Geneva reception promotes need for Taiwan to participate in activities, mechanisms, meetings of WHO

A reception was hosted May 19 by Taiwan’s representative office in Geneva to promote the need for the country to participate in the activities, mechanisms and meetings of the World Health Organization.   Attended by Health Minister Chen Shih-chung and the visiting Taiwan delegation, the event also involved counterparts and officials from allies Belize, Guatemala, … Continue reading “Geneva reception promotes need for Taiwan to participate in activities, mechanisms, meetings of WHO”

MOC crafts exhibition deepens cultural exchanges with Southeast Asia

An exhibition highlighting Southeast Asian crafts kicked off May 17 at the National Tainan Living Art Center in southern Taiwan, underscoring government efforts to deepen cultural and people-to-people exchanges with the region.   Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, the Southeast Asia Aesthetics Living Exhibition spotlights bamboo weaving, fabric dyeing and traditional musical instruments from … Continue reading “MOC crafts exhibition deepens cultural exchanges with Southeast Asia”

InnoVEX Returns in 2019 for New Thinking, New Engineering, and New Future

May 19, 2019 Picture:  TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 17, 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– InnoVEX is the startup focused special exhibition of COMPUTEX. Started in 2016, the event has continued to see significant growth every year. InnoVEX saw a 20% growth between 2018 and 2019; with current exhibitors numbering 467 startup teams from 24 countries & … Continue reading “InnoVEX Returns in 2019 for New Thinking, New Engineering, and New Future”

POURQUOI L’AMERIQUE S’ATTAQUE À L’IRAN ?

Attention. D. Trump n’est un clown, ni un demeuré. Il sait parfaitement ce qu’il fait pourquoi il le fait et au service de qui il le fait. POURQUOI L’AMERIQUE S’ATTAQUE À L’IRAN ? Abdelhak Benelhadj, Le Quotidien d’Oran, J. 16 mai 2019 L’histoire bégaye. * Prenant prétexte de l’« attaque » de deux de ses … Continue reading “POURQUOI L’AMERIQUE S’ATTAQUE À L’IRAN ?”

MAC poll shows majority in Taiwan disapprove of China’s threats

The overwhelming majority of people in Taiwan oppose China’s military threats and ongoing efforts to suppress the country’s international space, according to a poll released May 16 by the Cabinet-level Mainland Affairs Council.   Around 82 percent of respondents said such actions undermine the cross-strait status quo, as well as regional peace and stability. A … Continue reading “MAC poll shows majority in Taiwan disapprove of China’s threats”

More than 12,000 buyers visit 2019 Medical and Healthcare Fair

May 15, 2019 Picture:  16 May 2019 – The 10th HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical and Healthcare Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Industries Association (HKMHDIA), finished its three-day run (14 to 16 May) today. The fair welcomed more than 12,000 … Continue reading “More than 12,000 buyers visit 2019 Medical and Healthcare Fair”

Tsai vows to strengthen Taiwan-EU ties for future success at Europe Day banquet

President Tsai Ing-wen said May 15 that Taiwan is committed to working even closer with the EU in strengthening exchanges and creating more opportunities for the people of both sides and throughout the Indo-Pacific.   Taiwan and the EU are natural partners and share synergies in potential-laden sectors such as digital economy, energy and transportation, … Continue reading “Tsai vows to strengthen Taiwan-EU ties for future success at Europe Day banquet”

Are Trump Tariffs the Wake Up Call China Needs to Stop Subsidizing the US, Unchain the Yuan, and Bury the Dollar?

For decades now China has kept its currency undervalued to the dollar and the US and China have both acted as if this was a boon to China. It is anything but. Yes, by keeping the yuan low China makes it easier for its good to compete on the American market, but only at the … Continue reading “Are Trump Tariffs the Wake Up Call China Needs to Stop Subsidizing the US, Unchain the Yuan, and Bury the Dollar?”

