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Taiwan ranks 25th in World Happiness Report Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan ranks 25th in World Happiness Report

Taiwan ranked first in East and Southeast Asia as well as 25th globally in the latest World Happiness Report released March 20 by the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network, marking the country’s second year running finishing at its best-ever position in the annual survey.

Taiwan ranked happiest country in East, Southeast Asia: survey Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan ranked happiest country in East, Southeast Asia: survey

Taiwan has been ranked as the happiest country in East and Southeast Asia in a global happiness report released by a United Nations-affiliated organization on Friday. The report, produced by the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Solutions Network, ranked Taiwan 25th in the world among 153 countries and regions for happiness based on such criteria as GDP per capita, social support, life expectancy, freedom, generosity, and perceptions of corruption.

Taiwan cyclist wins Best Asian Rider in Tour de Taiwan Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan cyclist wins Best Asian Rider in Tour de Taiwan

Team Taiwan member Feng Chun-kai took home Best Asian Rider in Tour de Taiwan March 5 as the country’s top professional cycling event wrapped up in the southern city of Kaohsiung.

COVID-19 prevention guide for performances, exhibitions in Taiwan Photos - New Southbound Policy

COVID-19 prevention guide for performances, exhibitions in Taiwan

To reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, all affiliated orchestras and troupes of the Ministry of Culture will postpone their upcoming oversea performances. The Ministry is also urging art event organizers that have planned to invite performance groups from high-risk areas to conduct a comprehensive risk assessment to determine whether the proposed events should proceed.

Taipei book fair canceled due to new coronavirus pandemic Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taipei book fair canceled due to new coronavirus pandemic

The 2020 Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE), which had been postponed from February to May due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), has been canceled, the organizer said Wednesday.

CORONAVIRUS / ASEAN Basketball League shut down due to coronavirus

The ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) has suspended the rest of its 2019-2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement issued Friday by the league. The 2019-2020 season, which began Nov. 16, 2019, has been suspended indefinitely for the safety of the teams and fans, said the ABL, which comprises 10 teams from East Asia and Southeast Asia, including Taiwan's Formosa Dreamers and Taipei Fubon Braves.

Taiwan youngsters win 9 gold medals at IEYI 2019 Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan youngsters win 9 gold medals at IEYI 2019

Taiwan’s gold medal winners from International Exhibition for Young Inventors 2019 were presented with awards by Chu Nan-shyan, chief secretary of the Ministry of Education, March 13 at MOE headquarters in Taipei City.

Taste of Taiwan Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taste of Taiwan

Local chocolatiers are proving their mastery of the cacao bean. Fu Wan Chocolate’s high quality chocolates are attracting interest at international contests.

Taiwanese pool veteran wins 10-ball trophy at Las Vegas Open

Taiwanese pool veteran Chang Jung-lin (張榮麟) on Saturday defeated James Aranas of the Philippines 9-5 in the final of the 2020 Diamond Las Vegas Open, a 10-ball tournament. Chang, ranked No. 5 in the world by the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA), took home the title prize of US$17,000 in the tournament held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Nevada from March 11-14. The victory marked his first international trophy of the season. The 34-year old Taiwanese was world No. 1 in 8-ba

Second Taiwan-made Thai brake van returns from Bangkok

After more than fifty years of service in Southeast Asia, a Thai brake van numbered BV-15078 is scheduled to arrive at Keelung Harbor from Thailand in late March. As an important relic of the nation's railroad history, this Taiwan-produced railcar made its way on March 9 from Bang Sue Station in Bangkok to Thailand's largest harbor Laem Chabang Port, and will join the collection of the upcoming National Railway Museum upon return.

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