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Taiwan's 1st-dose rate reaches 70%, full vaccination 30%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Oct. 28) announced that the country's first-dose vaccination rate had surpassed 70%, while its full vaccine rat...

Taiwan reports 6 imported COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Oct. 28) reported six new imported COVID-19 cases. Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan foreign minister having beer with Czech Senate president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photo showing Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil drinking from a mug filled to the brim with beer with Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) has gone viral. ...

India test-fires ballistic missile that could reach most cities in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid heightened border tensions with China, India on Wednesday (Oct. 27) successfully test-fired the surface-to-surface Agni-V missile, which has a range of 5,000 kilomete...

Tsai 1st president in 40 years to confirm US troops are in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview released on Thursday (Oct. 28), Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) became the first Taiwanese president in 40 years to acknowledge that there are U.S. troops deployed in t...

Taiwanese actor featured on China 'Dune' poster, Black actor deleted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A customized "Dune" poster for the China market has generated controversy after it removed a Black actress seen in other versions and replaced her with a Taiwane...

Chen says WHO trials for Taiwan's Medigen key to recognition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Oct. 27) said that the inclusion of Taiwan's domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccin...

5 Sinovac breakthrough cases imported to Taiwan from Indonesia, Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Oct. 27) reported that five of the seven imported breakthrough COVID-19 infections that day had been vaccinated wi...

Taiwan reports 8 imported COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Oct. 27) reported eight new imported COVID-19 cases. Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announ...

Taiwan unveils its 'Army Iron Man' exoskeleton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Tuesday (Oct. 26) unveiled its new "Army Iron Man" powered exoskeleton system for troops to use on the battlef...

Philippines included in WHO trials of Taiwan's Medigen vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The World Health Organization (WHO) is including Taiwan's domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (高端疫苗, MVC) in Phase III trials to be ...

Vice president says UN 'big enough' for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) on Tuesday (Oct. 26) took to Twitter to point out that the United Nations has ample room for Taiwan. Lai's comment came one day af...

Chinese WZ-10 attack helicopter penetrates Taiwan's ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven military aircraft intruded into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday (Oct. 26), including three types of military aircraft that had never b...

Photo of the Day: NBA star sports 'Free China' shoes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter on Sunday (Oct. 24) wore a pair of shoes with the words "Free China" painted on the sides, the third such act of footwear defiance...

Taiwanese chuckle at John Oliver special on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese on Sunday (Oct. 24) got a kick out of John Oliver's long-awaited episode on Taiwan, which covered its history, tensions with China, and the point of view of ...