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A millennial coral record of Indian Ocean climate oscillation Photos - New Southbound Policy

A millennial coral record of Indian Ocean climate oscillation

This summer of 2019/20 in Australia, a positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) event set up extremely hot and dry conditions for the historically worst fires that ravaged Australia. An unprecedented 20% of the forest has been burned, resulting in ecological havoc, environmental pollution, and enormous property damage. Climate simulations also pointed out that this extreme climate will severely change the climate and environment of the countries around the Indian Ocean under the current global warming

Taiwan, Australia to exchange raw materials to fight COVID-19

Taiwan and Australia have agreed to exchange raw materials in the near future to help each other fight the new coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced Monday. In a Facebook post, the MOEA said Australia has agreed to provide 1 million liters of edible alcohol to be turned into 4.22 million 300 milliliter bottles of 75 percent-alcohol hand sanitizer. In return, Taiwan will provide 3 metric tons of non-woven fabric to Australia, the key raw material used in su

Promoting Mandarin Learning & TOCFL in Malaysia Photos - New Southbound Policy

Promoting Mandarin Learning & TOCFL in Malaysia

The 2020 Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) in Malaysia, organized by the Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia, will be held at Kuen Cheng High School on April 25, and people can register for the test until March 25.

‘Sensory Yoga’ Photos - New Southbound Policy

‘Sensory Yoga’

In the age of technology, as information becomes more transparent due to data analysis, one's understanding of the world also becomes more updated, in-depth, and increasingly more comprehensive. Today's technology is capable of simulating the world and its events in a very realistic manner, creating scenarios that blur the line between reality and fiction.

PERC ranks Taiwan 5th least corrupt country in Asia-Pacific Photos - New Southbound Policy

PERC ranks Taiwan 5th least corrupt country in Asia-Pacific

Taiwan was ranked as the fifth least corrupt economy in the Asia-Pacific region in the latest Corruption Perception Index report released March 24 by Hong Kong-based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy Ltd.

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.

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