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COVID-19: Entry rules for foreign relatives relaxed

Foreign relatives of Taiwanese and some foreign residents can now apply for a visa to enter the country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday.

However, the relaxation of border restrictions, which took effect immediately, does not apply to migrant workers, the ministry said in a statement.

New 1990 hotline launched for foreigners in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) launched a new hotline for foreigners in Taiwan on Wednesday (March 2) that will offer services in seven languages.

The original number of the hotline, 0800-024-111, was established in 2005 and has provided information spanning a wide range of subjects, from immigration regulations, interpretation, and social welfare to he


Taiwan aiding Ukrainian students, scholars with various scholarships

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ukrainian students and scholars are arriving in Taiwan to continue their studies and research as part of a nationwide drive to help those suffering in the war-afflicted country.

Taiwan world's 16th largest trading economy in 2021: MOF

Taipei, April 15 (CNA) Taiwan ranked 16th among the world's economies in merchandise trade in 2021, its highest ranking in 16 years, due in part to a higher ranking for imports, according to Ministry of Finance (MOF) statistics.


New Taipei City promotes AI education

Sixteen of the schools have set up career exploration centers, while 11 participate in a Maker and Tech program, New Taipei City Deputy Mayor Jonathan Chen (陳純敬) said, adding that the city government commissioned them so that students could be introduced to AI.

French immigrant Remy Gils demonstrates his speaking skills in Hokkien dialects to promote mother tongue of Taiwan

The Ministry of Education (MOE) collaborates with public libraries to echo with the “International Mother Language Day” and raise awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity in Taiwan. Recently, the Gangshan Cultural Center Branch of Kaohsiung Public Library participated in promoting native language, and a French Taiwanese - Remy Gils (吉雷米) was invited to be the ambassador.

University program forges connections between local families, international students

The government-funded Taiwan Hostfamily Program is enhancing multicultural awareness by fostering deep connections between international students and local families.

Initiated by the Ministry of Education in 2010, THP is designed to provide unique opportunities for international students to experience local cultures and ways of life in the most authentic manner possible.


Food trucks offering Central American specialties to tour Taiwan

Taipei, April 2 (CNA) Four food trucks offering the delicacies of Belize, Guatemala and Honduras for free kicked off a nationwide tour in Taipei Saturday to promote the food culture of those Central American countries, the organizer Central America Trade Office (CATO) said on Saturday.

Queensland Music Awards winner embraces Taiwanese-Australian identity

Taipei, April 2 (CNA) For Taiwanese-Australian multi-instrumentalist Matt Hsu, his 70s soul-inspired hip-hop track "Welcome to the Neighbourhood: Taiwan" (就當家裡), which won an award at the 2022 Queensland Music Awards (QMAs) earlier this week, was part of a process of coming to grips with internalized racism from growing up in Australia.

Taiwanese comic books prove a hit at French festival

Taiwan was the only Asian country to send an official delegation to this year’s Angouleme International Comics Festival, which ran for four days and ended yesterday in Angouleme, France, event organizers said.


2022 Spring Welcome Banquet Celebrates Lunar New Year with Overseas Chinese and Foreign Alumni

The 2022 Spring Welcome Banquet took place at the Cosmos Hotel Taipei after the Lunar New Year. The event was held by the Taiwan Foreign Alumni Network, founded with the support from the Ministry of Education (MOE), to build a firm friendship of Alumni and cerebrate the New Year festival. Nearly 100 alumni participated in the grand event. 


Permanent residency plan for migrant workers to launch Saturday

Taipei, April 29 (CNA) A pathway to permanent residency in Taiwan for migrant workers, and foreign and overseas compatriot students who earn an associate degree in the country will be officially launched Saturday, according to the Ministry of Labor (MOL).


Pratik Prakash Gupta, Tamkang University, Republic of India


The Sincerest Glamour of Life

During the years in Taiwan I have stayed, I find it very scenic and pleasing.

The first picture was taken during a bike trip, where we went from Taichung to Wuling mountain and came back to Taipei from Hualien.

Dorota Maczuga, National Taiwan University, Republic of Poland


Mountains are the most fabulous part of Taiwan's landscape. To me, mountains symbolize mystery and beauty: not only because they are beautiful themselves, but also because they beautify the entire landscape around them.


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