2021-02-26 Taiwan Today
The recent donation of mask-making equipment by the government and people to the Czech Republic demonstrates how Taiwan Can Help strengthen the global response to COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Feb. 26.
2021-02-26 Ministry of Culture
President Tsai Ing-wen recommends the Taiwanese drama series “The Magician on the Skywalk (天橋上的魔術師)” produced by the Public Television Service (PTS), which was premiered at 9 p.m. on Feb. 20.Based on the magical realist novel of the same name by Wu Ming-yi (吳明益), the series follows the lives of nine kids and their surreal encounters with a magician in the now demolished Zhonghua Market (中華商場) in downtown Taipei.
2021-02-26 Taiwan Today
President Tsai Ing-wen vowed Feb. 25 to never again overlook the perspectives of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples while uncovering the truth behind the February 28 Incident, spotlighting the government’s commitment to achieving transitional justice.
2021-02-26 Executive Yuan
Premier Su Tseng-chang said Thursday that the government plans to invest NT$6 billion (US$212.3 million) over the coming six years to help local governments improve the infrastructure and scenery of urban and rural locales around Taiwan.
2021-02-25 Taiwan Today
Taiwan’s investment grade rating remained at Aa3 while its credit outlook was upgraded from stable to positive by Moody's Investors Service Feb. 24.
2021-02-25 Centers for Disease Control
On February 24, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that in consideration of the stable coronavirus situation and adequate medical capacities in Taiwan, it would again conditionally allow non-R.O.C. nationals to enter Taiwan for medical purposes. The CECC pointed out that international patients may, except for non-urgent medical care needs including health checkups, and aesthetic medicine, provide relevant documents to medical institutions to apply for receiving medical care in Taiwan starting from March 1. The Ministry of Health and Welfare (the MOHW) will make the final decision on applications after reviewing the necessity, continuity, and risk of the treatment for applicants, in a bid to ensure non-R.O.C. nationals can receive medical care in Taiwan.
2021-02-25 Focus Taiwan
Taiwan’s export orders in January grew for the 11th consecutive month to US$52.72 billion, a year-on-year increase of 49.3 percent, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) reported Wednesday.
2021-02-24 Ministry of Culture
On Feb. 20, Minister of Culture Lee Yong-te journeyed to the southeast coastal county Taitung to call on artist Paul Chiang (江賢二) and Chairman of The Alliance Cultural Foundation (公益平台文化基金會) Stanley Yen (嚴長壽).
2021-02-24 Focus Taiwan
The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) recently announced receipt of a US$2 million donation from Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), some of which will be used to establish a program dedicated to the study of Taiwan in a global context.
2021-02-23 Bureau of Foreign Trade
Asia’s largest ICT show, COMPUTEX Taipei, is rolling out its first in Online-Merge-Offline (OMO) hybrid exhibition this year.
2021-02-23 Focus Taiwan
The Cabinet-level National Development Council (NDC) unveiled a four-year plan Monday focusing on several goals, including the nurturing of Taiwan’s digital talent pool.
2021-02-23 Taiwan Today
President Tsai Ing-wen said Feb. 22 that the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions are worthy 2020 CPBL champions, epitomizing Taiwan’s commitment to combating coronavirus and realizing Health For All.
2021-02-22 Centers for Disease Control
On February 22, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that the Fall-Winter COVID-19 Prevention Program, originally scheduled to be effective from December 1, 2020, to February 28, 2021, would be adjusted and continue to be implemented on and after March 1, in response to the severity of COVID-19 globally and the continued occurrence of imported cases in Taiwan.
2021-02-22 Office of the President
On the afternoon of February 20, President Tsai Ing-wen delivered remarks at the 2021 International Mother Language Day: Indigenous Languages Revitalization Awards Ceremony and Development Conference. In her remarks, President Tsai said that since the passage of the Indigenous Languages Development Act and the National Languages Development Act a few years ago, our government has devoted more energy and resources to ensuring that people from all ethnic groups across Taiwan have an environment in which to learn and use their mother tongues.
2021-02-22 Focus Taiwan
A Taiwanese technical mission has successfully grown three varieties of Taiwanese watermelons in Bahrain, introducing “Taiwanese pride” to the desert.
2021-02-20 Office of the President
The Office of the President held a press conference on the evening of February 19 to address changes to the national security team, with Spokesperson Xavier Chang (張惇涵) explaining the new personnel arrangements.
2021-02-20 Academia Sinica
Academia Sinica President James Liao had been awarded the 2020 Samson-Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Energy and Smart Mobility for Transportation, with his research being praised for exhibiting “a combination of basic research and applied research at a high level” and achieving “a world-leading breakthrough research in the field of bio-energy”.
2021-02-20 Executive Yuan
Premier Su Tseng-chang received a Council of Agriculture briefing Thursday on the upgrading of the pork industry and the establishment of a demonstration system for meat cold chains. Since Taiwan opened its market to U.S. pork imports earlier this year, residues of the feed additive ractopamine have not been detected in pork imports from any country, while consumption of domestic pork has increased 6,000 metric tons compared with last year.
2021-02-19 Executive Yuan
The Cabinet on Thursday approved a draft bill by the Ministry of Science and Technology for new legislation to develop the space industry. The draft bill will now be submitted for the Legislature’s review.
2021-02-19 Taiwan Today
Taiwan virtual reality film “The Deserted” by acclaimed local director Tsai Ming-liang debuted last week at ANB Tokyo in Japan, according to the Ministry of Culture Feb. 17.
2021-02-19 Focus Taiwan
A research team at National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in northern Taiwan announced Thursday that it has developed a rapid test that can identify how well protected a vaccinated person is against COVID-19.
2021-02-18 Ministy of Economic Affairs
Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC) of Taiwan celebrated its 30th anniversary recently, while demonstrated many eye-catching R&D achievements developed by the center's world-class capability.
2021-02-18 Taiwan Today
Taiwan drama “A Sun” is shortlisted for an Oscar in the category of Best International Feature Film at the 93rd edition of the annual artistic award presented by the U.S.-headquartered Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
2021-02-18 Focus Taiwan
Taiwan’s economy has a good chance of exceeding 4 percent annual growth this year if the country makes the most of opportunities presented by the restructuring of global supply chains in the wake of COVID-19 and attracts investment in major construction projects, the National Development Council (NDC) said Wednesday.
2021-02-17 National Development Council
Today, the National Development Council (NDC) held a celebration to mark the issuance of the 2,000th Employment Gold Card in the three years since the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals (“the Foreign Professionals Act”) came into effect in February 2018.
2021-02-17 Office of the President
On the night before Lunar New Year’s eve, President Tsai Ing-wen recorded a video wishing a happy and successful New Year to her fellow citizens and friends around the world.
2021-02-17 Focus Taiwan
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Sunday that Taiwan is ready to provide help if people in Japan need assistance after a strong earthquake hit the country a day earlier.