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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
A total of 77 substitute conscripts began their training last week and will soon be posted overseas as part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' (MOFA) overseas service mission, the International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF, 國合會) has announced.
President Ma Ying-jeou said Monday that efforts to attract students from overseas to study in Taiwan have proved successful and he estimated that the number of overseas students in Taiwan will top 100,000 next year.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Teaching people in Africa how to take medicine properly and advising them to get tested for HIV are not the typical tasks Taiwan's young men perform when they serve their mandatory, typically one-year military service after graduating from college.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Medical personnel from St. Kitts and Nevis, Honduras and Fiji are participating in a health care training program in Taiwan in an effort to improve medical services in those countries, a government-funded agency responsible for the program said Friday.
Friday, September 18, 2015
A Taiwanese fishing boat that was detained in the Philippines for more than three months left for home Thursday after completing all legal procedures.
Gov't protests to UN after local's entry denied
Taiwan has lodged a strong protest with the United Nations after a Taiwanese national was reportedly refused entry to the U.N. office in Geneva even though she had presented the necessary documents, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Taiwan is closely following developments in Burkina Faso, one of its African diplomatic allies, after the nation's presidential guard burst into a Cabinet meeting and took the interim president and prime minister hostage Wednesday, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Thursday.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Ambassadors mark Central America's Independence Day
Ambassadors to Taiwan from Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras yesterday marked the 194th anniversary of the Independence of Central America from Spanish colonial rule.
Scholars and journalists from Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and Macau took part in a symposium in Taipei Tuesday to explore the challenges and opportunities faced by media in the digital convergence era.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Taiwanese tourists traveling in Kyushu were safe after Mount Aso, Japan's biggest active volcano, erupted again on Monday, according to Taiwan's Tourism Bureau.
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