to the MOTC, the government ha...

 2020-06-30 04:00 

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8 foreign professionals granted ROC (Taiwan) citizenship...

Eight foreign professionals were granted ROC (Taiwan) citizenship June 24 by the Ministry of the Interior as part of government efforts to deepen the country's leading-edge talent pool. Boasting extensive experience and superlative skills, the individ...

 2020-06-30 04:00 

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Taiwan releases 3rd national report on UN human rights covenants...

The Executive Yuan released Taiwan's third national report on the implementation of the U.N. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights as well as International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights June 29 in Taipei City, undersc...

 2020-06-30 04:00 

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Stimulus vouchers available for pre-order July 1...

Stimulus vouchers aimed at spurring consumption in Taiwan are available for pre-order from July 1, highlighting government efforts to boost economic activity in the post-pandemic new life. All Taiwan nationals and foreign spouses of Taiwan citizens with r...

 2020-06-29 04:00 

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Taiwan eases entry regulations for foreign nationals...

Taiwan's entry regulations for foreign nationals changed June 29 as part of government efforts to gradually reopen the country while spurring economic activity in the post-pandemic new life. Travelers planning to visit Taiwan for reasons other than to...

 2020-06-29 04:00 

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Tier 1 anti-human trafficking status awarded to Taiwan for 11th consecutive year...

Taiwan maintained its Tier 1 ranking for the 11th consecutive year in the 20 th Trafficking in Persons Report released June 25 by the U.S. Department of State. The country shares the recognition in the Asia-Pacific with Australia, New Zealand, the Philipp...

 2020-06-29 04:00 

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Taipei named best leisure destination in Asia by Global Traveler...

Taipei City was named Asia's best leisure destination in the 2020 Leisure Lifestyle Award survey released June 26 by U.S.-headquartered Global Traveler, a magazine geared toward businesspeople. The result marks the third straight year Taipei has claim...

 2020-06-24 04:00 

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Taiwan industrial output continues growing in May...

Taiwan's industrial production index rose 1.51 percent year on year to 110.18 in May, spotlighting growth momentum of the local electronics industry, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs June 23. Of the four subindexes comprising the overall ...

 2020-06-24 04:00 

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Taiwan, Australia, Japan, US stage GCTF online workshop...

A virtual workshop on preparing for a potential second wave of coronavirus held under the Global Cooperation and Training Framework was staged June 24 in Taipei City, spotlighting the government's commitment to building an effective disease-fighting n...

 2020-06-24 04:00 

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80-plus Taiwan films feature at online Marche du Film...

More than 80 offerings are featured in the Taiwan Cinema selection at Cannes Film Festival's online Marche du Film running June 22-26, according to the Taiwan Creative Content Agency under the Ministry of Culture. Comprising animations, documentaries,...

 2020-06-23 04:00 

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PO announces Control Yuan president and member nominees...

The Presidential Office announced its nominees for the Control Yuan June 22, with former PO Secretary-General Chen Chu set to head the government branch responsible for investigating and disciplining public agencies and servants. During a press conference...

 2020-06-23 04:00 

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Tsai lauds inaugural flight of indigenous advanced jet trainer...

President Tsai Ing-wen said June 22 that the maiden flight of a new domestically developed advanced jet trainer marks a milestone in Taiwan's aerospace industry while highlighting government efforts to strengthen national defense capabilities. The pre...

 2020-06-23 04:00 

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5 Taiwan hospitals recognized as 2020 GOLD Forum members...

Five Taiwan hospitals were recognized as 2020 GOLD Forum members by Belgium-headquartered Global Network for Tobacco Free Healthcare Services, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said June 19. The facilities are Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital in s...

 2020-06-22 04:00 

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President Tsai addresses Copenhagen Democracy Summit...

President Tsai Ing-wen discussed the need for like-minded countries to defend shared values in the face of rising authoritarianism, as well as Taiwan's efforts in combating coronavirus, during her special address June 19 at the Copenhagen Democracy Su...

 2020-06-22 04:00 

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Tang Prize laureates for Sinology, rule of law announced in Taipei...

