Wuhan charter flight returns carrying 153 Taiwan nationals, family members

A charter flight carrying 153 Taiwan nationals and their family members from the Chinese city of Wuhan, where they have been stranded since the new coronavirus was first discovered late last year, touched down March 29 at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.   All passengers underwent health screening on arrival, with none found displaying symptoms associated … Continue reading “Wuhan charter flight returns carrying 153 Taiwan nationals, family members”

MOFA inks 5 NGO partnership project agreements

Partnership project agreements paving the way for Taiwan’s expanded participation in global cooperation and humanitarian assistance were inked between the Department of NGO International Affairs under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and five nongovernmental organizations March 27 in Taipei City.   Signed by department Director General Ming-chi Scott Lai, the pacts are with The Garden … Continue reading “MOFA inks 5 NGO partnership project agreements”

Taïwan, un modèle dans la lutte contre le coronavirus

Source : Baptiste Condominas, pour RFI, le 12/03/2020. Malgré sa proximité géographique et ses échanges avec la Chine, Taïwan ne recense à ce jour que 49 cas confirmés et un décès liés au coronavirus. Face à ce qui est désormais une pandémie selon l’OMS, ce faible nombre d’infection met en lumière la bonne gestion de … Continue reading “Taïwan, un modèle dans la lutte contre le coronavirus”

Crise sanitaire, faillite politique

En décembre 2019, on pouvait lire sur une banderole d’hospitaliers mobilisés : « L’État compte les sous, on va compter les morts ». Nous y sommes. Ces deux comptes là sont antagoniques. Quand nous aurons vaincu le Covid-19, il nous faudra encore gagner la bataille de la vie contre les logiques financières dont nous savons … Continue reading “Crise sanitaire, faillite politique”

L’épidémie de COVID-19 est le cheval de Troie pour augmenter la surveillance des smartphones

L’épidémie de coronavirus s’avère être le cheval de Troie qui justifie une surveillance numérique accrue via nos smartphones. Partout dans le monde, à commencer par la Chine – l’origine soupçonnée de l’épidémie de COVID-19 – les gouvernements renforcent la surveillance des citoyens utilisant leur smartphone. La tendance décolle comme une traînée de poudre; en Chine, … Continue reading “L’épidémie de COVID-19 est le cheval de Troie pour augmenter la surveillance des smartphones”

Trump signe la loi TAIPEI, menaçant les “conséquences” pour les pays qui ne respectent pas la ligne américaine sur Taiwan

Le président américain Donald Trump a signé la loi TAIPEI, un projet de loi exprimant le soutien américain à Taiwan et promettant de punir les pays qui se rangent du côté de Pékin sur cette question, une décision qui ne manquera pas de peser davantage sur les relations américano-chinoises. Adopté jeudi soir, le projet de … Continue reading “Trump signe la loi TAIPEI, menaçant les “conséquences” pour les pays qui ne respectent pas la ligne américaine sur Taiwan”

CG Oncology Announces License and Commercialization Agreement with Kissei Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. for CG0070 in Japan and Other Asian Countries

Mar 27, 2020 – Kissei Gains Regional License to CG0070 for Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Other Asian Countries With the Exception of China – – Deal Valued at Up to $140 Million Plus Royalties, Including a $10 Million Licensing Fee and $30 Million Equity Investment – IRVINE, Calif. — CG Oncology, Inc. has announced … Continue reading “CG Oncology Announces License and Commercialization Agreement with Kissei Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. for CG0070 in Japan and Other Asian Countries”

Face au « mini-effondrement » actuel, la réponse doit être démocratique

Le Covid-19, une maladie d’anthropocène ? C’est ainsi que le professeur Philippe Sansonetti appréhende la crise que nous traversons. Pour rappel, ce concept proposé par Paul Crutzen et Eugene Stoermer en 2000 désigne l’intervalle géologique présent, caractérisé par « une altération profonde des conditions et processus terrestres par l’impact humain ». Cette période n’est pas reconnue officiellement à … Continue reading “Face au « mini-effondrement » actuel, la réponse doit être démocratique”

