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.
2021-04-22 Taiwan Today
President Tsai Ing-wen said April 21 that the government will continue to improve Taiwan’s digital, energy and labor policies as well as regulatory framework to ensure that the country remains an ideal location for foreign investment.
A talk and roundtable on climate change mitigation and circular economy was held April 21 by Taiwan and the Czech Republic as part of jointly staged activities on the eve of Earth Day.
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.
2021-04-15 Focus Taiwan
People arriving in the American state of Hawaii from Taiwan will no longer be required to quarantine for 10 days, once they present proof of a negative COVID-19 test issued by designated hospitals, Taiwan's representative office there said Wednesday.
2021-04-15 Taiwan Today
The visit of former Sen. Christopher Dodd, ex-Deputy Secretaries of State Richard Armitage and James Steinberg, and the accompanying U.S. delegation is warmly welcomed by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs April 14.
2021-04-15 Ministy of Economic Affairs
During IEEE GLOBECOM 2020, the Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) collaborated with the Ministry of Culture (MOC) and the National Theater & Concert Hall, launching the first ever 5G-themed stage show called Kaleidoscope on Dec. 11, 2020, with the introduction of VR and other 5G applications.
2021-04-14 Ministry of Science and Technology
The roles of gut microbiota in host health development are being rapidly recognized, which leads to great potentials for applications in precision and translational medicine. Under financial supports from Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr. Hsin-Chih Lai and Dr. Tzu-Lung Lin from Chang-Gung University in collaboration with Dr. Chia-Chen Lu from Fu-Jen Catholic University have identified a commensal bacterial strain, Parabacteroides goldsteinii MTS01, and its derived anti-inflammatory lipopolysaccharides (Pg-LPS) can ameliorate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The results were published in Gut in March 2021.
2021-04-14 Ministry of Culture
Creative Expo Taiwan 2021 (CET 2021) will be held at three venues in Taipei, Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, and Taipei Expo Park-Expo Dom, from April 16 through April 25. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the largest cultural and creative trade and exhibition platform in Taiwan presents three exhibition sections curated based on the practice of business and strategy oneness, technology accessibility, cultural economy and future vision.
2021-04-14 Taiwan Today
A memorandum of understanding on disaster management and medical capacity building in St. Vincent and the Grenadines was inked by Taiwan and the Caribbean ally April 13, spotlighting how Taiwan Can Help realize the World Health Organization’s goal of Health for All and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
2021-04-13 Bureau of Foreign Trade
COMPUTEX Taipei is one of the largest PC conventions, where a lot of major and minor PC related companies showcase their new products and technological advancements. COMPUTEX Taipei also known as The Taipei International Information Technology Show takes place every year in Taiwan. However, just like most other tech shows, it has also been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
2021-04-13 Taiwan Today
The Islamic Cultural Exhibition featuring Arabic calligraphy works, religious artifacts and items, and photographs of celebrated mosques from around Taiwan and abroad is underway at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei City.
2021-04-13 International Cooperation and Development Fund
The International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) has implemented the Innovation Project of Utilizing Biofuel Techniques to Convert Discarded Wood and Leaves into Household Energy (hereafter the biofuel pellet project) in Honduras to expand the effectiveness of the Honduras Forest Pest Management Project. The Taiwan Technical Mission in Honduras will guide four local communities through the overall process of promoting biofuel pellets, from collecting discarded pine needles, chipping, and pelletizing to distributing pellets to households or factories. By using the biofuel pellet project to establish a model of reusing forest resources, the TaiwanICDF hopes to help Honduras not only convert forest waste into clean energy but also increase community residents’ income.
2021-04-12 Bureau of Foreign Trade
Taiwanese manufacturers are still growing rapidly, the latest 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 to $52.72 billion, a record since February 2010.
2021-04-12 Office of the President
On April 9, President Tsai Ing-wen recorded a video to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Republic of Honduras. Noting that Taiwan and Honduras are important trading partners as well as loyal allies, President Tsai said she hoped to further deepen our bilateral partnership, work together to contribute to the international community, and collaborate to improve the wellbeing of citizens in both our countries.
