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Opening Ceremony of Mediterranean and Asia Marine Alliance

Ocean is the asset of all human kinds in the world. Ocean resources bring enormous functions and benefits to human beings, and are the important assets for the living and development of generations of Taiwanese people. Taiwan is surrounded by ocean. Being an Ocean Nation, ocean affairs has significant strategic implications. The recent confrontation of […]

Taiwan-Japan Fisheries Committee suspended over COVID-19 concerns

Taipei, March 24 (CNA) The Taiwan-Japan Fisheries Committee, which serves as the two countries’ main platform for resolving issues related to fishing rights, will not meet this year due to the health risk posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday. In a press release, MOFA said the two sides […]

Syaman Rapongan – Taiwan’s Ocean Literature Writer

About the writer Syaman Rapongan, born in 1957, whose Chinese name is Nu-Lai Shih, is from the indigenous Tao tribe of Orchid Island of Taiwan. He graduated from the French department of Tamkang University, and then received his Master’s degree from Institute of Anthropology of National Tsing Hua University. He is both a literature writer […]

One-fifth of Earth’s ocean floor is now mapped

By Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent Image copyright: NIPPON FOUNDATION-GEBCO SEABED 2030 PROJECTImage caption: The black is where we still need modern measurements at a reasonable resolution We’ve just become a little less ignorant about Planet Earth. The initiative that seeks to galvanise the creation of a full map of the ocean floor says one-fifth of this task […]

President vows to make Taiwan sustainable maritime nation

Taipei, June 8 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) vowed on Monday to develop Taiwan into a sustainable maritime nation as the country marked World Oceans Day and its first-ever National Oceans Day. “Taiwan is surrounded by ocean. Oceans connect us to the world and bring limitless possibilities,” Tsai said on a Facebook post. “Aside from […]

Cabinet passes Taiwan’s first marine policy white paper

Taipei, June 4 (CNA) The Executive Yuan on Thursday passed the nation’s first marine policy white paper that provides guidelines to government branches for implementing their respective ocean-related policies, with the aim of promoting the sustainable development of the country’s marine affairs. Ocean Affairs Council (OAC) Department of Comprehensive Planning chief Shen Chien-chung (沈建中) said […]