2021-05-05 Focus Taiwan
Taiwan’s Legislature on Tuesday ratified the treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between the governments of Taiwan and Belize, which will allow them to cooperate on crime prevention and prosecution.
2021-05-05 Ministy of Economic Affairs
President Tsai Ing-wen inspected the “5G AIoT Park in the Asia New Bay Area” in Kaohsiung on Feb. 28, and listened to the comprehensive project roadmap presented by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Kaohsiung City Government in Ji Hui Auditorium on 7F of Kaohsiung Main Public Library.
2021-05-05 Taiwan Today
President Tsai Ing-wen is winner of the 2020 John McCain Prize for Leadership in Public Service announced May 4 by Washington-headquartered Halifax International Security Forum.
2021-05-05 Taiwan Today
President Tsai Ing-wen said May 4 that the government is sparing no efforts in strengthening the country’s legal framework, accelerating talent cultivation and working with the private sector to build Taiwan into a bastion of cybersecurity.
2021-05-04 Council of Agriculture
The Council of Agriculture (COA) and the Asian Productivity Organization cooperated for the fifth consecutive year and on April 28 held the “5th APO International Conference on Biofertilizers and Biopesticides” (ICBB) at the Howard Civil Service International House in Taipei.
2021-05-04 Ministry of Culture
Minister of Culture Lee Yung-te for the first time presided over a Mongolian memorial ceremony in tribute to Mongol emperor Genghis Khan at the Howard Plaza Hotel Taipei on May 2. Traditionally, Mongolians held ceremony on the 21st day of the third lunar month in memory of Genghis Khan, and the tradition has been followed by Mongolians in Taiwan for 70 years.
2021-05-04 Office of the President
On May 4, President Tsai Ing-wen was announced as this year's winner of the John McCain Prize for Leadership in Public Service by the Halifax International Security Forum. Presidential Office Spokesperson Xavier Chang (張惇涵) said that President Tsai is honored to accept this award as a recognition not of her own accomplishments, but of those of all the people of Taiwan. The president emphasized that Taiwan is defined by our core values of freedom and democracy, and that our success in containing the ongoing pandemic proves that a united Taiwan can be a force for good in the international community.
2021-05-03 Office of the President
In response to a deadly accident that occurred at Mount Meron, Israel, on April 30, Presidential Office Spokesperson Xavier Chang (張惇涵) said that after learning of the incident, President Tsai Ing-wen immediately instructed Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) to call Representative Omer Caspi of the Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei to convey the sincere condolences of the government and people of Taiwan.
2021-05-03 Ministy of Economic Affairs
The first online training course on digital marketing capabilities was opportunely launched by the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Taiwan and Malaysia in response to the structural changes of global economic and trade activities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
2021-05-03 Focus Taiwan
A total of 150 oxygen concentrators and 500 oxygen cylinders donated by Taiwan arrived in India on Sunday to support the country’s fight against the raging second wave of COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
2021-04-30 Ministy of Economic Affairs
Halal products have stepped into the international spotlight these years. The reason is not only the business opportunities brought by the rapid growth of Muslim populations but also the impact arisen from more market access issues raised internationally. The Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC) has dedicated on harmonizing the standards and certification schemes of halal products among Islamic countries, including Indonesia and Malaysia. A virtual seminar on halal was held jointly by the BSMI and SMIIC on April 27, 2021 under their Cooperation Agreement.
2021-04-30 Ministry of Education
On March 27, 2021 the Education Division at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vietnam held an online Study in Taiwan Seminar at the University of Languages and International Studies - Vietnam National University (VNU-ULIS). The seminar began with a short pre-recorded video of welcome and encouraging remarks for the students made by Dr. Nicole Yen-Yi Lee, Director General of the Department of International and Cross-strait Education of the Ministry of Education in Taiwan.
2021-04-30 Ministry of Culture
The 17th International Architecture Exhibition will run from May 22 to Nov. 21 this year. Revolving around the theme, “Primitive Migration from/to Taiwan,” Taiwan’s exhibition at the biennale in Venice will explore and bring to light the boundaries between humanity, the environment and nature, echoing the exhibition’s overarching theme of coexistence between humanity and nature.
2021-04-29 Ministry of Culture
The police dormitory located at Jinxue Road, Jiali district in Tainan City, has been designated as a historic building, Tainan Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage (TMACH) announced on April 18. Formerly owned by the Japanese martial arts organization Dai Nippon Butoku Kai (大日本武德會, DNBK), it is one of the buildings constructed during the Japanese colonial era.
2021-04-29 Ministry of Transportation and Communications
As part of ongoing efforts to comprehensively and effectively manage the handling and storage of hazardous and dangerous goods at Taiwan’s international commercial ports, the Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) implemented between 2018 and 2019 a comprehensive port-based dangerous-goods management system, with digital charts highlighting the current location of all registered dangerous-cargo containers. This system allows users to search the current status of dangerous-goods containers in terms of wharf activity, number of containers in storage, type of goods, import / export / transfer statistics, and number of days in substandard storage conditions.
