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Taiwan’s TSMC, Foxconn raise COVID-19 alert as outbreak worsens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese tech companies including Apple suppliers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Foxconn are beefing up COVID-19 prevention measures amid a fresh l...

Taiwan to set up government units for pet management for first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is establishing a unit for pet industry supervision at central and local governments, the first of its kind in the country, as it seeks to improve animal welfare. ...

Over 700 Bank of Taiwan ATMs now provide new banknotes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New NT dollar banknotes are now available at the more than 700 automatic telling machines (ATMs) of the Bank of Taiwan, as part of the government’s effort to reduce ...

Taiwanese software provider Mitake adopts remote working amid outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-based Mitake Information Corporation announced Friday (Jan. 14) part of its workforce has been asked to work from home as an Omicron outbreak worsens. Mitake sai...

Taiwan vows to ensure price stability ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is embarking on a multi-pronged approach to reining in price increases prior to the Lunar New Year. From December, a task force has been carrying out spo...

Taiwan to upgrade quake alert system for urban areas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is working to shorten the time a text message is dispatched after an earthquake strikes for urban areas as part of its disaster mitigation effort. A customized e...

Ruling DPP makes case for amending recall rules in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The legislative caucus of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Tuesday (Jan. 11) said it will propose a change to Taiwan’s election rules following a spa...

Taiwanese celebrity couple in hot water in China over pyramid scheme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese stars Lin Ruiyang (林瑞陽) and Zhang Ting (張庭) allegedly exploited legal loopholes to profit from a pyramid scheme that has raked in RMB 30 billion (US$4.71 billion...

Taiwan sees higher-than-expected COVID positive rate as new border rules kick in

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — COVID-19 was detected among nearly 10% of the passengers on the first long-haul flight to arrive in Taiwan on Tuesday (Jan. 11) as a new measure to intercept cases at the ...

Taiwan, Canada begin talks on investment agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and Canada have begun exploratory discussions on the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Arrangement (FIPA), paving the way for closer bilateral cooperation...

Quarantine taxis in Taiwan banned from taking ordinary passengers amid outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced Monday (Jan. 10) that quarantine taxis are prohibited from carrying ordinary passengers until Jan. 23 to curb the fresh COVID-19 outbreak centered on the ...

Taiwan's Sharetea hands out generous year-end bonuses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beverage brands in Taiwan are doling out several months’ salary as a year-end bonus despite the impact of COVID-19 on the industry. Lian Fa International Dining B...

Japanese study links COVID-19 mortality rates with gut flora

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese scientists have postulated that gut microbiota could be associated with COVID-19 mortality rates. In a study published in the science journal PLOS One, a Japan...

Long-haul flight arrivals in Taiwan required to await PCR results at airports

Update: 2:15 p.m., 2022-1-10 The CECC defines long-haul flights as those from Europe, the U.S., the Middle East, New Zealand, and Australia. The measure kicks in on Tuesday (Jan. 11). TAIPEI (Ta...

Gigantic cabbage from southern Taiwan ‘listens to music’ every day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An agricultural club in the southern city of Kaohsiung has wowed the public with a huge cabbage grown in an environment free from pesticides but rich in melodies. Peopl...