The 2020 Tang Prize winners for Sinology and rule of law were announced June 20 and 21, respectively, by Taipei City-based Tang Prize Foundation. Wang Gungwu was recognized for contributions to overseas Chinese studies, while nongovernmental organizations...

 2020-06-22 04:00 

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MOFA releases Q1 trade promotion report card...

Taiwan's representative offices around the world working in tandem with the Ministry of Economic Affairs helped significantly boost foreign trade and investment in the first quarter of 2020, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs June 20. During...

 2020-06-20 04:00 

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MOFA releases World Refugee Day short film...

A short film showcasing Taiwan's humanitarian assistance efforts in Africa and Asia was released June 19 in the run-up to World Refugee Day by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. "Taiwan Story-Together Stronger" draws the curtain back on aspects ...

 2020-06-20 04:00 

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Tang Prize laureates for sustainable development, biopharmaceutical science unveiled...

The 2020 Tang Prize winners for sustainable development and biopharmaceutical science were announced June 18 and 19, respectively, by Taipei City-based Tang Prize Foundation. Jane Goodall was honored for contributions to primatology and environmental cons...

 2020-06-19 04:00 

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MAC unveils action plan to support Hong Kongers...

The Mainland Affairs Council launched an action plan June 18 to support Hong Kongers' pursuit of freedom and democracy while offering assistance to those wishing to contribute to Taiwan. During a press conference in Taipei City, MAC Minister Chen Ming...

 2020-06-19 04:00 

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6 Taiwan-Sweden collaborative research projects greenlighted...

Six projects were approved under the Taiwan-Sweden Collaborative Research Framework organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology and Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF), according to the MOST June 18. Selected from 49 proposals, the pro...

 2020-06-18 04:00 

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MOE launches measure helping foreign students return to Taiwan...

A measure aimed at helping foreign students resume their studies in Taiwan was launched by the Ministry of Education June 17, highlighting the country's return to normalcy after the government's successful management of the COVID-19 pandemic. Appl...

 2020-06-18 04:00 

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Presidential Office to stage Dragon Boat Festival celebratory event...

The Presidential Office is staging a special celebratory event June 25 to 27 on Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei City as part of the annual Dragon Boat Festival. Organized by Taipei-headquartered General Association of Chinese Culture, the temple fair-inspir...

 2020-06-18 04:00 

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CECC announces new quarantine rules for foreign business visitors...

Qualified foreign nationals visiting Taiwan for short-term business purposes can apply to reduce their 14-day mandatory quarantine beginning June 22, as the country gears up to reopen borders for international trade activities in the post-pandemic new lif...

 2020-06-17 04:00 

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World Organization for Animal Health designates Taiwan FMD-free...

Taiwan is designated foot and mouth disease free where vaccination is not practiced by Paris-headquartered World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs June 16. The new status, which applies to Taiwan and outlyi...

 2020-06-17 04:00 

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Taiwan climbs 5 spots to 11th in IMD world competitiveness report...

Taiwan moved up five spots to 11th in the latest World Competitiveness Yearbook published June 16 by Switzerland-based International Institute for Management Development, hitting its highest spot in the annual report since 2016. In the survey of 63 major ...

 2020-06-17 04:00 

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Asia-Pacific HQ of Bosch eBike Systems opens in Taichung...

Taichung City is the new home of Germany-headquartered Bosch eBike Systems' Asia Pacific headquarters, spotlighting Taiwan's increasing attractiveness for foreign investors looking to expand their presence in the region. An inauguration ceremony w...

 2020-06-16 04:00 

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Taiwan, Canada ink FinTech cooperation agreement...

The Cabinet-level Financial Supervisory Commission has concluded a financial technology cooperation agreement with the Canadian Securities Administration, spotlighting efforts to promote global partnerships in the potential-laden sector. The Canadian agen...

 2020-06-16 04:00 

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MOFA launches 6th annual Trending Taiwan short film competition...

The Trending Taiwan Short Film Competition kicked off June 15 as part of government efforts to raise the country's profile on the global stage via digital diplomacy. Organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the sixth edition of the annual event i...

 2020-06-16 04:00 

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Taiwan, SKorea, World Customs Organization team up on data analysis project...