Heartwarming short shows how Taiwan Can Help advance global health

A heartwarming short showing how Taiwan Can Help change lives for the better was jointly released May 14 by Taipei City-based Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Titled “Plant Love,” the 13-minute film documents how three medical professionals from the Vietnam National Children’s Hospital are working wonders for cleft lip and palate … Continue reading “Heartwarming short shows how Taiwan Can Help advance global health”

10 Taiwan startups to showcase products at VivaTech in Paris

A delegation of 10 Taiwan enterprises is set to showcase their innovative products and solutions at Viva Technology, one of Europe’s leading startup events, May 16-18 in Paris.   The country’s pavilion at VivaTech is organized by Taiwan Tech Arena, a Taipei City-based incubation hub supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology. It will … Continue reading “10 Taiwan startups to showcase products at VivaTech in Paris”

Iran and the U.S.: Still Possible to Escape the Worst and Work for the Best

by Francois Nicoullaud The U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal—the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)— could be an ill-advised, even absurd decision. Like it or not, however, it’s not a violation of international law. Let’s remember the care taken by the American negotiators in Vienna to avoid giving the JCPOA any formal attributes … Continue reading “Iran and the U.S.: Still Possible to Escape the Worst and Work for the Best”

CPC, Japan’s JERA sign deal to co-purchase LNG from Mozambique

CPC Corporation, Taiwan, is partnering with Japan’s JERA Co. Inc. on a long-term agreement to procure liquefied natural gas from Mozambique, the state-run energy supplier announced May 13.   Under the accord inked with Mozambique LNG1 Company Pte. Ltd., CPC and JERA will co-purchase 1.6 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) for a base term of … Continue reading “CPC, Japan’s JERA sign deal to co-purchase LNG from Mozambique”

Taiwan stages TB prevention workshop for Vietnam officials

A workshop on the control and prevention of tuberculosis for health care professionals from Vietnam kicked off May 13 in Taipei City.   Organized by the Centers for Disease Control under the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the 12-day event features discussions and seminars on topics such as clinical treatment, disease screening, and public health … Continue reading “Taiwan stages TB prevention workshop for Vietnam officials”

Indigenous group flies flag for Taiwan at Moscow a cappella festival

Taiwan’s O-Kai Singers won third in the small group category at the Moscow Spring A Cappella Festival, spotlighting the rich artistic and performing heritage of the country’s indigenous peoples.   The four-member group, based in Taipei City, beat out 31 other groups to finish in the top three and claim prize money of 600,000 rubles … Continue reading “Indigenous group flies flag for Taiwan at Moscow a cappella festival”

Taiwan pavilion opens at Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition

The Taiwan pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale opened May 11, showcasing works by local talent Cheang Shu-lea that explore such themes as gender, sexuality and surveillance.   Organized by Taipei Fine Arts Museum, the Taiwan event is running at the 17th-century Palazzo delle Prigioni prison through Nov. 24. It … Continue reading “Taiwan pavilion opens at Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition”

MOFA thanks like-minded partners for backing Taiwan’s WHO participation

The staunch support of like-minded partners for Taiwan’s participation in the activities, mechanisms and meetings of the World Health Organization is deeply appreciated by the people and government, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs May 11.   One day before, the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei posted a message on its official Facebook account … Continue reading “MOFA thanks like-minded partners for backing Taiwan’s WHO participation”

Papercraft Artist Johan Cheng Cuts a Slice of Life’s Most Beautiful Moments

May 11, 2019 Picture:  “Papercraft has been by my side through many important moments in my life. I can even make a chronicle of life with papercraft works. It is always there for me, giving me the ingredients to survive and memories to cherish. It pushes me forward.” Papercraft artist Johan Cheng has been in … Continue reading “Papercraft Artist Johan Cheng Cuts a Slice of Life’s Most Beautiful Moments”