MAC poll shows majority support government’s cross-strait policy

The overwhelming majority of people in Taiwan support the government’s cross-strait policy based on the pillars of defending democracy and national sovereignty, according to a poll released by the Cabinet-level Mainland Affairs Council March 26.   Over 86 percent of respondents stand by President Tsai Ing-wen’s policy of promoting cross-strait interactions according to the principles … Continue reading “MAC poll shows majority support government’s cross-strait policy”

Corruption report ranks Taiwan 5th best in Asia-Pacific

Taiwan was ranked as the fifth least corrupt economy in the Asia-Pacific region in the latest Corruption Perception Index report released March 24 by Hong Kong-based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy Ltd.   The country’s score of 5.15 in the annual survey, improved from last year’s 5.37, saw it finish behind Singapore, Australia, Japan and … Continue reading “Corruption report ranks Taiwan 5th best in Asia-Pacific”

Taiwan’s 10 coolest technology startups unveiled by MOST

Taiwan’s 10 coolest tech startups for 2020 were unveiled March 26 by the Ministry of Science and Technology as part of government efforts to promote the country as a global hub of entrepreneurship and innovation.   Selected from a 2,620-strong field after three rounds of assessment, the teams produced submissions addressing a variety of challenges … Continue reading “Taiwan’s 10 coolest technology startups unveiled by MOST”

CECC advises against large public gatherings amid coronavirus pandemic

The Central Epidemic Command Center March 25 advised organizers to halt large-scale indoor and outdoor events—those with more than 100 and 500 people, respectively—to contain the spread of coronavirus in Taiwan.   Events with large crowds often require people to sit or stand in close proximity for extended periods, creating a dangerous environment that heightens … Continue reading “CECC advises against large public gatherings amid coronavirus pandemic”

Foreign Minister Wu talks Taiwan’s COVID-19 response on Fox Business

Taiwan’s strategy for combating coronavirus (COVID-19) relies on a whole of government approach and open communication backed by the lessons learned from dealing with severe acute respiratory syndrome, according to Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu March 24. The experience managing SARS in 2003 has helped Taiwan when compared with other countries confronting the disease, Wu … Continue reading “Foreign Minister Wu talks Taiwan’s COVID-19 response on Fox Business”

MOFA thanks world leaders for praising Taiwan’s COVID-19 efforts

Taiwan’s use of timely, transparent and high-tech methods to combat COVID-19 have been praised by leaders of allies and like-minded partners around the world, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs March 24.   New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in an interview March 15 that when it comes to the new coronavirus, the … Continue reading “MOFA thanks world leaders for praising Taiwan’s COVID-19 efforts”

Premier Su approves 2nd COVID-19 relief act

Legislation comprising NT$40 billion (US$1.31 billion) in business and personal relief measures aimed at dampening the economic impact in Taiwan of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was approved March 24 by Premier Su Tseng-chang.   Drafted by the Ministries of Economic Affairs, Finance, Health and Welfare, Transportation and Communications, and Financial Supervisory Commission, the bill … Continue reading “Premier Su approves 2nd COVID-19 relief act”

Le WUC ouïghour est utilisé par l’Occident pour embraser le monde

Les médias occidentaux vous ont dit de plaindre les Ouïghours, un groupe ethnique minoritaire chinois de la province du Xinjiang. On vous a demandé de « les soutenir » et de « défendre leurs droits ». Ils vous ont dit que les Ouïghours sont victimes de discrimination et que la Chine essaie injustement de détruire … Continue reading “Le WUC ouïghour est utilisé par l’Occident pour embraser le monde”

COMPUTEX 2020 Rescheduled to September

Mar 24, 2020 Picture:  TAIPEI — Unfortunately, the world is affected by severe infectious pneumonia (COVID-19). As of today, more than 300,000 people have been diagnosed across 167 countries worldwide, impacting the economy, trade, transportation, convention, and tourism. COMPUTEX organizers, TAITRA President & CEO, Mr. Walter Yeh, and TCA Secretary General, Mr. Enoch Du jointly … Continue reading “COMPUTEX 2020 Rescheduled to September”

