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‘Comprehensive immunity’ gained from infection and vaccination is best immunity: Epidemiologist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The best immunity against COVID-19 is “comprehensive immunity,” which is gained through infection following vaccination against the disease, Ho Mei-shang (何美鄉)...

Is Taiwan learning to live with COVID?

Taiwan has witnessed a surge in domestic COVID-19 cases since it began to abandon its "zero-COVID" strategy last month. On Thursday the island reported over 90,000 local cases in a day for t...

Former Taiwan VP speaks out at Global COVID-19 Summit, China ditches event

TAIPEI (Taiwan) — During the second Global COVID-19 Summit held online, former Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) announced Taiwan’s pledge to donate an additional US$1.5 million in suppo...

Taiwan astronomers reveal 1st image of supermassive black hole in Milky Way

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Astronomers in Taiwan on Thursday (May 12) joined over a dozen teams across the globe in simultaneously revealing the first image of a supermassive black hole at the heart...

Astronomers capture 1st image of Milky Way's huge black hole

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's first image of the chaotic supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy doesn't portray a voracious cosmic destroyer but what astronomers Thursday called...

Taiwan holds series of pro-Ukraine rallies ahead of Russia’s Victory Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan stood up for Ukraine with a series of rallies in Taipei, Hsinchu, and Taichung on Sunday (May 8). The group Taiwan Stands with Ukraine (TSWU) asked Taiwanese to ...

Taiwan's Tzu Chi University to host 30 Ukrainian students, scholars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tzu Chi University (TCU) announced on Tuesday (May 3) that it will sponsor 30 Ukrainian students and scholars amid the Russo-Ukrainian War. In a statement issued that d...

Why is Taiwan moving away from its 'zero-COVID' policy?

After largely keeping the coronavirus at bay for more than two years, Taiwan is now battling its most serious wave of outbreaks. Over the past week, Taiwan has reported thousands of new cases, with th...

Taiwan aiding Ukrainian students with scholarships

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ukrainian students and scholars are arriving in Taiwan to continue their studies and research as part of a nationwide drive to help those suffering in the war-afflicted co...

Public health experts call for higher booster coverage as Taiwan eases border restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Leading public health professionals are calling for higher booster dose coverage as Taiwan mulls relaxing COVID rules, noting unvaccinated seniors are more likely to be ho...

Academics urge prioritization of Taiwan's native languages over English

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of academics on Friday (April 8) voiced their opposition to government policy promoting English education and called for native languages to be prioritized instead...

COVID: Frustration mounts over Shanghai's tough lockdown

Around 25 million people in Shanghai remain locked down as Chinese authorities try to control the most severe coronavirus outbreak in the Asian nation since the initial lockdown in Wuhan at the start ...

Wu Feng becomes 1st foreign entertainer to receive Taiwan press card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese-Turkish TV show host Ugur Rifat Karlova, better known as Wu Feng (吳鳳), on Tuesday (March 22) became the first foreign-born entertainer to receive a Ministry of F...

ASUS invests NT$540 million in Taiwanese cloud service provider

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese computer brand ASUS announced on Thursday (March 24) it will invest NT$540 million (US$18.86 million) in Taiwan Web Service, a local cloud service provider. T...

Experts share analyses of Trump administration's Taiwan and China policies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of scholars analyzed the significance and impact of U.S. policies on the South China Sea (SCS) and Taiwan during an online seminar organized by Academia Sinica on ...