Taipei Times: Speaker urges US to recognize Taiwan

Hopefully, the US would recognize Taiwan and establish formal diplomatic ties with the nation, Legislative Speaker Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) said yesterday at a meeting with American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Brent Christensen. … Thanking the US for the support it has lent Taiwan to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Yu called on the […]

Focus Taiwan: Taiwan offered observer status in U.S.-led religious freedom alliance

Taipei, Feb. 13 (CNA) Taiwan has been invited to join the newly formed International Religious Freedom Alliance as an observer, alongside the United States and 26 other countries that have full membership, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Wednesday. The invitation was issued by Sam Brownback, United States Ambassador at Large for International Religious […]

Topics: Taiwan’s Alternative Energy Options

As Taiwan progresses toward its goal of 20% of power generation from renewable energy sources, the shortcomings of solar and wind are becoming increasingly evident. Solar power requires vast swathes of land, a precious commodity in Taiwan, and offshore wind is costly and environmentally disruptive. Both are also intermittent, generating large amounts of power when […]

Taipei Times: First license plate issued for driverless vehicle trial

The government has issued the first vehicle license plate to be used in autonomous vehicle trials since it began to enforce the Act for Uncrewed Vehicle Technology Innovations and Experiments (無人載具科技創新實驗條例) in October last year, Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said yesterday. Earlier this month, Kinwaytek Technology Co, a subsidiary of Chunghwa […]

Taipei Times: Virus Outbreak: Premier approves NT$60bn relief plan

Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) yesterday approved relief measures totaling at least NT$60 billion (US$2 billion) for sectors affected by an outbreak of COVID-19 in China, including coupons that can be used at night markets and shopping districts. Relief funds would come in two forms: appropriation from existing budgets of agencies concerned with relief efforts and […]