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Taiwan rated as ‘free’ by Freedom House for 21 years running Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan rated as ‘free’ by Freedom House for 21 years running

Taiwan is rated as “free” in the 2019 Freedom in the World report, the 21st consecutive year for the country to achieve the classification, in the annual assessment produced by U.S.-based nongovernmental organization Freedom House.

Tsai inaugurates driverless vehicle testing center in Tainan Photos - New Southbound Policy

Tsai inaugurates driverless vehicle testing center in Tainan

President Tsai Ing-wen said Feb. 25 that the opening of a driverless vehicle testing site in southern Taiwan’s Tainan City marks a milestone in efforts to foster technological development in the key emerging sector.

Taiwan boosts science, technology cooperation with Australia, Sri Lanka Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan boosts science, technology cooperation with Australia, Sri Lanka

A memorandum of understanding on semiconductor development, innovation and production was recently signed by Taipei City-headquartered National Applied Research Laboratories and Melbourne-based Australian National Fabrication Facility.

Taiwan listed as top Asian country for gender rights: report Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan listed as top Asian country for gender rights: report

Taiwan is the top country in Asia in terms of giving women and men equal rights under the law, according to a women's empowerment study released recently by the World Bank.

Reporters Without Borders to set up Taiwan chapter Photos - New Southbound Policy

Reporters Without Borders to set up Taiwan chapter

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is set to launch a Taiwan chapter with the aim of deepening collaboration with public and private sector institutions and strengthening local advisory and research work, according to the global press freedom watchdog Feb. 25.

Taiwan’s sports universities provide athletes with top-class degrees, training Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan’s sports universities provide athletes with top-class degrees, training

Taiwan won 17 gold, 19 silver and 31 bronze medals at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, marking its best result at the event for two decades and placing it seventh among the 45 participating countries and territories. From this haul, 15 medals went to students at National Taiwan Sport University in the northern city of Taoyuan, the country’s foremost tertiary institution for cultivating elite competitors and promoting related research.

2018 agricultural exports hit 20-year high in Taiwan Photos - New Southbound Policy

2018 agricultural exports hit 20-year high in Taiwan

Taiwan’s agricultural exports increased 9.8 percent year on year to a two-decade high of US$5.47 billion in 2018, according to the Council of Agriculture Feb. 16.

Taiwan Lantern Festival to celebrate 30 years with exhibition of centerpieces Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan Lantern Festival to celebrate 30 years with exhibition of centerpieces

A special exhibition is set to be staged to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Taiwan Lantern Festival featuring past centerpieces and a virtual reality film starting Feb. 19 in the southern county of Pingtung.

ITRI, local hospital join hands to offer smarter health care for seniors Photos - New Southbound Policy

ITRI, local hospital join hands to offer smarter health care for seniors

A memorandum of understanding on providing smart health care services for seniors was concluded Feb. 12 by Industrial Technology Research Institute and National Taiwan University Hospital Yunlin Branch, underscoring the country’s efforts to deal with an aging population.

Taiwan maintains global leadership in IC wafer fab capacity Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan maintains global leadership in IC wafer fab capacity

Taiwan maintained its global leadership in integrated circuit 200mm-equivalent wafer fab capacity for the fourth consecutive year, according to U.S.-based IC Insights Inc.

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