2021-04-12 Office of the President
In response to the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, Presidential Office Spokesperson Xavier Chang (張惇涵) on April 9 stated that President Tsai Ing-wen offered her deepest condolences to the government of the United Kingdom and the people of the Commonwealth on behalf of the government and people of Taiwan, and expressed Taiwan’s sincere sympathy to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. President Tsai further instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Taiwan’s representative office in the UK to convey to the UK government our grief and sympathy over the passing of Prince Philip.
2021-04-09 Bureau of Foreign Trade
Autocrypt Co., a South Korea-based automotive cybersecurity solution provider, has jointed an open electric car platform pushed by Taiwan-based manufacturing giant Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.
2021-04-09 Focus Taiwan
An agricultural internship program between Taiwan and the Philippines formally kicked off Thursday, with 50 Filipino farmers expected to be sent to Taiwan for one year after completing a basic Mandarin language course.
2021-04-09 Ministry of Education
The Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York (TECO-NY), joined the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Scranton University, and the Asian Studies Center at the university to present an online seminar “Why learn Chinese?” on January 28, 2021. The seminar promoted the university’s Chinese language programs, and opportunities that the students have to further their studies in Taiwan.
2021-04-08 Ministry of Education
Climate change and anthropogenic activities pose great challenges to natural systems and to humanity itself. These challenges are also being responded to with international collaboration in research and science, including between experts in Austria and Taiwan.
2021-04-08 Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Taiwan and the United States held a videoconference on March 30, 2021, to discuss Taiwan’s international participation. Both sides shared strategies and methods for strengthening and expanding Taiwan’s participation in international organizations addressing global public health, transnational crime, civil aviation, and climate change, as well as others promoting shared values and interests. This meeting marked the first in-depth talks on bilateral cooperation to enhance Taiwan’s participation in international organizations since the Biden administration assumed office. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) thanks the United States for its unwavering support and commitment to Taiwan’s international participation.
2021-04-08 Bureau of Foreign Trade
The Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) jointly held the Taiwan Biomedical Symposium on March 26. Experts and scholars from the Academia Sinica Center and Chang Gung Medical Foundation were invited to explore how opportunities in the domestic biomedical industry can be developed. Nearly 200 participants attended online and offline.
2021-04-07 Focus Taiwan
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its forecast for Taiwan’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2021 to 4.7 percent, up 1.5 percentage points from its most recent estimate late last year.
2021-04-07 Taiwan Today
Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu accepted a copy of the credentials of Candice Pitts, new ambassador of Belize to the ROC (Taiwan), while exchanging views on a range of issues pertinent to bilateral relations, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs April 6.
2021-04-07 Bureau of Foreign Trade
Industry-acclaimed expo TIMTOS 2021’s online version gained over 120,000 visits during the six-day exhibition period since March 15, show organizer Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) reported.
2021-04-06 Ministry of Education
Degree students have once again been allowed to enter the Republic of China (Taiwan) again since December 8, 2020. In accordance with directions from the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), the Ministry of Education has announced that students in an additional four categories are allowed to apply to enter from April 1, 2021. These categories are: Huayu Enrichment Scholarship recipients, Taiwan Huayu BEST Scholarship recipients, students sponsored under a bilateral educational cooperation agreement, and students with special entry permits. This will affect approximately 1,400 students.
2021-04-06 Ministry of Transportation and Communications
A train crash involving the 408 Taroko Express train happened on April 2 this year, claiming 50 lives and leading to the worst rail accident in Taiwan in five decades. In response to such tragic events, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications has been actively engaged in rescue operations, offering support to the families of the victims and injured passengers, while cooperating with the Taiwan Transportation Safety Board in an investigation to determine its cause.
2021-04-06 Ministy of Economic Affairs
Taiwan government has launched the 2025 energy transition policy. The targets of this policy include developing 5.7 GW installed capacity of offshore wind power by 2025 and achieving the localization of offshore wind energy industry. Furthermore, the government has also launched an offshore wind power talent incubation program to incubate highly skilled local talents and create local green-collar jobs. Today (January 11) marks the completion and inauguration of the Maritime Technology Innovation Center (MTIC), which will shape Kaohsiung City into a pivotal talent incubation hub of offshore wind power. It will also invest in the innovation of maritime technology industry in the mid to long term.