2021-04-29 Focus Taiwan
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has made Time magazine’s inaugural list of “100 Most Influential Companies” and has been categorized as a “Titan.”
2021-04-28 Ministry of Culture
As part of the “Taiwan Fiction” series, “Formosana: Stories of Democracy in Taiwan (Formosana: Histoires de démocratie à Taiwan ),” a collection of nine short stories by contemporary Taiwanese writers, was published by the French publishing company L’Asiathèque in February. Gwennaël Gaffric, chief editor of the “Taiwan Fiction” series, sharing his motivation and the process of promoting Taiwanese literary works in France, said that he hopes the stories will allow French-speaking readers to understand the historical and social trajectories of Taiwan and the talents of Taiwanese writers.
2021-04-28 Ministry of Science and Technology
On April 27, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) hosted its first ever International Partners Southern Taiwan S&T Tour, led by Minister Tsung-Tsong Wu and participated by about 100 attendees including official envoys in Taiwan from 26 countries and representatives of eight chambers of commerce. The tour visited several prominent institutions in Tainan Shalun Smart Green Energy Science City and Southern Taiwan Science Park. Leading the tour, Minister Tsung-Tsong Wu hopes that the trip could increase the international visibility of Taiwan’s smart technology, advanced green technology and smart healthcare development, and thus to enhance tighter collaboration with global partners.
2021-04-28 Ministry of Finance
The Ministry of Finance states that, Taiwan and the United Kingdom have confirmed their cooperation in automatic exchange of financial account information in tax matters (hereinafter referred to as CRS information) every September from 2021 in accordance with Article 26 (Exchange of Information) of the Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital Gains between the two sides.
2021-04-27 International Cooperation and Development Fund
The International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) has committed a new contribution to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), pledging elevated support to green transition projects in the EBRD’s region going forward. Recognizing the urgency to address climate change impacts, this partnership aims to assist developing partner countries in further scaling up climate change adaptation and mitigation actions, building resilience and reducing environmental risks and hazards. In a time when the global economy is looking to recover from the pandemic, the joint commitment of the two organizations echoes the global call for greener growth and creating a better planet for all.
2021-04-27 Bureau of Foreign Trade
Taiwan’s latest manufacturing export statistics suggest, despite COVID-19 setbacks, Taiwan has performed exceptionally well during the pandemic because of the booming overseas demand for Taiwan-made goods. In January, export orders totaled $52.72 billion, a record since February 2010.
2021-04-27 Bureau of Foreign Trade
Taiwan Main Orthopaedic Biotechnology have announced that their OOOPDS 3D medical image reconstruction and surgical planning medical software has received TFDA Class-II certification.
2021-04-26 Focus Taiwan
A job fair focusing on students from allied countries and other emerging markets has been scheduled for May 29 in Taipei, a government-funded trade promotion organization said Friday.
2021-04-26 Ministry of Culture
The Ministry of Culture recently announced that it has registered “Amis Malan Macacadaay (阿美族馬蘭Macacadaay),” “Paiwan Kinavatjesan traditional embroidery (排灣族Kinavatjesan傳統刺繡),” and “Paiwan tjemenun traditional weaving (排灣族tjemenun傳統織布)” as important traditional performing arts and crafts of the Taiwanese indigenous people, and has designated Chu-Yin Culture and Arts Troupe (杵音文化藝術團), Lavaus (陳利友妹), and Ljumiyang (許春美) as their respective preservers.
2021-04-26 Ministry of Education
The Ministry of Education (MOE) has launched the “Taiwan Foreign English Teacher Program (TFETP)” to recruit quality English teachers. Recruited teachers will start teaching in public elementary and secondary schools in all 22 counties and cities in Taiwan in the coming fall semester.
2021-04-23 Ministry of Finance
On April 23, 2021 (Taiwan time), the Minister of Finance, Dr. Jain-Rong Su, and the Executive President of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), Dr. Dante Mossi, signed an agreement for establishing a country office in Taiwan at the virtual meeting. Taiwan participants included the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Jaushieh Joseph Wu, Governor of Central Bank of the R.O.C. (Taiwan), Dr. Chin-Long Yang, and Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Honduras, Ambassador Diego Wen. CABEI participants included the Chairman of the Board of Governors, Mr. Marco Midence and some members of Board of Directors. They all joined the virtual meeting to witness the signing ceremony. The signing ceremony completed successfully.
2021-04-23 Office of the President
On the morning of April 22, President Tsai Ing-wen attended the opening ceremony of the 2021 Social Design Action Forum, entitled “Sustainability—The Solutions for Our Earth.” In her remarks at the event, President Tsai noted that we all have a common goal: to cut carbon emissions and slow climate change, thereby reducing the resulting impacts and giving humans and all living things a sustainable environment. At the same time, she said, carbon reduction will prompt profound economic changes.
2021-04-23 Focus Taiwan
S&P Global Ratings raised its credit ratings for Taiwan from “AA-” to “AA” while predicting a positive outlook for the country’s economy in 2021, according to a report released by the credit rating agency Thursday.
2021-04-22 Focus Taiwan
A book of verse by Taiwanese poet Amang (阿芒) and American translator Steve Bradbury has been named winner of the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, a first for a Taiwanese author.