Odette in Singapore Secures No.1 Spot in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for Second Consecutive Year

Mar 24, 2020 SINGAPORE, March 24, 2020 — The 2020 list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants was announced in a virtual event streamed throughout the region on Tuesday 24th March. The 2020 list includes seven new entries, with Japan the best-represented nation boasting 12 restaurants. William Drew, Director of Content for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, … Continue reading “Odette in Singapore Secures No.1 Spot in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for Second Consecutive Year”

One million Britons will have coronavirus by next week, Jeremy Hunt warns

London, March 24, 2020 (AltAfrica)-One million Britons will have coronavirus by the end of next week, a former health secretary has warned. Former health secretary Jeremy Hunt says one million Britons will have coronavirus by the end of next week (Getty Images) Conservative MP Jeremy Hunt criticised the government’s policy of only testing patients in hospital for … Continue reading “One million Britons will have coronavirus by next week, Jeremy Hunt warns”

Online museum offers high-tech take on Taiwan craft creativity

A recently launched online museum is showcasing top Taiwan craft creations in a virtual reality and 3D environment as part of government efforts to heighten global awareness of the country’s rich creative pedigree.   Overseen by state-backed Institute for Information Industry and National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute (NTCRI) under the Ministry of Culture, … Continue reading “Online museum offers high-tech take on Taiwan craft creativity”

Taiwan bans airline transit to combat COVID-19

Airline passengers cannot transit in Taiwan from March 24 to April 7 as part of government efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center.   As the coronavirus pandemic continues to escalate and the number of imported infections in Taiwan grows, the CECC said the measure will reduce risk … Continue reading “Taiwan bans airline transit to combat COVID-19”

Cathay Pacific to Reduce Passenger Capacity by 96% in April and May

Mar 23, 2020 Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon will reduce capacity by 96% across our passenger network in April and May in light of the severe drop in demand due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and multiple government travel restrictions that form part of the global health response plan. As previously announced, Cathay Pacific and … Continue reading “Cathay Pacific to Reduce Passenger Capacity by 96% in April and May”

President Tsai praises personnel on front line of COVID-19 response

President Tsai Ing-wen praised the work of front-line personnel responding to the COVID-19 pandemic March 19 and said the government is sparing no effort containing the disease’s spread in Taiwan.   As the global coronavirus outbreak continues to escalate, thousands of people are working around the clock to keep Taiwan safe, the president said, including … Continue reading “President Tsai praises personnel on front line of COVID-19 response”

NCKU aquatics expert honored by World Organisation for Animal Health

Professor Lo Chu-fang from National Cheng Kung University in southern Taiwan’s Tainan City was recognized March 22 by Paris-headquartered World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) for her efforts in advancing shrimp disease research.   The Department of Biotechnology and Bioindustry Sciences chair, who has dedicated 20-plus years to combating white spot syndrome, is considered one … Continue reading “NCKU aquatics expert honored by World Organisation for Animal Health”

Taiwan ranks 25th in World Happiness Report

Taiwan ranked first in East and Southeast Asia as well as 25th globally in the latest World Happiness Report released March 20 by the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network, marking the country’s second year running finishing at its best-ever position in the annual survey.   Taiwan’s score rose to 6.455 out of 10, placing it … Continue reading “Taiwan ranks 25th in World Happiness Report”

Questions multiples sur l’hydroxychloroquine : début de partie plutôt que fin, par Timiota

Ouvert aux commentaires. Il s’agit donc de ce médicament anti-malaria (Plaquénil en commercial), testé par le Pr Raoult a grand bruit. C’est pour l’instant la situation d’un château de cartes, que les acteurs cherchent à consolider : 1) Il y a les données du Pr Raoult qui ont été rendues publique le 16 mars par … Continue reading “Questions multiples sur l’hydroxychloroquine : début de partie plutôt que fin, par Timiota”