China International Cartoon & Animation Festival Held in Hangzhou Has All Eyes from the Global Cartoon & Animation Community

May 11, 2019 Picture:  HANGZHOU, China, May 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The 15th China International Cartoon & Animation Festival was held in Hangzhou from April 30 to May 5. The city, dedicated to creating “an international capital of cartoon & animation”, has entered a city-wide carnival mode for cartoon & animation. Subway stations, special subway … Continue reading “China International Cartoon & Animation Festival Held in Hangzhou Has All Eyes from the Global Cartoon & Animation Community”

China’s Vast Fleet Is Tipping the Balance in the Pacific: A US Carrier Hasn’t Sailed the Taiwan Strait in 11 Years

Washington now displays the kind of caution around Chinese shores that would be unheard of 20 years ago. It still loves to provoke, but not so much it would risk a clash A generation ago, from mid-1995 into early 1996, China lobbed missiles in the waters around Taiwan as the self-governing island prepared to hold … Continue reading “China’s Vast Fleet Is Tipping the Balance in the Pacific: A US Carrier Hasn’t Sailed the Taiwan Strait in 11 Years”

Trump’s Base in Panic Over 25% Tariffs on China Goods

60,000 jobs in Pennsylvania and Ohio at risk Tonight’s the night. And in Trump’s baseland — the farm belt and the small to mid-sized business owner — everything is not all right. Suffice it to say, they are in panic mode. Tariffs of 10% on some $200 billion worth of Made in China goods will … Continue reading “Trump’s Base in Panic Over 25% Tariffs on China Goods”

2019 Aquaculture Taiwan Expo Gearing up for Smart Market

May 09, 2019 Picture:  TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — One of Taiwan’s most representative B2B tradeshow, the Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum, is slated to be held at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 from Oct 31 to Nov 2. Featuring fish-farming technologies and diverse solutions, the organiser Informa Markets Taiwan and Malaysia … Continue reading “2019 Aquaculture Taiwan Expo Gearing up for Smart Market”

INFICON Recognized with Supplier Excellence Award from ON Semiconductor

May 10, 2019 FabGuard Software Brings Efficiency and Cost Savings to ON Semiconductor Processes EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–INFICON Inc., a leading supplier of vacuum instrumentation and process control software to the semiconductor manufacturing industry, has been recognized by ON Semiconductor as their 2018 Front End Site Supplier of the Year. Jeffrey P. Wincel, Vice President … Continue reading “INFICON Recognized with Supplier Excellence Award from ON Semiconductor”

F-35 Deja Vu: The US Air Force Promised the F-4 Would Never Dogfight

Don’t worry, this time it’s different The aerial dogfight was not supposed to happen. On May 20, 1967, eight U.S. Air Force F-4C fighters were patrolling over North Vietnam when they spotted as many as 15 enemy MiG-17 fighters a short distance away. Fog and the MiGs’ low altitude had prevented the F-4s from detecting … Continue reading “F-35 Deja Vu: The US Air Force Promised the F-4 Would Never Dogfight”

China Running Out of Provincial Capitals to Name Its Warships For

Destroyers are traditionally named for provincial capitals but only 2 are still without a namesake in the navy. China has the 2nd largest destroyer fleet in the world China is running out of provincial capitals to name new destroyers, and it might have to turn to other big domestic cities, which reflects the country’s rapid … Continue reading “China Running Out of Provincial Capitals to Name Its Warships For”

Taiwan orchid exhibition kicks off in Paraguay

The Taiwan orchid exhibition kicked off May 10 in Paraguay, spotlighting the nation’s expertise in flower cultivation and strengthening agricultural and business exchanges with the South American ally.   Sponsored by the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture and organized by state-run Taiwan Sugar Corp., the six-day event is showcasing more than 60 varieties of Phalaenopsis orchids, … Continue reading “Taiwan orchid exhibition kicks off in Paraguay”

