Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Taiwan’s President Apologizes to Aborigines for Centuries of Injustice

HONG KONG — President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan offered a formal apology on Monday to aboriginal peoples for centuries of “pain and mistreatment,” and...

Taiwan Is Reinventing Its Relationship With Its Indigenous Peoples

"Nuclear waste get out of Lanyu" reads Lisin's T-shirt. Lisin is an Amis, one of Taiwan's 14 officially recognized indigenous people. Her shirt is a...

Aborigines of Taiwan See Hopes for Autonomy Fade

TAIPEI - A top Taiwanese official says the chances of passage for a bill on indigenous people’s autonomy are slim to none. A draft...
Police wearing sashes hold placards during a ceremony to award those who the authorities say participated in ''the crackdown of violence and terrorists activities'' in Hotan, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region August 3, 2014. Reuters/Stringer

In Uighur heartland, China vows ‘heavy pressure’ to defeat militants

China will maintain "heavy pressure" to defeat militants in its far western region of Xinjiang, China's fourth most senior leader said during a visit...
Indigenous peoples are a valuable component of Taiwan’s cultural and ethnic diversity. (MOFA)

Indigenous peoples conference wraps up in Taipei

The National Administrative Conference for Indigenous Peoples wrapped up July 31 in Taipei City, underscoring the commitment of the government to enhancing the well-being...
Aboriginal representatives join Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen, center, at a news conference in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

Tsai promises to fight for Pingpu legal recognition

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday vowed to push for legal recognition of Pingpu Aborigines as well as Aboriginal autonomy once...
A harvest fest of a village of the Rukai tribe in Taitung this year.

Discovery Channel to display new perspective of aboriginal culture

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) The culture of Taiwan's aboriginal people will be prominently displayed for television viewers in 2016, as the Discovery Channel plans...

China’s Campaign Against Its Nomads

China’s campaign to force its millions of nomadic herders into static lives of grim social engineering is proceeding rapidly. The massive uprooting is leaving...
The rugged mudstone formations at Liji Badlands in Taitung County support the theory that plate tectonics is responsible for the creation of the island of Taiwan. (Courtesy of National Kaohsiung Normal University)

MOEA launches eastern Taiwan geotourism campaign

A tourism campaign promoting the rich geological resources of the three eastern Taiwan counties of Hualien, Taitung and Yilan is set to kick off...