2021-04-22 Ministry of Culture
“Super Policy (超級縣政),” the poster displayed at the 2019 Taiwan Design Expo in Pingtung, is a Design Excellence winner of the 2021 iF Design Award 2021. Commissioned by the Pingtung County Government, Chiang Meng-chih (江孟芝), creative director of Taipei-based Mengdom Design Lab, created the poster, which features the county government’s policies on agriculture, labor affairs, civic engineering, environmental protection, social welfare, Hakka affairs, indigenous affairs, education and culture.
2021-04-22 Office of the President
On the evening of April 21, President Tsai Ing-wen attended the annual Hsieh Nien Fan (謝年飯) banquet hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan (AmCham Taiwan). In remarks at the event, President Tsai reiterated that her administration will continue to take concrete action to strengthen the close economic partnership between Taiwan and the US, and emphasized that Taiwan will keep working with like-minded countries to uphold freedom and security in the region while creating an ideal environment for economic recovery and development.
2021-04-21 Ministry of Culture
Inspired by renowned Taiwanese architect Wang Da-hong (王大閎), the 2021 Asia Art Biennial will adopt the theme “Phantasmapolis (未來之城),” hoping to explore Asian futurism and observe the post-Second World War cultural development in the regions of Asia.
2021-04-21 Bureau of Foreign Trade
Specialty steel is usually regarded as an important indicator to identify a country that is capable of a “steel country”, and it is the major material widely applied in most of the national-economy industries such as machinery, automobiles, military industry, chemicals, household appliances, ships, transportation, railways, and other emerging industries. According to the global market research report, the compound annual growth rate of specialty steel is 2.6%, and the market size will reach 237.94 billion USD in 2025.
2021-04-21 Taiwan Today
Taiwan ranked 43rd in the 2021 World Press Freedom Index released April 17 by France-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF), underscoring the country's ongoing efforts to promote media independence while ensuring a safe environment for members of the press.
2021-04-20 Office of the President
On April 19, President Tsai Ing-wen spoke with the Kingdom of Eswatini’s King Mswati III by telephone to wish him well on the occasion of his 53rd birthday. The president told His Majesty that she was pleased to see that under his leadership, Eswatini has shown significant progress in all areas of national governance, and that Taiwan will work hand-in-hand with Eswatini to promote national development, continue to deepen our bilateral friendship, and improve the wellbeing of people in both countries.
2021-04-20 Ministy of Economic Affairs
April 26 is World Intellectual Property Day. Since 2001, countries all over the world have been marking this day by organizing special events around a general theme set by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The events are aimed at raising awareness of how IPR can drive innovation and support creativity. WIPO’s theme for 2021 is “IP & SMEs: Taking your ideas to market.”
2021-04-20 Bureau of Foreign Trade
The Hai Long offshore wind project, off Taiwan, has received approval for its “Industrial Relevance Plan” following two years of negotiations.
Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA)’s Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) passed the plan, with notification given to the developer by the Bureau of Energy (BOE).
2021-04-19 Ministy of Economic Affairs
Minister Wang Mei-Hua of the Ministry of Economic Affairs was invited to attend the “2021 Taiwan-Honduras Online Business Opportunity Symposium” held by the Central America Trade Office and the Embassy of the Republic of Honduras on April 14 and deliver opening remarks along with Honduras Vice President and Secretary of Economic Development María Antonia Rivera.
2021-04-19 Ministry of Foreign Affairs
As part of the Islamic Cultural Exhibition, an outdoor event will be held on April 17 and 18 in the plaza outside the National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. Open from noon to 7 p.m., the event will offer visitors a unique experience of Islamic cultural activities, including fast-breaking rites and iftar meals served after sunset during Ramadan in accordance with Islamic teachings. Visitors can enjoy Taiwanese and foreign food and view exhibits of Arabic calligraphy and traditional Muslim dress.
2021-04-19 Executive Yuan
At the Cabinet’s weekly meeting Thursday, Premier Su Tseng-chang said the government will maintain and expand Taiwan’s semiconductor supply chain advantages by easing regulations, cultivating industrial talent and attracting more investments. Science parks will also be established or expanded in cities and counties across Taiwan to boost the industrial clustering effect.
2021-04-16 Executive Yuan
To attract more top-flight international talent to Taiwan, the Executive Yuan on Thursday approved the National Development Council’s draft amendments to the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals. The draft amendments will be forwarded to the Legislature for deliberation.
2021-04-16 Office of the President
On the morning of April 15, President Tsai Ing-wen met a senior delegation sent by US President Joe Biden at the Presidential Office. President Tsai noted that the delegation’s visit highlights the growing partnership between Taiwan and the United States, and demonstrates US bipartisan support for Taiwan. The president expressed optimism that continued cooperation between Taiwan and the United States will strengthen our bilateral partnership and yield even more fruitful results.
2021-04-16 Ministy of Economic Affairs
Supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), the largest applied research institution in Taiwan, has been named a Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovator for the fourth consecutive year and the fifth time overall since 2015, making it the most awarded research institution ever in Asia.