Tsai breaks ground on indigenous submarine facility in Kaohsiung

President Tsai Ing-wen broke ground May 9 on an indigenous submarine production facility in Kaohsiung City, southern Taiwan.   The government is beefing up national defense capabilities to safeguard cross-strait and regional peace and stability, Tsai said. Development of homegrown weapons systems is a core component of this undertaking, she added.   According to Tsai, … Continue reading “Tsai breaks ground on indigenous submarine facility in Kaohsiung”

MOFA thanks Japan, Germany, Australia for backing Taiwan’s WHO participation

The support of Japan, Germany and Australia for Taiwan’s participation in the activities, mechanisms and meetings of the World Health Organization is sincerely appreciated, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs May 9.   It is heartening to know the three like-minded countries stand with Canada, the EU, U.K. and U.S. in recognizing the need … Continue reading “MOFA thanks Japan, Germany, Australia for backing Taiwan’s WHO participation”

President Tsai touts government efforts to improve working environment for nurses

President Tsai Ing-wen said May 8 that the government is leaving no stone unturned in strengthening working conditions for nurses and attracting talents to this vital occupation.   Nurses are crucial in delivering quality health care, Tsai said. To ensure they enjoy full rights and dignity in the workplace, a host of new measures have … Continue reading “President Tsai touts government efforts to improve working environment for nurses”

350,000 people celebrated Culture On the Move at 2019 Creative Expo Taiwan

May 08, 2019 Picture:  Taipei, TAIWAN –( ASIA TODAY )– This year’s Creative Expo Taiwan was the biggest ever, welcoming an estimated 350,000 people, and taking place for twelve days at five cultural and creative venues along Taipei’s new cultural corridor. This year’s theme was Culture On the Move, highlighting the old Civic Boulevard railroad … Continue reading “350,000 people celebrated Culture On the Move at 2019 Creative Expo Taiwan”

Smartphone app for identifying medicines unveiled by Taiwan university

A smartphone application capable of identifying medicines based on their appearance was unveiled May 7 by National Yang-Ming University in Taipei City.   Designed for home care professionals, AIGIA can recognize around 400 commonly used drugs and provide detailed information on the pharmaceuticals in English, Indonesian, Malay and Vietnamese. It is designed to work in … Continue reading “Smartphone app for identifying medicines unveiled by Taiwan university”

Tsai meets with SKN Foreign Minister Brantley, pledges to strengthen bilateral ties

President Tsai Ing-wen said May 6 that the government is working to deepen friendship and expand exchanges across the board between Taiwan and Caribbean ally St. Kitts and Nevis.   Agriculture, education, information communications technology, medical services and tourism are just some of the many potential-laden areas in which the like-minded countries can advance existing … Continue reading “Tsai meets with SKN Foreign Minister Brantley, pledges to strengthen bilateral ties”

MOFA condemns China for blocking Taiwan’s WHA participation

Beijing is condemned in the strongest possible terms for blocking Taiwan’s participation in the 72nd World Health Assembly on the basis of the “one China principle,” according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs May 6.   Forcing the World Health Organization to exclude Taiwan from the WHA runs counter to the principle set out in … Continue reading “MOFA condemns China for blocking Taiwan’s WHA participation”

COACH Hong Kong Named ‘Best Company to Work for in Asia 2019’ by HR Asia Magazine

May 06, 2019 Picture:  Recognized For Its Innovative, Digital-centric Talent Strategy And Opportunities Celebrating Individuality and Personal Growth HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–COACH Hong Kong (NYSE:TPR) announced that the Company has been awarded the “Best Company to Work for in Asia 2019” by HR Asia Magazine, a top regional publisher in the HR industry. The highly-reputable award … Continue reading “COACH Hong Kong Named ‘Best Company to Work for in Asia 2019’ by HR Asia Magazine”