Students from Around the World Gather at NTU for Plus Academy Winter Program

Mar 20, 2020 Picture:  The 2020 NTU Plus Academy Winter+ Program, organized by the Office of International Affairs (OIA), drew a total of 70 students from top universities all over the world to engage in short-term studies at NTU. Three programs were offered this winter, namely, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, the Chinese Language and … Continue reading “Students from Around the World Gather at NTU for Plus Academy Winter Program”

Fighting COVID 19 in Cuba, China and the United States

Photograph Source: NatalieMaynor – CC BY 2.0 Governments, according to Thomas Jefferson, are supposed to guarantee people’s rights to “life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” COVID 19 has out people’s lives and health in the spotlight now. What kind of tools do governments have at their disposal to protect lives and health? Cuba has … Continue reading “Fighting COVID 19 in Cuba, China and the United States”

ITRI cancer treatment technology wins bronze at Edison Awards

State-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute won bronze in the cellular research medical/dental category at the U.S.-based Edison Awards March 18 for its development of an innovative cancer treatment, spotlighting Taiwan’s R&D prowess.   ITRI’s iKNOBEADS, short for biomimetic knobby magnetic beads, are microparticles with tailorable sizes and shapes that can strengthen and activate T cells … Continue reading “ITRI cancer treatment technology wins bronze at Edison Awards”

Taiwan bars foreign arrivals amid COVID-19 pandemic

All noncitizens are temporarily barred entry to Taiwan as part of government efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, according to a March 18 announcement by the Bureau of Consular Affairs under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   The restrictions, which took effect March 19, do not apply to individuals holding a valid residence certificate … Continue reading “Taiwan bars foreign arrivals amid COVID-19 pandemic”

Taiwan to work with US, EU combating COVID-19

Taiwan is set to work with the U.S. and EU on combating COVID-19, spotlighting the country’s commitment to science diplomacy and sharing its expertise with like-minded partners, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs March 19.   The Taiwan-U.S. Joint Statement on a Partnership against Coronavirus signed by MOFA Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu and American … Continue reading “Taiwan to work with US, EU combating COVID-19”

Taiwan shipbuilding industry revenue rises over 25 percent

Revenue brought in by Taiwan’s shipbuilding industry rose 25.2 percent to NT$27.1 billion (US$896.6 million) in 2019, according to data released March 16 by the Department of Statistics under the Ministry of Economic Affairs.   Container ships, luxury yachts and fishing vessels comprised 73 percent, 23.7 percent and 3.3 percent of earnings, respectively, the agency … Continue reading “Taiwan shipbuilding industry revenue rises over 25 percent”

Coronavirus (et autres maux) : 2020, année noire pour le tourisme mondial

La crise sanitaire du coronavirus, décrite statistiquement en temps réel par la John Hopskin University, attaque fortement l’économie mondiale et en premier lieu l’industrie du tourisme. Le World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) annonce que 50 millions d’emplois pourraient être supprimés. La France abandonnerait au moins 5 à 6 milliards dans ce secteur. Les compagnies aériennes subissent … Continue reading “Coronavirus (et autres maux) : 2020, année noire pour le tourisme mondial”

Taiwan youngsters win 9 gold medals at IEYI 2019

Taiwan’s gold medal winners from International Exhibition for Young Inventors 2019 were presented with awards by Chu Nan-shyan, chief secretary of the Ministry of Education, March 13 at MOE headquarters in Taipei City.   At the event held last year in Jakarta, Indonesia, Chu said, the Taiwan team submitted 43 inventions to the competition, nine … Continue reading “Taiwan youngsters win 9 gold medals at IEYI 2019”

Briefing on Taiwan’s COVID-19 response co-hosted by MOFA, MOHW

A briefing on Taiwan’s COVID-19 prevention efforts was jointly held by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Health and Welfare March 13 at MOFA headquarters in Taipei City, bringing together representatives of diplomatic and international organizations from more than 60 countries and territories to learn more about the country’s experience preventing spread of the new … Continue reading “Briefing on Taiwan’s COVID-19 response co-hosted by MOFA, MOHW”

