News and Events in Taiwan


Taiwan’s women have higher socioeconomic status than in China, HK

Taiwanese women have a higher socioeconomic standing than other women in the China, HK area and rank fifth in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of opportunities in education, employment and leadership, according to the latest MasterCard Worldwide Index of Women’s Advancement.

Japanese thank Taiwanese for disaster aid

A group of Japanese organizers on March 9th held an event in New Taipei City’s Tamsui District (淡水) called “Thank you, Taiwan,” to mark the third year since a major earthquake and tsunami struck northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011.

The organizers said that people are still suffering, but that the victims will not forget how the Taiwanese lent a hand in a time of crisis.

2013-10 Taiwan News Quick Take

Storm bringing rain

2013-06 Taiwan News Quick Take

Rumbia to affect
A tropical storm that formed over the Philippines on Friday could start affecting Taiwan today, bringing showers to the eastern and southern parts of the country, the Central Weather Bureau said in its latest forecast.

2013-03 Taiwan News Quick Take

Hailstorm hammers Miaoli

People in Miaoli County had a chance to see an extreme hailstorm on Thursday evening. The hailstorm, which was accompanied by lightning, thunder and sudden heavy rain, lasted less than one minute at 6:12pm. The size of the hailstones that fell ranged from 0.5cm to 1.5cm, according to surveillance images taken at a local police station.

2012-10 Taiwan News Quick Take

Taiwan News Quick Take
Staff writer, with agenciesENVIRONMENT

Two sea turtles rehabilitated

NCC urged to halt Want Want-CNS deal FREEDOM TO CHOOSE

NCC urged to halt Want Want-CNS deal

FREEDOM TO CHOOSE:The DPP is concerned about the rights of cable TV viewers, about 80% of whom are forced to accept a flat rate fee, as well as dull programming

By Chris Wang  /  Staff Reporter

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday urged the National Communications Commission (NCC) to block Want Want China Times Group’s attempt to acquire China Network Systems (CNS) as the committee convenes this week to screen the deal.

FEATURE: Obstetrics clinics abuzz with boom in ‘dragon babies’

FEATURE: Obstetrics clinics abuzz with boom in ‘dragon babies’

BABY BONANZA:The Year of the Dragon has historically given impetus to births in Taiwan, and this one comes after the ROC centennial, when many chose to marry

By Annie Huang  /  AP, TAIPEI

Taiwan has one of the lowest birth rates in the world, but you would not know that from visiting the obstetrics department at Taiwan Adventist Hospital.

2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: Ma wins re-election

2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: Ma wins re-election

2011-10-31 Taiwan News Quick Take


Taiwan News Quick Take

Staff Writer, with CNA


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