President Tsai praises robust Taiwan-Tuvalu relations

President Tsai Ing-wen said May 3 that the government will strengthen cooperation and exchanges with Tuvalu across the board so as to create more mutually beneficial opportunities for the people of both countries. Taiwan and Tuvalu are committed to promoting sustainable national development while facing pressing challenges together, Tsai said. This includes combating climate change … Continue reading “President Tsai praises robust Taiwan-Tuvalu relations”

Global oral health conference wraps up in Taichung

The Global Oral Health Conference in Taiwan wrapped up May 4 in the central city of Taichung, strengthening international cooperation on integrating dental services into general health promotion strategies.   Co-organized by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the two-day event was themed Total Patient Care. The conference drew more than 300 academics, experts and … Continue reading “Global oral health conference wraps up in Taichung”

Taiwan Film Festival Berlin gets underway

The second Taiwan Film Festival Berlin kicked off May 5 in the German capital, spotlighting the vibrancy of the nation’s movie production sector through screenings of six innovative works.   Running through June 16, the event features documentaries “Black Bear Forest” and “Father,” historical baseball epic “Kano,” societal dramas “Alifu, the Prince/ss” and “Lokah Laqi,” … Continue reading “Taiwan Film Festival Berlin gets underway”

Tsai eyes expanded Taiwan-Guatemala cooperation, exchanges

President Tsai Ing-wen said the government will ramp up Taiwan-Guatemala cooperation and exchanges as part of efforts to further deepen friendship and relations between the countries.   Bilateral ties are going from strength to strength, Tsai said. This is illustrated by the number of successful joint projects in areas spanning education, infrastructure, medicine, public health … Continue reading “Tsai eyes expanded Taiwan-Guatemala cooperation, exchanges”

MOFA thanks international medical organizations for backing Taiwan’s WHO participation

The strong support for Taiwan’s participation in activities, mechanisms and meetings of the World Health Organization by leading international medical organizations is sincerely appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs May 2.   In a letter to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Medical Association President Leonid Eidelman and … Continue reading “MOFA thanks international medical organizations for backing Taiwan’s WHO participation”

InnoVEX Brings Together Comprehensive Industry Supply Chain to Unleash Power of Innovation

May 01, 2019 Picture:  Connecting Global Startups with Taiwan’s Advantage Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) announced today that this year’s InnoVEX, the startup platform of COMPUTEX, will feature a record high of 467 startups from 24 countries, a growth of 20% from last year. Repeat exhibitors include startups from France, the Netherlands, South Korea, … Continue reading “InnoVEX Brings Together Comprehensive Industry Supply Chain to Unleash Power of Innovation”

Groupe GM is Attending Asia’s Leading Hospitality Tradeshow HOFEX

May 02, 2019 Hong Kong, May 1st 2019 – Groupe GM Hong Kong, leader in the guest amenity industry, will be attending Hofex, Asia’s leading Food and Hospitality Tradeshow, in Hong Kong from 7–10 May 2019. Attracting over 42,000 regional visitors, Hofex is a leading event for food and hospitality traders. The tradeshow brings the … Continue reading “Groupe GM is Attending Asia’s Leading Hospitality Tradeshow HOFEX”

Taiwan to initiate 1st stage ban on single-use plastic straws

Single-use plastic straws will no longer be provided to those making dine-in purchases at department stores, educational institutions, fast food outlets, government agencies and shopping centers starting July 1 in Taiwan.   Announced in June 2018 by the Cabinet-level Environmental Protection Administration, the measure does not cover biodegradable or plastic straws for takeout purchases. This … Continue reading “Taiwan to initiate 1st stage ban on single-use plastic straws”

APEC smart health care conference wraps up in Taipei

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference on smart health care for noncommunicable diseases wrapped up May 1 in Taipei City, strengthening regional collaboration in using information and communication technology to tackle major public health threats.   Organized by the Health Promotion Administration under the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the APEC Conference on Smart Healthcare for … Continue reading “APEC smart health care conference wraps up in Taipei”