A team from National Cheng Kung University in southern Taiwan's Tainan City is cooperating with South Korea based-Institute of Basic Science and Brussels-headquartered World Customs Organization on an artificial intelligence-powered data analysis unde...

 2020-06-15 04:00 

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President Tsai reiterates Taiwan's commitment to talent cultivation...

President Tsai Ing-wen said June 12 that the government is committed to cultivating local talent in Taiwan, spotlighting the need for a multilingual society equipped with the digital skills to thrive in the new post-pandemic world. To supplement the count...

 2020-06-15 04:00 

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Taiwan, Japan advance bilateral scientific cooperation...

Taiwan and Japan are advancing bilateral scientific cooperation with applications in the areas of green materials, new drug development and semiconductors under a pact renewed June 12 in northern Taiwan's Hsinchu City. The MOU was signed by representa...

 2020-06-15 04:00 

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Tsai awards posthumous state honors to iconic Hakka novelist...

President Tsai Ing-wen awarded late Hakka novelist Chung Chao-cheng the Order of Brilliant Star and a presidential citation in recognition of his lifelong contributions to Taiwan literature June 14 during a memorial concert in northern Taiwan's Taoyua...

 2020-06-12 04:00 

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Culture, education ministries roll out stimulus programs...

The Ministries of Culture and Education announced their respective stimulus programs June 11 to help Taiwan's cultural, entertainment and sports sectors get back on track post COVID-19. According to the MOC, 2 million sets of e-vouchers, each containi...

 2020-06-12 04:00 

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Taiwan railway exhibition kicks off in Japan...

An exhibition showcasing mementos from Taiwan's railway system including photographs, ticket stubs and archive footage kicked off June 10 in Tokyo, showcasing the history and development of the country's iconic transport network. Jointly staged by...

 2020-06-12 04:00 

Taiwan Today

MOE and MOFA unveil global recipients of Taiwan scholarships...

A total of 13 beneficiaries of the Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program were recognized by the Ministries of Education and Foreign Affairs June 11 for outstanding performances during their stay in the country. Selected from 560 scho...

 2020-06-11 04:00 

Taiwan Today

Air superiority...

Yung Ying, the first indigenously developed advanced jet trainer of the ROC Air Force, takes off for its first test flight June 10 in Taichung City, central Taiwan. (Courtesy of Ministry of National Defense)...

 2020-06-11 04:00 

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MOFA Minister Wu participates in Brussels Forum webinar...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaushieh Joseph Wu participated in a webinar for the Brussels Forum June 9 in Taipei City in which he discussed the Taiwan Model for managing coronavirus and the country's role in the post-pandemic world order. Focused on a...

 2020-06-11 04:00 

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NDC pleased with progress on AmCham white paper...

The government is making good progress on tackling the issues identified in the 2019 Taiwan White Paper produced by the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei, according to the Cabinet-level National Development Council June 10. Around 34 percent of the 8...

 2020-06-11 04:00 

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Taiwan's Muslim-friendly policies recognized in 2019 International Religious Freedom Report...

The United States Department of State has recognized Taiwan for its efforts to create a Muslim-friendly society in the agency's 2019 International Religious Freedom Report released June 10. According to the report, the government has taken decisive ac...

 2020-06-10 04:00 

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VP Lai visits PPE manufacturer Makalot Industrial...

Vice President Lai Ching-te paid a visit June 9 to the R&D center of Makalot Industrial Co., a major producer of personal protective equipment, in southern Taiwan's Chiayi County, highlighting contributions by the private sector during the coronavirus...

 2020-06-10 04:00 

Taiwan Today

Premier Su reiterates commitment to development of COVID-19 vaccine...

Premier Su Tseng-chang said June 9 that the government is leaving no stone unturned in working with the private sector to speed up development of a COVID-19 vaccine, highlighting Taiwan's commitment to the well-being of people all around the world. Ta...

 2020-06-10 04:00 

Taiwan Today

Taitung gears up for 'starry night' concerts...

A series of outdoor concerts are set to kick off June 20 in the eastern county of Taitung, according to an announcement by Taitung County Government. Themed "Starry Taitung," the series will commence with a performance by singer Chen Yon-lon from ...

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