Taiwan Nationalists Seek Closer Relations with China. Bad News for America

In the the Kuomingtang (KMT), the Nationalist Party of Taiwan, election held on Saturday, Jiang Khai (commonly known in the West as Johnny Chiang) was selected as a new head of the political party. According to Taiwanese media, Jiang Kai … The post Taiwan Nationalists Seek Closer Relations with China. Bad News for America appeared first … Continue reading “Taiwan Nationalists Seek Closer Relations with China. Bad News for America”

Appier’s Customer Success Team Uses AI to Find Customer Pain Points

Mar 14, 2020 Picture:  Appier (沛星互動科技) is Taiwanese tech company with an estimated value of one billion US dollars. As far back as the early days of its foundation, Appier knew it needed to recruit customer success specialists. It is one of the few companies in Taiwan that knows to focus on a new field … Continue reading “Appier’s Customer Success Team Uses AI to Find Customer Pain Points”

L’ État-profond (Deep-State) disparaît rapidement et sera vaincue.

L’ État-profond (Deep-State) disparaît rapidement et sera vaincue. 12001 démissions (principalement des chefs d’entreprise (CEO) et des politiciens) ont eu lieu depuis le 26 décembre 2017. https://www.resignation.info/ Une source de la NSA (National Security Agency) affirme que le président Trump a ordonné une enquête approfondie sur toutes les communications de l’ État-profond (Deep-State). La Cour … Continue reading “L’ État-profond (Deep-State) disparaît rapidement et sera vaincue.”

Tainan manufacturer churns out innovative stone paper

Taiwan Lung Meng Advanced Composite Materials Co. is committed to combating the negative impact of climate change by investing in green products, most notably its game-changing stone paper.   Based in the southern city of Tainan, the manufacturing company strives to adopt eco-friendly practices. After 17 years of R&D at a cost of NT$1.5 billion … Continue reading “Tainan manufacturer churns out innovative stone paper”

Taiwan cyclist wins Best Asian Rider in Tour de Taiwan

Team Taiwan member Feng Chun-kai took home Best Asian Rider in Tour de Taiwan March 5 as the country’s top professional cycling event wrapped up in the southern city of Kaohsiung.   Completing the five-stage, 661.35-kilometer north-south route of the competition in a time of 14:39:57, Feng claimed the symbolic Blue Jersey by beating Japanese … Continue reading “Taiwan cyclist wins Best Asian Rider in Tour de Taiwan”

TRDI exhibition presents evolution of Taiwan chair design

An exhibition portraying the evolution of national chair design opened March 10 at Taiwan Design Museum in Taipei City’s Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, drawing attention to the creative energy behind the everyday furniture item.   Co-hosted by Taiwan Design Research Institute and homegrown DHH studio, “Sit Down Please” runs through July 5 and showcases … Continue reading “TRDI exhibition presents evolution of Taiwan chair design”

Oil Prices to Go Up and Even Surpass Pre-Crisis Level Once Coronavirus is Defeated – Chinese Scholar

On Tuesday Asian Pacific markets rebounded after a steep slide in oil prices on Monday. On 9 March stocks were in free fall on trading floors right across Asia, including China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. Global oil demand is down due to a cutback in production caused … Continue reading “Oil Prices to Go Up and Even Surpass Pre-Crisis Level Once Coronavirus is Defeated – Chinese Scholar”

361 Taiwan nationals and family members return from Wuhan

Two charter flights carrying 361 Taiwan nationals and their family members from the Chinese city of Wuhan, where a new coronavirus was first discovered late last year, touched down March 10 and 11 at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.   All passengers underwent health screening on arrival, with none found exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID-19, the … Continue reading “361 Taiwan nationals and family members return from Wuhan”

President Tsai praises Taiwan’s COVID-19 preparedness

President Tsai Ing-wen said March 9 that efforts by Taiwan’s public and private sectors to contain the spread of COVID-19 are winning global recognition, spotlighting the country’s dedication to safeguarding residents’ health and well-being.   Taiwan’s ability to combat the coronavirus behind the epidemic underscores the resilience of its people, Tsai said. All segments of … Continue reading “President Tsai praises Taiwan’s COVID-19 preparedness”